Progress

For GYA members and alumni only: connect to the group, collaborate and discuss with other members on the GYA-internal Agora platform here.

 

Virtual Missions 2021

The call is now open for all GYA members to submit proposals for a virtual mission in 2021. For further information and how to apply, see here. The deadline is 20 August 2021. Please note: this call is for GYA members only!

 

Virtual YSAP Missions 2020

After a call to the GYA membership in August, the group has chosen two proposals for online missions in 2020. Pradeep Kumar (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa) and Filippo Rossi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy) will collaborate to introduce their students to advanced molecular mechanics simulation techniques. Their YSAP mission will include a virtual tour of both their labs. Chandra Shekhar Sharma (Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad, India) and David Fernandez Rivas (University of Twente, Netherlands) will conduct a tutorial and experiment with ultrasound jointly with both their teams.

General Information

The YSAP accomplishes its objectives by (1) serving as a medium to connect various GYA members who might have common interests and (2) locating money or funding opportunities to pay for the international activities. The YSAP currently operates with a budget from the GYA. The amounts are not comprehensive for a given Ambassador, but serve as financial assistance to complement other funds available for the Ambassadorships.

Young Scientist Ambassador Programme (YSAP)

For an overview of YSAP, please watch Adewale Adewuyi (Nigeria) and John Malone (USA) present an introduction of the programme.

For a history of YSAP, please watch founder Steve Miller (USA) present the initial beginnings and early missions funded by this programme.

Outcomes

The primary outcomes of the Ambassadorships are Mission Reports posted here on the YSAP website. As of December 2020, there have been 26 funded YSAP Missions, and six volunteer outreach activities:

Funded Missions

2020

# 26 Virtual Mission India & the Netherlands

# 25 Virtual Mission South Africa & Italy

2019

# 24 Lahcen El Youssfi visits Chile  [mission video here]

#23 Flávia Pires visits Argentina

#22 Mahesh Kumar visits Israel

# 21 Koen Vermeir visits Romania

2018

#20 Mirabbos Hojamberdiev visits India

#19 Thomas Edison dela Cruz visits Serbia

#18 Science Caravan visits Cambodia

2017

#17 Mirabbos Hojamberdiev visits Tanzania

#16 John Malone visits Costa Rica

#15 Almas Taj Awan visits Pakistan

#14 Thomas Edison dela Cruz visits Myanmar

2016

#13 Dmitry Maslov visits Serbia

#12 Vidushi Neergheen-Bhujun visits the United Kingdom

2015

#11 Alexander Kagansky visits Mauritius

#10 Ghada Bassioni visits Germany

#9 Thomas Edison dela Cruz visits Austria

#8 Ghada Bassioni visits The Netherlands

2014

#7 Javier Garcia Martinez visits Peru

2013

#6 Thomas Schwarze visits Botswana

2012

#5 Five Ambassadors visit Fochville, South Africa

#4 Four Ambassadors visit Pretoria, South Africa

2011

#3 Stephen Miller visits Indonesia

#2 Johan Akerman visits Vietnam

#1 Caradee Wright visits Réunion Island

 

Non-funded YSAP Outreach Activities

2018

Mahesh Kumar visits Uzbekistan

Young Scientist Ambassador Programme builds connections at Burapha University, Thailand

2017

YSAP participates in Skype a Scientist

Mahesh Kumar held an outreach activity in India

outreach activity on “Synthetic Biology and the Future”

2016

Shamsun Nahar Khan started a series of science outreach activities in Bangladesh