MG 8851The first cohort of 68 members were appointed to the Young Academy of Scotland in the autumn of 2011 (Read about the launch event). They were joined by a further 50 members in April 2013, another 43 in 2014 and our most recent cohort were inducted in August 2016. Our membership currently stands at 126, and is predicted to stablise around 150 going forward.

To learn more about our members, browse 'YAS members'


At the end of their 5 year term, YAS members have the opportunity to become 'Emeritus' members, these members are still involved in YAS activities and receive additional benefits not available to YAS alumni such as invitations to annual dinners, events and AGMs, mentoring and access to funding opportunities. To find out more about members, you can browse them here.


The application process is based on a short application form and two references (one of which must be from someone outside your current place of work). The longest section on the application form comprises several a 300-500 word personal statements describing your motivation for wishing to join the RSE Young Academy of Scotland.

Our next recruitment drive is in Spring 2018. For information about membership criteria and the application process, please visit the 'Applying to Join YAS' page.


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