How we are governed
The UK Young Academy will be governed by its members with the support of the seven senior partner academies.
Our executive group will be elected by the first cohort of 60 members. Until then, a Governance Committee is overseeing the establishment process.
The UK Young Academy is a not for profit organisation, established under the auspices of the Royal Society, a UK registered charity, in partnership with the six other senior national academies, operating across the UK and Ireland.
The initial structure sees the UK Young Academy’s Governance Committee report to the Royal Society Council on its progress.
In addition, an Appointments Committee will select the first cohort of 60 members, who will then elect their first executive group to take on responsibility for running the UK Young Academy.
Once this is in place, an advisory group comprising Fellows of the partner academies will be established to offer support and advice to the UK Young Academy.
The UK Young Academy is funded by a grant to the Royal Society from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
The newly elected Executive Group of the UK Young Academy is comprised of peer-elected representatives from the Young Academy’s membership. The 7 individuals will serve as an interim leadership team for 18 months, and work with our first cohort of members to establish the foundations of the organisation, including it’s initial strategy and work programmes.
For its establishment, the UK Young Academy’s Governance Committee is responsible for overseeing the plan to set up the UK Young Academy, budget allocations and its operational requirements. Members include representatives from the Royal Society’s Council and staff, and the partner academies.
Richard Morris (Chair)
Veronica van Heyningen
Senior Partner Academies
The seven senior partner academies each work in their own ways to engage people at an early stage of their careers across the UK and Ireland, but there was a gap for a single UK-wide organisation to do this independently. In the first initiative of this scale, the seven partner academies are working together to establish a Young Academy covering all areas of the UK.
While the UK Young Academy will operate independently, it will be overseen by the Governance Committee and will continue to work closely with the partner academies on relevant programmes of work where appropriate.
Other Young Academies
We are part of a growing global network of Young Academies who share knowledge, support one another, and work on international projects. There are now over 40 other national young academies around the world and a further eight transnational young academies as part of the global Young Academies initiative. Within the UK, the Young Academy of Scotland was established by the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2011, while the Royal Irish Academy is launching a Young Academy in Ireland. Many early-career researchers and professionals from the UK have also been members of the European Young Academy and the Global Young Academy.
Learn more about the activities of other Young Academies from their members.
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UK Young Academy, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG
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