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Organization : Department of Science & Technology
Scholarship Name : Women Scientists Scheme (WOS-A) Scholarship
Applicable For : Women Scientists
Applicable States : All India
Application Deadline : No Last Date
Website : http://dst.gov.in/scientific-programmes/scientific-engineering-research/women-scientists-programs

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DST Women Scientists Scheme

The ‘Women Scientists Scheme (WOS-A)’ of the Department of Science and Technology is aimed to provide opportunities to women scientists and technologists for pursuing research in basic or applied sciences in frontier areas of science and engineering.

Related : DST Women Scientist Scheme WOS-B Fellowship 2018-19 : www.scholarships.net.in/29699.html

This Scheme to encourage those women scientists who have had break-in-career. It will provide a launch pad for them to return to mainstream science and work as bench-level scientists in the field of science and technology.

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

Scientific Disciplines

The scholarships have been instituted in the following subject areas :
(1) Physical Science;
(2) Chemical Science;
(3) Mathematical Science;
(4) Life sciences;
(5) Earth Sciences;
(6) Atmospheric Sciences;
(7) Engineering Sciences.

Changes in Grant-in-Aid :
https://www.scholarships.net.in/uploads/pdf2018/1618-GIA.pdf

A project proposal should be submitted in active collaboration with an academic/R&D institution in the chosen subject area.

Eligibility

** Persons already in employment need not apply.
** Women scientists, with a minimum of Post Graduate degree, equivalent to M.Sc. in Basic or Applied Sciences or B.Tech. or MBBS or other equivalent professional qualifications, are eligible for this scheme.
** Maximum age limit is 35 years. The amount of fellowship for such candidates will be Rs. 20,000/- PM.

** Women scientists having a Ph.D. in Basic or Applied Sciences or M.Tech. or MD/MS, DM/MCH in Medical Sciences from recognized Universities can apply up to the age of 50 years. The amount of fellowship for such candidates will be Rs. 35,000/- PM.

** Age relaxation of 5 years would be given to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC and physically challenged category.
** Attested copies of supporting documents in this regard must be enclosed.

Desirable :
** Preference would be given to candidates having a break-in-career due to family reasons.
** Also, preference would be given to Ph.D./equivalent degree candidates.
** M.Sc./equivalent candidates may, however, be also considered if they have a bright academic record and demonstrable research experience in the form of publications, dissertations, patents, etc.

Support :
This scheme will provide a research grant with an upper limit of Rs. 23 lakh (for Ph.D. or equivalent) and Rs. 20 lakh (for M.Sc. or equivalent) for a well-defined R&D project proposal for a period of three years.

This grant will include the fellowship of the applicant and cost of small equipments, contingencies, travel, consumables etc. Institutional overhead charges will be extra.

Last Date of Application

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

Procedure For Applying

** Five (5) copies of neatly typed application (in single space and on both sides of the paper) should be submitted in the enclosed format at the address given below.
** Carefully prepared proposal should be concise focused and complete in all respects.

Address for Submission of Application and Enquiries:
Dr H B Singh
Officer-in-Charge
Women Scientists Scheme (WOS-A)
Department of Science & Technology
Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi – 110016

E-mail: haribsingh at nic dot in
Phone No: 011-26590273

WOSA

Submit PES Online

To Submit your PES Project Executive Summary follow the below steps,
Personal Details :
Step 1 : Select Title *
Step 2 : Enter First Name *
Step 3 : Enter Middle Name
Step 4 : Enter Last Name *
Step 5 : Enter Fathers Name *

Step 6 : Enter Email Address *
Step 7 : Enter Date of Birth *
Step 8 : Select Marital Status * – UnMarried/Married/Divorcee/Widow/Others
Step 9 : Enter Husband Name
Step 10 : Select Category *
Step 11 : Select Employement Status *
Step 12 : Enter Correspondence Address Line 1 *
Step 13 : Enter Correspondence Address Line 2

Step 14 : Enter City *
Step 15 : Select State *
Step 16 : Enter Pin Code *
Step 17 : Enter Telephone(O)
Step 18 : Enter Telephone(R)
Step 19 : Enter Mobile*
Step 20 : Enter Fax
Step 21 : Select Break in Career * – Yes/No
Step 22 : Enter Descriptions of Break

Highest Educational Qualification Details :
Step 23 : Select Highest Educational Qualification *
Step 24 : Select Year *
Step 25 : Enter Subject
Step 26 : Enter Thesis/Dissertation
Step 27 : Enter Guide Name, Designation & Address

Proposal Details :
Step 28 : Enter Proposal Title *
Step 29 : Enter Department *
Step 30 : Enter Institute Name *
Step 31 : Enter Proposal Duration(0-36)(in months) *
Step 32 : Enter Proposal Estimated Cost(Rs in Lakhs) *
Step 33 : Enter Summary of Proposal(500 words) *
Step 34 : Enter Field of Experience(Keywords separated by comma) *

Step 35 : Enter Captcha – Please enter the text as seen on the following image.
Step 36 : Click on the Submit button.
Note : * Fields are Mandatory

Instruction :
** First, submit “Project Executive Summary (PES)” online. It contains general information about the candidate and a brief summary of the proposal.
** After submission of PES, an on-screen acknowledgement will appear which contains a Serial Number. Note down this Serial Number for future enquiries.

