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Women Involvement in Science and Engineering Research

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The scheme “Women Involvement in Science and Engineering Research (WISER)” aims to build scientific capacity, retain and promote women researchers in India & Germany by utilising complementary expertise in science, technology, innovation and research partnerships. This scheme is designed for women researchers holding a regular/long-term research position in academia/research institute/industry in India or Germany.
Indo-German Science & Technology Centre (IGSTC), established by the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Government of Germany invites applications from women researchers in India/Germany to participate and collaborate in an ongoing R&D&I project without applying for fresh project grant in partnering countries.
This programme intends to:
  • Enhance the representation and progression of women researchers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
  • Bring gender equity and inclusion in STEM research.
  • Create avenues for networking, interaction and long-term research collaboration.
  • Improve existing projects by adding an additional research component to get new and better results.
  • Promote women to lead consortium-based bilateral projects for IGSTC programmes and other funding schemes.
The tenure of the grant is for 3 years or till completion of the project whichever is earlier and will cover one visit per year for a short stay up to 1 month.
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