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).