How to become a GYA member
The next round for nominations and applications is open!
Applications are sought from young, independent researchers who combine the highest level of research excellence with a demonstrated passion for delivering impact.
Research fields: The call is open to all researchers working in any evidence-based discipline, including the natural sciences and medicine, engineering, social sciences, arts and humanities.
Excellence: Applicants must be able to demonstrate a high level of excellence in their research discipline, as evidenced by their publication and research record, participation in significant national or international collaborations or demonstrated practical outcomes of their work.
Impact: The Global Young Academy is committed to a broad range of programs around the world to support young researchers, promote science to the broadest possible audience, engage in policy debate and foster international and interdisciplinary collaboration. Applicants must be able to provide evidence of interest or past experience in one or more of these areas.
Age/career point: Applicants should be in the early years of their independent research careers. The majority of the GYA’s members are aged 30-40 and the typical period from completion of a PhD or similar degree is 5-10 years. Applicants falling significantly outside these ranges may be considered under exceptional circumstances.
Diversity: The Global Young Academy strives to be as diverse as the global community of young scientists. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, irrespective of nationality, ethnicity, religion, gender, discipline or political or other beliefs.
Applications should be completed personally by the candidate and must be accompanied by a letter of support. Application forms should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for the receipt of applications is 11 pm UTC Sunday 29 Sep 2013. No late entries will be accepted.