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GYA News
Inclusive Science Leadership Programme in APEC
From 21-26 August 2022, the Thai Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research, and Innovation (MHESI), together with the Thai National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Chiangmai Rajabhat University, ASEAN Young Scientists Network, Thai Young Scientists Academy and the Global Young Academy joined hands to co-host the Inclusive Science Leadership Programme for Early to Mid-Career Researchers in APEC in Chiangmai, Thailand.
This year, 24 top young scientists from 14 APEC economies were selected.
Read the complete report here.
"Alexa, who won the 2022/23 GYA Sasha Kagansky Interdisciplinary Grant?"
The 2022/23 GYA Sasha Kagansky Interdisciplinary Grant has been awarded to Natalia Kucirkova (University of Stavanger, Norway) and Executive Committee member Arya Shalini Subash (Institute of Chemical Technology, India) for the research project "Tracking Technology and Mealtime Conversations in Families".
Read more about their project.
GYA Alumnus receives André Mischke Prize
Gergely Toldi (University of Auckland, New Zealand) has won the André Mischke Young Academy of Europe (YAE) Prize for Science and Policy.
The YAE Prize is awarded annually to mid-career professionals in recognition of their outstanding achievements and contributions to key areas of the YAE, in honor of the YAE Founding Chair André Mischke.
Read more here.
Southern Africa GYA members organize satellite meeting during 2022 AGM
Nine GYA members, including past and present Co-Chairs, attended an in-person networking meeting that took place in parallel to the AGM at the Future Africa Campus at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.
Read the full report here.
GYA online
Check out the new SCISO videos
The Science with Society (SCISO) project has unveiled a new series of interviews with science communicators.
The first of this series features Marina Joubert, who discusses science communication and trust in science, and provides plenty of tips for #ECRs and #scicomm practitioners.
SCISO is a Trust in (Young) Scientists working group project in collaboration with the German National Institute for Science Communication (NaWik) and funded by the Volkswagen Foundation.
The #SCISO videos were unveiled in March, and are available on our YouTube channel here. If you haven't already, please do subscribe!
Lightning Talks of the GYA
Tthe GYA’s 2022 Annual General Meeting and International Conference of Young Scientists successfully concluded on 19 June, and included member Lightning Talks – rapid-fire presentations on the speakers’ research and work on global problems and potential solutions for society.
Featured speakers included Shalini Arya (Institute of Chemical Technology, India), Chris Barrington Leigh (McGill University, Canada), Encieh Erfani (IASBS, Iran), Jane Yau (DIPF Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education, Germany), Laura Zimmermann (University of Georgia Department of Economics and Department of International Affairs, USA) and Robert Lepenies (Karlshochschule International University, Germany).
Check out all the videos here.
Items of interest

The Fascination of Science
A photo exhibition titled “The Fascination of Science” by Herlinde Koelbl is currently taking place at the GYA’s host institution, the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. This exhibition of 60 scientists includes GYA past Co-Chair Tolu Oni, former Advisory Board member Bruce Alberts, as well as 22 members of the Leopoldina.
Further multimedia info here.

Maria Rentetzi, a prominent historian of science and technology, explains Science Diplomacy in Zeit Campus.
GYA in the media

SCISO - Videos zur reflexion uber wissenschaftskommunikation -
Science with Society: Responsibility and Trust - Volkswagen Stiftung

Video tutorials - Global Young Academy's project "Science with Society" (SCISO) - Early Career Researchers Network of Networks newsletter

Global Young Academy Science Advice Resource Centre - Australian Academy of Sciences
News from our members and alumni
Ramia Albakain (University of Jordan) has received the TechWomen Fellowship 2022 from the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Adeyemi Aremu (North-West University, South Africa) and his work in botany is featured in the recent news item "Young botanist promotes research that is relevant to communities"

Paulina Carmona-Mora (University of California-Davis, USA) recently attended the IX Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, USA, as a representative of the Science Diplomacy in the Americas incubator during the Civil Society Forum & Dialogue between civil society, social actors and high-level government representatives. The event was hosted by the U.S. government.

Pradeep Kumar (Wits University, South Africa) was nominated by the GYA to participate in the IAP Young Physician Leaders Programme in 2021, which was postponed to June 2022. Pradeep recently completed the rescheduled in-person training. Read more here.

Co-Chair Priscilla Kolibea Mante (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana) has been included in the 2022 inaugural list of Rising Stars by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), alongside women in pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy education who demonstrated achievements, innovations and significant impacts in their fields, and who have been pathfinders in their profession despite challenges in their way. Find out more about the 2022 FIPWiSE Rising Stars.

David Fernandez Rivas (University of Twente, Netherlands) recently published a book titled "Empathetic Engineering", which outlines steps and provides examples that can assist in, for example, developing a new technology or product, or bringing a new concept to the market. Read more here.

GYA alumna Dilfuza Egamberdieva (National University of Uzbekistan) was selected as a TWAS Fellow. Read more here.

