Opportunity for exceptional early career scientists

16. 06. 2022

The Young Academy of Europe (YEA), an initiative of European young scientists with open views on science and science policy, is looking for outstanding early career researchers from all EU countries. Candidates, who received their PhD less than 12 years ago, should be internationally recognised scientists and be able to lead a team.

Interested scientists can either apply themselves or be nominated by a current member of the YEA, Academia Europaea, European National Young Academy (ENYA) or a national science academy. The application must include the following documents:

  • Application form (downloadable on the YEA website)
  • Brief CV (max. 3 pages)
  • Copy of doctoral diploma
  • Motivation letter (1-2 pages) explaining the candidate's interest in joining YAE and how he/she will contribute to the organization
  • 2 letters of recommendation written by a member of one of the following institutions from 2 different countries (one of which may be the candidate's country of origin):
    • YEA
    • Academia Europaea
    • ENYA
    • National academy of sciences
    • In case of a missing second letter of recommendation, please contact:

Nominations can be sent to Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis throughout the year.

More information can be found in a link, or contact Ms Denisa Zemanová (e-mail: from the CAS Department of International Relations.

The Czech Academy of Sciences (the CAS)

The mission of the CAS

The primary mission of the CAS is to conduct research in a broad spectrum of natural, technical and social sciences as well as humanities. This research aims to advance progress of scientific knowledge at the international level, considering, however, the specific needs of the Czech society and the national culture.

President of the CAS

Prof. Eva Zažímalová has started her second term of office in May 2021. She is a respected scientist, and a Professor of Plant Anatomy and Physiology.

She is also a part of GCSA of the EU.