Women Scientist Scheme‑B (WOS‑B)

Department of Science and Technology


Women Scientist Scheme‑B (WOS‑B) focuses on projects related to Science & Technology (S&T) interventions for societal benefit. Such project proposal should address a well-identified societal challenge and deliver possible solution(s) by way of development of viable technology/​technique and/​or lab-to-land technology transfer, its adaptation and scaling up. Women scientists who wish to apply under this scheme are required to develop their own project/​proposals for scientific and technological solutions to address issues preferably at enhance quality-of-life the grassroots level. 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. The candidate should have adequate S&T skills and be adept at techniques to deliver the proposed outcome. Projects which have the potential for sustainable income generation, lead to appreciable reduction in drudgery and enhancement of quality-of-life besides capacity building of women at the grassroots level are encouraged.


M.Phil/M.Tech/M.Pharm/M.VSc or equivalent degree and M.Sc in Basic or Applied Sciences/B.Tech/MBBS or equivalent degree

To Apply

DST has started e‑PMS (onlinedst​.gov​.in) for online submission of research proposal. Principal Investigator has to register at this portal and then upload the proposal in the given format. WOS‑B Proposal Format is available on e‑PMS under KIRAN Division and at DST website. Two (2) hardcopies of submitted research proposal should also be sent to Dr Vandana Singh, Scientist, Department of Science and Technology, Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110016, by Speed Post. The envelope should be superscribed with Women Scientist Scheme‑B (WOS‑B)’.

For Online Submission of WOS‑B Proposals- Click Here

For application format, click here

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