Augmenting Writing Skills for Articulating Research (AWSAR) 2019

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Department of Science and Technology (DST) invites lucid stories from Ph.D scholars and Post Graduate Fellows (PDF) with an aim to strengthen the ecosystem of science communication and inculcate scientific temperament in society.

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

Award Categories

  1. Selection of best 100 entries of popular science stories and prizes.
    1. For PhD researchers: The initial screening of the entry will be done by expert panel. 100 entries will be selected and each will be awarded with cash prize of   10,000/- along with Certificate of Appreciation.
    2. For Post doc fellows: Twenty entries would be selected from articles submitted by PDFs relating to their line of research. Each will be awarded with cash prize of   10,000/- along with Certificate of Appreciation.
  2. Selection of top three leading stories
    1. For PhD researchers: The top three articles/stories will be selected from the leading stories. Further, they will be awarded with the cash prize of   1,00,000/-,   50,000/- and   25,000/- respectively.
    2. For Post doc fellows: One outstanding article/story will be selected from the leading stories. Further the same will be awarded with the cash prize of   1,00,000/-.

These awards will be bestowed on 28 February at National Science Day event every year. All the awardees will be given an opportunity to attend Science Film Training Workshop organized by Vigyan Prasar.

Selection Criteria: A panel consisting of scientists and science communicators, constituted by DST, will evaluate the entries.

Entries can be submitted till 15th October 2019

For more information visit: https://www.awsar-dst.in/awsar_awards

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