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To rationalize the importance of women's workforce in the science & technology (S&T) domain, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) has reinstated various "Women Scientists Scheme (WOS)" during 2002-03. One of those schemes is Women Scientists Scheme-A (WOS-A). The scheme provides a platform for women scientists and technologists to research basic or applied sciences in the foremost areas of science and engineering. 


  1. Physical & Mathematical Sciences (PMS)
  2. Chemical Sciences (CS)
  3. Life Sciences (LS)
  4. Earth & Atmospheric Sciences (EAS)
  5. Engineering Technology (ET)



  1. The minimum requirement to apply is a Post Graduate degree or equivalent to Master’s in Basic or Applied Sciences or B.Tech. or MBBS or other equivalent professional qualifications M.Phil/M.Tech/M.Pharm/M.VSc or equivalent qualifications
  2. The candidate must hold Ph.D. in Basic or Applied Sciences
  3. The scheme is open to women of age 27 years till the age of 57 years (5 years of age relaxation is given to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC and physically challenged category) 


Financial support:

  • The duration of financial aid is three years.
  • Fellowship per month Rs.55,000/- (with HRA as applicable)
  • Total Cost of the Project Rs.30 lakh


How to apply:

  • Applications can be submitted only via the online portal.


Last Date: The application portal is open throughout the year. 

Quick Overview

Type: Scientist
Organization: India: Department of Science and Technology (DST)
Location: India
Eligibility: PhD
Other Info: Visit Website

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