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London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF)

The 2007 London International Youth Science Forum will take place from July 25 until August 8. This exciting annual event brings together some 250 young science students from almost 60 countries across the five continents.

The RDS has been coordinating the selection of the Irish delegation for the LIYSF since the early 1970s. Promising science students are awarded scholarships to attend the Forum which enables them to both encounter new and exciting areas of science and meet some of the world’s best scientists. Many of Ireland’s established scientists were former students at the Forum and still acknowledge its benefits. Past LIYSF delegates include Professor Richard O’Kennedy of DCU, who coincidently is the current President of the LIYSF, and Mr Pat Kenny of RTÉ.

The Forum, whose programme of events includes: lectures; demonstrations; seminars; and, visits to world-class industrial sites and research facilities, provides an opportunity for the students’ ideas about science to be questioned, challenged and informed in ways they would never have experienced previously. In 2006 Ireland was once again well represented by the 13 third-level students that the RDS helped to send. The students, representing 11 different colleges from around the country, enjoyed themselves immensely and gained a lot both academically and personally from the experience.

GLOBE 2008

GLOBE 2008 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
March 12-14, 2008

Join 2,000 delegates from over 70 countries in Vancouver, Canada from March 12 th to March 14 th , 2008 to explore the issues that lie at the heart of sustainable development and environmental management. Conference delegates from around the world involved in the business of the environment will convene at GLOBE 2008 to discuss the most recent developments in corporate sustainability, energy and the environment, finance and sustainabilit, climate change and sustainable cities. The conference will feature leading environment and energy luminaries, ensuring timely environmental and sustainability issues receive the attention and expertise they clearly demand.

For more information visit the conference website:


January 28-31, 2007 - ENVIRONMENT 2007 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The 4th Major International Exhibition and Conference to be held at the Abu Dhabi International Exhibition Center, from 28 - 31 January 2007, under the patronage of the UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The focus of this prestigious event will be on Air, Energy, Water, and Waste, providing an ideal platform to promote products and services that relate to these very important elements.

For more information visit the conference website:

AGU Fall Meeting

December 11-15, 2006
The 2006 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, California.

The 2006 AGU Fall Meeting provides an opportunity for more than 12,000 researchers, teachers, students, and consultants to present and review the latest issues affecting the Earth, the planets, and their environments in space. This meeting will cover topics in all areas of Earth and space sciences.

For more information visit the conference web site:

Registration Deadline: 6 November 2006
Housing Deadline: 6 November 2006

AGU Meetings Department
2000 Florida Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009 USA
Phone: +1-800-966-2481, ext. 333 or +1-202-777-7330
Fax: +1-202-328-0566
E-mail: (subject: 2006 Fall Meeting)

ICSU Young Scientists Conference

Location: Lindau (Germany)
Event Type: Meeting
Event Date: 2007-04-04
End Date: 2007-04-06

Event Description:
Global Scientific Challenges: Perspectives from Young Scientists
An international conference celebrating 75 years of ICSU
4-6 April 2007
Lindau, Germany.

This conference will bring together approximatley two hundred young scientists from across the world, and from different disciplines, to discuss and debate some of the key challenges for science in the 21st century. The conference is designed to attract and stimulate the interests of those who will play a leading role in international research over future decades. Through the critical assessment of specific case studies and experiences, the conference will serve as a space for reflection on the future conduct of science in the context of a rapidly changing world.

The conference will serve as a forum for young scientists to:
• Exchange knowledge and experience with their peers in an interdisciplinary and intercultural setting
• Debate key issues at the interface between science and society
• Identify and discuss emerging obstacles and challenges for the scientist of tomorrow
It will provide a unique international networking opportunity that is quite distinct from the usual discipline or topic-focussed meeting.

