2015 Global Young Academy for Young Scientists around the world.

Application Deadline: 11 pm UTC, Sunday 27 September 2015

The 2015 call for new members to join the Global Young Academy in 2016 is now open. Applications are sought from young, independent scholars who combine the highest level of research excellence with a demonstrated passion for delivering impact.

The Global Young Academy (GYA) provides a rallying point for outstanding young scientists from around the world to come together to address topics of global importance. As of 2014, the GYA has reached its full capacity with 200 members, leading young scientists (defined as an average age of 35 years and at the beginning of their independent academic career) from 58 countries and all continents, and 63 alumni. Members are selected for the excellence of their science and their commitment to service and are serving five-year terms


Research fields:

The call is open to all scholars working in any research-based discipline, including the sciences, medicine, engineering, social sciences, the arts and humanities.


Applicants must be able to demonstrate a high level of excellence in their discipline.


The Global Young Academy is committed to a broad range of programs around the world to support young scholars, promote science to a broad audience, engage in policy debate, and foster international and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Applicants should provide evidence of interest or experience in one or more of these areas.

Age/career point:

Applicants should be in the early years of their independent 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.


Application is welcomed from all qualified candidates.

Applications from women, researchers in the social sciences, arts and humanities, scholars working in government, industry, and non-governmental sectors, and from candidates in regions where the GYA has no current representation are particularly welcome.

Application Procedure:

Applications should be completed personally by the candidate and must be accompanied by a letter of support.

Download Application Form


For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Global Young Academy 



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