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

L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowships – Call


L’Oréal UK & Ireland and the UK and Irish National Commissions for UNESCO, with the support of the Royal Society have partnered together to provide a dedicated UK & Ireland For Women in Science Fellowship programme for women scientists at post-doctoral level to enable and/or facilitate promising scientific research in the life and physical sciences.

This year, for the first time, the fellowships with be open to Computer Scientists. To be eligible, applicants must be female postdoctoral level researchers who have already been awarded their research doctorate, have no more than 10 years’ active full-time equivalent postdoctoral experience and must not currently hold, or have ever held, a permanent academic post.

Funding of up to £15,000 is available to support successful applicants for a maximum of 12 months. The Fellowship money can be spent in any number of innovative ways to enable women scientists to pursue their careers and facilitate world class research – such as buying equipment, paying for childcare or funding travel costs to an overseas conference.

The deadline for applications is Friday 13th March 2015. Although you will not need formal internal approval to submit to this call, please let us know here if you intend to apply so that we can keep our records up to date.

To find out more – Click Here (PDF)
For detailed eligibility information – Click Here (PDF)
To apply – Click Here