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 group proposes to tap into the GYA’s cumulative potential as an interdisciplinary, global and young academy when it comes to working towards the achievement of the UN SDGs. The GYA and its members are active in many SDG-related areas (https://globalyoungacademy.net/sdgs/), however, interlinkages and connections with the SDGs might not always be apparent. The group therefore want to raise GYA members’ awareness of the SDGs and the work that is already happening on the SDGs in the academy, through workshops, trainings, connecting to partners, etc.
The group is still looking for new members; and in particular looking for a lead or two co-leads!
Please contact Encieh directly, should you be interested.
In addition to regular base funding for the calendar year 2022 for existing working groups and incubators, top-up funding for specific additional activities has been granted to the following GYA working groups for the period January – December 2022:
- Biodiversity for Survival via Biomedicine & DIY Biology – a project on seeding synbio for conservation
- Science + Arts = Peace and Justice – with the Bio2Bio group, a joint science-art exhibition for the 2022 GYA AGM
- Science Advice – a workshop on science advice for policy-makers
- Global Migration and Human Rights – two webinars/seminars, on “COVID-19, Vaccines, and Inequality in the Global South”, and on “Social Protection Reform and Refugees”
- Scientific Excellence – a second top-up funding to finalise and publish their research report titled “Global View of Institutional Promotion Criteria for Professorship”
- Citizen Science for the 2030 SDG Agenda – Publication of results from machine learning experiments on road safety and health’s crowdsourced data