London International Youth Science Forum Award

Dr. Chris Kozak, Coordinator, London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) Award.

The 2023 London International Youth Science Forum takes place this upcoming summer from July 26 to August 9, 2023 in London England.

About 300 top young science students (aged 16 to 21 years old) from 50 or more countries around the world attend the Forum which consists of some very special lectures from eminent scientists, visits to famous places like Oxford and Cambridge, visits to museums, research and industrial laboratories, group discussions, and a full social schedule. No time to be bored!

Students must be bona fide first-year MUN science students from the St. John’s campus. They may be taking some second-year courses if they have received AP or IB credits. Applicants must have taken no less than 5 courses in each of the Fall and Winter semesters to be considered for the award.

A shortlist of up to a dozen students will be given a brief informal interview by the LIYSF Committee consisting of 3 or 4 MUN Professors from which one student will be chosen for the award. The main criterion for the award is overall academic performance, especially in science and math courses taken in the Fall and Winter semesters. Generally, the successful applicant has a cumulative average in the range of 85 to 90%.

The successful applicant is asked to provide a short report/interview shortly after their return on their impressions about the Forum and how they feel they benefited from attending it. The participant may also be asked to help with promoting LIYSF to future students.

Application forms are available through the link here or by emailing Dr. Kozak at

Application are due Thursday, April 6, 2023 by email to Dr. Kozak (write “LIYSF Application” in the subject line of your email).

LIYF web page (London):

Sponsors: The award winner will asked to apply to the Student Innovation fund/Office of the Vice-President (Academic) Undergraduate Studies to help offset the cost to the Dr. Hugh J. Anderson Fund. The award covers the airfare and all Forum fees such as registration, accommodations and local travel associated with the forum.