The RSE Young Academy of Scotland (YAS) fosters interdisciplinary activities among emerging leaders from the disciplines of science and humanities, the professions, the arts, business and civil society. Established by the RSE in 2011, it provides a platform for able and innovative young entrepreneurs, professionals and academics to develop a coherent and influential voice, and to address the most challenging issues facing society in Scotland and beyond.
The first Young Academy to be established in the UK, YAS is part of a growing international movement in which national academies are establishing young academies across Europe and beyond.
YAS operates within the organisational form of a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation, the RSE Scotland SCIO (SC043194).
Visit the YAS website for more information, or follow YAS on Facebook and Twitter.
YAS members range in age from mid-twenties to early forties. Members are selected by application and remain for a period of five years.
YAS’s first cohort of 68 members was appointed in the autumn of 2011. They were joined by a further 50 members in April 2013, and a further 43 in August 2014. It is expected that the membership will remain at around 150 going forward.
Membership applications open on 22 March for refugee applicants (further information on the refugee scheme can be found in this press release) and 28 March for all other applicants with both running until 29 April 2016.
All other application forms may be found here (you will have to log in / create an account to apply)