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Membership

Members have different backgrounds, ranging from Astrophysics to Law and Political Science to Philosophy of Science. They are elected for five years. during which they have access to a personal budget as well as to a joint research budget.
 
Criteria

A key requirement for membership in Die Junge Akademie is an outstanding dissertation. It should have been completed at least three, but no more than seven years prior to admission in Die Junge Akademie. Since then, the candidate should also have published at least one or more outstanding academic paper(s). Applications from artists are also welcome. Dedicated collaboration in Die Junge Akademie is expected.

Please note that while our members live and work internationally, participation in Die Junge Akademie requires sufficient proficiency in German. Please refer to the German website for further information.

Procedure

Die Junge Akademie has 50 members. Every year, ten members leave the academy and ten new members are elected. The annual co-optation happens in turn: One year, the superordinate academies – that is the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina – elect new members; the next year, Die Junge Akademie is in charge of the election process.

Alumni often stay involved with Die Junge Akademie.

Co-optation 2019

Die Junge Akademie oversees the current admissions process. Applications are currently under review. The official admission ceremony will take place on 25 May 2019.

Mitgliederbroschüre

You can find the profiles of all current and past members here. You can also download these materials as PDF:

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Die Junge Akademie enables cooperation among different disciplines in a unique manner, but also promotes the dialog between science and society. Projects like the short-film competition be a better being which establishes access to scientific perspectives of controversial social issues through films, would have been unthinkable without the encounters of very diverse researchers at Die Junge Akademie.

Philipp Kanske,
Member of Die Junge Akademie since 2015

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