Join the Global Young Academy – extended until 8 October 2017!!
The 2017 call for new members to join the Global Young Academy in 2018 has been extended until 8 October 2017. Applications are sought from young, independent scholars who combine the highest level of research excellence with a demonstrated passion for delivering impact.
The call is open to all scholars working in any research-based discipline, including the sciences, medicine, engineering, social sciences, the arts and humanities.
Applicants should be in the early years of their independent careers. The majority of the GYA members are aged 30-40 and the typical period from completion of a PhD or similar degree is 3-10 years. Applicants falling significantly outside these ranges should provide a motivation and may be considered under exceptional circumstances.
More information on how to apply and our online application form can be found here.
GloSYS Africa survey now live!
The GYA’s Global State of Young Scientists (GloSYS) project investigates the context in which early-career researchers today work, and the challenges and motivations that shape their career trajectories. The current GloSYS project focuses on young scientists and scholars in Africa and the African diaspora, with particular themes of interest being access to support mechanisms, mentoring, and funding as well as scientific productivity, mobility, and gender inequities within the higher education/research environment. The data obtained from this research will be used to develop policy recommendations that highlight the ways in which young scientists can be better supported in their research efforts and career development.
We have just entered the second phase of the project, which involves the collection of survey data. We ask that early career researchers in Africa or the African diaspora who have earned their master’s degree or PhD within the last ten years share their experiences with us by taking the GloSYS Africa survey.
You can also help spread the word about GloSYS Africa within your professional and social networks.
3rd Worldwide Meeting of Young Academies 2017
The 3rd Worldwide Meeting of Young Academies will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 19-21 July 2017, hosted by the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) and co-organised by the Global Young Academy (GYA).
This will be a great opportunity for representatives from NYAs and similar bodies to exchange ideas and expertise, discuss successful Young Academy activities and think about future networking and cooperation both on a global and regional levels. Regional outbreak sessions will also form part of the meeting.
More information on the meeting can be found here.