The Young Academy selects ten new talented researchers annually for a period of 5 years. The academy is a dynamic and innovative group of top young scientists and scholars with outspoken views about science and scholarship and related policies.
The Young Academy organises activities for various target groups focusing on interdisciplinarity, science policy, and the interface between science and society. Its members represent a broad spectrum of scientific and scholarly disciplines and work at Dutch universities and a wide range of research institutes.
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences decided to set up the Young Academy in 2005. The Young Academy operates independently within the Royal Academy. It has its own working plan, organises its own events and is responsible for its own viewpoints.
The official induction of the new members will take place 26 March 2015 at the Trippenhuis of KNAW.