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Applications for membership of the Young Academy of Scotland have now closed.  The next recruitment drive is expected to take place in Spring 2018.

The Young Academy of Scotland is a body of individuals who have already demonstrated outstanding ability in their work. This and evidence of breadth of engagement are the primary criteria for selection.

Members of the Young Academy normally range in age from late twenties to early forties. The period of membership is five years.

Application is by a completed form. Applicants will be asked to demonstrate evidence of outstanding professional achievement, along with broader skills and experience, such as:

  • Evidence of innovative and entrepreneurial activity;
  • Evidence of interdisciplinary working;
  • Evidence of, and capacity for, leadership and responsibility;
  • Interest in both professional and societal policy issues.

Connections and interests outside Scotland are also desirable.

Applicants are expected to have at least 5 years post qualification or professional experience and should be resident in Scotland.

Members will be chosen by selection committees consisting of Young Academy members and Fellows of the RSE.

Members of the Young Academy are expected to make every effort to attend the three annual plenary meetings held in locations across Scotland (financial support is available to cover travel costs).

In addition, members will participate in at least one Working Group and contribute to its portfolio of activities. All members are able and encouraged to suggest new activities and projects.

Members pay a small annual subscription, currently £80.

 

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Daniela Sime

Daniela is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Work & Social Policy at the University of Strathclyde. Trained as a primary school teacher in Romania, Daniela’s research work focuses on the experiences of marginalised groups and issues of social justice, including approaches to tackling child poverty and minimising its impact on children's opportunities; children as service users and their involvement in consultation; multi-agency working; migration and its impact on children and inclusion of ethnic minority groups (especially Roma and Gypsy Travellers).

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