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DST BRICS Young Scientist 2019 – Application Invited

Official Notification for the DST India 4th BRICS Young Scientist Conclave 2019 / 4th BRICS Young Scientist Forum 2019 has been announced. If you are Doctoral Students or Post-doc or a young faculty completed the Ph.D degree in certain areas, the apply for the 4th BRICS Young Scientist Campinas, Brazil, as Per the details giveb below:

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(Govt. of India)
Announcement for inviting applications for participation in
4th BRICS Young Scientist Conclave
Campinas, Brazil
November 2019 (exact dates to be notified later)


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 1st BRICS Young Scientist Conclave was held in Bangalore (India) in September 2016, the 2nd Conclave was held in Hangzhou, China during July 2017 and 3rd in Durban, South Africa in June 2019.

Just as a follow up of the aforementioned and also to execute 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 To get BRICS young scientists”, and implement the instructions of BRICS ministers, the 4th Edition of this BRICS Young Scientist Conclave is scheduled to take place in Campinas, Brazil in November 2019 (exact dates to be notified later).

The Conclave will Offer a high level platform of policy and academic exchange For gifted young scientists in addition to scientific personnel from BRICS countries to help them expand their skills, expand their horizon and improve policy and academic Qualifications, stimulate the interest of gifted young scientists in the strategic research Of future technology, direct their focus on the most promising and significant field Of technology and science, promote friendship and exchanges, expand channels of Cooperation, fortify 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 innovation and research and strengthen Advancement of research & skill 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 ability and Capacity to accelerate change individuality and collectively (BRICS Youth Alumni).
  • Reinforcing BRICS country’s and regional STI policies and youth policies, skill Entrepreneurship and development policies.

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


“BRICS Young Innovation and Entrepreneurship”

The 4th BRICS YSF under the theme “BRICS Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship” will Highlight the strategic importance of science, innovation and technology 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 age 40 Years

The participants Have to Be Doctoral Students or Post-doc or even a young faculty completed The PhD degree in the aforementioned areas/ topics. The candidates that have already Participated in the prior versions 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 ie food, accommodation and local transport in Brazil is going to be supported by the (MOSTIC of Brazil) for the whole duration of stay in Brazil.


The 4 Th BRICS YSF programme is very likely to include these activities:

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

Selection procedure:

The selection of Indian participants for participating in the BRICS YS Conclave 2019 shall Be made by means of an Expert Selection Committee to be comprised by DST. The selection shall be based upon the assessment of the information provided by the applicant in the application form and the reference letter(s) by any of the eminent researcher/
scientist/ guides/ mentors of the candidate. The reference letters must be submitted
along with the application form. The reference letters submitted separately through
email or other forms shall not be considered in any case.

Up to 20 participants shall be selected by the Department of Science and Tech (Govt. Of India) along with the final list of participants shall be forwarded to the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication of Brazil.

Submission process and timeline:

The application must be submitted online ONLY at http://www.brics-ysf.org/

No additional form and/or channel of submission of this application will be entertained. Hard copies aren’t required to be submitted.

The deadline for submitting the applications is 31st July 2019 (midnight) 21st August 2019 (midnight)

To Learn More concerning the program, please contact

Dr D. Suba Chandran, PhD
Professor & Dean
National Institute of Advanced Studies
(NIAS), Indian Institute of Science Campus
Email: [email protected]
Mr R K Sharma,
Scientist-E, IMRC Division,
Department of Science & Technology
Technology Bhavan, New Delhi-110016
Tel: 011-26537976,
email: [email protected]


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