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WISE Fellowship for Ph.D.

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The "WISE Fellowship for Ph.D. (WISE-PhD)" was started by the Department of Science and Technology under ‘Women in Science and Engineering-KIRAN (WISE-KIRAN)’ Scheme to provide an opportunity to carry out Doctoral research in basic and applied sciences to women scientists and technologists between the age group of 27-45 years who want to pursue research in STEM fields as a bench-level scientist.
WISE-PhD provides an opportunity for women to pursue higher education, i.e., a Ph.D. through an independent project grant.
The main objective of WISE-PhD is to encourage women scientists to conduct Doctoral research in science and engineering and to engage them in knowledge dissemination through SSR.
Target Group:
Women who have Post Graduation in Basic or Applied Sciences or an equivalent degree and wish to pursue Ph.D. in basic & applied sciences can apply to the WISE-PhD programme for financial support. Women in regular employment are not eligible for this programme.
Scientific Disciplines:
Under WISE-PhD, support is available in 5 scientific disciplines viz. (1) Physical and Mathematical Sciences (2) Chemical Sciences (3) Life Sciences (4) Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, and (5) Engineering & Technology
Project Duration:
The project is tenable for a maximum period of five (5) years or till submission of a Ph.D. thesis, whichever is earlier.
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