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AWSAR Scheme for science and research articles Details, Features, Benefits



Augmenting Writing Skills for Articulating Research (AWSAR) Scheme Details, Features, Benefits

Union Minister for Science and Technology, Dr. Harsh Vardhan unveiled the launch of four new schemes for bright young researchers and scientist on 24th January 2018 in New Delhi.

The Augmenting Writing Skills for Articulating Research (AWSAR) scheme has been initiated with an aim to encourage, empower and endow popular science writing through newspapers, magazines, blogs, and social media by young PhD Scholars and Post-Doctoral Fellows during their course of studies and research state.

The AWSAR scheme will also focus on recognizing the immense potential of young researchers and scientists out of over 20,000 young scholars those who are conferred with a PhD in Science & Technology.

The AWSAR scheme will motivate these PhD scholars to popularize and communicate science and also to imprint the scientific outlook in the masses.

The AWSAR scheme, integrated by the National Council of Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) will initiate monetary incentives to each of 100 best entries from PhD scholars in a year along with Certificate of Appreciation besides getting the story published or projected in mass media.

Under AWSAR scheme, three leading stories from selected hundred will be also awarded the cash prize of Rs 1 lack, Rs.50,000 and Rs.25,000 respectively. Further, twenty entries will be selected from articles submitted exclusively by Post-Doctoral Fellows relating to their line of Research for monetary incentive and most outstanding story to be given a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh.


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