GYA alumnus Bernardo Urbani (Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research) recently published a book titled "World Archaeoprimatology Interconnections of Humans and Nonhuman Primates in the Past".
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GYA Activities
Working Groups Updates
SAVE THE DATE - FUN report launches 11 October
You are cordially invited to the online launch of the GYA report "Back to basics: researchers’ perception on the global state of funding for fundamental research" on Tuesday, 11 October 2022 from 10:00-11:30 UTC.
"Back to basics: Scientists’ perception on the global state of funding for fundamental research" delivers the outcomes of a survey of researchers from around the world on the state of our research system, specifically around funding for fundamental, use-inspired, and applied science.
Register in advance for the launch here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with further information.
We look forward to seeing you at the event!
Anti-discrimination focal area continues
At the General Assembly session in June 2022, GYA members voted to extend the Focus Area group on Addressing Systemic Discrimination for another year. The group had initially been set up at the AGM 2020. For the next year, they plan to organise an Anti-discrimination training course for GYA members, likely in connection with the 2023 AGM in Rwanda.
The 2020/22 Focus Areas on Harmonising reason with sensibility and Enabling access to online education have now closed down.
GYA activities group updates
Our Activities Groups had a busy summer, with public satellite events (e.g., Trust in (Young) Scientists SCISO project, the At-Risk Scholars Initiative public Pre-AGM session, the Science Advice for Policy Making Workshop, and the Rainbow Group Poster Exhibition), two networking sessions on Wonder, as well as internal group meetings to integrate new members, select new co-leads, and formulate plans for upcoming months.  
Group work has been handed over to new group co-leads in most groups, and a number of groups are now already planning activities for the 2023 AGM (e.g. Science Advice, Science + Art = Peace and Justice), or are busy planning various projects and contributions, (e.g., the Science Diplomacy in the Americas), or plan to attend the 2023 CILAC, or the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP-15).
You can visit the individual group websites to see updates on any outcomes, what they are planning for the coming months, and also see which groups are currently on pause.
News from the Young Academies
Congratulations to the 50th Young Academy!
A hearty welcome to the 50th young academy: the UK Young Academy was launched in June 2022. (See a current list of young academies on this map.)
The UK Young Academy was set up in line with the Guiding Principles of Young Academies (2019), which were co-authored by many GYA members, including alumnus Gergely Toldi (University of Auckland, New Zealand), who then, together with alumnus and past Co-Chair Moritz Riede (University of Oxford, UK) and Senior Project Officer Anna-Maria Gramatté, helped establish the UK Young Academy.
Their call for their first cohort of young academy members is also currently open. Application deadline is 8 September 2022.
Learn more here.
Congratulations to the 51st young academy!
A hearty welcome to the 51st young academy: The Young Academy of Ireland (YAI) was launched by the Royal Irish Academy in July 2022. (See a current list of young academies on this map).
The YAI will provide a cross-disciplinary platform that can allow early-career researchers to contribute effectively to the development of all-island research and cultural life, to ensure that they are adequately represented and actively participate in discussions that address global issues and bring together early-career researchers to work collaboratively on some of the most pressing current issues.
The call for their first cohort of members is open until 30 September.
Details about the application process can be found here.

2022 Nordic-Baltic Young Academies Meeting
n June 2022, members from the Nordic and Baltic young academies gathered in Helsinki, Finland. During presentation sessions and interactive workshops, they discussed challenges posed to the international scientific community by the war in Ukraine, or explored the possibilities and challenges of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research.
A more detailed meeting report can be read on
the website of the Young Academy Finland.

Open Research Europe blog addresses the peer review crisis
In an ORE blog post, Jim Curtiss, GYA's Senior Communications Officer, explores how "Open Research Europe addresses the current ‘peer review crisis"
Open access publishing venues such as Open Research Europe operate under a fully open, transparent, and author-led peer review process, offering several benefits to encourage reviewers.

8-11 September 2022
Interdisciplinary Research Leadership Workshop
The GYA At-Risk Scholars Initiative is holding an Interdisciplinary Research Leadership Workshop, co-hosted by Wolfson College, University of Oxford, and the GYA at Wolfson College, University of Oxford, UK.

13-30 September 2022
Science Summit at the 77th United Nations General Assembly
The GYA will convene a panel titled "Approaching today's scientific challenges from a young and inclusive perspective", a call to co-design a renewed system for research and scholarship to meet the urgent challenges that societies worldwide are currently facing. Speakers will include 13+ GYA members and alumni.
Registration and further information available here.

22-23 September 2022
Executive Committee in-Person meeting
After three years of virtual meetings, the EC In-Person meeting will actually take place in-person this September. If you have any suggestions for topics for your new EC to take up, please contact

11 October 2022
Report launch: Back to basics: researchers’ perception on the global state of funding for fundamental research
You are cordially invited to the online launch of the GYA report "Back to basics: researchers’ perception on the global state of funding for fundamental research" on Tuesday, 11 October 2022 from 10:00-11:30 UTC.
This GYA report delivers the outcomes of a survey of researchers from around the world on the state of our research system, specifically around funding for fundamental, use-inspired, and applied science.
Register in advance for the launch here.

16-18 October 2022
World Health Summit
The GYA is organizing the session New Voices in Global Health session "COVID-19 and Antimicrobial Resistance: Connections and Consequences" on 17 Oct. from 09:00-10:30 (UTC), where members of young academies and similar early to mid-career scientist networks will discuss connections between COVID-19 and antimicrobial resistance and possible consequences for global health.

17 November 2022
Joint online panel with STM Publishers & ALLEA on equity in peer review 
Along with STM publishers & ALLEA, the GYA will co-organize an online workshop on equity in peer review. For more information, email

5-9 June 2023
2023 GYA Annual General Meeting and International Conference of Young Scientists
After three years of virtual meetings, the 2023 GYA AGM will take place in-person in Kigali, Rwanda, from 5-9 June 2023, in connection with the International Conference of Young Scientists on the topic “Technological Innovations for Discovering Solutions to the World's Greatest Current Challenges.
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