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Spread the word: The GYA Membership Call 2017 is open!


Our call for a GYA membership from 2018 is open until 24 September 2017. The Call for Membership 2017 can be found on our website:

The call is open to early-career scientists from all research disciplines. We especially encourage applications from women scientists, scholars in the social sciences, arts and humanities as well as researchers working in government, industry, and non-governmental sectors. Moreover, we are looking for more young scientists from regions in which we do not have (much) membership yet (see

About the Global Young Academy:

Founded in 2010, the Global Young Academy (GYA) is an international organization of young researchers with members from six continents. Members are elected for five-year terms. Each member is expected to participate in the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the GYA (the AGM 2018 will be held from 7-11 May in Thailand) and to actively contribute to one or more of the organisation’s programmes. This includes participation, e.g., in policy development, promotion of the National Young Academies, or promoting science and education at the international level.

Help us to reach outstanding young scientists around the globe:

Spread the word and share these graphics, tweets and posts as well as the call flyer over relevant mailing lists until 24 September 2017.

Examples of Social Media messages:

“Being connected in a global network of young researchers, in a multicultural, interdisciplinary environment, broadens our perspective and gives power and voice to our ideas.” – Gonzalo Tornaría, Uruguay, Mathematical Sciences

“The GYA is an outstanding example of interdisciplinarity in action. Tremendous energy and lasting friendships come from our collaborations.” – S. Karly Kehoe, Canada, Humanities

“The GYA pursues the goal of finding solutions to global problems through science. Being part of that community has rewarded me with valuable skills; social, cultural and scientific.” – Ghada Bassioni, Egypt, Physical Sciences

“Facing global as well as local problems together, we can achieve more than I ever thought was possible.”– Mihaela Zigman (alumna) / Germany, Life Sciences

“My social science perspective has been of enormous value to the GYA work. I strongly encourage other social scientists to join us.” – Karen Lorimer / Scotland / Law, Economics and Social Sciences

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