KIRAN- Eligibility and Application information for women scientists

KIRAN- Eligibility and Application information for women scientists


What is KIRAN?

A large number of well qualified women scientists have been compelled to leave their careers in between due to various reasons, most common cited as family responsibilities. At present there is no system to address this issue due to restrictions in age and qualifications.

KIRAN (Knowledge Involvement in Research Advancement through Nurturing) , the Women Scientist Scheme has been introduced by the Department of Science and Technology to desirous women scientists who wish to return to mainstream science and work as bench level scientists. This endeavor attempts at giving women a strong foothold in the scientific profession and provide opportunities for further forays in the field of science and technology. This scheme allows women scientists to pursue research in frontier areas of science and technology.

Three categories of scholarship are available. They are as follows:

• Scholarship for Research in Basic/Applied Science (WOS-A)
• Scholarship for Research in S&T - based Societal Programs (WOS-B)
• Internship for the Self-Employment (WOS-C)

What is the eligibility criteria for each of the scholarship schemes?

Women Scientists Scheme (WOS-A):

- Women scientists with a 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 for this category is 35 years at the time of submission of the application. 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 is given to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC and physically challenged category. Attested copies of supporting documents in this regard are mandatory.

-Preference is given to candidates who have had to take a break in their career due to family responsibilities. Also to Phd/equivalent degree holders. MSc/ equivalent degree candidates may also be preferred given their exceptional academic record along with research experience in form of publications, papers, dissertations etc.

The applications to this scheme are open throughout the year.

Women Scientist Scheme WOS-B: The scheme has two modes.

(i) Internship Mode- A special one year internship program has been designed for women with no prior experience in writing or implementing projects.

(ii) Project Mode- Women with a doctorate degree or a masters with adequate research experience and who are willing to continue the post doc will be considered for the project.

Eligibility

- The candidate must be an Indian national living in India and currently not employed on a permanent position.

- The candidate must be below 57 years at the time of applying.

- The internship mode is applicable to women scientists who have a Master’s Degree in life sciences/chemical sciences and physical sciences or mathematical sciences or Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering / Technology/ Medicine from a recognized University or equivalent but have no experience in project implementation/R&D experience. PhD holders having a 5 years gap after Ph.D will also need to undergo the internship.

- Women scientists who have a PhD Degree or master’s in science with adequate research experience and are either continuing to work as post Doc’s or have just attained their degrees will be eligible for project mode.

Women Scientist Scheme (WOS-C)

The objective of this scheme is to create a pool of women with a diverse experience and build professional network.

Eligibility

- Must be an Indian citizen with age not more than 50.
- Must be a graduate in technology/post graduate/Phd in science, medicine.

How can I apply for the (WOS-A) scheme?

A well prepared proposal - concise, stating the point and complete in all respects. Five copies of a typed application (on both sides of sheet) should be submitted in an enclosed format at the address given below.

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

Online Application: http://online-wosa.gov.in

The format of application is available here - http://dst.gov.in/scientific-programme/wos-a.pdf

How can I apply for WOS-B?

Applications are invited once in a year. Notifications come in all leading newspapers, DST/SEED division’s website in the month of December/January.

For detailed information on project proposals and other requirements, please refer to the below site.
http://dst.gov.in/scientific-programme/women-scientists.htm

How can I apply for WOS – C?
The selections to this scheme are made through a written test followed by a personal interview with the panel. The applications are invited through advertisements.

More details about this scheme and process can be found here: http://dst.gov.in/scientific-programme/wos-ppts/WOS-C.pdf
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  • RE: KIRAN- Eligibility and Application information for women scientists -Sangeeta (05/06/20)
  • Sir/madam
    I am completed M.Sc. Botany in yr. 2002, and then I applied for Ph.D
    In botany Dept. Pune, and worked on Lichen secondary metabolites,
    Tissue culture, novel metabolites and their secondary metabolites effect on 22 types of bacteria, fungi. Up to the year of 2008 , but after I got severe health problems and family responsibilities I couldn't manged, that's the reason I left research work and thesis submission,
    Please kindly guide me. Now my health is completely recovered and I have good time to do research work. I have 8 year research experience.
    Kindly suggest me how to join newly again for pH.D .
    Thanking you..
  • RE: KIRAN- Eligibility and Application information for women scientists -Pratibha Kulkarni (11/20/19)
  • I have tried for this from Osmania University Hyderabad. I had worked under that that guide for one paper though didn't get any funding . Now can I apply for the same from the same University with the work I had already done. Or should I try from HCU. Please guide what is the criteria for selection.
  • RE: KIRAN- Eligibility and Application information for women scientists -manimegalai (03/17/19)
  • i have received the first year fund from wos-A now i got a permanent job what should i do please help with solution
  • RE: KIRAN- Eligibility and Application information for women scientists -Gedela Sridevi (01/31/19)
  • Respected Sir,

