Conversation with Early Career Researchers in LAC

Together with the Inter American Institute for Global Change Research and the National Science Policy Network‘s Science Diplomacy Committee, the GYA hosted a joint learning opportunity and happy hour social event to explore the current challenges and experiences of early career researchers in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The workshop included a key-note presentation […]

GYA awards Sasha Kagansky Interdisciplinary Grant 2021/22

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The 2021-22 GYA Sasha Kagansky Interdisciplinary Grant has been awarded to Paulina Carmona-Mora (University of California-Davis, USA) and Bernardo Urbani (Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research), and project co-applicants Sandra López Vergès (Gorgas Memorial Institute for Health Studies, Panama), Iwona Janicka (Aarhus University, Denmark) and Cristina Blanco Sío-López (Ca’Foscari University of Venice, Italy), for the narrative […]

Professional development workshop held for at-risk scholars

The second GYA professional development workshop for at-risk scholars was held from 9 – 11 September, hosted at Wolfson College, University of Oxford. The in-person workshop, aiming to support the career development of outstanding early-career at-risk scholars and scientists, was conceptualised and run by the GYA At-Risk Scholars Initiative, in cooperation with the Young Academy […]

GYA endorses SAR appeal to support Afghan scholars

The GYA joins higher education associations, networks, and academies to endorse an urgent appeal by Scholars at Risk Europe to European governments and European Union institutions to take immediate action to secure the lives and careers of Afghanistan’s scholars, students, and civil society actors. We encourage other academies and young academies to join in supporting […]

JSPG and GYA hold International Science Policy Memo Writing Workshop

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Together with the Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG), the GYA’s Science Advice Working Group held a joint virtual science policy memo writing workshop for early career researchers all across the globe in May 2021. The workshop aimed to equip early career researchers with the essential tools needed to write effective policy memos. Over the […]

70th Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting online

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GYA alumnus Huanyu Cheng (Pennsylvania State University, USA) and member Suraj Bhattarai (Global Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, Nepal) were nominated and selected to participate in the 70th anniversary Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, which was postponed to 2021 and held in virtual form from 27 June to 2 July 2021. “The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting is certainly […]

Early-career researchers active at SRI 2021

The GYA partnered with Future Earth to elevate early-career researcher voices at the first Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2021 (SRI2021). In a joint selection process, 11 excellent Early Career Champions were selected from among applicants around the world to contribute to the SRI2021 Closing Plenary on 15 June. Five of the Champions were appointed […]

GYA 2021 AGM and International Conference “Trust in Science”

The GYA held its second online Annual General Meeting from 1-4 June, together with an online International Conference of Young Scientists on the topic “Trust in Science”, which was open to public participation. Over 170 GYA members and alumni and over 490 external guests from 114 countries registered to take part in sessions throughout the […]

GYA committed to supporting at-risk scholars and academic freedom

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The Global Young Academy is committed to supporting at-risk-scholars who have been forced to flee their countries due to political circumstances or threat of violence. Through one of the GYA’s strategic projects, the At-Risk Scholars Initiative, GYA and National Young Academy members provide peer mentorship to displaced and at-risk scholars to support their reintegration into […]

New Members meet in online Science Leadership Workshop

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In preparation for the upcoming GYA 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) online, 34 particpants – mainly newly selected members – convened for an online Science Leadership Workshop in early May. Throughout the sessions, up to 12 seasoned GYA members (see below) joined as mentors. The workshop was designed to  give participants space to reflect together […]

TWAS-ISC-IAP launch “Science in Exile” Network

To increase awareness and active support for discplaced scientists and researchers, the International Science Council (ISC), the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) have launched a joint, global at-risk, displaced and refugee scientists’ initiative. The project began with a planning and network-building phase mid-2020 and will now start to set up […]