The World Science Conference – Israel (WSCI) - August 16-21, 2014 - Submission Details

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World Science Conference - Israel

THE OPPORTUNITY:  The World Science Conference – Israel (WSCI)
LOCATION: Jerusalem, Israel - August 16-21, 2014
DETAILS: An intensive five day program that includes lectures by 20 Nobel Laureates and other leading scientists from around the world for 300 bright students from five continents all around the globe.  Eight spots have been reserved for young Canadians. 

Submit the name of a studentYOU ARE INVITED to submit the name of one (1) young Canadian who meets the following criteria

  • have a keen interest and be outstanding in natural sciences and Mathematics
  • currently a student in High School or University – aged 17 to 21 years.
  • be proficient in both spoken and written English, as the entire program will be conducted in English
  • be available to travel to Israel this August *

 * WSCI organisers will cover the full board accommodation throughout the conference days for the participants. Transportation from and to the airport will be provided. No registration or tuition fees apply. Airfare, travel insurance and possible extra days stay in Israel, will not be funded by the organisers.

Submissions should include the following three elements:

1. Curriculum Vitae with their contact information.  This should focus on their academic interests, achievements and studies.  They can include honours and awards, publications or conferences as well as volunteer work.  [max 2 pages]

2. Cover Letter that answers the following questions [max 2 1/2  pages or 1000 words]

  • Why do you want to be a part of this opportunity?  What would attending this conference and meeting Nobel laureates mean to you? How would participating in the WSCI help you advance your interest, career and community?
  • What Nobel Laureate inspires you the most and why?
  • What are your proudest accomplishments? What are your career aspirations?

3. Letter(s) of recommendation from a teacher, professor, or supervisor that attests to their qualifications and affinity for science.

All nominations must be received no later than June 16th and sent to  

 We hope you will consider submitting the name of a young person for this inspirational and unique, once-in a lifetime opportunity.

More details about the conference from the organizers:

Nobel PrizeWe are delighted to announce the World Science Conference – Israel (WSCI), to be held in Jerusalem, Israel, this coming summer. Initiated by Nobel Laureate Prof. Roger Kornberg (USA), in collaboration with the Hebrew University, the Ministry of Science and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the state of Israel, The WSCI will bring young students from all around the world for an intensive five day program. During the conference the participants will have a chance to attend lectures, to interact, and to be inspired by 20 Nobel Laureates and other leading scientists from around the world. The students will also experience a unique opportunity to meet and get to know some 300 bright students from five continents all around the globe, among them, probably included some of the next generation leading scientists. The WSCI will take place at the Edmond J. Safra campus of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. Among the lecturers are the following Nobel Laureates:

  • Zhores I. Alferov (Physics 2000)
  • Sidney Altman (Chemistry 1989)
  • Robert J Aumnann (Economic Sciences 2005)
  • Elizabeth H. Blackburn (Physiology/Medicine 2009)
  • Steven Chu (Physics 1997)
  • Aaron Chiechanover (Chemistry 2004)
  • Sheldon L. Glashow (Physics 1979)
  • Roger D. Kornberg (Chemistry 2006)
  • Richard J. Roberts (Physiology/Medicine 1993)
  • Randy W. Schekman (Physiology/Medicine 2013)
  • Harold W. Kroto (Chemistry 1996)
  • Yuan T. Lee (Chemistry 1986)
  • Roger B. Myerson (Economic Sciences 2007)
  • Stanley B. Pruisiner (Physiology/Medicine 1997)
  • David J. Gross (Physics 2004)
  • James E. Rothman (Physiology/Medicine 2013)
  • Hershko Avram (Chemistry 2004)
  • Thomas C. Südhof (Physiology/Medicine 2013)
  • Arieh Warshal (Chemistry 2013)
  • Dan Schectman (Chemistry 2011)

Modeled after the Lindau Science Meeting which has been held in Germany for more than half a century, and the decade old Asian Science Camp (ASC) the WSCI will provide a unique platform for inspiration, dialogue and discussion between promising young talents and attending Nobel Laureates and Eminent Scientists. It will also help to develop international friendships and cooperation among students from all over the world and focuses on excellent 17-21 years old students.

The WSCI will be held in conjunction with the Nobel Conference for Science & Technology, an international gathering to be held in Israel at the same time, in which the twenty Nobel Laureates, alongside with leaders of government, industry and academy will speak about current developments and future directions for the benefit of mankind.

Both the WSCI and the Nobel Conference are unprecedented events in regard to the number of Nobel Laureates participating. As such, the WSCI will offer the young participants a unique opportunity for inspiration and "once in a life time experience".

students at the World Science Conference


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