About NYA

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.


The development of instruments maintains a symbiotic relationship with science as a whole; advanced tools enable scientists to answer increasingly complex questions, and new findings in turn enable the development of more powerful, and sometimes novel, instruments. Instrumentation facilitates interdisciplinary research.

Delve into the world of scientific Research with unbelievable possibilities. 

The Research Equipment Database is an online open access database designed to enhance 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 / Activities

12th International Conference and General Assembly

VENUE: National Centre for Energy Research and Development, University of Nigeria Nsukka Enugu State

DATE: 15th – 18th November, 2022

Murder COVID-19 in Africa

The aim of the project is to sustainably bridge the science-policy gap in Africa especially in relation to COVID-19

Technical Paper Writing and Anti-plagiarism workshop

The Biological and Health Science Working Group of the Nigerian Young Academy in partnership with the Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic, Zaria

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 Intermidiaries for her outstanding contributions in the evidence ecosystem in Africa. 

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.. Dr. Animasaun has also been appointed to serve as an Editorial Board member of the Journal “Nanotechnology”.

Call for Research on Heavy-metal Pollution in Aquatic Ecosystems

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.

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