The Nigerian Young Academy is Research Excellence Integrity Based


About Us

The academy is a unified platform for interaction among brilliant young researchers below the age of 45 in Nigeria, who are from various disciplines and regions.


To foster interdisciplinary research collaborations amongst some of the nation’s best brains for the benefit of the society and increase interest in research amongst younger minds to sustain national development.


To improve the quality of life of the Nigerian society through the promotion and application of collective research findings and technology.

NYA Members at the 2019 Conference and General Assembly held in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

Call for Applications

National Young Researchers' Prizes 2024

Call for Membership

Call for Membership Application 2024

Events and Programmes

The NYA has her core values entrenched in integrity and excellence in research, and fostering research collaborations among young researchers nationally and internationally.

Conferences & General Assembly

The NYA has an enviable track record in the organization of conferences and workshops....


NYA Representatives Attend the Official Launching of the Lancet Nigeria Commission....

NYA Webinar Series

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Workshops & Trainings

Beyond the General Assemblies and annual conferences, the NYA has been involved in organizing workshops for young scientists

Talk to your Professor

As part of fulfilling its goal and mission of nurturing aspiring youthful academics and inspiring a new generation of researchers, the Nigerian Young Academy launched the “Talk to Your Professors” programme.....

Ongoing Project


The development of instruments maintains a symbiotic relationship with science as a whole; advanced tools enable scientists to answer increasingly complex questions.

The Research Equipment Database is an online open-access database designed to enhance the visibility of available scientific equipment in any given geographical location. This will in turn spur research collaboration and partnership, as well as access to and optimisation of the research facilities available within a given geographical area

News & Updates

Get involved in our latest innovative and research based activities

Call for membership Application 2024

Nigerian Young Researchers' Prizes 2024

Engage with Top level Researchers

Participate in various NYA workshops

Download our latest NYA newsletter

Dr. Temitope O. Sogbanmu of the Department of Zoology, University of Lagos, who serves as the current NYA Vice-President, was elected winner of the African Evidence Leadership Award (AELA) 2022: Evidence Intermediaries for her outstanding contributions to the evidence ecosystem in Africa. 

A member of the NYA Dr. Kafilat Adebola Bawa-Allah has highlighted the urgent need for research in Africa and other low and middle-income regions of the world to develop appropriate standards, guidelines and regulations for heavy-metal pollution in aquatic systems. This was recommended in her seminar presented on the 1st March, 2022. In her concluding remarks, she emphasised interdisciplinary collaboration in order to bridge the wide  gap between science and policy makers. Dr. Bawa-Allah is a STIAS Iso Lomso fellow and she is of the Department of Zoology, University of Lagos

Dr. Isaac L. Animasaun, a member of the NYA of the Department of Mathematics, Federal University of Technology Akure was awarded second place in the 2021 Mark Reed Young Researcher Award for his contribution in the field of nanofluid, dusty fluid and their dynamics


Growth. Innovation. Trust

The current membership of the Academy is comprised of individuals across all the six geopolitical zones in the country, which includes those from both the academia and research institutes