Our structure

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.

Launched in June 2022, the initial structure sees the Young Academy currently operating under the Royal Society in the first instance, and the UK Young Academy’s Governance Committee report to the Royal Society Council on its progress.

67 members were selected to form the initial membership cohort in January 2023.

An Executive Group, comprising elected representatives of the membership, forms the leadership team and is responsible for working with the members to develop the Young Academy’s strategy and initial work plan.

Members are selected through a competitive application process by a selection committee comprising members from the Young Academy, Fellows and Members from the seven partner academies and early-career and professional sector representatives covering different areas of knowledge, expertise and geography.

The UK Young Academy is funded by a grant to the Royal Society from the Department of Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT).

Executive Group

The Executive Group of the UK Young Academy is comprised of peer-elected representatives from the Young Academy’s membership. The current seven individuals will serve as an interim leadership team for 18 months until October 2024, and work with our first cohort of members to establish the foundations of the organisation, including it’s initial strategy and work programmes.

Governance Committee

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

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Need more help or have further questions?

Call us on : + 44 207 451 2500
(Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00 – 17:00
Excludes bank holidays)
Email us: enquiries@ukyoungacademy.org

You can also write to us at this postal address:

UK Young Academy, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

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