Call for Proposals: Science Forum South Africa 2016

Call for Proposals: Science Forum South Africa 2016

Deadline: July 15, 2016

Science Forum South Africa are calling for thematic session proposals for the Forum. The 2016 Forum will have a specific focus on the social sciences and humanities, as well as the role of science in Africa’s development. The objectives of the Forum are:

  • To create a platform for a vibrant debate on the role of science, technology and innovation in society;
  • To promote international science, technology and innovation partnerships; and
  • To create a platform for key science, technology and innovation actors, including senior government leaders, academics, scientists, industry, civil society, and students to interact.


  • Proposals will be accepted from speakers/participants from outside South Africa, especially from other African countries.

Selection Criteria

The following are criteria for assessing the proposals:

  • Relevance to the theme under which the proposal is proposed.
  • Relevance to conference objectives.
  • Quality and originality which will ensure value addition to current debate.
  • Potential for creating vibrant discussions.
  • Interdisciplinary approach.
  • National, continental, and international topicality.
  • Potential to attract media interest.

Application Process

Submit your proposal.

For more information, visit Science Forum South Africa.