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Become a member of Die Junge Akademie: Start of the application period for the year 2023

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Beginning today, outstanding young scientists and artists can apply for a five-year membership of Die Junge Akademie.


Die Junge Akademie accepts ten new members every year. In interdisciplinary exchange, the members seek new approaches to unsolved problems and engage in joint projects and Research Groups at the intersections of science, art, society and politics. For realising their projects, they have a research budget and a personal budget for individual support.

Die Junge Akademie offers its members a wide-ranging and constantly growing network from all disciplines and the arts. ”What can be achieved by collaborating on research questions with colleagues from all disciplines and the arts can be seen in numerous projects by our members that overcome the boundaries of interdisciplinarity,‟ says Timo de Wolff, current Speaker of the Board for Die Junge Akademie.

Young scientists and artists from all disciplines can apply for membership of Die Junge Akademie online until November 15, 2022.

Selection criteria and procedure

The call for applications addresses young scientists and artists who can present a doctoral thesis or a work of artistic qualification. The final examination date of this work must be at least three, but no longer than seven years ago by the end of the application period (November 15, 2022). In addition, a personal profile or at least one other outstanding academic or artistic work is expected. Candidates should have a sound knowledge of the German language. Appointed members will be expected to actively participate in Die Junge Akademie's events, most of which take place in Germany.

The annual selection is carried out alternately by the supporting academies of Die Junge Akademie (the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina) and Die Junge Akademie itself. The selection by Die Junge Akademie requires the candidates to submit their applications, followed by a two-phase selection procedure. A selection committee consisting of current members of Die Junge Akademie will review the applications and invite the candidates to selection interviews in Potsdam in February, 2023. The admission of the new members will take place during the summer plenary session of 2023.

The call for applications for the 2023 selection can be downloaded here (in German only).

Further information on the selection procedure and the application platform can be found at: www.zuwahl.diejungeakademie.de

Die Junge Akademie was founded in 2000 as the world’s first academy for outstanding young academics. Its members – who come from all academic disciplines as well as creative fields – explore the potential and limits of interdisciplinary work in new projects, aim to encourage dialogue between academia and society, and provide new impetus in discussions about scientific policy. Die Junge Akademie is supported by the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. Its office is located in Berlin.


Die Junge Akademie Laura Forstbach Tel.: 030-203 70-650 presse@diejungeakademie.de www.diejungeakademie.de

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