Young Ambassador

kapiljain



Kapil Jain

Bachelor's Student
University of Delhi, New Delhi, India


As a child born and raised in Delhi, India, I never questioned the idea of my present life being a reflection of my actions from past lifetimes. The ideology of karma, endemic to Indian society, emphasizes that everything in our lives – from the amount of wealth we possess to the sickness we suffer from – is a consequence of our prior actions. However, I began to question/doubt this belief when I chose a biology-focused curriculum in high school and learned about inherited traits, gene function, expression and regulation. Is sickness really an outcome of karma? In the battle between genes and karma, who wins the right to determine a person’s fate? Or is fate a culmination of both karmic and genetic influences? In the case of identical twins, what dictates which one of the two battles cancer and which one will struggle to survive calculus? If it is purely genetic, then what factors are responsible for these life-transforming differences? What genes and pathways are being affected? At what stage of development are these genes being turned on or off? My desire to answers these questions furthered my desire to pursue biology in college so I could better understand the mechanisms that regulate DNA replication, RNA transcription, and protein synthesis; how this varies in different organisms and how it relates to human diseases.

Currently, I am a third-year undergraduate student at Sri Venkateswara College under the University of Delhi.I have had many prestigious fellowships like KVPY,INSPIRE,NTSE from my school to college studies. I had received IAS Summer Research Fellowship for 2018 and hope to build a career in the field of Cell Biology aimed at finding new avenues for the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders.

The decision to apply to this program stems from my early decision to bridge the gap between the people who want to pursue science and the opportunities that are available but could not avail. An individual always needs an opportunistic platform to utilize its potential, with an aim of awaring people with those opportunities and advantages of pursuing science, i apply to this program.
Young Ambassador since October 2018


Last updated: October 5, 2018


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Kapil Jain's contribution to "Go for Science"

  • Regularly updating information about scholarships and funding at "Go for Science" Facebook page.
  • Regularly updating information about scholarships and funding at "Go for Science" Twitter page.

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GfS-YAP is meant to create a constant flow of information among students all over the globe. It will act as an information bridge, ensuring that essential notifications never go unnoticed, and reach out to the students across the world. This would be achieved in two ways. Firstly, the chosen young ambassador/s would provide other students and researchers with relevant opportunities being offered by their universities. Secondly, the "Go for Science" receives constant input regarding the same from enthusiastic students and researchers which will also be propagated amongst the student community by the ambassador/s.


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Young Ambassadors Program

GfS-YAP is meant to create a constant flow of information among students all over the globe. It will act as an information bridge, ensuring that essential notifications never go unnoticed, and reach out to the students across the world. This would be achieved in two ways. Firstly, the chosen young ambassador/s would provide other students and researchers with relevant opportunities being offered by their universities. Secondly, the "Go for Science" receives constant input regarding the same from enthusiastic students and researchers which will also be propagated amongst the student community by the ambassador/s.



Eligibility criteria
Students and researchers who are interested in science, and keen to learn more about opportunities in the field of science and ready to share their experiences and knowledge. Anyone studying in schools, universities, or pursuing Ph.D., and post-doctoral studies from all the areas are eligible to be nominated as ambassadors. Additionally, having leadership qualities and friendly nature will be beneficial, especially when organizing public events such as "Science Talk."

Ambassador's Responsibilities
  • Sharing information about fellowships, scholarships, and grants.
  • Answering the queries of students asked within the GfS network (groups and forum).
  • Organizing workshops and tutorials for students to discuss the application procedure of applications.
  • Networking and sharing with other ambassadors.
  • Ambassadors have to submit at least two articles yearly (research programs, funding schemes, scholarships, fellowships, grants, universities, research institutes or scientific experiences).

  • Benefits and advantages
  • Your contributions could have some added value to your CV.
  • It is an excellent opportunity for networking with other enthusiastic students and researchers around the world.
  • Complete profile and research description will be shown on the webpage.
  • This will help in building leadership qualities and organizational skills.
  • Direct access to the webpage/website for uploading information.
  • Most active ambassadors will be rewarded annually.
  • Ambassadors contributing effectively and regularly can also be upgraded to the GfS editorial board.

  • Initiate "Science Talk" at your city

    In today's world of collaborative research, its just not enough to be “good” at science, but, it is equally important to be strongly connected to other researchers in our vicinity. A well connected academic network is like a two-edged sword. Firstly, it helps propagate ideas among the researchers, and secondly, it makes space for more information to reach the individuals new to this field.
    Most often, we discover that due to poor communication and networking, the same problems continue to persist from one "batch" of researchers to the next. And, not surprisingly, most of them can be solved just by speaking and exchanging ideas with each other.
    So, through “Science Talks”, we can create platforms where everyone shares, and learns together.

    Please register your city, and let the talks begin!!!

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    Go for Science - an ocean of opportunities

    It’s said that “Success is where preparation and opportunity meet”. However, most often, the gap between the two becomes difficult to bridge due to a dearth of platforms that can provide necessary information regarding opportunities available in terms of PhD positions, scholarships, academic jobs, etc. Consequently, Go for Science was launched as a platform in order to overcome this very gap. It provides a unique and exciting blend of information regarding scholarships, PhD positions, etc. and first hand experiences of scholarship holders and students pursuing higher studies across the globe. In other words, GfS ensures that potential young talents not only get sufficient knowledge about opportunities (such as scholarships, PhD positions, internships, etc) “straight out of the books”, but also get a feeling of “real life experiences” that students share on the website.

    As of now, quite a number of students have already benefitted from GfS’s plethora of information regarding opportunities in scientific research, and have set out towards achieving their dreams. Therefore, looking at the overwhelming response from students, it aims to further expand its knowledge base, not only in terms of providing information regarding scholarships etc, but also enriching it with several first hand experiences of students.