Benefits image

Some of the benefits of a Young Academy of Scotland (YAS) membership include:

  • Eligibility for the RSE grants schemes and other funding opportunties through YAS
  • A mentoring scheme linking members of the YAS with Fellows of the RSE
  • Use of the Fellows’ Room in the RSE building in Edinburgh and use of other rooms for meetings/events
  • Expenses for attending YAS activities (provided by the Principals of most Scottish universities for their members; by the YAS for other members)
  • Regional networking events
  • Meeting and working with other members from a variety of disciplines
  • The opportunity to meet and network with various channels to influence policy or enhance personal development in terms of social responsibility
  • ... and, of course, the chance to make their voices heard on key issues affecting Scotland's future!

What our members say

“People working in universities, public service, the private sector and third sectors are all involved, which means the issues addressed and the debates revolving around them are both timely and diverse.”   Martyn Pickersgill

“YAS has allowed me to extend my professional network and meet many interesting people from different sectors­—  this has led to several collaborations.  I’ve also had the opportunity to encourage the next generation of entrepreneurs through presenting my work in schools.” -Mhairi Towler

Whilst my ‘everyday job’ brings me into contact with a range of people, they are all health focused. My membership created opportunities for wonderfully engaging conversations with academics and non-academics from a much wider variety of backgrounds.”  Karen Lorimer

“The YAS offers the chance to explore perspectives and topics in a challenging environment very different from my daily experiences in industry. Leading a working group makes me feel good about making a tangible contribution.”  Des Balmforth