Utilization Certificate Download Here :
https://www.scholarships.net.in/uploads/pdf2018/1618-UC.pdf

** The submitted PES will be examined by the Department and decision will be communicated through email.
** If submitted PES is accepted by the Department then a login ID and password will be intimated through email.
** This login ID will enable the submission of ‘Project Proposal Document (PPD)

Result

Result of SEC Meeting of ‘Life Sciences’ under WOS-A held on October 01-03,2018 at KIIT University,Bhubaneswar

Check Result Here :
https://www.scholarships.net.in/uploads/pdf2018/1618-LS.pdf

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  1. I want to apply for WOS A, please tell me the maximum age limit as some sites showing its 35 years and some are showing more than 50 years. Please clarify this.

  2. I have tried all phone numbers, but unable to contact. Please help, I want to know the status of my second installment.

  3. My PPD got rejected and received mail as “Proposal has been not suitable for financial support”. Anyone can tell me, what can be the exact reason (or) Have anyone got same kind of mail?

  4. I am yet to be received funds and can anyone help me how to reach them and know about the release of fund. Is there anyone who got selected in May 2018 interview held in Vadodara for Earth Science received funds?

    1. I am from life science selected in June 2018 interview. I got the sanction order but no funds. Did you get the sanction letter?

  5. I have submitted my PPD in category Engineering technology (PPD-1). But in PPD-4 by mistake, I mentioned subject code-6 (the correct subject code is 7) although I mentioned the subject as Engineering science/technology (which is correct). Will there be any problem? I immediately mailed them stating the issue. Has anyone done similar things? How to resolve in that case?

  6. Let me know, whether the interview is very grilling (or) its like genuine questions asked.

    1. I found it genuine.

  7. I have submitted project in WOSA in August, 2018. How to check accepted PPF?

  8. When I saved PPD-I, it takes me to next PPD-II, but after saving PPD-II, it says “This page is already processed. Do not Press F5 or refresh button” Can anybody tell me, if I have done any mistake in filling the format.

    1. Online PPD submission is time bound. You feel PPDII fast even if not all the fields are filled. Like fill only one publication and proceed. You can fill it later.

  9. Minimum duration for break in carrier in women scientist scheme-A.

  10. I am facing problem in PPD submission. I did not reset the password immediately as I thought I can do it within three months of acceptance of PES and after doing so I can submit PPD. But now the link is not working. I mailed them stating the issue. They responded that they will reset the link. But it has not been done. Has anyone faced the same issue? How to resolve that? Please help as I am not getting them over phone also.

    1. Yes, I also face same problem. I think we have to wait for one to days to check may be there is technical issue in website, if they replied and send id and password link means that they are responsible officials.

    2. My PPD login site was not opening but as I mailed Dr.Vandana singh (mail id given in contacts of home page) stating the issue, she gave me a login password so, I could open to fill in the PPD. Don’t worry send a mail to her.

  11. I HAVE SUBMITTED MY PPD ON 1ST AUGUST,2018. HOW WOULD I KNOW IF I AM SELECTED FOR INTERVIEW AFTER SUBMITTING PPD?

  12. Please reply, Is a person eligible to reapply for WOS-A after availing one WOS-A fellowship (or) it is a single time opportunity.

  13. It takes time. After submitting PPD, they wait for enough number of applications to be received by their office after which they conduct the meetings. It can take anywhere between 3-6 months.

  14. While filling the project details online:
    ** Make sure that the internet speed is high.
    ** Avoid using bullets in the text.
    ** Try to fill all the columns and save. Once the form is saved, we can edit it again and save. e.g. entering 10 publications in the list may consume time, so first enter the details of only one publication and move to the other column to fill. This will save time to complete the form in time.

  15. I am from Lucknow and I submitted my PPD on 30th July but didn’t receive any mail till now. Can anyone tell me, how much time they will take for acceptance and I will receive any mail regarding this (or) I have to check “Accepted PPF” list and Do I have to post any hard copy also (or) online submission is sufficient?

  16. Please tell, has anyone got financial sanction order in 2018 for the life sciences whose presentations were conducted on 11th August 2018 at university of Hyderabad.

