The Swiss Young Academy gives young researchers the opportunity to carry out inter- and transdisciplinary projects. With their dedication and contributions, members pursue the early identification of challenges facing society, provide solutions for these challenges, and foster a dialogue between science and society.
A networking platform focused on current issues and questions related to science policy
Inter- and transdisciplinary collaboration on projects related to the thematic areas of focus set by the Academies and their associated institutions
Mentoring and development programmes for young academics that strengthen their skills as well as their national and international networks
Greater access to equal opportunities and a heightened awareness of issues related to society and its dialogue with science
Individual support during the five years of membership, coupled with the overall benefits of joint projects for scholarship in Switzerland
Members function as the Academy’s contacts abroad while also representing the diversity of the scientific field in Switzerland
What can members expect, what effects they achieve with their membership and what support they receive - more about this from the Advisory Council in short videos
Are you interested in inter- and transdisciplinary cooperation as well as the implementation of joint and personal projects?
Do you have outstanding achievements at university level?
Are you willing to participate in the general meetings (one to three times a year)?
Are you max. 40 years old and have a proven academic connection to Switzerland?
At the time of election have you received a doctorate, specialist training or the highest possible degree not more than seven years back?
The Swiss Young Academy is composed of a general meeting with about 25 members, an executive board, an advisory council and an administrative office.
The Swiss Young Academy engages in the following activities:
Joint Projects (generally CHF 30,000 per project)
Personal Projects (max. CHF 1,000 per person per year)
Applications should be filled in personally by the candidate. Please also upload the motivation letter (template below), a letter of support, CV and photo. By submitting your application, you agree that your data may be included in the database of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences and that we may contact you.