Application for Membership to the German Young Academy is Open

Outstanding young scientists and artists can apply for a 5-year membership to Die Junge Akademie (German Young Academy). Applications for the 2023 selection can be submitted exclusively online until 15 November 2022 via the application platform.

Die Junge Akademie always has 50 members. Every year, ten members leave and ten new members are accepted. The annual selection takes place alternately via the supporting academies of Die Junge Akademie (the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina) and via Die Junge Akademie itself. For selections via the supporting academies in the even years the candidates are suggested. Selection via Die Junge Akademie in the odd years takes place via direct applications.

Membership of Die Junge Akademie is intended for outstanding scientists and artists that can show evidence of a completed doctorate or an artistic work. This work must have been completed at least three, but no more than seven years before the end of the application deadline (15 November 2022) and can be demonstrated by the doctorate certificate or a comparable document. Parental, care and sick leave are all taken into account during the selection process.

At least one other outstanding scientific/artistic achievement is expected, or that the applicant achieved visibility with their own scientific or artistic profile. The members should represent their field with innovation, passion and the ability to hold interdisciplinary discussions. They should also have the time for active membership.

A two-stage selection process will take place following submission of the application documents. The selection interviews will likely take place on February 16-17, 2023 in Potsdam. They will be conducted in the German language.

The call for applications for the 2023 selection can be downloaded here (in German only).

Further information on the selection procedure and the application platform can be found at: