2018 call for new members for the 2019 Global Young Academy -Halle, Germany.

Application Deadline: 1 pm UTC, Saturday 15 September 2018

The 2018 call for new members to join the Global Young Academy in 2019 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


Applications are sought from young, independent scholars who combine the highest level of research excellence with a demonstrated passion for delivering impact. The GYA is a global organisation that places a high value on its diversity.

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.

Excellence: Applicants must be able to demonstrate highest level of excellence in their discipline.

Impact: The Global Young Academy is committed to a broad range of programmes 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 3-10 years. Applicants falling significantly outside these ranges may be considered under exceptional circumstances. In particular, applicants who do not fit this typical profile due to career disruptions are encouraged to apply.


Each GYA member is expected to attend the GYA Annual General Meeting each year and is also expected to actively contribute to one or more of the organisation’s programmes, which include participation in policy development, promotion of National Young Academies, and supporting science and education at the international level.

The GYA is an active organisation, and being a member requires a time commitment on each member’s part. In the event that applicants are selected as new GYA members, they should be available to attend the next Annual General Meeting, which is scheduled from 29 April – 3 May 2019 in Halle, Germany.

Application Process

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

Online application form
This form asks for basic biographical information and includes several short essay questions. The following documents must be uploaded with your online application, as one single PDF document:

  1. CV
    Maximum length of 4 pages. Judges are instructed to ignore any material over the 4-page limit. Your CV should contain a brief education and employment history and make your achievements clear to a general audience. For example, a few words summarising your most significant publications are more useful than a complete list of every paper that you have authored.
  2. Data Protection / Declaration / signature of applicant
    Download document here.

You may upload your letter of support directly in the online application form. If you do not have it ready for submission yet, you may email it to [email protected] subsequently. Please note that the deadline for sending these letters is 29 September 2018.


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For More Information:

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