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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.

Zuwahl 2022 and Zuwahl 2023

The selection 2022 will be made by the parent academies of Die Junge Akademie on the basis of nominations. The deadline for submissions has expired.

The selection in 2023 will be made by Die Junge Akademie on the basis of personal applications. The application period is expected to start in September 2022 and the call for applications will be published on the Die Junge Akademie website, among other places. Please understand that applications submitted before the application period cannot be accepted or considered. If you have any questions, please contact Yvonne Borchert at borchert@diejungeakademie.de.

 

Mitgliederbroschüre

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

Zuwahl 2022 and Zuwahl 2023

The selection 2022 will be made by the parent academies of Die Junge Akademie on the basis of nominations. The deadline for submissions has expired.

The selection in 2023 will be made by Die Junge Akademie on the basis of personal applications. The application period is expected to start in September 2022 and the call for applications will be published on the Die Junge Akademie website, among other places. Please understand that applications submitted before the application period cannot be accepted or considered. If you have any questions, please contact Yvonne Borchert at borchert@diejungeakademie.de.