Contact email:

Website url:

Young Scientist Forum

10th International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) Conference, Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, May 21-25 2007.
Supported by IUBMB-Sigma-Aldrich fellowships and the Brazilian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SBBq)
The International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) and Brazilian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SBBq) are proud to announce the Young Scientist Forum, which will be held during the 10th IUBMB Conference in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, a joint event with the 36th Annual SBBq Meeting, also sponsored by the Panamerican Association for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PABMB).
This Forum will offer extensive opportunities for young scientists from all over the world to share and exchange scientific experience, present their work at a high scientific level and interact with international senior scientists. Selected young scientists will have the opportunity to present their findings orally, and will receive substantial financial aid in order to assure their participation in the conference.
Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as post-doctoral trainees and young researchers under the age of 35 are encouraged to apply for support within the Young Scientist Forum. Young scientists of any nationality and from all fields of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology are eligible.
Successful applicants will receive:
1. Up to US$ 1000 contribution toward travel costs to Salvador
2. Complimentary accommodation during the Conference
3. Free registration
4. An invitation to present their work orally during the Conference
5. An award certificate
Application Procedures
Required Documents:
1. Young Scientist Forum application form
2. An abstract (up to 250 words) of the work to be presented
3. A brief curriculum vitae (not more than three pages)
4. A motivation letter briefly describing the reasons why the applicant would benefit from attending the meeting.
Documents, in doc format, must be by sent to the SBBq office ( by December 21, 2006.
A scientific committee will evaluate applications, and awardees will be notified in January 2007, by e-mail. Scientific merit is a prerequisite for selection. To enable young scientists from many countries to participate, some consideration will also be given to nationality, to the locality where the young scientist is currently working, and to gender.
Please do not submit an abstract to the main conference before the young scientist awardees are announced. The selected young scientists will be automatically registered in the conference. All applicants who are not selected for the young scientist forum will be encouraged to submit their work to the conference after the selection process.
For further information, please contact:
Alicia J. Kowaltowski, coordinator of the Young Scientist Forum
c/o. Cynthia S. Bando
Secretariat of 10th IUBMB Conference and 36th Annual SBBq Meeting
Av. Prof. Lineu Prestes, 748, bloco 3 superior, sala 0367, 05508-900, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
e-mail: Phone/Fax: +55 11 3815-5798

13th European Conference on Developmental Psychology: Support for Young Scientists

Support for Young Scientists
We plan to offer special arrangements for about 50 young scientists from former socialist countries in Europe and from developing countries worldwide. Pending funding by a foundation, this will include stipends for travel and accommodation, a fee waiver and participation in a pre-conference workshop. Young scientists from the following countries are, in principle, eligible for reduced fees upon application:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo-Brazzaville, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Dem. Rep. Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, St. Vincent, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen.

Furthermore, our Meet-the-Scientist Event will give young researchers the opportunity to present themselves to outstanding experts in their field and discuss their research as well as their professional plans. Besides Invited Speakers and Invited Symposium Chairs, we will ask a selected group of regular authors of conference contributions to be also available for this event. As another means to foster intergenerational exchange in the field, we plan some kind of consultation talks regarding career issues between young researchers and experienced senior scientists. Last, but not least, we would like to strengthen international co-operation of young researchers by compiling special poster sessions for several areas of developmental research.

We are glad to announce that we have received limited funding for young scholars from countries as mentioned above.

Applicants are supposed to submit an abstract for the conference via the abstract submission system on this homepage. In addition, they should send an application for financial support via regular mail to:

PD Dr. Matthias Reitzle
Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
Department of Developmental Psychology
Am Steiger 3/1
D-07743 Jena
The application must include:

an application letter
the submitted abstract
a short CV
a detailed estimate of the travelling costs from a travel agent
We will give preference to young scientist who have already achieved a PhD and are in the early stages of their career (no more than 5 to 7 years post PhD). Depending on the country, however, really advanced graduate students (PhD candidates) may also be eligible.

European Geosciences Union: Financial Support

European Geosciences Union
General Assembly 2007
Vienna, Austria, 15 – 20 April 2007
Currently, the European Geosciences Union runs three different financial support schemes:

Aims & Scope

The EGU General Assembly will bring together geoscientists from all over Europe and the rest of the world into one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences. Especially for young scientists the EGU appeals to provide a forum to present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geosciences.