    1. After your interview, did they send you any email of the result (or) did you just check the online list?

  17. I received the acceptance letter by 19th July 2018 and I sent all the required documents. I have not received any mail yet. I sent a reminder mail but did not receive any reply. Is there anyone who received the financial sanction order in chemical sciences for the interview held at Univ of Baroda 2018? Please clarify.

    1. Hi Parimala, Did you receive your financial sanction (or) any updates from WOSA? Since I am mailing them regularly and did not receive any response till now.

  18. It is almost a month that I submitted my project in WOSA for 2018. But no communication from DST. No email for Engineering Sciences. Has anyone received the acceptance email? Please reply.

  19. Jeevitaa Kshersagar

    Please tell me, has anyone got financial sanction order in 2018 for the life sciences whose presentations were conducted on 11th August 2018 at university of Hyderabad. How much time will they take to give response after presentation?

  20. I am doing M.Sc in Ihysics and I am 24 years old. I have a break in the career of one year. I have joined Ph.D. in NIT Jamshedpur this year but I don’t have a scholarship. I have two journal publications on Nuclear Physics. Am I eligible for any women’s scholarship?

    1. If your age is above 27, you are eligible.

  21. In how many days, we get information about acceptance (or) rejection of PES. I have submitted PES 7 days back but have not get any intimation regarding acceptance (or) rejection of PES.

  22. My project was selected in the month of April 2018 on continuation with that, I have sent all supported documents in April itself. I called to DST and they told it is in process but don’t know when can I get sanction order actually. Kindly help if anyone knows.

  23. I have submitted my PPD on July, after submitting PPD, I am not getting any acknowledgment via Email. Will they send any acknowledgment through Email. How much time, it will take for calling interview?

  24. I am also waiting for the financial sanction order. They intimated that it’s under financial progress. Have you enquired WOS-A regarding sanction order details. What they intimated you?

    1. Abirami, Have you received the sanction order? Kindly reply.

  25. My PPD was accepted and my name was published in the website. My submission date is 28-December-2017 in Physical and Mathematical sciences stream. Nearly it was 7 months but still I am not called for an interview. Please tell me when they will call for an interview. I am very scared.

    1. I have been called for a presentation at CEPT university, Ahmedabad on 17th August, 2018. Actually I applied for Mathematical sciences stream. I am from Coimbatore, Tamilnadu. Please anyone from Tamilnadu, who have interview at Ahmedabad? Other state candidates are also tell me.

  26. My PPD was accepted in Engineering and Technology in April 2018 still now, no communication from WOSA about interview. Has any one get any mail regarding this, please inform.

  27. I got my ppd accepted in December, 2017 in Physical and Mathematical sciences but received no communication from DST since. Is there anyone who went for the interview in this field after December 2017? If yes kindly tell when was your PPD accepted.

  28. Please intimate me, If anyone have received the financial sanction order for Physical and Mathematical Science. I received the acceptance letter on March but so far till (June end) didn’t receive any order.

  29. My PPD (LS) has been accepted on February 2018. Can anyone tell me when would be they called for the interview? From the posts I could understand there was an interview at Chandigarh from June 14th to 16th. I couldn’t understand why I wasn’t allocated to that session?

    1. Year wise they will call for the interview. June 14th to June 16th interview conducted for last year i.e., 2017. You are selected for the next time interview. Wait surely they will intimate you. My PPD selected in the month of June 2017 and attended the interview on March 2018.

  30. Please share, if anyone from 4th October presentation at IIT Gandhinagar under Life Sciences have got the financial grant. I have received technical acceptance in November, now its more than 6 months still waiting for the grant.

  31. I submitted my PPD on January 3rd, 2018 for LS and it has got accepted. Till now I haven’t got any communication/ information regarding the processing of the project. Has the processing for the year 2018 started? Could someone who has attended the interview describe the pattern of interview and presentation?

  32. I attended the interview in February, 2018 in IIT Guwahati and I got an acceptance letter on March 29th. I sent the required documents by April 20th but I have not received any communication about the grant. Has anyone who attended the interview at the same time received the grant? Is there someone, I can communicate with regarding this? Please help.

  33. I am facing problem in PPD submission, when I saved PPD-I, it takes me to next PPD-II, but after saving PPD-II, it says “This page is already processed. Do not Press F5 or refresh button” Can anybody tell me, if I have done any mistake in filling the format (or) is this common. Please suggest why it is happening? What can I do now ad how to fill the form?

  34. I am facing problem in PPD submission, when I saved PPD-I, it takes me to next PPD-II, but after saving PPD-II, it says “This page is already processed. Do not Press F5 or refresh button” Can anybody tell me if I have done any mistake in filling the format (or) is this common. Please suggest if there are any guidelines.

