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2022 call for new members now open!

The GYA seeks scholars who combine excellence in research with a demonstrated passion for delivering positive 
social impact.
Deadline for application is 15 September 2021.
More information here.

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The GYA 2022 call for new members is now open - please help spread the news in your networks!

The GYA is seeking young scholars who combine excellence in research with a demonstrated passion for delivering positive social impact.

The call is open to all scholars working in any research-based discipline, including the natural, physical and social sciences, as well as the arts and humanities.  

Application documents and instructions can be found here.

Deadline for application is 15 September 2021.

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JSPG and GYA hold International Science Policy Memo Writing Workshop

Together with the Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG), the GYA’s Science Advice Working Group held a joint virtual science policy memo writing workshop in May 2021.
Read the report here.
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GYA alumnus Noble Banadda succumbs to COVID-19
The GYA community has been deeply saddened to learn about the passing of GYA alumni Noble Banadda (Makerere University, Uganda).
Noble was a member of the GYA from 2013-2018, and was a truly gifted scientist. Among his many achievements, he was the first African recipient of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences Pius XI award.
We, his colleagues and friends at the GYA, gratefully acknowledge the impact that Noble had on us, and offer our condolences to his family during their time of grief.

Learn more about Noble here.
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GYA online

GYA member Mai Tolba featured in “The Next Big Thing”
video series

The work of GYA member Mai Tolba (Ain shams University, Egypt) was recently featured in an installment of the video series “The Next Big Thing” presented by the Futurium, a museum in Berlin, Germany, dedicated to the future.
Check out the video here.

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Addressing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on early-career researchers
Paulina Carmona-Mora (University of California Davis, United States) summarises the recent GYA publication "Mitigating losses: How science diplomacy can address the impact of COVID-19 on early career researchers" in the newly-launched GYA blog.
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Items of interest
Former GYA Co-Chair Eva Alisic (University of Melbourne, Australia) has been deeply concerned about the recent flooding in western Europe.
Read "Thinking of kids in floods and lockdowns - and how this affects us all."
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GYA in the media

How science diplomacy can help navigate the post- pandemic world- Nature index
News from our members and alumni
In addition to being elected a member of the Academia Europaea (read that story here), Sabina Leonelli (University of Exeter, United Kingdom) is a Finalist in the Falling Walls category Social Sciences & Humanities (read that story here).

Andreea Molnar (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia) has received the Anna Boyksen Fellowship for outstanding scientists from outside the Technical University of Munich, Germany, who intend to explore gender- and diversity-relevant themes in the context of the natural and engineering sciences.
Founding GYA member Nguyen Thanh (University College London and The Royal Institution of Great Britain, United Kingdom) was elected as The President of Vietnamese Intellectual Society in the UK and Ireland.
GYA Activities

Working Group and Strategic Project highlights

Workshop on Research Assessment with ALLEA – Report published
In November 2020, GYA alumni Boon Han Lim (Tunku Abdul Rahman University, Malaysia) and Martin Dominik (University of St Andrews, United Kingdom) as members of the GYA working group on Scientific Excellence, together with ALLEA, jointly organised an online workshop entitled “Research assessments that promote scholarly progress and reinforce the contract with society”.
Read the workshop report here.
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Nominations Updates
70th Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting online
GYA alumnus Huanyu Cheng (Pennsylvania State University, USA) and member Suraj Bhattarai (Global Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, Nepal) were nominated and selected to participate in the 70th anniversary Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, which was postponed to 2021 and held virtually from 27 June to 2 July 2021.
Read the story here.
National Young Academies
Second Online Young Academies Meeting
After last year’s successful online Young Academies meeting (read about it here), the GYA is now inviting Young Academies and similar initiatives from all over the world to participate in the second Online Young Academies Meeting on Thursday, 30 September 2021, from 11:00-13:30 UTC.
The meeting will help Young Academies stay connected, discuss joint projects, and also kick-start preparations for the 2022 Worldwide Meeting of Young Academies.
For further information, or to register your academy’s participant(s) - up to two people per academy - please contact Anna-Maria Gramatte.

Young Academy of Belgium: Corona, care & (gender) inequality
The Young Academy of Belgium has published an article on how the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to exacerbate the existing (gender) inequality in academia. The article is available in Dutch, but a summary and a fact sheet can be read in English here.
GYA publishes toolkit to support Young Academy creation
Based on extensive discussions with members from the GYA and other Young Academies involved in setting up a Young Academy in the past, the GYA has published a Young Academy Toolkit to support early-career researchers the world over who are working towards setting up a Young Academy.
The toolkit collects information based on experience, best practices and discusses potential challenges along the way. The document can be found on the “Establishing a Young Academy” page on the GYA website.
World academies put regenerative medicine opportunities and challenges in the spotlight
Regenerative medicine, including the use of tissue engineering and cell and gene therapies, has great potential for tissue regeneration and repair.
This is why the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), a global network whose more than 140 member academies constitute more than 30,000 leading scientists, engineers and health professionals in over 100 countries, issued the IAP Statement on Regenerative Medicine.
The main priorities emphasised in the document are:
  • to use advances in research and development as rapidly as possible, safely and equitably, to provide new routes to patient benefit, and
  • to support medical claims by robust and replicable evidence so that patients and the public are not misled.
Read the IAP Statement on Regenerative Medicine.
9-11 September 2021
2nd GYA Research Leadership Workshop - Oxford, United Kingdom
The GYA At-Risk Scholars Initiative Research Leadership Workshop is organised in cooperation with Wolfson College, University of Oxford, UK.

15-19 September 2021
Silbersalz Science Media Conference
This conference (in part) takes place at the GYA's host institution, the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.

21-30 September 2021
Tsukuba Conference 2021
The purpose of the Tsukuba Conference is to bring together future shapers beyond all borders to facilitate discussion among them. GYA Executive Committee member Yoko Shimpuku (University of Hiroshima, Japan) is involved with organising the event.

30 September 2021
Online worldwide Young Academies meeting, hosted by the GYA. Read about the first-ever worldwide Young Academies meeting in September 2020.
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