August 25, 2017

Sreekanth B

Women Scientists Scheme WOS-A 2017

Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt of India invites women applicants for Women Scientists Scheme (WOS-A) 2017-18. This is specially meant for women having a break in their career arises out of motherhood and family responsibilities and not having employed anywhere. Fellows will get monthly stipend Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 55,000 and research grant up to Rs. 30,00,000. The option for the revival of their profession is presently unavailable due to restrictions in age and qualification and no system at present addresses these issues.

This opportunity is only for those women scientists and technologists who are in between the age group of 27-57 years and having desire to return to mainstream science and work as bench-level scientists. Through this endeavor of the department, a concerted effort would be made to give women a strong foothold into the scientific profession, help them re-enter into the mainstream and provide a launch pad for further forays into the field of Science and Technology. Scientific Disciplines in which one can apply are Physical and Mathematical Sciences [PMS], Chemical Sciences [CS], Life Sciences [LS], Earth and Atmospheric Sciences [EAS], Engineering & Technology [ET].


  • Only for women candidates.
  • Age between 27 to 57 years.
  • Women scientists having a Ph.D. in Basic or Applied Sciences, M.Tech, MD, MS, DM, MCH in Medical Sciences from recognized Universities.
  • Age relaxation of 5 years would be given to candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC and physically challenged.

Stipend Rs 30,000 to Rs 55,000 pm, research grant upto Rs 30,00,000

Important Dates

Online Deadline: Dec 31, 2017


The application can be done online with following steps:

Step 1: Read all the details given in the website.

Step 2: On the right side of the screen, there is an option of Online Submission System.

Step 3: Click on the Submit PES Here, use only first and the last name for registering.

Step 4: Log in Id and password will be intimated through email.

Step 5: Fill all the Personal Details as your name, correspondence address etc.

Step 6: In the next step, fill Highest Educational Qualification Details.

Step 7: In the last step, fill your Proposal Details as what is the title, duration etc.

Step 8: After completely filling the application form, click on submit button.

More Details and Website: Women Scientists Scheme -A

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