  35. Hopefully, you will also receive the mail soon. Otherwise, please call to these numbers- 011-2659 0676/273/675. You have to keep trying until the call answered, usually ‘0676’ is answered in morning times.

  36. How long it will take to know whether the submitted PPD (LS) got accepted (or) not and if once accepted what are the further details, anyone who received the fellowship please explain. I submitted on 24 April 2018 from Chennai.

    1. Hai Jaya, If PPD has been selected the name will be included in “LIST OF PPD ACCEPTED”. They won’t send any email regarding this. We have to check it. Mostly it will take 2 months for acceptance. After acceptance you have to wait for the interview atleast 3 to 4 months.

    2. You will be provided with a reference number via mail after you submit the PPD. This will take nearly 1-1.5 months (After submission) and it will also appear in the list of PPD accepted under the branch in which you applied in the website. Subsequently, you will receive the interview schedule via email which will again take two months.

  37. Hi Ash Anand, Did you get the sanction letter? I have also given PPT on 5th October at IIT Gandhinagar and also got acceptance on November. But yet did not receive the sanction letter. One of candidate from Pune got it on 8 march. I am also from Pune but not get it.

  38. I am from Pune. One of LS candidate from Pune got sanction letter on 8th March for the PPT held at IIT Gandhinagar on 5th October 2017. I have also got acceptance letter for the same but yet did not receive the sanction order. It’s 6 months now. Is it possible that, DST may release grant at different months to the same city?

  39. I read your message, yours PPT has been done? I asked some question
    1) How I write my PES summary?
    2) What are the main points and what is the format?
    3) After that, what is the process?

    Please reply as soon as possible.

  40. Let me know the procedure after accepting the PPD in Life Sciences.

    1. What are the formalities in the interview?
    2. Where will it be held? (I am from Kerala)
    3. When will be we getting intimation?

  41. I am in great trouble. I am not able to fill up PPD 3 due to the financial budget. It’s continuously giving a message that actual cost is less than the estimated cost. While everything has been filled properly. The actual cost is only showing the cost of equipment. It’s not adding the other costs. Please help.

    1. What happened Roy, did the issue go away. How did you rectify it? Even I am facing the same issue. Please help.

    2. The issue got resolved, when the dialog box says “the actual cost is different from the estimated cost, would you like to revise the project estimated cost?” Click OK and proceed, the fields would have populated and you can enter the financial details.

  42. Anyone give suggestion, how to quote the consumable quotation after receiving acceptance letter from WOS-A. If we want to quote it year wise or as a whole. They are in need of name, rate, quantity and amount for the sanctioned amount. My doubt is, if we want to send it as a whole (or) to split it year wise.

  43. My PPD, Life Sciences, was accepted on 30th Dec 2017 (submitted on 9th Dec 2017). Does anyone from December 2017, Life Sciences, accepted list has received the call for presentation? Kindly let me know.

    1. Hi Srivani, Have you got the mail for presentation? I enquired with Vandana mam last week. She told, we will be getting intimation regarding interview by the end of April but till now, I dint get any information.

  44. I had an interview on 24th February in CS at IIT Guwahati, but till now I had not received any mail from them regarding acceptance or rejection. Is there anyone who had got the reply? please inform.

  45. I want to apply for WOS A Scheme for my Ph.D work. Can I apply if I have a gap of 2 years after my last job due to family reasons? How long does it take for the proposal to get accepted if we apply? Also is there any particular time when we have to apply for the WOS A scheme?

  46. I have appeared for interview in Life Science stream on 10th November at Amritsar. But till now no reply has been received by me from DST. I have applied from IICB Kolkata. Is there anybody from Kolkata? Can anybody tell me how many applicants have been selected? DST is so much frustrating funding agency to me.

    1. Usually they inform by one month, if rejected they send email, for approved projects they send hard copy letter. I faced the same problem, then found postal problem, later got the approval letter from DST after communicating them over phone. My PPT was on October 4th, for which they sent letter dated 7th November. Its better if you can contact Vandana madam over phone and ask the status of your project after PPT. All the best.

  47. After submission of PES, I received an email mentioning rejection due to incomplete submission. I resubmitted the PES. Will they consider my submission this time (or) because they rejected once they won’t accept it anymore? Please reply, Once they rejected the PES for incomplete submission. Can I resend PES again?

  48. I want to apply for WOSA. Please help me, I completed my M.Tech in Biotechnology. So I have a doubt whether I should apply under Engineering Technology discipline or under Life Sciences discipline? Applying under life sciences discipline, there be any change in amount of the fellowship?

  49. I am not able to get the consent from host institute within 3 months of PES submission, as I applied late for the consent. Can I Submit my PPD after 2-3 days of completion of 3 months of PES acceptance?

