Global Young Academy
The voice of young ccientist around the world
The 2011 call for new members to join the Global Young Academy is now open. Applications are sought from young, independent researchers who combine the highest level of research excellence with a demonstrated passion for delivering impact.
Research fields: The call is open to all researchers working in any evidence-based discipline, including the natural sciences and medicine, engineering, social sciences, arts and humanities.
Excellence: Applicants must be able to demonstrate a high level of excellence in their research discipline, as evidenced by their publication record or demonstrated practical outcomes of their work.
Impact: The Global Young Academy is committed to a broad range of programs around the world to support young researchers, promote science to the broadest possible audience, engage in policy debate and foster international and interdisciplinary collaboration. Applicants must be able to provide evidence of interest or past experience in one or more of these areas.
Age/career point: Applicants should be in the early years of their independent research careers. The majority of the GYA’s members are aged 30-40 and the typical period from completion of a PhD or similar degree is 5-12 years. Applicants falling significantly outside these ranges may be considered under exceptional circumstances.
Diversity: The Global Young Academy strives to be as diverse as the global community of young scientists. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, irrespective of nationality, ethnicity, religion, gender, discipline or political or other beliefs.
National academies of the sciences, social sciences and humanities, national or private science foundations, national or international learned societies, and other institutions of national or international scientific repute are invited to nominate suitable candidates or to bring this call to the attention of suitable applicants. Applications should be completed personally by the candidate, but may be accompanied by a letter of support from the nominating institution. Self-nominations will also be accepted.
Application forms and details on how to apply can be downloaded from the Global Young Academy's website at www.globalyoungacademy.org. The closing date for the receipt of applications is Sep 30th
The Global Young Academy. Founded in 2010 with the support of the Interacademy Panel: The global network of science academies, the Global Young Academy is an international institution of young researchers with members from six continents. Members are elected for four year terms and the total membership is capped at two hundred. All members are expected to actively contribute to one or more of the organization’s programs, which include participation in policy development, promotion of national young academies, supporting science in the developing world and the young scientist ambassador program. For more information on the Global Young Academy or any of its programs, please visit www.globalyoungacademy.org.