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SAYAS calls for nomination of young scientists into the academy on an annual basis. To qualify for nomination, a candidate should meet the following criteria:

Anyone can nominate an emerging young scientist for SAYAS membership.

Nominations for 2019 New SAYAS Members

The South African Young Academy of Science seeks to elect the country’s leading emerging researchers in basic and applied science, engineering, social sciences, arts and the humanities. In addition to their demonstrated research excellence, candidates should also be able to show an ongoing commitment to improving South African science through engagement in community development, capacity building and mentoring activities.

This process is conducted annually.

SAYAS Call for New Member Nominations Letter 2019 – Access Letter here
SAYAS New Member Nomination Form 2019 – Access Form here
SAYAS - Background Information

Note: The Call for 2019 New members is now Open. The deadline is 13 May 2019