3rd BRICS Young Scientist Conclave by DST India

Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
Last date: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

Detailed Description


Department of Science and Technology, India is seeking applications for its 3rd BRICS Young Scientist Conclave which will provide a high-level platform of academic and policy exchange for talented young scientists. The conclave is scheduled to take place in Durban, South Africa during 25-29 June 2018.

The Conclave will also provide 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.

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.


  • BRICS Youth connectivity & networking to harness their knowledge for resolving common societal challenges through research and innovation and strengthen advancement of skill & research competencies of youth primarily below the age of 35 years drawn from Science, Engineering other allied disciplines,
  • Building BRICS leadership in S&T through creative youth with capacity and capability to accelerate change individuality and collectively (BRICS Youth Alumni).
  • Reinforcing BRICS nation’s and regional STI policies and youth policies, skill development and entrepreneurship polices.


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.

The 3rd BRICS YSF programme will include the following activities:

Three Parallel Sessions on the Thematic Areas:

  • Energy,
  • Water
  • 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


Young bright scientists/ engineers/ technologists/ innovators/ science journalists educators-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.
How to Apply

Applicants can apply via http://www.dst.gov.in/callforproposals/announcement-inviting-applications-participation-3rd-brics-young-scientist-conclave



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