Young Scientists 2015

About the World Science Forum (WSF)

The World Science Forum is one of the world’s major science-focused events. It brings together over 600 scientists and decision-makers and provides linkages between science, industry and policy. The WSF also provides an opportunity for young scientists and researchers to participate in and lead debates. Since 2003, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences has hosted the WSF in Budapest every second year. Since 2013, every alternative WSF is held in a developing country.

WSF 2015

The theme for WSF 2015, ‘The Enabling Power of Science’, will allow participants to reflect on the way science opens new paths for the improvement of human life, business innovation and policy making.


IAP Young Scientists’ side event

IAP is organizing a special side event, to take place on 4 November. Selected young scientists, nominated by their academies, will help design the side event on a relevant theme of their choosing. They will also have the opportunity of attending the whole WSF, which runs from 4-7 November. 

Selection Criteria

IAP member academies are invited to submit nominations for the IAP Young Scientists’ side event at the 2015 World Science Forum.*

Nominees should be pioneers with a proven track record of advancing the frontiers of science, engineering or technology in areas of high societal impact, and be under the age of 40 by the date of the deadline, 30 April 2015.

During their careers, nominated young scientist will have exhibited exceptional creativity, thought leadership and high growth potential. Emphasis is placed on individuals with a demonstrated commitment to public service, a deep interest in the global perspective and a strong alignment with the World Science Forum’s theme for this year: ‘The Enabling Power of Science’, which will reflect on the way science opens up new paths for the improvement of human life, business innovation and policy making.

Nominations of female young scientists are particularly encouraged.

Please use the nomination form for submitting nominees (one form per nominee).

Deadline for submissions: 30 April 2015

*Submissions from individuals without the support of an IAP member academy will not be considered.


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