The target group of the Young Academy of Europe consists of outstanding young scientists who meet the eligibility requirements listed below.
Prospective members of the YAE
- Are outstanding researchers whose scientific excellence at the international level has been recognized by European or national bodies;
- Have a wide interest in science and science policy at the European level;
- Have demonstrated leadership abilities;
- Are presently carrying out research in the European Union or an associated country*;
- Have obtained their doctoral degree no longer than 15 years ago.
*associated countries are: Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland and Turkey.
The YAE will initially have 200–250 members selected from the pool of ERC StG grantholders. Starting from January 2014, the YAE will be opened to leading young scholars whose scientific excellence at the international level has been recognised by their peers (for instance, holders of prestigious European or national research grants or awards) for bottom-up nominations (or self-nominations). The YAE will admit about 100 new members per year, aiming to have about 500 members after 5 years.
It is expected that YAE members take an active part in the organization and administration of the Academy. Members of the YAE automatically become alumni five years after their admission.
Until the end of 2013, admission to the YAE is granted by the YAE Selection Committee to current holders of an ERC Starting Grant based on the nomination by a YAE or AE member, sent by e-mail to the address firstname.lastname@example.org. The nomination will include two documents (in PDF format): A curriculum vitae (max. 3 pages) and a statement of interest indicating, among others, the intended participation in one or more of the activities of the YAE (max. 1 page). The YAE Selection Committee decision on the admission of new members will be based on the scientific qualification and achievements of the candidates, as well as their willingness to actively contribute to the YAE. These points should be clearly addressed in the submitted documents.
The nomination procedure via this web form will start from January 2014.
Prospective members may nominate themselves or may be nominated by a current member of the YAE or the Academia Europaea.
The nomination document (one file only in PDF format) should contain
- A brief curriculum vitae (max. 2 pages);
- A statement of interest indicating, among others, the intended participation in one or more of the activities of the YAE (max. 1 page);
- Two letters of support from two current members of either the YAE or the AE, holding two different nationalities (max. 1 page each).