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.