This workshop has been postponed, and will take place later in 2021. Once new dates have been set, these will be posted here.


Everything falls and rises on leadership. This is true even for research teams or institutes. The performance of a scientist or researcher or research institute depend to a large extent on the leadership ability of scientists. To improve the leadership ability of South Asian scientists, the Science Diplomacy in South Asia working group of the Global Young Academy is organising an online workshop later in 2021.

The Science Diplomacy in South Asia group encourage application from the following group of people from eight South Asian countries, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Srilanka, and Pakistan:

  • PhD students,
  • Scientists/Researchers of government and nongovernmental organisations
  • University Teachers
  • National Young Academy members
  • Global Young Academy Members

Fields: The call is open to all scholars/academic who have a background in the natural, physical and social sciences, as well as the arts and humanities.

Expectations: Selected potential science leaders are expected to attend the online workshop, from around 8:00-11:00 PM South Asian Time (UTC 14:00-17:00) during one week.  They are also expected to take improving leadership around them as a lifelong mission to make the South Asia a better region in the world.

Applications should be completed personally by the candidate in English.  Completing the application might take about 30 minutes or more, the form can be saved at any time and processed later.

Evaluation of participants

The Science Diplomacy in South Asia working group will evaluate all potential participants based on i) the answer to the questions, and ii) linked profile.

Diversity: Diversity will be maintained in terms of gender/ specialization/ institution/country.

For all queries, please contact the organisers from the GYA Science Diplomacy working group, .