Applications invited for participation in the 6th BRICS Young Scientist Forum

As nominating partners, the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), in collaboration with the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) invites the submission of applications for participation in the 6th BRICS Young Scientist Forum, to be held virtually by the Department of Science and Technology of India, from 13 to 16 September 2021.

The decision to establish the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) Young Scientist Forum (YSF) was taken at the 2nd BRICS Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) Ministerial Meeting held in Brazil in March 2015. India assumed the BRICS rotational Presidency of 2021. As part of its BRICS STI activities, India will host the 6th BRICS Young Scientist Forum in line with the decision taken at the BRICS STI Jaipur Ministerial in October 2016 that these events will be held on a rotational basis. The main goals of the 6th BRICS YSF are:

  • To ensure that BRICS Young Scientists have collaborative and networking opportunities that will help harness their knowledge to resolve common societal challenges through research and innovation.
  • To strengthen the advancement of skills and research competencies of youth, primarily below the age of 35 years drawn from Science, Engineering, and other allied disciplines.
  • To build BRICS leadership in science, technology, and innovation through creative youth with capacity and capability to accelerate, change individually and collectively through the BRICS Youth Alumni.
  • To reinforce BRICS nations’ and regional STI policies, youth policies, skill development and entrepreneurship policies.

The themes for this year’s Forum are Healthcare, Energy Solutions and Cyber Physical systems (CPS). To apply, prospective applicants need to fill in the attached application form, and upload it with a short motivation, together with their CV on the online application form at:

Note: Emailed applications and submissions from applicants who have already participated in previous editions of the BRICS Young Scientist Conclaves are NOT eligible to apply.

The application deadline is Friday, 6 August 2021.

For more information, please refer to the attached call for applications.