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.
Fundamental research: the foundation of innovation
The GYA is publishing a new report on “Restoring Canada’s Competitiveness in Fundamental Research: The View from the Bench” today. The report by GYA members Julia Baum and Jeremy Kerr reveals that Canada’s support for fundamental research crumbled over the past decade, due to the previous government’s disregard for fundamental research. As a result, many accomplished researchers in Canada are now left completely unfunded and Canada’s future as global leader for innovation and discovery is at stake.
More information here.