The GYA 2022 call for new members is now open!
The GYA is seeking young scholars who combine excellence in research with a demonstrated passion for delivering positive social impact.
The call is open to all scholars working in any research-based discipline, including the natural, physical and social sciences, as well as the arts and humanities.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a high level of excellence in their discipline, ascertained by a proven track record and expected future achievements. Moreover, applicants must demonstrate a clear commitment to making a difference in society. PhD or equivalent is a requirement for applicants.
Application documents and instructions can be found at https://globalyoungacademy.net/call-for-new-members/.
Deadline for application is 15 September 2021.
“The Next Big Thing” video series – GYA member Mai Tolba featured
The work of GYA member Mai Tolba (Ain shams university, Egypt) was recently featured in an installment of the video series “The Next Big Thing” presented by the Futurium, a museum in Berlin, Germany, dedicated to the future.
Mai’s work in pharmacology and cancer research helps improve the immune system’s ability to recognise cells that are currently resistant to normal cancer treatments.
Watch Mai’s video, presented in collaboration with the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.
Ladies and gentlemen…. Introducing the GYA Blog!
To spotlight timely and impactful output from our members and alumni, we’re proud to introduce the GYA Blog.
The first entry is titled “Addressing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on early-career researchers“, and was written by Paulina Carmona-Mora (University of California Davis, United States), based upon an article penned by a team of GYA members and alumni.
The article details the challenges and long-term effects the pandemic has had on early-career researchers (ECRs), and also suggests ECR-powered solutions moving forward.
You can read the entire GYA blog post here, and do keep on the lookout for upcoming posts highlighing the need for “Global Moonshot Research”, how science can counter fake news, and another on recent developments for ERCs in Latin American and the Caribbean.