Nigerian Young Academy (NYA)

Call for Membership Applications 2018


The Inter Academy Panel on International Issues (IAP), in collaboration with the World Economic Forum (WEF), convened two successive meetings in 2008 and 2009, for a group of young researchers from more than 50 countries (Nigeria inclusive) during the Summer Davos meeting of the World Economic Forum in China. The purpose of the meetings was to discuss science and its role in the future development of society. As an outcome of these meetings, the young researchers initiated and established the Global Young Academy (GYA) in Berlin on the 16th of February, 2010, with support from the IAP and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) for the advancement of science in developing countries. Following the GYA establishment in Berlin, it was agreed that National Young Academies should be formed with the help of existing Senior Academies. Thus, at the instance of the Global Young Academy, the Nigerian Young Academy (NYA) was inaugurated on the 30th of August, 2010, by the Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) in collaboration with Nigerian Academy of Engineering and Nigerian Academy of Education.

The Nigerian Young Academy (NYA) is a unified platform for interaction among brilliant young researchers in Nigeria who are from various research disciplines and regions. The Academy seeks to nurture outstanding and aspiring youthful academics and professionals towards improving the state of the nation. The NYA recognizes excellence among young researchers nationally and promotes the application of collective research findings for the improvement of the quality of life of the Nigerian society. Additionally, it plays a crucial role in building inspirational figures for a new generation of researchers. The Academy has her core values entrenched in integrity and excellence in research, and fostering research collaborations among young researchers nationally and internationally for the socio-economic benefit of Nigeria.

Call for Membership:

Application for membership into the NYA is now open for candidates who meet the following eligibility criteria:

1. Nigerians who have permanent residence in Nigeria.

2. Persons who are currently involved in research activities and show evidence of scholarly research.

3. Holders of at least a Masters Degree or its equivalent from a recognized University. Possession of a PhD is an additional advantage.

4. Candidates must not be more than 40 years old (male) or 45 years old (female) as at 30th December, 2017.

5. They must demonstrate a high level of excellence in their chosen discipline.

6. They should demonstrate commitment to the Academy through prompt and excellent delivery of given assignments.

7. They must demonstrate leadership qualities.

The call is open to all scholars working in any research-based discipline, including the social sciences, arts, the humanities, sciences, medicine, engineering etc.

Please send your completed application form and relevant documents to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Please cc: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

E-mail subject line should read: NYA Membership Call 2018-Surname Initials (e.g. NYA Membership Call 2018-Johnbull AO)

Applications will be peer reviewed and successful applicants will be notified on or before June 30, 2018