Global Young Scientist Summit

Published in the Research School of Physics Event Horizon
Vol43 Issue80 30 July–3 August 2018

Dear ANU Research Management teams,


We again have the opportunity to recommend some young scientists to take part in the prestigious Global Young Scientist Summit (GYSS) in Singapore, January 2019 (see the GYSS website). Can you please circulate this opportunity as widely as you can amongst your early career researchers? College Associate Deans HDR have also been asked to circulate to their PhD cohorts. The GYSS is aimed mainly at scientists but some cross-disciplinary applications have been successful in the past. Participants must not have attended previous editions of the GYSS.

The theme for GYSS 2019 is “Advancing Science, Creating Technologies for a Better World” (similar to topics in previous years). The GYSS is open to PhD students and post-doc academics in any field of science and technology who are under the age of 35 (at the time of the summit). As previously, ANU can make five nominations. We have been highly successful in the past, with all five of our nominations selected last year.

Any ECRs  who wish to apply will need to forward the following documents to  by COB Thursday 23 August 2018 to be considered for selection as one of the ANU nominees:

  • one page addressing the selection criteria (see the GYSS Participant Selection Criteria attachment for details). Applicants should focus on their research and how it relates to the GYSS theme in their statement
  • a short CV (no fixed format but should highlight research interests, education background, awards and key publications), and
  • a letter of support from a supervisor or Head of Research School (this should include confirmation that local funding is available and will be provided for airfare costs. The Office of the Dean Higher Degree research will contribute $500 per participant to airfare costs).

ANU is expected to sponsor participants’ passage – all the other expenses will be provided by Singapore. The ODHDR will contribute $500 toward the flight costs of each participant. This will be paid via College Finance teams as a reimbursement.

An information sheet for ANU ECRs and students is also attached, and you should direct any questions to my office (





Professor Imelda Whelehan

Dean, Higher Degree Research

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