  50. please use IE 9.0 or Mozilla Firefox 22.0. I too faced similar problem while filling PPD online using the latest IE. Then I installed IE 9.0 or Mozilla Firefox 22.0 as mentioned in online-wosa.gov.in. Hope it helps.

  51. My PPD got accepted in life science on 2nd December. Let me know those who have presentation on 23rd February in IIT Guwahati are from life science area.

    1. My PPD got accepted on 24th December 2017. Till now I didn’t get any mail regarding the presentation. Can anyone tell me when I can expect that? Kindly help.

  52. My PPD is accepted and my name is in the list of accepted PPD. Could anyone please tell me the next step? Is it sure that I will get grant if PPD gets accepted? Is there any chances of rejection after acceptance of PPD? I couldn’t get any information on the WOSA site. Please help.

  53. I have not received sanction letter yet. I sent all the required documents one month back. My presentation was on 10th December 2017. It got acceptance in the month of November. How long will it take? Can I join the host institute or wait for sanction letter?

  54. I have submitted project summary 17th November 2017. I am still waiting for the reply. Please suggest me how much time they will take in sending result of summary acceptance.

  55. I got technical approval for DST WOSA on 29th November 2017. But after that I received no mail after submission of all documents (no answer of my mails). Since two months has passed I am worried. Please tell whether anybody like me (got TA in November 17) got financial approval.

  56. My PPD was accepted on December 2017. Let me know the interview date and the total number of fellowship given to the life sciences category under WOS A scheme.

    1. Let me know if I can switch one fellowship like NPDF to Woman Scientist A due to my own health issues? The N PDf is also not working well.

    2. My PPD got accepted on December 24th 2017. I didn’t get any intimation regarding the interview. I have applied under life science category. Kindly let me know if you get any information about the interview date and place.

  57. I got my financial sanction letter. But due to some problem I don’t receive fund release. Now I like to know whether I want to keep joining letter from letter dated. When will the fund be received by institution?

    1. I asked one of the women scientists already joined in our institute in last year about the joining date. As per WOSA rules and guidelines (already mentioned in undertaking) she told me that the date of appointment starts from the date on which the institute/university receives the fund from DST.

    2. When did you receive your acceptance letter and after that within how many months you got financial sanction letter? I got acceptance letter (Life Science) in November 2017. I have submitted documents by November end but still I have not get any sanction letter.

  58. I got selection letter on last January 2017 and I have already started my project. I got my first sanction order and funds for first year 2017 -2018 now 2 days before. Please tell from which month I can use the fund. Is it from last year or from this January onward?

  59. Congrats Vidya for getting the financial sanction letter. What is your department? Is it Engineering technology or chemical sciences or anything else? When was your presentation held?

  60. Please intimate me, if anyone get details regarding interview for Physical and mathematical science. How will they intimate us either through email (or) phone?

  61. Any one here who got their first sanction order after the receipt of technical acceptance letter in between June 2017 to December 2017. Many deserving candidates here are anxiously waiting for months together for sanction letter. Any one who knew the technicalities behind regarding sanction letter kindly share their knowledge and experience. Sure it would be a great help.

  62. I had presentation on 4th October, 2017 under Life Sciences at IIT Gandhinagar. Is there anyone from this batch got technical acceptance or rejection of project? I have not received any further communication from DST till date.

    1. I had the presentation on 4th October 2017 under Life Sciences at IIT Gandhinagar. I got technical acceptance on 7th November 2017 but did not get any response after that. I have sent all required documents also. Is there anyone from this batch facing the same problem?

  63. I have asked for modification in my proposal. I have modified and submitted but till now didn’t got any mail for acceptance or rejection and nobody is responding to calls at DST. kindly reply if someone faces the same problem.

  64. I attended PPT round at JECRC university Jaipur on July 15th, and till now I have not got any further communication from DST about rejection or acceptance. Any one having idea about it. I am in physical science. Anyone from this batch got any mail or letter?

  65. I attended Life science interview on June 16th in Pondicherry & Received technical acceptance letter by July 25th.But I have not yet received the sanction order. Is there anybody who is facing the same issue?

    1. Smruthu, did you receive the sanction letter? Just wanted have an idea how it takes to join after receiving sanction. I have got my project approved in November first week for which interview was on October 3rd.

    2. No not yet. I have not received sanction order. Lot of formalities to complete before getting the sanction order. Now I have completed all the formalities and waiting for the financial sanction order. What about you Asha?

  66. I received the technical recommendation for WOS-A at the end of July 2017. When will I get the financial sanction letter? My interview was on June 16th 2017 at Pondicherry University. Has anybody from this batch received the financial sanction?

  67. I presented my proposal in life sciences at IIT Gandhinagar on October 3rd,2017. Is there anyone who have attended the interview in same duration and venue, received any mail regarding interview results?

