The Young Academy of Sweden is an independent, cross-disciplinary forum for some of the most promising young researchers in Sweden in all disciplines. The Academy was formed May 27, 2011 at the initiative of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Young in this context is a scientist with a Ph.D. for no more than ten years ago.
The Young Academy of Sweden consists of 33 members. The length of office is 5 years and therefore new members are elected every year. The criteria for election are scientific excellence and a proven interest in the matters handled by the Academy. All scientific disciplines are welcome into the Academy, but all will not be represented at each point. The Young Academy of Sweden strives to reach the broadest range of disciplines as possible.
The Young Academy of Sweden's operations is run by a Chief Executive Officer and a secretariat in the halls of The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (RSAS), Stockholm, Sweden.
24 October 2013 the Academy became a fully independent organization, and the Foundation for the Young Academy of Sweden was formed with the primary task to ensure that the Young Academy of Sweden is able to continue its activities independently.