Deadline:

December 17, 2018.

Location:

United States.

(Fully Funded)

Description

Young Scientist Seminars Competition 2019

The Young Scientist Seminars (YSS) is a video series produced by iBiology that features early-career scientists giving talks about their research and discoveries. As with all iBiology videos, the YSS videos are freely available online and widely viewed by an international audience of students, scientists, educators, and the public.

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The winners will be selected in two phases.

1 – Finalist Selection: Ten to twenty finalists will be chosen based on their submitted application materials.

2 – Winner Selection: Finalists will give a 20-minute audition talk in English using video-conference to the iBiology staff.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Biology.

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

EGYPT, SYRIA, IRAQ, PALESTINE, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, SAUDI ARABIA, EMIRATES, KUWAIT, QATAR, BAHRAIN, OMAN, YEMEN, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, TURKEY, IRAN, CYPRUS, COMOROS, & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.

Program Period

Late Spring 2019, exact date will be announced for winners.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • U.S. and international pre-doctoral graduate students (i.e. PhD candidates) and post-doctoral fellows in any field of the biological sciences are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates should be pre-doctoral graduate students (i.e. PhD candidates) and post-doctoral fellows in any field of the biological sciences.
  • As Candidates are not required to be a PhD candidate to be eligible to apply, their research story should be close to publication or have been recently published to be considered.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • The competition offers for winners:
  1. all-expenses paid trip to the University of California, San Francisco.
  2. A multi-day science communication workshop led by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, in collaboration with iBiology.
  3. A $500 honorarium prize.

How to Apply

First Step: Fill out the online application, click here

Second Step: Submit the following documents:

  • A short statement (3000 characters maximum, including spaces) explaining why you (the applicant) are applying to the YSS competition and how you would benefit from participating.
  • A 2-page CV or resume that highlights: research experience, scientific presentation experience and awards, and science communication, outreach or education activities.
  • A short written description (3000 characters maximum, including spaces) of the scientific discovery that you (the applicant) would like to share on camera and its importance, for a non-expert but scientific audience.
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member.

Note: You can access a PDF version of the application HERE.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Mahmoud Saeed/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Lubna Albadawi/ Syria and Alyaa Abdelraouf/ Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team