The 2014 call for new members to join the Global Young Academy (GYA) in 2015 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 2014 call for new members to join the Global Young Academy (GYA) in 2015 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.
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 a high level of excellence in their discipline.
Impact: The GYA 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.
Diversity: Applications from all qualified candidates are encouraged. 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.
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
For questions about the selection process please see also the FAQ.
The closing date for the receipt of applications is 11 pm UTC, Sunday 28 September 2014. No late entries will be accepted.