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YAI Membership
Membership of the YAI is open to all early career researchers and innovators (ECRIs) who demonstrate a high level of excellence in their discipline, whether in academia or industry, evidenced by a proven track record and expected future achievements.

Applicants for membership must demonstrate a commitment to making a difference in society, collegiality, and leadership potential. The YAI will pursue a broad range of programmes to promote multidisciplinary experiences, engage in policy debate, networking opportunities with other ECRIs and to foster international and interdisciplinary collaboration. Applicants should provide evidence of interest or experience in one or more of these areas.

The membership selection committee will consider all aspects of each candidate’s qualifications and skills in the context of the mission of the YAI, with a view to creating a membership cohort with a diversity of experience and perspectives.

Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for YAI membership, an applicant must:

  1. Have been awarded a PhD in any discipline in the previous ten years (The eligibility period can be extended in case of maternity or paternity leave)
  2. Be normally resident on the island of Ireland at the time of membership

Unfortunately, we are unable to take submissions via email.

YAI Application process will open in 2025.

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