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Global Young Academy

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 GYAs 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  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  organizations  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