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AWSAR Awards

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Stories Submitted

Stories Evaluated

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Workshop Participants

Stories Submitted

Stories Evaluated

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Registered user

Workshop Participants

Stories Submitted

Stories Evaluated

Awardees

Registered user

Workshop Participants

Stories Submitted

Stories Evaluated

Awardees

Registered user

Workshop Participants

Stories Submitted

Stories Evaluated

Awardees

Award Categories

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

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For Post Doctoral Fellows
  • Outstanding Story: 1,00,000 (one)
  • 20 selected entries: 10,000 (each)

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Selection Criteria

Basic eligibility for Popular Science Story submission and evaluation criteria.

Who can apply

Indian citizen pursuing PhD 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

Basic Guidelines for Submitting a Popular Science Story under Augmenting Writing Skills for Articulating Research (AWSAR) Programme.

1. The entries are open for the scholars pursuing PhD & PDF in any S&T stream from a recognized Indian University/ R&D Institute.

2. The applicant must be an Indian citizen.

3. Applicants can submit only one research story.

4. Applicants from previous years are encouraged to re-apply on fulfilling all other eligibility criteria.

5. AWSAR Awardees are not eligible to submit a story in the same category.

6. AWSAR Awardee in PhD category may apply a second time under the PDF category on fulfilling all other eligibility criteria.

7. Entries are also open for scholars who defended their PhDs after December 31, 2021.

Workshops

AWSAR workshops will strengthen the skills of PhD scholars and PDFs for writing Popular Science Stories. Author of selected 100 stories will be invited to attend the Science Filmmaking workshops.

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