First APEC Science Leadership Programme

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The first Science Leadership Programme to be organized for early- to mid-career researchers and scientists in APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) countries took place online this year. The GYA fosters and promotes a model of science leadership which aims to impart an inclusive, collaborative leadership perspective, applicable in diverse contexts. Since 2015, regional Science Leadership programmes […]

GYA North-South Interdisciplinary Grant 2021 – open for applications

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The 2021 call for applications for the GYA North-South Interdisciplinary Grant is now open! Applications should be submitted by Sunday, 20 June 2021. This grant scheme, introduced at the GYA’s 2014 Annual General Meeting (AGM), seeks to support the development of small-scale, innovative, curiosity-driven, blue-sky, exploratory research pilots or prototypes that unite researchers in low/middle-income […]

Early Career Fund for SRI 2021 available

  The Global Young Academy is working together with Future Earth to support Early Career Researchers, Scientists and Professionals in their participation at the Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2021 (SRI2021), the world’s first transdisciplinary gathering in sustainability from 12 – 15 June 2021. The SRI is an excellent opportunity to connect and engage with […]

Trust in Climate Science panel starts International Conference

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An online satellite panel and discussion on “Trust in Climate Science” opened the Global Young Academy’s 2021 International Conference of Young Scientists on the topic of “Trust in Science”. Moderated by Leila Niamir (Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, Germany), the panel discussion featured insights from experts in oceanography, physics, science policy […]

‘COVID-19 and Art’ project visualises dataset

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‘The COVID-19 pandemic and art (19andART)’ project, funded by the 2020/21 GYA North-South Interdisciplinary Grant, has produced a database prototype, visualising the geographic and time information of COVID19-related art on an openly accessible website, as the first step of an exploratory analysis. In an interim report, the project group describes the focus of their data […]

Improving air quality with citizen science

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The project Citizen Science for Reducing Exposure to Urban Air Pollution, which was awarded the GYA North-South Interdisciplinary Grant from 2019-2020, has issued its final report, outlining collaborative research, outreach activities and resulting publications (read the full report here). GYA members Ibrahim Sidi Zakari (Abdou Moumouni University, Niger), Lisa Herzog (University of Groningen, The Netherlands) and Robert Lepenies (Helmholtz Centre […]

GYA-ISC Dialogue on Rethinking Human Development

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In cooperation with the International Science Council (ISC), the GYA held an interactive webinar on “Rethinking Human Development” on 7 December 2020. Under the auspices of the GYA’s Science Advice Working Group, GYA member Binyam Sisay Mendisu (UNESCO International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa, Ethiopia), who served as a steering committee member of the […]

GYA Conference Statement emphasises collaboration to help meet United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

GYA members and young scientists around the globe propose cross-disciplinary solutions in a Conference Statement published following the recent virtual conference “Heal the Earth: Sustainable Development Goals in a Changing World”. With this Conference Statement, the GYA emphasises the need for continued global collaboration, and calls upon academics, businesses, foundations, governments, multilateral agencies, non-governmental organizations, […]

GYA awards North-South Interdisciplinary Grant 2020/21

The 2020-21 GYA North-South Interdisciplinary Grant has been awarded to Stefan Kohler (Germany), Mohamed Elhadidy (Egypt), Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed (Bangladesh, Canada), Cristina Blanco Sío-López (USA), Paul Mason (Australia), Andreea Molnar (Australia), Xuan Bach Tran (Vietnam) for the research project: The COVID-19 pandemic and art (19and.ART). Read more about their project here. About the GYA North-South […]

“Heal the Earth”: 2020 virtual International Conference

While the COVID-19 pandemic is currently in focus, ongoing problems such as climate change, biodiversity losses, groundwater depletion, pollution and antibiotic resistance, also require collaborative efforts across sectors, disciplines and borders to find and implement solutions. While overall global income inequality has been decreasing, the economic divide within some societies is widening. Issues of food […]

2020 (e-)AGM: from Kolkata to Whova

GYA General Assembly Meeting on Zoom, June 2020

After many months of planning for a 2020 GYA in-person Annual General Meeting (AGM) and International Conference of Young Scientists in Kolkata, India, COVID-19 began to make its way around the world. With varying degrees of shutdowns, lock-downs and travel restrictions implemented in different countries and world regions, it became clear that 2020 would emerge […]