  68. I have submitted one PPD in WOS A category since one month but I don’t want to proceed with the proposal anymore due to some problem. So I want to apply another new proposal. Can I apply a proposal? Please help me.

  69. My PPD got accepted on 24th June, 2017 under engineering technology. Can anyone tell how much time will take for further response and also whether they will conduct interview for all accepted projects? Please reply me.

  70. I got my acceptance letter (technical recommendation) on 28th august, 2017. DST asked to put forward some official papers and quotations for project after which financial sanction letter will be sent and grant will be provided. Please anyone tell, how much time the financial sanction letter takes to come?

  71. My PPD was accepted in June under Life science category. But there is no further mail regarding presentation. How much time will they take? Please tell me.

  72. My PES is accepted. I submitted all my PPD and final PDF get generated and I took the printout of that. Yesterday I login into my account & financial detail is not showing. But if I take the printout of that it shows complete financial detail. What’s the problem with the website? Can anyone tell me?

  73. My PES got rejected and the reason they gave is fresh PhD, although I have completed my Phd in July 2016. I don’t understand it. Please clarify how much break is required for WOS-A. Is there any problem in my summary?

  74. My PPD is accepted in the month of July 2017. For Presentation how many slides should be prepared and how much time they offer? Is there any details related to PPT Presentation? If someone shares related to this it will be useful for us.

    1. They will allow only 7-8 slides full black and white. The PPT should highlight the objectives and methodology.

    2. They allow 8-10 slides with black font and white background.
      Maximum time : 10 minutes
      Not lesser than 20 font
      Focus mainly on Objectives and methodology

  75. I have submitted by PPD on 16.9.2017 in life sciences category. When could I expect the result of the submission? Is it accepted/rejected? Has anyone submitted during this time in the same category?

  76. I have received technical project acceptance letter for financial support today. I had submitted PES in march 2017 and submitted PPD in april 2017. There was a presentation on 10th august 2017 in INSA, New Delhi in chemical science category. And now acceptance letter comes on 14th September 2017.

    1. Please guide me about the presentation mode and tell me how much time they will give us to explain. I have my presentation on 5th October at IIT, Gandhinagar.

  77. After giving interview and presentation I got email from WOSA. Where they are telling that “the said proposal submitted by you was not selected for financial support”. The specific recommendations of Subject Expert Committee are –
    a. Objectives not clear/focused.
    b. Methodology not clear/appropriate/proven.

    Now my question is if I can improve the objectives and methodology then can I submit the PPD again or I have to submit it newly. I am not getting any reply from them.

  78. Similar condition happened for me too. Continuously complete the details of PPD-II and submit or complete the other PPD submission. Then try to PPD II and do the rest, at one occurrence it will accept your PPD-II information or try on different time intervals early morning or at late night. These are the suggestions based on my experience.

  79. I have been trying to upload the PES since last one month. I have tried many browsers and all times- midnight to early morning and all through day. Tell me if anybody has any idea or suggestion. WOS A can be uploaded any time of the year as per the information given in their website.

  80. I think within a week we will get the results. Please let us know if you come across result announcement.

    Even I presented my project proposal in Chem Sci on 10th Aug 2017 at INSA, New Delhi. They will send a letter to you about acceptance or e-mail regarding rejection. I am also waiting for the results.

  81. I received a mail from WOSA on 1st August stating my PES was accepted and need to upload a PPD within 3 months. However I am on the family way and have some complications with pregnancy and am advised to take bed rest. Hence I am unable to travel to meet the government officials for data collection and other requirements for PPD preparation. Also I am due in March 2018 and would need to avail a maternity break. Is there a provision to submit the PPD after my maternity and continue the work there after? Kindly help out. I don’t want to miss out this good opportunity and am really interested to work on it after maternity.

    1. I have faced the same problem. They don’t entertain these problems. I have given interview when my daughter was just 9 days old. I think you again need to upload PES once you are all settled with your family things.

  82. The proposal must clearly bring out the societal benefit to be accrued through well conceived plan for development of technology/technique and/or adaptation/ customization.

    1. My PPD got accepted in the month of December 2017 under Engineering science category. There is no interview call letter yet (assuming they call all the candidates whose PPD has been accepted). Please correct me if I am wrong. If I am not wrong, then can you please let us know the probable date of interview.

  83. I didn’t receive any mail regarding presentation in Life Sciences since my PPD has been accepted in April,2017. Please tell how long it takes?

  84. Let me know whether anyone got technical acceptance letter (engineering & technology) after 28th and 29th July 2017 presentations in New Delhi.

  85. Please someone suggest how I can prepare PPT for presentation in life sciences. Only 7-8 slides with objectives & methodology only.

