Join the Global Young Academy
The 2017 call for new members to join the Global Young Academy in 2018 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.
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.
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.