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DST BRICS Young Scientist 2020 – Application Invited

DST BRICS Young Scientist 2020 – Application Invited. DST BRICS Young Scientist 2020 – 5th BRICS Young Scientist Conclave. Interested and eligible applicants can check out all of the details on the same below:

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(Govt. of India)
Announcement for inviting applications for participation in
5th BRICS Young Scientist Conclave
Chelyabinsk, Russia

7-11 September 2020 (tentative)

THEME: BRICS Partnership of Young Scientists and Innovators for Science Progress and Innovative growth.

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, 3rd
in South Africa in June 2018 and 4th in Brazil in 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 implement

the instructions of BRICS ministers, the 5th edition of the BRICS Young Scientist Conclave is tentatively scheduled to take place in Chelyabinsk, Russia during 7-11 September 2020 (The venue and dates of the Conclave is likely to change depending upon the Covid-19 related situation globally)


Per each BRICS country 21 participants are expected:

  • 5 young scientists for thematic area «Ecology»;
  • 5 young scientists for thematic area «Materials science»;
  • 5 young scientists for thematic area «Artificial Intelligence»;
  • 4 young innovators with projects for thematic areas Ecology, Materials Science
    and Artificial Intelligence applied in Ecology and Materials science areas;
  • 1 independent jury member for the Young Innovators Prize;
  • 1 Head of Delegation (representative of the STI Ministry);

All participants will have an opportunity to attend the activities of the Science Communication Program.


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 in the
subject areas of Ecology, Materials Science and Artificial intelligence and holding a
Masters degree (PhD students) or PhD degree up to the age of 40 years as on the last date of submitting the applications are eligible to apply. Young innovators must be up to 30
years old. The candidates working in private company /Industry are not eligible
to apply.

The applicants who have already participated in the previous editions of BRICS Young Scientist Conclaves are NOT eligible to apply.

5th BRICS YSF Programme:

The 5th BRICS YSF programme will include the following activities:

⊗ Three Parallel Sessions on the Thematic Areas: Ecology, Materials Science and
Artificial intelligence (See Annex 1)
⊗ BRICS Young Innovator Prize. Thematic Areas for projects are Ecology, Materials
Science and application of Artificial Intelligence in the areas of Ecology and Materials Science (see Annex 2)
⊗ Science Communication Program (youth science networking and activities)

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 entire local hospitality ie food, accommodation and local transport in Russia will be supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation for the entire duration of stay in Russia.

Selection procedure:

The selection of Indian participants for participating in the BRICS YS Conclave 2020
shall be made by an Expert Selection Committee to be constituted by DST. The selection
shall be based on the assessment of information (academic record) 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 only.
The reference letters submitted separately through email or other forms shall not be
considered in any case.

Submission process and timeline:

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

No other form and/or channel of submission of the application shall be entertained.

Hardcopies are not required to be submitted.

The following additional documents are required to submit along with the application form Enclosures:

  1. Brief CV of the applicant (Maximum 2 pages)
  2. One reference letter from peer/guide/mentor/academician/scholar etc indicating your research interests and achievements.
  3. Copy of the first and last page of the passport

The deadline for submitting the applications ONLINE is 15th July 2020 (midnight)

To Learn More concerning the program, please contact

Mr R K Sharma,
Scientist-F, IC Division,
Department of Science & Technology
Technology Bhavan, New Delhi-110016
Tel: 011-26537976, 26590560
email: [email protected]
Dr D. Suba Chandran, PhD
Professor & Dean
National Institute of Advanced Studies
(NIAS), Indian Institute of Science
Campus, Bangalore-560012
Email: [email protected]


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