    1. Yes only 7-8 slides are allowed. Elaborate the methodology part. Experts will ask to skip introduction slide. They just want the objectives and the methodology slides.

  86. I had submitted research proposal but that is rejected and the reason is given ${rejectPES}. I want to know What is ${rejectPES}? What kind of PES should be submitted?

  87. Anindita Chatterjee

    I have applied for the WOS A programme and submitted my PES on 10th August 2017. Yesterday night they send me a mail stating they have rejected my PES based on project summary. What should I do now? Please guide me.

  88. Anonymous 20-Aug-2017

    I submitted my PPD on 31-July-2017. I need information about Presentation. Is it related to science behind the project or is it general? How are the questions of expert committee? Also in FAQ’s it is written that there is no need to submit the hard copy of PPD. Tell me if the hard copy submission is required.

    1. In the presentation they usually ask about the project you have proposed, mainly the objectives and the methodology part. After submission of PPD online you should send 3 copies of the same to the address given in the website.

  89. I have received project technical acceptance letter on July 24th in life science category after Pondicherry interview on June 17th 2017. I have sent my documents for the financial sanction. How much time does DST take to release first financial sanction after technical acceptance?

  90. Anybody tell me if the fellowship amount is included in Proposal actual cost when filling PPD financial details online. My PES is accepted and I am trying to submit PPD but in financial details my actual cost is auto-calculated only based on equipment only which is very lesser than estimated cost.

  91. I have submiited my PPD (life sciences) on 29th June 2017. Please tell if they will send a mail for acceptance or rejection. How frequently does the ‘approved PPD’ list online updated?

    1. Check the below link for accepted projects.
      online-wosa.gov.in:8080/wosa/public/projectReceived_execute.action

    2. The latest accepted project is 27th June 2017. My project was submitted on 29th June. Tell me if I may still have a chance or they will upload for the whole month.

  92. There are no updates regarding ppd acceptance. On website it is showing only till 20th JUNE. I submitted ppd on 12th July.

  93. I have submitted my PES and got acceptance mail from DST WOS-A. I want to change my host institute and mentor before submission of PPD. Is it possible? There is no official rule mentioned in the guidelines. I have tried to reach over phone several times for clarification but unable to reach the officials. Please help me.

  94. I gave the presentation before subject expert committee in life science on 16th June 2017. Can anybody tell me how much time will they take to declare the result? Will they mail us even if my proposal is rejected?

    1. I have submitted my PPD (Life science) on April 17, 2017. But till now I did not get any intimation from DST. I would like to know if you could please tell me when did you submit your proposal.

    2. I submitted my PES in December 2016 and PPD in Feb 2017. I got the call for presentation in June 2017. My project was accepted and got the sanction order by 24th July 2017.

    3. After interview it took one month to get sanction order. After receiving sanction order we should send all the required documents as mentioned in sanction order within one month.

  95. I have submitted my PES on 5th April to DST-WOS-A but till now I have not got any communication from DST regarding login ID and Password for PPD submission. How long does it takes?

  96. I have submitted my PES on 24th April 2017. I received a confirmation E-mail regarding this. I did not receive any correspondence from DST. Let me know the further procedure.

  97. I have completed PhD in 2011. After completing PhD I have joined as Research Associate. The project was closed on 31st March 2017. So, I am not employed anywhere now. On 2nd April 2017, I gave birth to a child. I now have a small career break of 2 months. Will I be eligible to apply for WOSA fellowship? Please let me know.

  98. I have received final approval letter by February. I submitted all necessary documents at DST WOS-A office by post. After that I have not received any letter or e-mail regarding grant release. I called DST office and mailed several times to the authorized persons but did not get any response. Please guide me regarding this issue. When the project grant would be released so I can approach my research properly.

    1. My presentation was in January 2017 and I received the recommendation letter/ acceptance letter by February 2017, but till date (July 2017), I have not received the final sanction letter for project.

    2. Congratulations!!. Please let me know what type of questions they asked during the presentation? My presentation is on 28th July.

  99. Jyoti Acharya Gopa

    I got mail for presentation in Life Science stream on 15th June 2017 in Pondicherry university. I want to know the venue address and the accommodation details. When I checked in the official website I found that site is under maintenance. Please help me.

    1. You reply back the E-mail confirming your participation. They will mail you the venue, time, address and nearby hotels. Very well managed system.

  100. Before writing application, you can communicate to any institute in India with good facilities and wish to write for grant find out good guide/mentor under whom you wish to do PhD. Even PhD registered candidates can apply for grant.
    Eligibility :
    Age bar : 27 yrs
    Break in career : after higher education (Preference is given)
    Procedure :
    Step 1 : PES submission
    Step 2 : Receive of PES acceptance mail … user id and passward will be communicated in the same mail
    Step 3 : Using user id and password: Submission of PPD
    Step 4 : PPD got accepted on website : U will not receive any mail
    Step 5 : An interview call : after 4 months of PPD acceptance (Only e mail communication) it consist of 7 slides
    Step 6 : Approval letter Dispatched through registered post (after 3 months)
    Step 7 : Sanction order release.

