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.

Key facts

  • 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.


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