[1-6 Agustus 2022] Call for Expression of Interest | The 8th Indonesian - American Kavli Frontiers Of Science Symposium

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[1-6 Agustus 2022] Call for Expression of Interest | The 8th Indonesian - American Kavli Frontiers Of Science Symposium

Call for Expression of Interest | The 8th Indonesian - American Kavli Frontiers Of Science Symposium

This call for expression of interest is a preliminary announcement in the preparation for the 8th Indonesian-American Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium, jointly organized by the Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI) and the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS), to be held on August 1-6, 2022 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.


The first Indonesian-American Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium was held in 2011 as a joint program between the 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 from 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-edge 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 of the Frontiers of Science symposia are selected from a pool of young researchers (PhD under 45 years of age) who have made significant contributions to science.

The USA series inspired bilateral symposia, also organized jointly by the US National Academy of Sciences and national academies from other countries, such as the United Kingdom, Japan, Israel, China, India, and also Indonesia (2011-2017). Thus, the Frontiers of Science Symposia have become a fundamental instrument in bringing together the best young scientists as “the next generation of leaders” in the field of natural sciences and engineering, in the US and around the world. Later, The Indonesian-American Kavli Frontiers Symposium added social science topics in the program.

The First-, Second-, Third-, Fourth-, Fifth-, Sixth-, and Seventh Indonesian-American Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposia were held in Bogor (2011), Solo (2012), Bali (2013), Medan (2014), Makassar (2015), Malang (2016), and Ambon (2017) 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 to participate in the meeting. In 2015-2017, Australia participated in the symposium and sent 10 of 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 discussions, during which they learned from and formed collaborative relationships with other young scientists.

Past Symposia: http://www.nasonline.org/programs/kavli-frontiers-of-science/past-symposia/

Why You Should Apply 

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

Call for Expression of Interest 

The Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI) has formed an Indonesian Organizing Committee of young scientists, chaired by Dr. Berry Juliandi with Dr. Sri Fatmawati, Dr. Inaya Rakhmani, Dr. Felycia Edi-Soetaredjo, Dr. Vanny Narita, and Dr. Gunadi as members to prepare the 8th Indonesian-American Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium, in cooperation with the US Organizing Committee. This meeting will be held in Yogyakarta, on August 1-6, 2022. 

The Indonesian Organizing Committee invites expressions of interest from Indonesian young scientists to participate in the 8th Indonesian-American Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium. Applicants should:

  1. Have a doctoral degree and actively conduct/participate in research as shown by their peer-reviewed international and national publications.
  2. Not be older than 45 years old by August 6, 2022.
  3. Submit a brief CV (no more than 2 pages) highlighting their publication list.
  4. Fill the form, include a brief statement (no more than 500 words), on what they would like to present at the symposium if they are selected.


The application should be written in English and sent to [email protected] by no later than June 12, 2022.

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