The Israel Young Academy was established in 2012 as an incubator for ideas and initiatives to leverage Israel’s academic abilities.
Inter alia, the Academy aims to strengthen the relationship between Israeli academia and policymakers and between Israeli academia and society, to develop the abilities of young scholars in Israel, to promote research and scientific capabilities and to help deal with challenges of national and international importance.
Members of the Israel Young Academy are young (up to age 45 on the first of January in the year of their selection) researchers of the first rank on a global scale who are committed to strengthening Israel’s academic world and possess broad multidisciplinary knowledge coupled with a drive for action. They are chosen for a term of four years, based on their excellence in research and their social and academic involvement. The Young Academy has approximately thirty members.
The Israel Young Academy, founded by the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, operates independently with the Israel Academy’s assistance and support. The Young Academy strives for disciplinary and gender balance, and to reflect a fair representation of Israel’s population and academic community, with the principle of excellence being the deciding criterion for membership.