Posted by: Hendra Siry | 27 March, 2016




This call for expression of interest is a preliminary announcement in the preparation for The 2016 Indonesian-American Kavli Frontiers of Sciences Symposium, jointly organized by the Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI) the and United State of America National Academy of Science US-NAS), to be held in July 30-August 4, 2016 in Surabaya-Malang, East Java, Indonesia.
The first Indonesian-American Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium was held in 2011 as a joint program between Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI) and the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS). The Kavli-Frontiers of Science Series was inaugurated in Irvine, California on March 2-4, 1989, through a symposium on Frontiers of Science, organized by a committee of young scholars with the support of the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the National Academy of Sciences. These annual symposia bring together some of the very best young scientists to discuss exciting advances and opportunities in their fields in a format that encourages informal collectives as well as one-on-one discussions among participants. Speakers are urged to focus their talks on current cutting-edges research in their disciplines to colleagues outside their fields. Typically, these symposia are attended by approximately 80 to 100 scholars, by up to a dozen senior colleagues, and by several science writers. Attendees for the Frontiers of Science symposia are selected from the pool of young researchers (PhD under 45 years of age) who have made significant contribution to science.
The United State of America (USA) series inspired bilateral symposia, organized jointly by the USA National Academy of Science and national academies from other countries, such as the United Kingdom, Japan, China, India and also Indonesia (in the last 5 years). Thus, the Frontiers of Science Symposia have become a fundamental instrument in bringing together the best young scientists “the next generation of leaders” in the field of natural sciences and engineering, in the USA and around the world. The Indonesian-American Kavli Frontiers Symposium added social science topics in the program.
The First-, Second- , Third-, Fourth, and Fifth- Indonesia-American Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposia were held in Bogor (2011), Solo (2012), Bali (2013), Medan (2014), and Makassar (2015) respectively. At each Kavli, a total of 70 participants (40 scientists from Indonesia and 30 from the United States) were selected by the Organizing Committee for the meeting. Since last year, Australia participates in the symposium and send 10 their best young scientists. Eighteen participants gave oral presentations and 62 gave poster presentations, reporting on current research within their disciplines to academically trained and scientifically diverse audiences. They highlighted major research challenges, methodologies, and limitations to progress at the frontiers of their respective fields. All attendees participated actively in general discussion, during which they learned from and form collaborative relationships with other young scientists.
Call for Expression of Interest
The Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI) has formed an Indonesian Organizing Committee of young scientists, chaired by Dr. Fenny M. Dwivany with Dr. Jajah Fachiroh, Dr. Rajesri Govindaraju, Dr. Topik Hidayat, Dr. Ari Winasti Satyagraha and Dr. Teguh Dartanto as members to prepare the 2016 Indonesian-American Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium, in cooperation with the USA Organizing Committee. This meeting will be held in Malang, East Java, in July 30-August 4 2016 and covers six topics (Big Data and Marine Conservation; Green Chemistry, Mass Extinction and Citizen Science; Non-communicable Disease and Aging; Robotics and Information System; and Social Decision Making/Behavioral Economics).
The Indonesian Organizing Committee invites expression of interest from young scientists of Indonesia to participate in the 2016 Indonesian-American Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium.
Applicants should:

Have a doctoral degree and actively conduct/participate in research as shown by their peer-reviewed international and national publications.

No more than 45 years old at the time of application.

Submit a brief CV (no more than 2 pages) highlighting their publication list.

Include a brief statement (no more than 500 words) on what they would like to present at the symposium, if selected.

Application should be written in English and sent to kavli(at) no later than April 28, 2016.


Why You Should Apply

Selected participants will be sponsored (travel and accommodation) to attend the symposium. You will have the opportunity to meet and discuss your work with 30 of the best American, 40 Indonesian and 10 Australian young scientists, interested in collaborating with you in cutting edge research projects. The symposium program would allow visits to your laboratory and institution by interested USA and or Australian participants. These are organized to create opportunities for and promote the development of future collaborations.
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