Oxford 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
In an effort to further recognize and support the evolving role and skill set of early career researchers, Elsevier and the Fulbright Commission have launched a new category in its bi-annual UK young researcher awards, called the Researcher’s Choice Communications Award, rewarding exceptional skills in scientific communication. In addition to the great work of Early Career Researchers, the ideal nominee will have gone above and beyond to communicate the purpose, meaning and impact of their research to the wider public.
These young researchers have a passion for their work and have demonstrated this through publically communicating about their research in an exceptional way, via traditional or social media channels. A link has been provided (Click Here) to a profile article which was published in the New Scientist recently highlighting examples of outstanding researchers that would be ideal award nominees.
To be eligible, nominees must have begun publishing no earlier than 2012, live in the UK and be affiliated to a UK institution. In order to nominate, this can be done in a public forum on scientific social network Mendeley. Once the nomination goes live on Mendeley, you can also invite your peers and colleagues to ‘like’ the nomination – every like is a vote – and nominees with the most ‘likes’ will be shortlisted and a panel of judges will select the final winner. Alternatively, nominations can be emailed email@example.com and will need to include the nominees: Name, Age, Institution, Reason for nomination / a short description (250 words max) and Links to evidence of the good work (e.g. research, speeches, blog posts, Twitter, YouTube, etc.)
Nominations will be close on the 30th September 2015.
To nominate (via Mendeley) – Click Here