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BRICS Young Scientist Conclave

BRICS Young Scientist Conclave

BRICS Young Scientist Conclave

About BRICS Young Scientist Conclave

BRICS-YSF invites applications for the fourth annual conclave in Campinas, Brazil between 15 and 18 September 2019




The idea of the BRICS Young Scientist Forum was adopted at the 2nd BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Ministerial Meeting. As part of BRICS YS Forum’s activities, the First BRICS Young Scientist Conclave was held in Bangalore (India) in September 2016, the Second Conclave was held in Hangzhou, China during July 2017 and Third in Durban, South Africa in June 2019.


As a follow up of the above and to implement the BRICS Leaders’ Declaration on “strengthening cooperation in science, technology and innovation, especially leveraging young scientific talent for addressing societal challenges; creating a networking platform for BRICS young scientists”, and to implement the instructions of BRICS ministers, the Fourth edition of the BRICS Young Scientist Conclave is scheduled to take place in Campinas, Brazil in November 2019 (exact dates to be notified later).


The Conclave will provide a high-level platform for academic and policy exchange among talented young scientists as well as scientific personnel from BRICS countries to help them grow their skills, broaden their horizon and improve academic and policy qualifications, stimulate the interest of talented young scientists in the strategic research of future technologies, direct their attention to the most promising and important field of science and technology, promote exchanges and friendship, expand channels of cooperation, strengthen inter-disciplinary integration, encourage new academic inspirations, cultivate new academic disciplines and produce valuable policy advice.




BRICS Youth connectivity & networking to harness their knowledge for resolving common societal challenges through research and innovation and, strengthen the advancement of skill & research competencies of youth, primarily below the age of 35 years drawn from Science, Engineering and other allied disciplines.

Building BRICS leadership in S&T through creative youth with capacity and capability to accelerate, change individuality and collectivity (BRICS Youth Alumni).

Reinforcing BRICS nation’s and regional STI policies, youth policies, skill development and entrepreneurship policies.



BRICS STI Coordinating Ministries (Department of Science & Technology from Indian side).




“BRICS Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship”


The Fourth BRICS-YSF under the theme “BRICS Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship” will highlight the strategic importance of science, technology and innovation as key drivers of youth entrepreneurship and leadership.




Scientists/ engineers/ technologists/ innovators/ science journalists/ educators-science, science literacy and popularizing professional / specialists on translational aspects of research and technology integration in society-market / researchers, up to the age of 40 years.


The participants must be Doctoral Students or Post-doctoral or a young faculty who has completed PhD 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, Govt. of India) whereas the local hospitality i.e. food, accommodation and local transport in Brazil will be supported by the (MOSTIC of Brazil) for the entire duration of stay in Brazil.



The Fourth BRICS-YSF programme is likely to include the following activities:

* BRICS Young Women in Science Dialogue
* Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship
* Science Diplomacy, Advice and Communication

Selection process:


The selection of Indian participants for participating in the BRICS-YSF Conclave 2019 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 letter(s).


Up to 20 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 Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication of Brazil.


Submission process and timeline:


Please Note: Name the documents that you upload in the following manner: yourname-image.jpg; yourname-referenceletter.pdf; yourname-endorsementletter.pdf; yourname-resume.pdf.


for example: Applicant name: Krishna Gopalan. Upload in the following manner: Krishna-image.jpg; Krishna-referenceletter.pdf; Krishna-endorsementletter.pdf; Krishna-resume.pdf.


For the ENDORSEMENT LETTER by the head of Institution, please download the following document and get the seal and signature, to scan and upload the endorsement letter in the application form.

Kindly note that we only accept online applications. Click here to REGISTER to the website first. Next, CLICK HERE to fill the application form for the BRICS-YSF Conclave 2019 Campinas, Brazil.


No other form and/or channel of submission of the application shall be entertained. Hardcopies are not required to be submitted.


The deadline for submitting the applications ONLINE is 21st August 2019 (midnight)


For more information about the program, please contact:


Prof D Suba Chandran
Professor & Dean
National Institute of Advanced Studies
(NIAS), Indian Institute of Science Campus
Tel: 9810326878
Email: subachandran(at)gmail.com , bricsysf(at)gmail.com


Dr R K Sharma
Scientist-E, IMRC Division,
Department of Science & Technology
Technology Bhavan
New Delhi
Tel: 011-26537976New Delhi-110016
Email: Sharma_rk(at)nic.in


For more details please refer the Official Website


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