The National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore is organizing a DST Online Training Programme for Women Scientists under the scheme “National Programme for Training of Scientists and Technologists Working in Government Sector (Women Component)” on Social Responsibility of Scientists: Pathways and Outcomes from March 15 to 19, 2021.
The National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru carries out research in multidisciplinary areas that bridge the gap between the natural and engineering sciences, social sciences, conflict, and security studies, humanities, and the arts. As part of its outreach program, NIAS conducts residential courses every year for persons in senior positions in the government and industry.
The main aim of these courses is to acquaint the participants with current developments and their overarching scientific, social, and policy dimensions.
The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, has been supporting NIAS to conduct courses relevant to national themes for the last several years. Under the National Programme for Training of Scientists and Technologists working in the Government Sector (Women Component), DST has invited NIAS to organize an online course on “Social Responsibility of Scientists: Pathways and Outcomes” for women scientists and technologists between March 15 and 19, 2021.
This course is being organized for mid-level women scientists and technologists with experience in the range of 9 to 21 years. This course is designed to help women scientists step back from the everyday life of science and technology and explore the social in what they do as well as in conditions around them.
The resultant introspection on their role in science can be expected to enhance their sense of social responsibility and help them explore possibilities of increasing their own presence, visibility, and entrepreneurial capabilities in Science and Technology. The course is meant exclusively for women scientists in India.
The course is limited to 25 participants based on a review and selection process as per the guidelines given by DST. Both Nomination and Bio-data Forms duly signed should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All participants are required to attend online sessions. NIAS will share the links to confirmed participants after the screening of the nomination forms. The nominated participants should be formally relieved from their regular duties during the entire period of the training program by their parent department/ institution.
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