Women’s Instinct for Developing and Ushering in Scientific Heights & Innovation (WIDUSHI)

Department of Science and Technology


The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is implementing several women centric programmes under its umbrella scheme Women in Science and Engineering-KIRAN (WISE-KIRAN)” in order to provide different opportunities to women in Science & Technology (S&T) domain. In this line, a new programme WIDUSHI (Women’s Instinct for Developing and Ushering in Scientific Heights & Innovations)’ is started by DST for senior women scientists to harness their knowledge and potential for betterment of Science and Society.

WIDUSHI programme aims to encourage and support senior women scientists to conduct research in interdisciplinary areas of Science and Technology.

Proposal are invited from senior women scientists in following scientific disciplines viz., i) Physical & Mathematical Sciences ii) Chemical Sciences, iii) Life Sciences, iv) Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, v) Engineering & Technology and vi) S&T based Societal Research.

Target Group: The target group is categorized in following 2 categories:

  • Category‑A: Retiring or retired Women Scientist
  • Category‑B: Senior Women Scientists who are not in regular employment

Age: 57 – 62 years (for Category A) and 45 – 62 (for Category B)


Women Scientists having Ph.D in Basic/​Applied Sciences or equivalent degree.


Minimum 2 R&D projects as Principal Investigator with excellent track record.

To Apply

The proposal can be submitted at ePMS (onlinedst​.gov​.in). The proposal format is available at dst​.gov​.in, onlinedst​.gov​.in and online​-wosa​.gov​.in under WISE-KIRAN Division.

For detailed information, please refer WIDUSHI Guidelines at www​.dst​.gov​.in and online​-wosa​.gov​.in. For further clarification email enquiry-​wosdst@​gov.​in.

Last Date of Submission: Proposal submission is open throughout the year.

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