    I am G. Sridevi working in University. If i will get the opportunity i will leave my job. I have hands on experience in operating scanning electron microscope in our university.I am interested in research works.In our university i am already doing the consultancy works in our university.Kindly inform me weather i am eligible for this programme or not
  • RE: KIRAN- Eligibility and Application information for women scientists -Gedela Sridevi (01/31/19)
  • Respected Sir,

    I am G. Sridevi working in Centurion University. I am willing to take a carrer
    break due to family problem.But without any financial assistance i am unable to leave my job.If i will get the opportunity i will leave my job. I have hands on experience in operating scanning electron microscope in our university.I am interested in research works.In our university i am already doing the
  • RE: KIRAN- Eligibility and Application information for women scientists -Deepika kathayat (11/01/18)
  • Respected sir/mam

    I have completed my graduation in forestry hnrs. this year.. I just wanna know that this women scientist scheme is available if i'll do my master program in forestry subject ... am i eligible for this scholarship?
  • KIRAN- Eligibility information for women scientists -Areesha (10/25/18)
  • Can anyone without a career break apply in WOS-B scheme?
  • RE: KIRAN- Eligibility and Application information for women scientists -Ritusmita Goswami (08/28/18)
  • I have got finantial sanction for WOS-B. Sanction letter has come but fund is not transferred yet.
    But I have got a permenant position in another University. I would like to know whether I can transfer my project to the new institute. And what is procedure for this. Plz reply at earliest possible
  • RE: KIRAN- Eligibility and Application information for women scientists -Dr. Arpana Singh (08/07/18)
  • Hello Sir
    I(Dr. Arpana Singh)has done my Phd from B.H.U. in the year 2002and after that i taught in some schools but now due to my children and family responsibility i am unable to pursue my career further.
    Recently i visited your site and i am quite interested in it because it is best suited for me please tell me what are the procedure to enrolled me with this scheme. Thanks
  • RE: KIRAN- Eligibility and Application information for women scientists -KALA. K (04/09/18)
  • Respected Sir,
    I have sent project proposal to WOS-B scheme on SEPTEMBER 15-2017, and I have received project file number, but I am not receiving any interview information, can I know that when is interview.
  • RE: KIRAN- Eligibility and Application information for women scientists -s.gowri (10/23/17)
  • sir/madam
    i have completed my phd in 2014 and i am also working in a self financing college of 15 years of experience. whether i am eligible to do women scientist in the same institute for post doc.?
  • RE: KIRAN- Eligibility and Application information for women scientists -k.dhinamala (09/22/17)
  • sir/madam
    i have completed my phd last year in madras christian college......is am eligibility to do women scientist in the same institute
  • RE: KIRAN- Eligibility and Application information for women scientists -yusra (09/13/17)
  • i am pursuing m.tech and i had a gap in my carrier because of family reasons i had completed m.sc biotechnology can i eligible for scheme wos-B scholarship
  • RE: KIRAN- Eligibility and Application information for women scientists -yusra (09/13/17)
  • i an pursuing m.tech i had a gap in my carrier can i eligible for sachem B schoolarship
  • RE: KIRAN- Eligibility and Application information for women scientists -Mamata D Naik (09/05/17)
  • Sir I am full time research scholar, I have break in carrier. I am 25 years old. Can I apply for WOSA?
  • RE: KIRAN- Eligibility and Application information for women scientists -SARDA MAIBAM (08/30/17)
  • Respected Sir,

    I have done my M.Sc in Earth Science from Manipur University. I have submitted my Ph.D in Geology and I would like to applied WOS-B. Can I applied for the same?
  • RE: KIRAN- Eligibility and Application information for women scientists -P.Maniar (07/25/17)
  • Respected Sir

    I have complicated my Msc (Food & Nutrition).i am Enrolled to PhD(F&N), Some family problems so i m currently part time job i belong to General category cast & now i m 40 y, i have 6 yr.Exeperience in Nutritionist and Dietitian work,i m very much passionate in doing PhD in Food & Nutrition.i Requesting you to forward me the Procedure for Applying for Women's fellowship for research.

