24 May 2021

Young Scientists Invited to World Laureates Forum

Roger Kornberg
2006 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Stanford University

World Laureates Forum (WLF) logo in blueThe World Laureates Forum (WLF) is the foremost global scientific gathering of prize winners, including laureates of the Nobel Prize, Wolf Prize, Lasker Award, Turing Award, Breakthrough Prize, and Fields Medal. Held under the theme “Science and Technology for the Common Destiny of Mankind,” the WLF serves advocates for international cooperation, basic science, and the development of youth.

So far three annual forums have been held in Shanghai, China. With each passing year, greater emphasis has been placed on the involvement of young scientists. The fourth WLF will be held in Shanghai from 29 October to 1 November 2021. Because world travel remains restricted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the forum will be held virtually for international participants and in person for participants without travel limitations.

The fourth WLF will provide an exchange and communication platform to support and encourage young scientists worldwide. We invite applications from early career AAS members to attend. The deadline is 15 June.


  • Less than 45 years of age as of 1 January 2021
  • Outstanding record in academic research, with original innovative ideas and great potential for scientific advancement


  • Curriculum vitae, including
    • Date of birth
    • Personal contact info
    • Education and work experience
    • Awards and honors
    • Summary of your research
    • Representative academic achievements in the last 5 years (e.g., publications, patents, invited lectures)
  • High-resolution profile photo

Applications may be emailed to Maxxie or Yolaine by 15 June.

Benefits to Successful Applicants

  • Attend the World Laureates Forum
  • Attend various seminars and themed sessions
  • Communicate with prize laureates and other young scientists in interdisciplinary discussions
  • Share your latest results with other attendees

Decisions of the selection committee will be announced by 30 June.