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Membership applications have now closed

Applications for YAS membership closed on 14 February.

We are happy to announce that we received many high quality application from a wide range of professional and academic fields.  We are now processing these; we expect to notify all applicants of their application results by 1st June 2018.

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YAS membership applications open!

Applications for membership of the RSE Young Academy of Scotland (YAS) are now open! Application forms may be accessed via the RSE Website here (you will have to register / log in to apply).  A separate form for use only by applicants applying through our 'At-Risk Academic and Refugees' membership scheme may be found here. This year’s application deadline is 14 February 2018.

For information about the application process and membership criteria, please visit the "Applying to Join YAS" page or download the 2016 Recruitment Leaflet.

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YAS scientists visit politicians in Westminster

YAS members Silvia Paracchini and Paul Hoskisson are spending a week in Westminster, shadowing parliamentarians and civil servants at the House of Commons. The week (04 – 07 December) is part of a unique pairing scheme run by the Royal Society – the UK’s national academy of science, with support from the Government Science & Engineering (GSE) profession.

During their visit Silvia is shadowing Stephen Gethins MP and Paul is shadowing Javier Igartua, an economic advisor to the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs. As well as attending seminars and panel discussions about how evidence is used in policy making, Silvia and Paul will also attend a mock Select Committee.

The visit provides scientists with a behind the scenes insight into how policy is formed and how research can be used to make evidence based decisions. It also gives parliamentarians and civil servants the opportunity to investigate the science behind their decisions and improve their access to scientific evidence.

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YAS Sustainability Dinner

On the evening of 23rd November, the Young Academy of Scotland (YAS) hosted its first joint RSE Fellows and Young Academy membership event, a dinner on the topic of Sustainability held at the RSE. Invitations were extended to both current YAS members and Emeritus members, as well as fellows of the RSE.

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Brexit Observatory: Assessing the Impact of the Brexit Vote

Are you involved in research, innovation or further/higher education?
Are/were you based in Scotland or do/did you plan to come to Scotland?
Have you /your work been affected by the Brexit vote?
 
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