Craig Whittaker MP has today encouraged early-career scientists, innovators, entrepreneurs and professionals in Calder Valley to apply to join the newly established UK-wide Young Academy.
The UK Young Academy, launched on 14th June, will be a network of early career researchers and professionals, which aims to connect emerging leaders and include their voices in local and global policy discussions. The UK Young Academy will bring together early-career researchers, innovators, clinicians, professionals, academics and entrepreneurs to tap into their collective potential and expertise to tackle important issues in society. They will join the global initiative of Young Academies, with the UK Young Academy becoming the 50th and latest to join the Young Academy movement. The first members of the UK Young Academy will also get the chance to shape the strategy and focus of the organisation.
Commenting on the Young Academy launch, Craig Whittaker MP said:
“The UK Young Academy will give early career researchers and professionals a fantastic opportunity to work together in tackling some of society’s greatest challenges, while developing their own inter-disciplinary skillsets and preparing them for future leadership roles. I encourage anyone who is eligible to make the most of this worthwhile opportunity.”
To be eligible for the UK Young Academy, applicants will need to:
- Be in the early stages of a professional career
- Have approximately 3-12 years of experience in their field
- Have a track record of excellence
- Reside in the UK
Further information, details of selection criteria and how to apply can be found on the UK Young Academy website: https://ukyoungacademy.org/.