Women Scientists Scholarship by DST: WOS-A; WOS-B & WOS-C Schemes

Scholarship Scheme for Women Scientists & Technologists

Scholarship provider

Department of Science & Technology, Government of India

Eligibility criteria

  1. Indian Citizen;
  2. Master of Science in Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences or allied areas; or Bachelor or Master degree holder in Engineering, Medicine, Pharmaceutical Science, Veterinary Science or allied areas or doctorate in any of the above areas. Candidates with higher qualifications are welcome to apply;
  3. Familiar with handling of computerized databases, surfing the net and information

Benefits of scholarship/Award/

  1. 12,500/- per month for M. Sc./B. Tech/ MBBS/ B. Pharma or equivalent qualification.
  2. 17,500/- per month for Ph. D./M. Tech/ M. Pharma/ M. V. Sc/ M.S./M.D or equivalent.

Types of Women Scholarship by DST India

Programme Qualifications Amount of Fellowship per month Total Cost of the Project
Women Scientist Scheme (WOS-A) Ph.D. in Basic or Applied Sciences/MD or equivalent degree Rs.55,000/-+HRA* as applicable Rs.30 lakh
and (excluding HRA and Overhead)
Women Scientist Scheme-B (WOS-B)* M.Phil/M.Tech/M.Pharm/M.VSc or equivalent degree Rs.40,000/-+HRA* as applicable Rs.25 lakh
(excluding HRA and Overhead)
M.Sc in Basic or Applied Sciences/MBBS/B.Tech or equivalent degree Rs.31,000/-+HRA* as applicable Rs.20 lakh
(excluding HRA and Overhead)
Women Scientist Scheme-C (WOS-C) Ph.D. in Basic or Applied Sciences/MD or equivalent degree Rs.35,000/- ………
M.Phil/M.Tech/M.Pharm/M.VSc or equivalent degree Rs.30,000/- ………
M.Sc in Basic or Applied Sciences/MBBS/B.Tech or equivalent degree Rs.25,000/- ………

Application Procedure

E-mail at the ID given below. Also forward any queries to the same.

Important Dates:

The Scheme is open throughout the year. Therefore, there is no last date of application.

 Frequent Queries

What about Age Limit?

Not more than 50 years.

Selection Procedure     

Selection will be through an All India written examination and interview. The written examination will be conducted in four cities namely, Delhi, Chennai, Kharagpur and Pune. Those who are successful in the written test their interview will be held at these centres.

Contact details

Department of Science & Technology Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road New Delhi – 110016


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