1st SCO-Young Scientist Conclave – DST Hyderabad, India

Research Associate At IISER Mohali -Department of Physical Sciences- Apply by 27 Oct. 2020

Designation/Position- 1st SCO-Young Scientist Conclave

DST Hyderabad, India invites application for 1st SCO-Young Scientist Conclave from eligible and interested candidates

About- As a follow of the fifth session of Heads of Ministries and Departments of Science and Technology of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Member States, at which the huge talent pool of young scientists has been recognized as a potential tool to foster innovative research among the SCO nations, the first SCO-Young Scientists Conclave is being held in India in 2020, as an integral part of SCO Young Scientists Forum (SCO YSF).

The SCO YSF with the objective of providing a unique opportunity to the youth in their Member States to interact, network and collaborate with their counterparts to address pertinent challenges in emerging areas of science and technology has accepted the proposal of India to host and organize the 1 st SCO-Young Scientists Conclave in India during 24-28 November 2020. Apart from establishing a sustainable cooperation including access to the state-of-the-art R&D and analytical facilities, it also aims at harnessing the intrinsic ability of unconventional and lateral thinking, ideology and innovative caliber of the young minds and make their scientific and technological presence felt in today’s world. 1st SCO-Young Scientist Conclave

Research/Job Area- Various

Location- Hyderabad, India

Participants & Eligibilty

  • Participants:From each SCO Nation, 22 participants are expected to participate.
    • 15 young scientists – three for each thematic area
    • Five Mentors – one for each thematic area
    • one Head of Delegation-representative of the STI Ministry
    • One liaison officer from each SCO nation
  • Eligibility: Young bright academicians/ scientists/ engineers/ technologists/ innovators/ techno entrepreneurial start-up professionals working in the above mentioned thematic areas with age not exceeding 35 years as on 1st November 2020.

Job/Position Description- 

  1. Thematic Areas: Out of many challenges pervading the SCO Member States that deserve S&T interventions, the following thematic areas are chosen to promote collaborative work in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) among Member States:
    • Agriculture and food processing
    • Sustainable energy and energy storage
    • Biotechnology and bio-engineering
    • Combating COVID-19 and emerging pandemics through research and innovation
    • Environmental protection and natural resource management
  2. Opportunities: The selected candidates will be given an opportunity to present their scientific research in the related thematic session highlighting the scientific and technical work, novel ideas/prototypes developed by them. In addition, they will have ample opportunities to interact among themselves which may allow formulation of collaborative projects(s) in future to address contemporary challenges in science & technology in SCO nations.
  3. Programme:The 1st SCO-YSC programme will include the following activities:
    • Presentations by experts on each thematic area high lighting the challenges and the way forward.
    • Presentations by young scientists high lighting their work and innovations.
  4. Venue: Assuming that the current pandemic situation eases facilitating constraint free travel, all the participants from India will assemble at the venue i.e. CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad to participate in the conclave. However, in case of extraordinarily inevitable conditions COVID-19 pandemic or any such other situations, the participants will join the conclave using remote login facility i.e. from their own place.
  5. Travel & Accommodation: Expenses towards travel, accommodation and local hospitality including local transport will be provided by the organizers.

How to Apply- 

Candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria are required to send their applications in the prescribed proforma given at Annexure-I along with their Curriculum Vitae/Bio-data and a digital photo through e-mail to arvind.kumar71@nic.in. The application should be endorsed by the Head of Institution.

No hard copies of applications are required to be sent. In case of any queries, please contact Dr. Arvind Kumar whose contact details are given below:

Dr. Arvind Kumar
Scientist F
International Cooperation Division
Department of Science and Technology
Ministry of Science and Technology
Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi- 110016, India
Email: arvind.kumar71@nic.in
Tel: +91-11-26962213, 26590272

Last Date for Apply–  On or before 02 November 2020

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