In order to qualify for membership of The Young Academy, young researchers must have already made their mark in science. They must also have a broad interest in science and scholarship, in the role that science plays in society, and in science policy.
A special committee made up of members of The Young Academy and the Royal Academy selects ten new members every year. Members must have received their doctorate no more than ten years prior to their appointment to the Young Academy. They are appointed for a five-year period.
Those entitled to submit nominations for The Young Academy candidates are invited to do so around 1 April each year.