Networking science.

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.

Swiss Young Academy – call open until 31 January 2020

Several good reasons for a Swiss Young Academy

The Swiss Young Academy offers its members the following benefits:

  1. A networking platform focused on current issues and questions related to science policy

  2. Inter- and transdisciplinary collaboration on projects related to the thematic areas of focus set by the Academies and their associated institutions

  3. Mentoring and development programmes for young academics that strengthen their skills as well as their national and international networks

  4. Greater access to equal opportunities and a heightened awareness of issues related to society and its dialogue with science

  5. Individual support during the five years of membership, coupled with the overall benefits of joint projects for scholarship in Switzerland

  6. Members function as the Academy’s contacts abroad while also representing the diversity of the scientific field in Switzerland

Do you meet the criteria for membership?

  • 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?


If so, then apply here and now until 31 January 2020 as a member of the Swiss Young Academy and become part of this exciting movement!

About Us

Range of Activities

The Swiss Young Academy engages in the following activities:

  • Initiates and carries out inter- and transdisciplinary projects with the support of the Academies and their associated institutions;
  • Initiates projects at the intersection of academic research and society that are relevant for the younger generation;
  • Initiates forward-thinking projects that foster creativity and innovation;
  • Promotes academic discourse as well as inter- and transdisciplinary collaboration;
  • Takes positions on developments in science policy, with a particular focus on young researchers’ professional and social situations, and on the development of an enduring academic culture.
     

Project Types and Guidelines

Joint Projects (generally CHF 30,000 per project)

  • Project topics may be chosen freely within the thematic areas of focus set by the Academies.
  • Projects are carried out by groups of two to six people.
  • Project results are communicated in the form of workshops, conferences, events, or publications.
     

Personal Projects (max. CHF 1,000 per person per year)

  • Personal projects support an individual member’s development, either in furthering his or her personal academic pursuits or in addressing one of the Academies’ main areas of focus.
  • Project results are recorded in a short report.

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Contact
Karin Spycher
Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
House of Academies
Laupenstrasse 7
3001 Bern
Application form

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.