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The Young Academy of Sweden is an independent, interdisciplinary academy that brings together a selection of the most prominent younger researchers in Sweden.

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Erik Smedler
Jennifer Mack
Olle Risberg
Peter Søgaard Jørgensen
Pierre Nyquist
Sara Tanderup Linkis
Sofia Lodén

Nine new young leading researchers join the Young Academy of Sweden

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Academy meeting
Andreas Nord
Elham B. Rostami
Gabriele Messori
Sigrid Schottenius Cullhed
Sofia Lodén

Here is the Academy board for 2024/2025!

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Academy meeting

Young Academy of Sweden headed to Geneva

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Alison Gerber

Nordic-Baltic meeting of Young Academies 2024 in Copenhagen

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Anna T. Danielsson
Gabriele Messori

YAS visiting South Korea


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Ewa Machotka
Frida Bender
Janina Seubert
Linda Andersson Burnett
Lucie Delemotte
Mia Liinason
Philippe Tassin
Sigrid Schottenius Cullhed
Sofia Lodén
Ylva Söderfeldt

Book: A Beginner’s Guide to Swedish Academia

Ewa Machotka
Jessica Jewell
Mia Liinason
Reports and position statements

Best practices for supporting success in ERC grant competitions

Omslag Forskardrömmar
Christer Nordlund
Christian Ohm
Mia Liinason
Robert Lagerström
Steffi Burchardt
Tove Fall

Children’s book: Researcher’s dreams–Stories for curious children

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Pontus Nordenfelt
Reports and position statements

Assistant Professorships in Sweden — an Evaluation


Our Vision

A free academy for a better world

  • Freedom and responsibility
  • Excellence and sustainability
  • Interdisciplinarity and societal engagement

Vision 2030

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Become a member

As a member of the Young Academy of Sweden, you gain access to a forum where a select group of Sweden's leading young researchers convene to discuss and advance issues broadly related to research and science. Here, as an ambitious researcher, you have the opportunity to bring your ideas to life. Elections take place every year in January.

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How many apply and how many new members are selected each year?

We usually get around 65–80 applications and bring in 6–8 new members annually. This means it's pretty competitive. If you don't make it on your first try, we encourage you to apply again. It's not uncommon for members to apply multiple times before getting in.

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Can I nominate someone else for the Academy?

No, new members need to apply on their own initiative.

How much time do I commit as a member?

We're very much a hands-on academy, and the more time you put in, the more rewarding it is to be a member 🙂 The whole academy typically meets four times a year for two-day meetings. Besides these, members participate, to varying degrees, in both internal and external activities. The operation is supported by private and public research funders and is run with the assistance of a secretariat.

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How do I become a member?

The first step is to submit an application, the application period is usually open from November until the beginning of January. A selection panel evaluates the scientific merits of all applicants and invites the best candidates for an interview. Based on this, the selection panel recommends new members for formal election by the academy.

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