As a rule, the Swiss Young Academy has 25 - 30 members from different scientific disciplines and universities. Prerequisites for the five-year membership are outstanding achievements at university level, motivation and willingness to show a high level of commitment and a keen interest in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary cooperation and a connection to research, education and innovation in Switzerland.
Diversity and inclusion are as central to the work of the Swiss Young Academy as is equal opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from academics from underrepresented groups in the higher education landscape. When selecting our members, we also pay special attention to diversity in terms of language regions, gender, academic disciplines, types of higher education institutions, academic degrees and age.
The election of the members of the Young Academy is held alternately by the Board of directors of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences and by an election commission of the Young Academy, which is appointed by the active members. The election takes place via an application procedure. Interviews are also possible in the process.
The current call for new members runs from 19 December 2023 to 29 February 2024. Applicants will be informed at the beginning of May 2024 whether they have been elected or not. The admission ceremony for new members will take place on 21 June 2024.