Women Scientist Scheme-B (WOS-B) (S&T Interventions for Societal Benefit) Call for Proposals

Women Scientist Scheme-B (WOS-B) (S&T Interventions for Societal Benefit) Call for Proposals
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last date 15 sept 2017

Activities: Women/Gender,Others

Department of Science and Technology
KIRAN Division
Women Scientist Scheme-B (WOS-B)
(S&T Interventions for Societal Benefit)
Call for Proposals (2017-18)

Department of Science and Technology (DST) restructured all its women specific programs in 2014 and brought them under one umbrella known as “KIRAN” (Knowledge Involvement in Research Advancement through Nurturing). KIRAN endeavours to provide opportunities to women in Science & Technology (S&T) domain through its various components including conducting basic research (WOS-A), technology development & demonstration for societal benefit (WOS-B), self/wage employment in Intellectual Property Rights (WOS-C), and so on.

Proposal are invited under “Women Scientists Scheme-B (WOS-B)” from women scientists and technologists who wish to utilize their knowledge and temperament to benefit society. WOS-B focuses on projects related to S&T interventions for societal benefit. Such project proposals should address a well-identified societal challenge and deliver possible solutions by way of development of viable technology/technique and/or lab-to-land technology transfer, its adaptation and scaling up. Proposal that are primarily oriented towards basic research & development and those which do not have clear evidence of direct benefit to the society will not be entertained.

Eligibility: Women from S&T domain having permanent position/employment are not eligible to apply in this scheme. women scientist of age group 27-57 years having break in their career and interested in addressing a well-defined/identified societal challenge through viable S&T interventions are encouraged to apply under WOS-B. All such applications will be subjected to a rigorous selection process and only the most promising may be extended budgetary support….Read More

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