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Call for Stories: DST-AWSAR Progam 2020 [Cash Prizes Upto Rs.1L]: Submit by Sept 30: Expired

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The Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India invites Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Candidates for submitting their research stories for the DST-Augmenting Writing Skills for Articulating Research (AWSAR) Program 2020.
AWSAR Awards will be bestowed on 28 February at the National Science Day event every year. All the awardees will be given an opportunity to attend the Science Film Training Workshop organized by Vigyan Prasar.

Award Categories

The award categories are as follows:

For Ph.D. Scholars

  • 1st Prize: Rs. 1,00,000 (one)
  • 2nd Prize: Rs. 50,000 (one)
  • 3rd Prize: Rs. 25,000 (one)
  • 100 selected entries: Rs. 10,000 (each)

For Post-Doctoral Fellows

  • 1st Prize: Rs. 1,00,000 (one)
  • 2nd Prize: Rs. 50,000 (one)
  • 3rd Prize: Rs. 25,000 (one)
  • 20 selected entries: Rs. 10,000 (each)
Who can Apply?

Indian citizens pursuing a Ph.D. or PDF in any stream of Science and Technology (S&T), within the tenancy period of her/his research, can submit the entry. The story must relate to research being pursued by him/her.

Evaluation Criteria

A panel consisting of eminent science communicators and scientists, constituted by DST, would evaluate the entries.

Guidelines for Submission
  1. Any Indian citizen pursuing a Ph.D. or Post Doctoral Fellowship in any Science and Technology (S&T) stream is eligible to apply under AWSAR.
  2. The scholars should be enrolled in the Ph.D. program from Government approved Institutions for the last two years. Post Doctoral Fellows (PDF) associated with any recognized institute can also apply.
  3. Preference will be given to applicants with the published paper(s) of their research work. Both full-time and part-time Ph.D. students will be invited for larger participation.
  4. The article should indicate a complete research story in simple language to be understood by the general public. No complex figures, graphs, equations, or formulae should be included except self-explanatory infographics which may be formulated for effective communication.
  5. Only original articles sent exclusively for nomination for the AWSAR award will be accepted.
  6. Articles previously published elsewhere, or simultaneously sent for publication elsewhere, are not acceptable.
Call for Stories

To submit your stories online, click here. The last date to submit your stories is September 30, 2020.


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Call for Stories: DST-AWSAR Progam 2020


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