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The VIWA Scheme

The Venus International Women Awards (VIWA) scheme was instituted in the year 2016 by the Centre for Advanced Research and Design (CARD) of Venus International Foundation (VIF), are presented yearly during the Annual Women's Meet (AWM).

    We have committed to Celebrating Achievements of Woman Researchers

    To recognize 'Best Woman Researchers' who are demonstrated creativity and excellence in their discipline

    To cultivate the research spirit in women and inspire the next generation of women

General Information

    Year of Establishment: 2015

    Award Frequency: Annual

    Award Type: Certificate

    Award Category: Individual

    Award Criteria: Contribution of the individual

    Award Nomination: Nomination submitted electronically by mail


    Total No. of Award Categories: 04

    Total No. of Award Disciplines: 07

    Total No. of Awardees since inception: 853

The Venus Award

The Venus International Award Recognizes Individuals for their Quality, Reliability and Competence to Apply Knowledge and Skills to carry out specific tasks. The Venus International Award is a Certificate.

It's a Non-financial Award. It is a Formal Authentication; A Seal of Approval – A Recognition – A Written Assurance to a Person. The scheme has a Policy, Nomination Application, Expert Committee and Judging Process that are governed by the Board of Trust.

Further information are given at: https://venusinfo.org/aboutus/award.html

The Venus Women Award

The Venus International Women Awards – VIWA is part of the AWM that is 'Celebrate and Promote Successful and Promising Women Researchers' who contribute to the discipline and social community.

Benefits of Winning
A Benchmark Recognition on Quality, Competence and Reliability
It Builds Confidence and Trust on Stakeholders
It increase the Credibility, Reputation and Brand value
It improves the Effective Operation of Sectors and Competence of their Personnel


This annual award is open to 'Woman Researchers and Faculty Members' of any nationality, who is in good standing at the time of the nomination, and in the age group of 27 – 65 years and has good academic record. The nominee must have completed a recognized Doctorate Degree (PhD) or its equivalent

Evaluation Criteria

a) General

Extensive Knowledge – Mastery of the Subject – Creative Thinking and Dedication to the Profession – Significant and Sustained Contributions to the Institution and/or the Community at large – Quality and Competence evidenced by continuing Intellectual Accomplishments and Pursuits

b) Research

Grants – Patents – Collaboration with Industries and Institutions – Contracts – Publications (Original Research Articles, Review Articles, Short reports or Letters, Case Studies, Methodologies and Books) – Invited Lectures and Presentations – Membership in Professional Organizations


Researcher/Faculty Member: An active 'Full-time Regular Researcher/ Faculty Member' working in Institutions of Academic, Industrial, Government, or Private at the capacity of
1) Associate Scientist / Scientific Officer, Scientist, Principal / Senior Principal Scientist.
2) Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, Assistant/Associate Professor and Professor.