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Call for applications for 2024 is now open! Apply for a membership in the Young Academy of Norway

Now you may apply for a membership in the Young Academy of Norway. Apply within June 9th 

Link to the Norwegian edition of the call for applications

Welcome to open online meeting May 29th 12.00. Read more and register at our website.

The Young Academy of Norway (AYF), established in 2015, is a diverse, multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral meeting place and a research policy platform for younger researchers. It is also a driving force for innovative research dissemination, an attractive arena for scientific debate and a significant and visible participant in research policy issues. 

The Academy currently has 41 members. This October, 9 members will be stepping down. For this year’s admission, we hope to gain as many as 10 new members, so that the Academy will consist of 40 younger researchers working in Norway. 

Who are we looking for? 

We are seeking younger researchers who can demonstrate a significant and independent scholarly or artistic body of work, and who have distinguished themselves actively and professionally within their own disciplines. We aim to maintain a diverse membership representing different academic disciplines, institutions, and geographical locations. You must be committed to active participation in Academy activities. 

In addition to the 40 ordinary members, up to 10 (ten) international researchers may be included in AYF. The criteria are that the researcher works abroad (not in Norway) but is affiliated with a Norwegian research institution. See our statutes § 2.2 (pdf). 

Regarding language: 

The working language of AYF is Norwegian, as per our statutes. Applicants should be able to understand spoken and written Norwegian but are not expected to speak fluent Norwegian. 

We offer: 

  • A unique opportunity for development, in an inclusive, active, multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral network, which also cooperates with a larger international network for younger researchers 
  • Four annual gatherings with scholars from all over the country 
  • The opportunity to actively shape one of Norway’s leading organisations for younger researchers 
  • The opportunity to have direct dialogue with prominent actors in Norwegian academia, research and higher education policy 

About the application process 

Applicants to the Academy may not be over the age of 40 in the calendar year of admission. (Parental leave and lengthy sick leave absence allow for an age deduction following the same guidelines applied by the Norwegian Research Council, with relevant documentation.) Membership is for four years and is granted based on an application, followed by an interview conducted in August. Once the membership term ends, the member becomes part of our alumni association. 

Membership and admission to the Academy is regulated by Section 3 of our Articles of association. 

How to apply: 

E-mail your application and CV to bjorn.danbolt@yngreforskere.no. In the subject line of the e-mail, write “Søknad AYF + your name“. 

The Application should be no more than one (1) page long and contain a brief description of your own research, why you wish to become a member of AYF and how you can contribute. 

Your CV must include your date of birth and information of any periods of leave. 

Application deadline: June 9th by 23:59 (Norway time, GMT + 1,)  

Contact person: 

Bjørn Kristian Danbolt
Secretary General
bjorn.danbolt@yngreforskere.no / tel. 92 29 02 63 

Do you have any questions?  

In this page you will find answers to Frequently Asked Questions in English. More questions and answered is available in the FAQ-page in Norwegian 

Spring gathering at Hamar/Lake Mjøsa. Foto: Bjørn K.Danbolt/AYF