The ISC Affiliated Membership for Young Academies and Associations provides the backdrop for global scientific collaboration, promoting diversity and inclusion when it comes to scientific representation from across the world and from all scientific career stages.

Young Academies and Associations

ISC Free Affiliated Membership

The International Science Council (ISC) recognizes that Early and Mid-Career scientists and young academies are confronted with many challenges when navigating and evolving within complex science systems. These challenges include funding, access to resources and support, as well as the need to build collaborative relationships within the scientific community.

To address these challenges, the ISC has made a commitment to fostering an ecosystem of collaboration, resource sharing, and partnership by engaging with young scientists at national, regional, and global levels. As part of this commitment, the ISC launched a new membership campaign last year, which offered free Affiliated Membership to all eligible young scientist organizations.

Seventeen new Members consequently joined the ISC in 2023, with new Members continuing to join on an ongoing basis. These new members represent young academies and associations from all around the world, including Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, South America, and Australia:

The ISC launched in 2023 a Young Academies and Associations (YAA) Forum which promotes the participation of EMCR in international science and convenes young scientific groups within a space for exchange, learning and collaboration.

Together with ISC Affiliated Member in an advisory role, the Global Young Academy (GYA), the ISC will continuously extend a line of support and partnership with young scientists, that encourages international, intergenerational, and interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue. The YAA Forum will be offering opportunities for collaboration with ISC Members within an ecosystem of information exchange, regular meetings and joint initiatives.

All organizations of young scientists meeting the eligibility criteria are invited to contact

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