Global Young Scientists Summit in Singapore – Call for Nominations

gyssOxford has been invited to nominate up to 5 bright young scientists to participate in the 2016 Global Young Scientists Summit, to be held from the 17th – 22nd of January 2016 in Singapore. This is the fourth held Summit, which sees around 300 young scientists from around the world come together with globally-recognised scientific leaders to discuss the latest advances in science and technology, and how research and innovation can be harnessed to address major global challenges.

The Summit provides a platform for these young researchers to connect and engage with like-minded peers from all over the world and build up a global research network. An integral part of GYSS@one-north is the Singapore Challenge, which enables participants with a compelling research proposition to take steps to exploit their research. Hospitality for the participants in Singapore will be provided, which will include accommodation, summit conference costs, social activities, meals and local transportation between accommodation, conference sites and social activities (yet excluding flights which are to be covered by department).

To be eligible, the nominee must be:
– Under the age of 35
– Be a Dphil or Post-Doc

The Expression of Interest Form for internal submission, the details of selection criteria used by the summit organisers and details of the Singapore challenge 2016 are available on the Research Services co-ordinated bids website.

As only 5 young scientists can be nominated by Oxford, all EOIs must be submitted internally for selection. Completed EOI’s, plus supporting documentation, should be returned to by noon on Friday 28th August 2015 where they will be ranked then passed on to Keri Dexter for assessment across the division.

To find out more about the Summit – Click Here
To view the EOI Document – Click Here

New York Academy of Sciences’ Future Leaders Program – Call

index“The New York Academy of Sciences'” coupled with “Science and Technology in Society” has announced it’s 2015 Future Leaders program. This program aims to offer an opportunity to nominate the most visionary scientists aged 40 years or younger for participation at th STS Forum in Japan.

Eligible nominees must be born in or before 1975, hold a PhD or MD and be available for the STS forum in Kyoto, Japan, between 3rd-6th October 2015.

Nominee’s will need to complete:

— Name, title, date of birth and contact information
— Current curriculum vitae (4-page maximum, PDF) & list of peer-reviewed publications (2-page maximum, PDF)
— Nominee’s 500-word research statement
— A 500-word endorsement/rationale from the nominator describing the nominee’s scientific contributions and potential to offer new solutions to important global challenges.

There will be a limit of 3 applications per institution therefore an internal process will be used should more that 3 applications be recieved. Please send the above details of nomination to Louise Sumner by the 17th July 2015, for selection and submission at the external deadline on the 21st July 2015.

To find out more about the STS Forum – Click Here (PDF)
To submit to the internal selection process – Click Here