Fellowships & Scholarships
WISE Post-Doctoral Fellowship (WISE-PDF) is a new programme of Department of Science & Technology (DST) that aims to provide opportunities to women scientists and technologists between the age group of 27-60 years who want to continue their research as bench-level scientists in basic and applied sciences.
Scientific Disciplines: (1) Physical & Mathematical Sciences (2) Chemical Sciences (3) Life Sciences (4) Earth & Atmospheric Sciences (5) Engineering & Technology
1. Employment: Candidates in regular employment are not eligible for WISE-PDF. However, women scientists who are temporarily employed in research or academics may apply in the scheme but they have to leave their earlier assignment if WISE-PDF project is approved. The position of research staff in any project, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Research Associate, etc. will be considered as temporary assignment.
2. Age: The minimum age to apply is 27 years and maximum is 60 years. Women scientists, less than 27 years of age are NOT eligible.
3. Educational Qualification: Women Scientists having Ph.D. in Basic/ Applied Science or equivalent degree like MD, MS, MDS, etc. are eligible for WISE-PDF.
4. Break in Career: Break in career is not mandatory to apply in WISE-PDF, however, women who have break are also encouraged to apply in this programme.
Financial Support: The Programme provides fellowship of the applicant @Rs. 55,000/- per month, Research Grant of Rs. 2.0 Lakh per year and cost of small equipment (up to a maximum of Rs. 3.0 Lakh) along with Institutional overhead charges and House Rent Allowances as per DST norms.
Project Duration: 3 years (maximum)
When to apply: The programme is open throughout the year