The EGU invites all geoscientists to participate in the assembly, submit contributions to the topical sessions and share their research with colleagues and friends. The EGU is looking forward to cordially welcome you in Vienna!

Call-for-Papers / Abstract Submission

Young Scientist's Travel Award for Europeans (YSTA)
In either case, a free registration will be granted. Depending on the decision of the Support Committee an additional financial support for the travel expenditures with a maximum of 300,- EUR could be granted as well. Important remark: Only the granted amount mentioned in the financial support letter will be paid out to the supported contact author personally during the EGU General Assembly 2007.

Adrian Gill Travel Award (AGTA)
for a young scientist from Britain to take part in a session of the Atmospheric Sciences or Ocean Sciences programme: In either case, a free registration will be granted. Depending on the decision of the Support Committee an additional financial support for the travel expenditures with a maximum of 300,- EUR could be granted as well. Important remark: Only the granted amount mentioned in the financial support letter will be paid out to the supported contact author personally during the EGU General Assembly 2007.

Keith Runcorn Travel Award for Non-Europeans (KRTA)
In either case, a free registration will be granted. Depending on the decision of the Support Committee an additional financial support for the travel expenditures with a maximum of 500,- EUR could be granted as well. Important remark: Only the granted amount mentioned in the financial support letter will be paid out to the supported contact author personally during the EGU General Assembly 2007.

Scientists, who wish to apply to one of the above awards, must be the principal author of their contribution, and they must submit an abstract by the deadline date and click the respective award they wish to apply for in their submittal information of their abstract. Only max. one application per contributions is allowed!

For the submission of your abstract/application for financial support, please use the link "Call-for-Papers" under "Programme", select the part of the programme you would like to submit an abstract to, and study the respective session/event list and the aims and scope of the session(s)/event(s) of interest carefully beforehand. Then use the link "Abstract Submission with Support Application" amongst the "Public Links" of your session/event in question.

Conveners' Application

Conveners may apply directly for financial support on behalf of a specific speaker of their session by using the button "Support Ranking" below the title of their session in the programme. Thereby, they may also select "Waiver of Conference Fee" or even ask for a specific amount of money to assist the participation of a particular speaker. The deadline is the "Deadline for Ranking by Conveners"!


Abstracts of applications for financial support are very critically reviewed by the respective conveners and then, together with the applications made directly by the conveners, by the Support Selection Committee in view of their excellence and importance for the meeting. Although the budget for the support programme is quite reasonable, not every session will get an award or will be supported otherwise! Members of the Support Selection Committee should click here, login, find the "Support Selection Overview" and proceed as indicated.

Consensus in Science: How Do We Know We’re Not Wrong?

1 March 2007

Washington, DC

Web Site

Carnegie Institution

Carnegie Institution
1530 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20005 (map)
Main Phone: 202-387-6400
Main Fax: 202-387-8092

The event is part of the Capital Science Evenings series.
Speaker: Naomi Oreskes, University of California, San Diego, Department of History
Topic: Consensus in Science: How Do We Know We’re Not Wrong?
“Why do we study the historical development of scientific knowledge, methods, and practices? Find out why recent theories in the earth and environmental sciences present challenges to what constitutes scientific consensus and dissent, and how this conflict affects the public, particularly with respect to the issue of global warming.”

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IIASA's Programs for Young Scientists

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is a non-governmental research organization. It conducts inter-disciplinary scientific studies on environmental, economic, technological and social issues in the context of human dimensions of global change. IIASA is located in Austria near Vienna and is sponsored by its National Member Organizationsin Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America :

Young Scientists Summer Program
The annual Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) is a program for young researchers primarily from IIASA's National Member Organization countries. The YSSP program aims to identify young and talented researchers who can broaden the research base at IIASA by developing new ideas and contributing to ongoing research activities.

The registration period for the 2007 YSSP Program is from 1 October 2006 until 15 January 2007.

Postdoctoral Program
Each year IIASA provides funding for up to two postdoctoral researchers.

Luis Donaldo Colosio Fellowship
IIASA accepts each year one young researcher with Mexican citizenship for a six to twelve month stay at the Institute.

for more information see: