The GYA Young Scientist Ambassador Programme (YSAP) promotes the efforts by GYA members to bridge the international scientific gap by facilitating cultural, scientific, intellectual, or educational interactions. The ambassadorships are non-traditional; that is, interactions occur between two countries that are at different stages of scientific development, or between two countries that historically have had minimal scientific contact. The YSAP organises and funds Ambassadorships, wherein GYA members travel between low- and middle-income countries and high-income countries, transferring expertise and knowledge and otherwise increasing engagement between nations of different scientific development.
For GYA members and alumni only: connect to the group, collaborate and discuss with other members on the GYA-internal Agora platform here.
The YSAP accomplishes its objectives by (1) serving as a medium to connect various GYA members who might have common interests and (2) locating money or funding opportunities to pay for the international activities. The YSAP currently operates with a budget from the GYA. The amounts are not comprehensive for a given Ambassador, but serve as financial assistance to complement other funds available for the Ambassadorships.
The primary outcomes of the Ambassadorships are Mission Reports posted here on the YSAP website. As of December 2020, there have been 26 funded YSAP Missions, and six volunteer outreach activities, which can be seen down below.