The Young Academy of Norway

The Young Academy of Norway is an interdisciplinary organization for young researchers dedicated to research policy and dissemination.

About the Young Academy of Norway

The Young Academy of Norway is open for talented, young researchers from all disciplines interested in working interdisciplinary and dedicating time to work with broader issues such as policy development and innovative research dissemination. Relevant candidates will have conducted independent research, gained a position within their discipline and be no older than 38 years old in the year of application. Equally importantly, the candidates must be interested in and have the possibility to invest time and energy into building the academy. Members are chosen after an application process involving a scientific review process followed by interviews.

Once fully established, the academy will consist of 40 young researchers of any nationality working in Norway and can include up to 10 young researchers working internationally but in close association with Norwegian research institutions. While open to members of any nationality, the working language of the academy is Norwegian. The academy will gather at least biannually at different locations in Norway and will cooperate with the growing community of national and global young academies worldwide.

Establishing  the Young Academy of Norway

The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters took the initiative to establish the Young Academy of Norway and the project commenced in late 2014 with the appointment of a project manager. A working group consisting of younger researchers from the universities in Bergen, Oslo, Tromsø and Trondheim prepared the statues from which the first call for membership was made.

Akademiet for yngre forskeres 20 første medlemmer. Utarbeidet av Eirik Furu Baardsen.

The first members of the Young Academy of Norway. Illustration: Eirik Furu Baardsen.

The first called for membership was issued in the spring of 2015 and nearly 160 young researchers applied. Following a scientific review process and interviews 20 were offered membership. On 29 October 2015 the academy was founded by its first members.

Pratical information

At present the Young Academy is funded by The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and the Ministry of Education and the secretariat is currently based at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

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