of Science & Technology
Ministry of Science & Technology
Government of India
Technology for Women (Scholarship Programme : WOS-
Scholarship Programme for Women Scientists to address
societal needs is a recent initiative of the Department
of Science & Technology to maximally utilize the human
resource of women scientists for development of the country.
Utilize the skills and ideas of the applicant to participate
in the developmental process of the country
Develop confidence of applicant to take up programmes
of application of science and technology.
Sensitize & enthuse others scientists to take up
projects addressing the needs of people in unorganized
urban or rural areas.
Provide opportunity for S&T capacity building of
applicant on issues relevant in societal programmes
Provide an opportunity for women scientists to re-enter
into active research after a career break.
proposals could be for:
Research, development and adaptation of technology to
improve the quality of life and provide additional opportunities
for income generation in urban slums or rural areas;
Adaptation and transfer of an innovative technology
form laboratory to field
Capacity building of applicant in technology areas relevant
to the needs in rural areas; and
Nature of Support Provided
will include a scholarship grant of Rs.15,000 per month
for Level I and Rs.10,000 per month for Level II for
a period of two years.
for minor equipment, consumables and contingencies,
Travel and overheads will also be considered if found
necessary under the work plan.
proposals on capacity building course fee along with
a grant to cover boarding and lodging will be provided.
Indian nationals living in India and who possess one of
the following qualifications:
Format for application
scholarship will be given for a duration of two years. In
exceptional cases, on the recommendation of a review the
period may be extended to a third year.
A committee of independent experts will screen and recommend
names for the award of the scholarships.