ARAR applications are reviewed by a panel of current YAS members, who will decide together whether an applicant will be invited for an interview. Informal interviews are held to help YAS understand how a candidate might contribute to and benefit from YAS membership. The interviews are also an important opportunity for a membership candidate to ask any questions about YAS membership, communicate any concerns to YAS, and let YAS know how they could be supported to become active, engaged YAS members.
Following an interview, the YAS Office shares the interview notes with the Young Academy Facilitating Group (FG), who will decide if the interviewee should be invited to become a YAS member.
An ARAR candidate whose application is unsuccessful may apply for YAS membership during the next regular recruitment round (these occur every other year). Unfortunately, YAS cannot accept repeat applications from previously unsuccessful applicants before the next regular recruitment round.
Successful ARAR membership applicants will begin their membership on 31 August 2024, and be inducted into YAS at the 2024 Annual General Meeting.
Membership is for 5 years. Members who take a career break of at least six months, e.g. for caring responsibilities, may have their membership extended by the length of the career break.
There are no membership fees for at-risk academic and refugee members.
YAS is pleased to offer at-risk academic and refugee members a YAS ‘Buddy’ to support their integration into the Membership, and a Mentor from within the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.