    Thanking You
  • RE: KIRAN- Eligibility and Application information for women scientists -P.Maniar (07/25/17)
  • Respected Sir

    I have complicated my Msc (Food & Nutrition).i am Enrolled to PhD(F&N), Some family problems so i m currently part time job i belong to General category cast & now i m 40 y, i have 6 yr.Exeperience in Nutritionist and Dietitian work,i m very much passionate in doing PhD in Food & Nutrition.i Requesting you to forward me the Procedure for Applying for Women's fellowship for research.

    Thanking You
  • RE: KIRAN- Eligibility and Application information for women scientists -jasmeet kaur (07/22/17)
  • sir,

    please tell whether i am eligible to be a part of this scheme.i have bachelor of engineering degree(electronics and communication) and a MBA DEGREE .i am 40 plus.
  • RE: KIRAN- Eligibility and Application information for women scientists -Nigar Hussain (07/13/17)
  • respedted sir

    i am final year student of M.Sc. medical microbiology. i am 38 yr old i left my education some family problems I want to do research work in medical microbiology. I have 6 yr. experience in hematology & micro biology lab work iwant to do continue my work in research field .please guide me
  • RE: KIRAN- Eligibility and Application information for women scientists -N Ghosh (07/03/17)
  • Can anyone applied under his/her own PhD guide as woman scientist A scheme? what is the PI's educational qualification?
  • RE: KIRAN- Eligibility and Application information for women scientists -Masha (04/10/17)
  • Hello Sir,

    When is the deadline for applying for WOS-B scheme 2017?
  • RE: KIRAN- Eligibility and Application information for women scientists -Mrs.MILLIRNI CHAKRA (11/27/16)
  • Dear Sir,
    I have completed M.Sc in Mathematics & continuing Ph.D in mathematics (Fluid Dynamics - MHD) in Centurion University. I am 39 years old. Let me know whether can i elligible to get this scholarship or not ?
  • RE: KIRAN- Eligibility and Application information for women scientists -samyuktha.s (11/19/16)
  • hello mam/sir

    am samyuktha,i complited my m.sc in forensic science from osmania university in 2015,am very much passion about research in criminal psychology.am i eligible for wos-A/wos-B..can you please help me sir/mam.
  • RE: KIRAN- Eligibility and Application information for women scientists -VANAJA (06/28/16)
  • Respected Sir

    I have completed M.Sc (Phy),I am persuing Ph.D in the field of Nanotechnology.I have crossed 27 years.Sir ,Which project am I eligible
  • RE: KIRAN- Eligibility and Application information for women scientists -shiema augustine (06/12/16)
  • Dear sir,I am a post graduate in food science and technolog from Calicut universit
    y 2003 _ 2006 first rank holder,currently working in FMCG Cochin.I am very much passionate in doing Phd in food science under life science.Requesting you to forward me the
    procedure for applying for women's fellowship for reasearch.

    Thanks in advance
  • RE: KIRAN- Eligibility and Application information for women scientists -piyusha (06/06/16)
  • sir,
    i am physically handicaped(90%),not in a condition to go outside.from house i am able to do job.can i apply for WOS-A or WOS-B.i am M.sc(maths) and M.tech(computer science).
  • RE: KIRAN- Eligibility and Application information for women scientists -aditi patil (05/24/16)
  • resp sir,
    i am very interesting to do research work but i don't have any experience about it.so pls guide me which type of scheme is suitable for me to start research work.i have done Msc in Physics.
  • RE: KIRAN- Eligibility and Application information for women scientists -Raya sarkar (04/21/16)
  • I am a veterinary graduate. I am doing masters in preventive medicine of veterinary sciences. My age is 24 years. Am I eligible for wos b?
  • RE: KIRAN- Eligibility and Application information for women scientists -Ambily (02/26/16)
  • Sir,
    I am a post graduate in Zoology and i have a strong passion towards the field of research in life science.but i dont have any previous exprience in the same field.
    i dont have any publication,dissertation during my PG.i have been working as a project fellow in a nationalised institute since March 2015.
    Am i eligble to apply in WOS-A/WOS-B scheme?
    sir, u kindly give me a rply regarding this..