Women Section
National Award For Women?s Development through Application of Science &Technology
This award has been instituted by Department of Science and Technology Government of India to recognize the contributions of individuals/institutions who have worked at the grassroot level for women?s development through application of science and technology. This prestigious award is announced every year. It comprises a memento, a cash prize of Rs. 1.00 lakh and a citation.

Contact : For details of terms & conditions and format for nomination please write to Head, Science & Society Division, Department of Science & Technology, Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi ? 110 016 or visit website www.dst.gov.in or www.scienceandsociety-dst.org
National Awards for Women Bio Scientists
The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) invites nominations of women scientists who are currently working in the areas of biology and biotechnology and have made outstanding contributions in research, technology and product development. The programme is being implemented through BCIL.
(a) National Award for Senior Woman BioScientist
There will be one award (Rs 1.00 lakh along with citation and a gold medal) for a senior woman biologist for lifetime contributions. The nominee should have carried out excellent research and applied the results for the benefit of society.
(b) National Awards for Young Women Bio Scientists
There will be two awards (Rs 50,000 each with citation and gold medal) for young women scientists below the age of 45 years (as on 31st December 2006) for pursuing a brilliant research career in biology. Contributions made in the last five years would be the main consideration.

For details about the award and general conditions please refer to the BCIL website www.biotech.co.in.
Streeshakti Science Samman
Objective of the award Streeshakti Science Samman ( for the woman scientist of the year) is to honour a woman scientist who has provided an original contribution to Science in India, with research of high quality, which is relevant and beneficial to society.

Criteria for selection : Innovative and high quality research and work; the research must benefit social needs and the research work must have been done in India. Carrying an award of Rs 51,000 and a citation.The candidate should be under 50 years of age. The research work must have been done in India in the period of last five years. The nominee must have provided significant contribution to science while working in India.

Contact: Stree Shakti Science Samman,C/o Stree Shakti 81, Middleton Street Kolkata 700 071 .

Vasvik Research Awards
Smt. Chandraben Mohanbai Patel -Industrial research Award for Women Scientists
VASVIK is a non-profit, non-government organisation established in 1973 and run by the Patel Family of Mumbai, who are the owners of the Patel Extrusion Group, with ISO 9002 certified companies. The Vasvik Research awards are given with the aim of promoting industrial research, Science and technology in India. Vasvik research awards are presented in categories to scientists and researchers who have excelled in their particular field.
VASVIK has instituted this special award in 1981solely for women scientists carrying a cash prize of Rs. 50,000/- and a citation to recognize and encourage women?s participation in science and technology leading to national prosperity.

Contact: Patel Vanika, Western Express Highway, Goregaon (East), Mumbai - 400 063, India Tel. : 91-22-2877 1293 Fax : 91-22-2877 0570
Email : info@vasvik.org
Website : www.vasvik.org