For the 2020-21 top-up funding period, GYA members will be active in 17 working groups and three Incubators within the three GYA Themes of Science & Society, Research Environment, and Science Education and Outreach. The Citizen Science for the 2030 SDG Agenda incubator has been promoted to working group status now. The GYA Rainbow will continue as an Incubator.
A new Incubator on Plastic Problem Solutions has been set up and is being led by Nina Yasuda (Japan) and David Fernandez Rivas (Netherlands). The group proposes to work towards raising the awareness of the most urgent problems in regard to plastics that have been identified by other initiatives the world over, and to identify areas where the GYA can really make a visible impact.
In addition to regular base funding for the calendar year 2020, top-up funding for specific additional activities has been granted to the following GYA working groups for the period July 2020 – June 2021:
- Trust in (Young) Scientists – webinar on science communication
- Global Health – “The COVID-19 pandemic and art (19and.ART)”
- Open Science – publishing the results of a global OS workshop in a peer-reviewed journal
- Science Advice – workshop on Foresight
- Women in Science – publishing a book with stories on different women researchers globally
- Women in Science – prize incentives for respondents to survey on women in science workplace challenges (as a trial-run for the GYA)