GYA Alumni Initiative

The GYA Alumni Initiative focuses on three areas:

  1. Engagement
  2. Communication
  3. Impact


  • The GYA benefits from its global network of alumni, and currently involves alumni in particular in the following areas:
    • Mentorship
    • Fundraising
    • Capacity building
    • Selection of new members
    • Representation of GYA
    • Promotion of GYA
  • With an ougoing members exit survey, we want to better understand your situation, needs and preferences, in order to more effectively engage with you, the growing GYA alumni community.
  • The GYA communicates with members and alumni through many channels (e-mail, opportunities digest, newsletter, social media, press releases, etc)
  • The GYA Office has set up a contact database, which will help us streamline communication with members, alumni and external contacts – and we aim to create more communication options for alumni in the future.
  • We aim to make alumni opportunities – to continue to benefit from and contribute to the GYA network – more transparent on the GYA website and in GYA communications.
  • What impact does the GYA have on its members, how does that affect the careers of its alumni?
  • How can the GYA showcase the achievements of its alumni, to attract new, excellent members and promote and motivate the advancement of other young scientists?
    • We strongly encourage you to strengthen your online visibility by updating your ORCID profile (mentioning Global Young Academy in it) and by uploading a picture on WikiCommons ( and letting us know about it in cc. Journalists can then use this to write a Wikipedia article about you. Contact if you have any questions about this.
    • We also encourage members and alumni to keep your GYA profiles as updated as your Linked-In or other social media profiles, so that you are searchable within the GYA network and beyond. The GYA increasingly receives informal requests from organizations to name experts in specific fields: the more up-to-date your profile is, the easier we can connect you to opportunities.