The 3rd BRICS YSF under the theme “Building BRICS Youth Leadership through Science, Technology and Innovation” will highlight the strategic importance of science, technology and innovation as key drivers of youth entrepreneurship and leadership. In addition, the 3rd BRICS YSF will have a dedicated segment on young women in science and include discussions on crosscutting issues such as science advice, science communication and science diplomacy.
While the 3rd BRICS YSF will follow the format of previous forums by having thematic discussions (this year the focus will be on energy, water and social science) it will also include additional new components such as the BRICS young innovator prize contest and the BRICS young programmer competition.
The 3rd BRICS YSF programme will include the following activities:
- Three Parallel Sessions on the Thematic Areas: Energy, Water and Social science.
- BRICS Young Women in Science Dialogue.
- BRICS Young Innovator Prize.
- BRICS Young Programmer Competition.
- Workshop on Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
- Seminar on Science Diplomacy, Advice and Communication.
Participants & Eligibility:
Young bright scientists/ engineers/ technologists/ innovators/ science journalists educators-science, literacy and popularizing professional / specialists on translational aspects of research and technology integration in society-market / researchers up to the age of 35 years in the areas of Water, Energy and ICT for societal use.
The participants must be a Doctoral Students or Post-doc or a young faculty completed the Ph.D degree in the above mentioned areas/ topics. The applicants who have already participated in the previous editions of BRICS Young Scientist Conclaves are NOT eligible to apply.
The International air travel related expenses (airfare, medical insurance, visa fee etc) shall be met by the Department of Science & Technology whereas the local hospitality i.e., food, accommodation and local transport in South Africa etc will be supported by the (MOST South Africa) for the entire duration of stay in South Africa.
The selection of Indian participants for participating in the BRICS YS Forum 2018 shall be made by an Expert Selection Committee to be constituted by DST. The selection shall be based on the assessment of information provided by the applicant in the application form and the reference letters.
Up to 30 participants shall be selected by the Department of Science and Technology (Govt. of India) and the final list of participants shall be forwarded to the Department of Science & Technology (DST), South Africa.
How to Apply:
One complete set of original application duly forwarded by Head of the Institute in prescribed format (Annexure-I) along with a copy of brief CV must be submitted latest by 1700 Hrs on 30th April 2018 to:
Dr D. Suba Chandran, PhD Professor & Dean National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) Indian Institute of Science Campus Bangalore-560012, INDIA Ph: 91-80-22185142 (Office-Direct);
Also a Soft copy of the application form (in a SINGLE SOFT File) in ms-word or PDF format only (Do not include scanned pages/ copies in the soft copy of the application, as signatures are not required in the soft copy), as email attachment to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr R K Sharma,
Scientist-E & BRICS YS Forum Nodal officer
Department of Science & Technology
Technology Bhavan, New Delhi-110016
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