The 2016 call for new members to join the Global Young Academy in 2017 is now open. Applications are sought from young, independent scholars who combine the highest level of research excellence with a demonstrated passion for delivering impact.
Founded in 2010, the Global Young Academy is an international organization of young researchers with members from six continents. Members are selected for five year terms. Each member should attend the Annual General Meeting (week of 15 May 2017) and is 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 and education at the international level, and the young scientist ambassador program.
GYA members communicate virtually throughout the year and meet their colleagues from all over the world at least once a year in person at the Annual General Meeting (e.g. 2012 in South Africa, 2013 in Germany, 2014 in Chile, 2015 in Canada). Other occasions to meet and cooperate with colleagues across borders, cultures and disciplines on topics of utmost relevance to young scientists are international meetings, workshops and conferences organized by the GYA Working Groups, for which GYA supports fundraising.
The deadline for applications is 25 September 2016.