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Singapore’s National Research Foundation invites applications for the Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS). Hosted by the Office of the Prime Minister, GYSS is an annual gathering that brings bright young researchers (graduate students and postdocs) together with top scientific minds from around the world to discuss science and technology trends and how research could address major global challenges. It was started in 2013 with the objective of helping young scientists pursue their scientific dreams through close interactions with distinguished scientists and researchers, and with peers. GYSS is a multi-disciplinary summit that covers topics including chemistry, physics, medicine, mathematics, computer science, and engineering. Speakers include recipients of the Nobel Prize, Fields Medal, Millennium Technology Prize, and Turing Award.
The 2024 conference will operate in-person in Singapore, and it will run January 8-12, 2024. Activities include plenary lectures, small groups, panel discussions, Q&A sessions, and networking events. Attendees may have the opportunity to give a short presentation on their research live on-stage or through poster sessions. Attendees will also be able to visit Singapore's institutions of higher learning and prominent landmarks as well as enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of Singapore.
- Attendance at the summit is by institutional invitation only. (The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is an invited institution.)
- Graduate students (master's and doctoral) and postdoctoral research fellows in all STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields are eligible. Note that GYSS considers the social sciences as part of STEM.
- Applicants must be 35 years of age or younger at the time of the summit.
- Applicants must possess English skills sufficient for active participation in discussions and other conference activities.
- Previous in-person GYSS attendees are ineligible.
- For applicants not holding US citizenship: At the time of application, applicants must have a valid US entry visa for return to the US following the trip. Applicants needing to return to their home country to apply for a new entry visa are not eligible. Also, applicants from select countries (see list here) will need a visa to enter Singapore. These applicants will need to have this visa in hand before travel arrangements can be made. The Graduate College urges international students and postdocs applying for the Travel Award to research these visa requirements thoroughly before submitting an application. Applicants unclear about their visa situation should contact ISSS.
Travel Awards cover expenses relating to in-person attendance at the conference in Singapore. As campus co-sponsors, the Graduate College, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation, and the Grainger College of Engineering will cover the cost of air travel to and from Singapore. In turn, the GYSS organizing committee will provide lodging during the summit, local transportation, breakfast and lunch daily, and catered dinners on some days.
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