DST India 3rd BRICS Young Scientist Conclave – 30/04/2018

DST India 3rd BRICS Young Scientist Conclave


The idea of the BRICS Young S cientist Forum was adopted at the 2nd BRICSScience,   Technolog y and Innovation (STI) Ministerial Meeting. As part of BRICS YSForum’s activities, the 1st BRICS Young Scientist Conclave was held in Bangalore (India) inSeptember 2016 and the 2nd edition of the BRICS YS Conclave was held in Hangzhou,China during 10-14 July 2017.

As a follow up of the above and to implement the BRICS Leaders’ Declaration on“strengthening cooperation in science, technology and innovation, especially leveragingyoung scientific talent for addressing societal challenges; creating a networking platformfor BRICS young scientists”, and implement the instructions of BRICS ministers, the 3rd edition of the BRICS Young Scientist Conclave is scheduled to take place in Durban, South Africa during 25-29 June 2018.


“Building Young Scientists’ Leadership in Science, Technology and Innovation”

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.

Participants & Eligibility:

Young bright scientists/ engineers/ technologists/ innovators/ science journalistseducators-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.

Funding support:

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 ie 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.

3rd BRICS YS Conclave Programme:

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

Application Deadline – latest by 1700 Hrs on 30th April 2018

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