Call for applications for membership
of National Young Academy of Bangladesh (NYAB)
Online application for NYAB membership 2020 is open!!
Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, 15 January, 2020, 23:59 hours BST [Extended deadline].
Applications are sought from young academics, researchers and scholars holding Bangladeshi nationality who combine the highest level of research excellence with a demonstrated passion and commitment for the advancement of science extending beyond their workplaces.
Discipline: The call is open to all scholars working in any research-based discipline, including the sciences, medicine, engineering, social sciences, the arts and humanities, business and law.
Excellence: Applicants must be able to demonstrate a high level of excellence in their discipline, being among the best in their age-group within the country, preferably with excellence recognised at an international level.
Impact: National Young Academy of Bangladesh looks forward to a broad range of programmes around the country to support young scholars, promote science to a broad audience, engage in policy debate, and foster international and interdisciplinary collaboration. Applicants should provide evidence of interest or experience in one or more of these areas.
Age/career point: Applicants should be in the early years of their independent careers. The NYAB members should not be older than 45 years at the time of application and the typical period from completion of a PhD or similar degree should be 3-10 years. Highly motivated applicants falling outside these ranges may be considered under exceptional circumstances, on providing a satisfactory justification.
Diversity: We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, discipline, region etc. Scholars working in government, industry, policy and non-governmental sectors are also welcome to apply.
Expectations: Each NYAB member is expected to attend the NYAB Annual General Meeting each year and is also expected to actively contribute to one or more of the organisation’s programmes. The NYAB is envisioned to be an active and examplary organisation, and being a member will require a time commitment on each member’s part. In the event that applicants are selected as new NYAB members, they should be available to attend the next Annual General Meeting, which is tentatively scheduled for March-April, 2020.
The NYAB was launched earlier this year with 20 members. This year another 20 members will be selected. Membership is for 5 years.
Apply right now by clicking below. (You will need a google/gmail username and password; kindly create if you do not have already.) You may come back later to fill in incomplete segments, but the application should be complete by 11:59 pm BST on 15 January, 2020 [Extended deadline].