The GYA membership call for 2022 is open now

Global Young Academy (GYA) is an organisation of 200 diverse researchers across disciplines who are selected based on their scientific excellence and their commitment to using their research to make the world a better place. Application deadline: 15. September!

Applications are sought from young, independent scholars who combine the highest level of research excellence with a demonstrated passion for delivering impact.


About the Global Young Academy

The vision of the GYA is science for all; science for the future, and its mission is to give a voice to young scientists and researchers around the world. The GYA, founded in 2010, is an independent science academy of 200 outstanding early- to mid-career researchers from six continents who are selected from across disciplines based on their academic excellence and commitment to engage with society. GYA members serve five-year terms, and the GYA presently counts members and alumni from 94 countries.

The GYA administrative Office is publicly funded and hosted at the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. The wide array of GYA activities are supported by a range of international public and private funders.

Each member is expected to participate in the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the GYA (the 2022 AGM will be held from 13 June – 17 June 2022 in Japan) 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.

In the Global Young Academy, members work together on projects that none of them could achieve on their own. Members share interest, expertise and resources around the globe and
cross-disciplinary and national boundaries for forward thinking research. Join the GYA network of outstanding young scientists: apply by 15 September 2021.

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

Founded in 2010, the Global Young Academy (GYA) is an organisation of 200 diverse researchers across disciplines who are selected for five-year terms based on their scientific excellence and their commitment to using their research to make the world a better place.

It presently has members and alumni from 86 countries, who are passionate about the role of science in creating a better world. For more information on the Global Young Academy or its programmes, please visit globalyoungacademy.net.


The application must be submitted before 15 September 2021, 18.00 (6 pm) UTC.