Woman Scientist DST Project Proposal- WIDUSHI, India

Research Associate At IISER Mohali -Department of Physical Sciences- Apply by 27 Oct. 2020

Designation/Position- Woman Scientist DST Project

Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, invites applications for Woman Scientist DST Project from eligible and interested candidates.

About- The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is implementing several women centric programmes under its umbrella scheme “Women in Science and Engineering-KIRAN (WISE-KIRAN)” in order to provide different opportunities to women in Science & Technology (S&T) domain. In this line, a new programme ‘WIDUSHI (Women’s Instinct for Developing and Ushering in Scientific Heights & Innovations)’ is started by DST for senior women scientists to harness their knowledge and potential for betterment of Science and Society. WIDUSHI programme aims to encourage and support senior women scientists to conduct research in interdisciplinary areas of Science and Technology.

Research/Job Area- Science and Technology 

Proposal are invited from senior women scientists in following scientific disciplines viz., i) Physical & Mathematical Sciences ii) Chemical Sciences, iii) Life Sciences, iv) Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, v) Engineering & Technology and vi) S&T based Societal Research.

Location- India


Target Group: The target group is categorized in following 2 categories:

  1. Category-A: Retiring or retired Women Scientist 
  2. Category-B: Senior Women Scientists who are not in regular employment

Following are primary eligibility criteria: 

Employment: Women Scientists who are permanent employee but retiring in a year or already retired/superannuated from government academic/research institutions. 

  1. Age: 57-62 years (for Category A) and 45-62 (for Category B)
  2. Qualification: Women Scientists having Ph.D in Basic/Applied Sciences or equivalent degree.
  3. Research Experience: Minimum 2 R&D projects as Principal Investigator with excellent track record.
  4. Publications: Minimum 20 research publications (for Category A) and minimum 10 research publications (for Category B) with impact factor. 

Job/Position Description- 

Project Duration: Maximum 5 years.

Emoluments: The Programme provides fellowship to the Principal Investigator @Rs.75,000/- per month (for Category A) and @Rs.85,000/- per month (for Category B), One Research Assistant, Research Grant of Rs. 5.0 Lakh per year and Institutional overhead charges @Rs.1.00 lakh per annum.

Selection Process: The projectproposals received will be screened and Principal Investigator (PI) of ‘screened in’ proposals will be called for presentation before Programme Advisory Committee for final recommendation. The final decision of DST will be communicated to the applicants only after obtaining due administrative and financial approvals.

How to Apply- 

The proposal can be submitted at ePMS (www.onlinedst.gov.in). The proposal format is available at www.dst.gov.in,  www.onlinedst.gov.in and ‘online-wosa.gov.in’ under WISE-KIRAN Division. 

For detailed information, please refer WIDUSHI Guidelines at www.dst.gov.in and online-wosa.gov.in. For further clarification email at enquiry-wosdst@gov.in. 

Last Date for Apply– Proposal submission is open throughout the year.

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