    1. Thank you for letting me know about the entire selection process. My PPD got accepted before 4 months. Till now no one communicated me regarding this. Is there any possibility for rejection after acceptance/ Kindly inform me.

  101. I want to submit my PPD and while filling the financial details (PPD III) the actual cost of the project is not being calculated correctly. It is only taking up equipment cost into account rest of the budget is not adding up. How can this issue be resolved. Please ?help.

    1. Mahua Chakraborty

      I have faced the same problem for a month and could not finish uploading and submitting my PPDs. I called the DST officials and they asked me to fill in all the details, then accept whatever amount it is auto-calculating, in the very next step you can correct that and enter the actual cost. After that I submitted in June 2017.

  102. I have PPT presentation at INSA on 1 Feb 2017 in LS. Can anyone tell me how much time DST took in declaration of results? Have they put the results on web site? Or from where we know about results.

  103. I completed my post graduation in 2014 from Telangana university with life science. How can I apply to this WOS fellowship? How should I consult a professor? To whom I show my synapses? Please suggest me.

  104. Can anyone say where is life science proposal presentation venue for wosa 2016? The mail I received from wos-a says presentation before expert committee on chemical science. My subject comes under life science category.

  105. Please let know,
    1) Whether the rule of reservation is there for PH,OBC,SC,ST etc. Is it only for age relaxation above 50 years or for awarding?
    2) If Multi disciplinary projects required more than one mentor.
    3) Whether Candidate with Ph.D. in Engg can apply for in Life Sciences.
    4) If Only candidates with recommendations and/or offered bribe are getting selected.

  106. I registered for PhD in 2007. I submitted synopsis on 12th Dec 2013 after getting extension. Immediately after that I had to take a break due to my father was bed ridden and couldn’t submit thesis on time 1-4-2016. I requested univ to permit for submitting thesis but they denied. Again I requested university with all necessary documents for the delayed thesis submission. Once the syndicate decide when I can submit, I am waiting for submission of thesis. So I had a break for 3 years after synopsis. I would like to know if I am eligible to apply for WOS-A after PhD.

  107. PPD(submitted in August) got selected and my name appeared in the list of selected PPD’s on 9th September(as per the acknowledgement received). So now when can I expect the presentation for my project for chemical sciences. Is there any idea? I am waiting for the call.
    Is there any committee meeting held for chemical sciences recently?

  108. My PPD(submitted in August) got selected and my name appeared in the list of selected PPD’s on 9th September(as per the acknowledgement received). So now when can I expect the presentation for my project for chemical sciences. Is there any idea? I am waiting for the call.
    Is there any committee meeting held for chemical sciences recently?

  109. I have attended ppt presentation. They says it’s for women with break in career and whoever has interest in research can apply, but my panel members asked me that how long I am working in my host institution. I was annoyed by this question. I said no I have just got consent from my mentor and applied just after fellowship I will go and work on my project there. But they refused to accept my answer.
    Can anybody answer me whether it is mandatory to work in host institution?

  110. Proposal get accepted and have been allotted a reference no. But still there is no mail regarding presentation. Is there any probable date? How much is the time duration between acceptance and presentation?

  111. I had applied for WOSA. My PPD is accepted and my name is the list of accepted PPD. Could anyone please tell what is the next step? Is it sure that I will get grant if PPD gets accepted. Is there any chances of rejection after acceptance of PPD? I couldn’t get any information on the WOSA site. Please help.

  112. Still I have problem in PPD submission. When I click the save button of PPD-II next page has come viewing ‘Home’ and I can’t understand what is this and then I go to Home and again login and filled PPD-III and uploaded rest PPDs but on clicking preview button all data have lost but uploaded files exist. PPD-III auto-calculated only equipment cost. In this condition what I have to do? My last date is Sept 15. Please suggest.

    1. Same thing is happening with me. Also, I am unable to contact the concerned personnel since the phone number given on the website never connects. No reply for e-mail as well. My last date is today. In case you got any solution please let me know.

      Thank you

    2. First convert words into notepad and then submit online. But in this way I again face the same problem then I repeat the submission again and again and finally submitted.

  113. I have problem in PPD submission. Is Grant the actual cost? Is overhead charges included in actual cost? It is mentioned that overhead charges will be extra but there is space for overhead charges in Financial details. If estimated cost is more than actual cost then the submission will not be completed? After final submission is there any message come from DST?
    Please clear my doubt.

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