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.