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Organisation : Department of Science and Technology
Scholarship Name : WOS-B 2020-21 Women Scientist Fellowship Scheme-B
Applicable For : Women Scientists
Application Last Date : 30th April 2020 (Date is Extended)
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DST Women Scientist Scheme-B

Women Scientist Scheme-B (WOS-B), proposals are invited from women scientists and technologists who wish to utilize their scientific knowledge and temperament for the benefit of society.


** WOS-B focuses on projects leading to S&T based solutions of societal issues & challenges for social benefits.

** Such projects should deliver possible solutions by way of development of viable technology/technique and/or lab-to-land technology transfer, its adaptation and scaling up.

** The project is tenable for a maximum period of three (3) years. Basic research proposals will not be entertained under WOS-B.

Areas in which proposals could be submitted :
** Agriculture, Food and Environmental Challenges(AFE)
** Strengthening HealthCareandNutrition(HN)
** Energy(ER)
** Water and Waste Management(WWM)
** Engineering and IT Solutions to Societal Issues(EIT)
** Harnessing Advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Who Can Apply?

Women having qualifications in science & technology areas and in the age group of 27-57 years with break in their career but interested in addressing a well-defined/identified societal challenge through viable S&T interventions are eligible to apply.

Note :
Women working as regular/permanent employees are not eligible to apply in this scheme.

How to Apply?

Just follow the below steps to apply for the WOS-B 2020-21.

Steps :
Step 1 : Proposals are to be submitted online on WOS portal. Those interested in submitting proposal have to register at this portal and submit the proposal online.

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Step 2 : Please read guidelines available on the portal carefully before submitting the proposal. Detailed guidelines are also available on

Download Application Format :

Step 3 : Send two hard copies of submitted research proposal to the following address. The envelope should be superscribed with ‘Women Scientist Scheme-B (WOS-B)’.

Mrs. Namita Gupta, Scientist-‘F’, KIRAN Division,
Department of Science and Technology (DST),
Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road,
New Delhi-110016.

Fellowship Amount

The fellowship amount under the scheme is :
** Rs 55,000/- per month (pm) for Ph.D. or equivalent (total project cost not exceeding Rs.30 lakh),
** Rs 40,000/- pm for M.Phil./M.Tech or equivalent (total project cost not exceeding Rs.25 lakh),
** Rs 30,000/- pm for M.Sc. or equivalent (total project cost not exceeding Rs.20 lakh).

Total project cost includes above fellowship of Principal Investigator (PI), consumables, travel, contingencies and minor equipment but excluding overheads.

Selection Process

The Project proposals received will be examined through internal screening and Principal Investigator (PI) of only such proposals that are ‘screened in’ may be called for presentation before an Expert Committee.

Notification :

The final decision of DST will be communicated to the applicants only after obtaining due administrative and financial approvals.

Last Date

Last Date of Women Scientist Scheme-B Proposal Submission is extended till 30th April 2020.


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  1. I have got a message while registering for WOS-B as- your date of birth and institute address already exist. Contact pmso.dst AT

    I registered twice today .In the registration-
    In the first time. I wrote the institutes email for communication.
    In the second time I wrote my email for communication.
    Kindly help me.

  2. I have applied for WOSB on November 2018. When will the interview for WOSB be held?

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