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In order to qualify for membership of The Young Academy, young researchers must have already made their mark in science. They must also have a broad interest in science and scholarship, in the role that science plays in society, and in science policy.
A special committee made up of members of The Young Academy and the Royal Academy selects ten new members every year. Members must have received their doctorate no more than ten years prior to their appointment to the Young Academy. They are appointed for a five-year period.
Those entitled to submit nominations for The Young Academy candidates are invited to do so around 1 April each year.
Read about the amendments here:
- Researchers from throughout the Kingdom of the Netherlands, including the Caribbean part of the Kingdom, may be appointed as members of The Young Academy.
- Directors of any institute covered by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) Grant Rules may nominate candidates for The Young Academy.
- The number of nominations accepted from rectors and domain boards has been modified.
- New members must have a good passive command of the Dutch language. Previously, the regulations required an active command of Dutch. This means that they must be able to understand texts and conversations at an academic level in Dutch. Members attending Young Academy meetings may address the meeting in a language other than Dutch as long as the other attendees understand that language. Dutch generally serves as the working language within The Young Academy.
- The Young Academy considers it very important that nominations should be diverse in terms of discipline, background, career, employing university or institute, etc.
- It has now been stated explicitly that everyone is welcome at The Young Academy, regardless of gender identity.