Women’s Involvement in Science and Engineering Research (WISER) program
Women’s Involvement in Science & Engineering Research (WISER) program was launched on November 26, 2021.
- This is a first-of-its-kind programme, launched to promote women in the field of research and development by lateral entry.
- It was launched by Indo-German Science & Technology Centre (IGSTC) to encourage women researchers in R&D projects.
- WISER programme will enable gender equality as well as participation of women in Science & Technology through IGSTC’s program.
- This programme was launched in addition to the ongoing flagship 2+2 program of the IGSTC.
Who will run the program?
This program of IGSTC is a joint initiative of Department of Science & Technology (DST), India and Federal Ministry of Education & Research (BMBF) of Germany.
Features of the programme
This programme will support women scientists who are holding regular or long-term research positions in academia or research institutes or industry. Women can involvement in this program through lateral entry. There is no requirement of break-in-career or any age limit. This programme will enable easy participation.
Awards by the programme
IGSTC will support the awardees with a maximum amount of Rs. 39 Lakh from the Indian side and € 48000 from German side. WISER program will offer 20 awards per year.