ARAR Membership

ARAR Membership

We recognise that Scotland’s refugee and asylum seeking communities include many people who can make meaningful contributions to Scotland. Since 2016, we have committed to recruiting At-Risk Academics and Refugee (ARAR) professionals as members.

YAS provides ARAR members with access to its network and helps them to regain some of the social and professional capital they lost during their displacement. We firmly believe YAS benefits from their talents, experience, and unique perspectives.

There are no membership fees for ARAR members. Financial support is available to cover costs of ARAR members participating in YAS.

Applications now open!

Applications are now open for ARAR membership to the Young Academy of Scotland.  To apply, please download the application form via the button below (word document), fill this out and return it to

The application deadline is 5pm Monday 21 February 2022.

download ARAR application form

Questions about ARAR Membership?

Don’t hesitate to contact the YAS Office at / 0131 240 5027 for further information about the ARAR membership programme.  We’re very happy to help!