New GYA incubator on the UN SDGs

For the 2022 top-up funding period, GYA members will be active in 17 working groups and two Incubators within the three GYA Themes of Science & Society, Research Environment, and Science Education and Outreach. Moreover, a new GYA incubator on “The UN SDGs at the GYA” has been established on the initiative of Encieh Erfani (IASBS, Iran). The […]

Transforming Science | ALLEA – The Annual Meeting of European Academies

Transforming Science: Pathways Towards Sustainability and Trustworthiness is the 2022 Symposium of the Annual Meeting of European Academies. The themes of the Symposium are the following: Science for the Future, Science-Policy Relations in an Age of Complexity, Transforming Research Cultures, and Climate Sustainability in the Academic System. The event will take place on May 11-12, […]

Call for proposals: Interdisciplinary Research in Groups, Bielefeld University, Germany

The Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) is Bielefeld University’s Institute for Advanced Study. It offers time, space, and funding for outstanding interdisciplinary research as well as ideal working conditions for intensive collaboration. They invite scholars from all fields and countries post-PhD to propose an interdisciplinary research project to be conducted at ZiF with a curated […]

“Follow your passion – know that you can achieve anything!”

This little girl became intrigued by the brain and curious about unraveling the neural mechanism underlying mental health conditions in 6th grade when her best friend suffered from anorexia. She pursued her passion, became a first-generation university student, worked hard, and became a professor and neuroscientist examining the neural mechanisms of stress-induced mental illness. She […]

“My parents told me I could be anything I wanted”

As a girl, growing up, I loved reading books and was an introvert. I had a beautiful loving family where my parents told me I could be anything I wanted and allowed me and my sisters all the flexibility we could have. And that is what I did. I loved maths and sciences and only […]

From lab to science policy advisor

GYA member Alma Hernández-Mondragón explains how she has pursued a career outside the laboratory, at the science–policy interface. Read the article here