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Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA)
Arab-German Young Academy
of Sciences and Humanities
Call for Membership Applications
Deadline: 24 March 2019
The Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA), based at the Berlin-Brandenburg
Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) in Germany and the Academy of Scientific Research and
Technology (ASRT) in Egypt, is pleased to announce its Call for Membership 2019. AGYA promotes
research cooperation among outstanding early-career researchers from all disciplines who are
affiliated with a research institution in Germany or any Arab country. The academy supports innovative
interdisciplinary projects by its members in various fields of research, science policy and education.
Current AGYA members from 17 countries have realized joint projects and initiatives on topics such
as Arab and German Education; Common Heritage and Common Challenges; Energy, Water and
Environment; Health and Society; Innovation; and Transformation.
AGYA offers its members a unique opportunity to take an active part in the life of the
interdisciplinary research academy and supports them in implementing their own ideas,
visions and creative projects in the framework of Arab-German research cooperation.
AGYA membership is granted for up to five years followed by lifelong membership in an
alumni network of excellent researchers, depending on funding availability. AGYA connects
its members and facilitates collaboration opportunities with outstanding research institutions
in Germany and the Arab world, granting them exclusive access to an academic network of
AGYA provides the funding to realize innovative research projects within its working groups
and in joint projects between Arab and German members.
Members meet regularly to discuss, develop and implement joint research initiatives on
cutting-edge issues, with travel expenses for AGYA workshops and conferences covered for all
AGYA offers a range of training opportunities to enhance its members' academic careers
as well as the interdisciplinary and intercultural skills. AGYA actively promotes its members as
ambassadors of science and culture.
Successful candidates are expected to have a proven record of research excellence in their
field of specialization.
Candidates with strong potential for academic leadership will be given priority.
Membership requires active engagement. As AGYA is a working academy, successful
candidates are expected to dedicate a significant amount of time to AGYA activities and the
funded projects they initiate in the framework of the academy.
Commitment to realizing interdisciplinary research projects in collaboration with AGYA
members and other partners is essential.
Newly-elected members will be required to attend the AGYA Annual Conference in the second
half of October 2019.
Early-career researchers from any field of the Humanities, Life Sciences, Natural Sciences,
Social Sciences, Technical Sciences and the Arts are eligible to apply.
Applicants must be affiliated with a university or a research institution in Germany or any
Arab country (Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon,
Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria,
Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen).
Applicants should be early-career researchers. At the time of application, the candidate's doctoral
degree has preferably been awarded not less than three and no more than ten years ago.
Applicants must have full command of English, the working language of AGYA. No knowledge
of German or Arabic is necessary.
Interested applicants are required to submit the following documents in English: