Welcome to the Young Academy of Scotland

The RSE Young Academy of Scotland fosters interdisciplinary activities among emerging leaders from the disciplines of science and humanities, the professions, the arts, business and civil society. Established by the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2011, the Young Academy of Scotland provides a platform for able and innovative young entrepreneurs, professionals and academics to develop a coherent and influential voice, and to address the most challenging issues facing society in Scotland and beyond.

The Young Academy provides a means of reaching beyond the professional environments in which members work, thus contributing to policy and practice in all areas. It provides an opportunity for its members to interact across disciplines and professions with decision makers, opinion formers and experts, business leaders, funding bodies, national institutions, the public and the media within Scotland, the UK and internationally.

The Young Academy of Scotland is part of a growing international movement in which national academies are establishing young academies across Europe and beyond.

Visit the About Us page for more information on our history.


Applications for Membership NOW OPEN - until 2nd May

To apply please find the online application form here.

For more information on the application procedure please see Information for Applicants. If you have any further questions about the membership of the Young Academy of Scotland or for general enquiries please contact: info@youngacademyofscotland.org.uk

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Our Members

Cliff Williams
Cliff Williams

Graduating with BA in Chemistry in 1994, I went on to gain a DPhil (Oxon) in Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry in early 1998, which was sponsored by British Nuclear Fuels Ltd. Thi [ ... ]

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