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The Global Young Academy (GYA), an interdisciplinary academy of young scientists from all over the world, is currently conducting a large mixed-methods study that investigates the state of young scientists in Africa and in the African diaspora. The GloSYS Africa project is particularly interested in young scientists’ motivations to enter research, access to mentoring and funding, infrastructure needs, and mobility, as well as gender equity within the research environment. Using the knowledge we gain through this research, we develop evidence-based policy recommendations that highlight the ways in which young scientists can be better supported in their research efforts and career development.
If you are an early-career researcher with a master's or PhD degree (earned within the last ten years) and are currently living in any country in Africa or in the diaspora, you can personally contribute to this project by completing the short survey and by sharing the link to the survey widely via your professional and social networks. You do not need to be working in academia to be eligible to participate.
GloSYS is on Facebook and Twitter and you can help us by sharing the survey there https://glosys.typeform.com/to/Cup20s. For more information, you can check out a brief video about our project here and sign up to follow the GloSYS project and learn more about previous GloSYS studies on our website.
GloSYS aims at wide dissemination of the results once they become available - an article will be posted on The Global Health Network, or check back on the GloSYS website.
Thank you for helping shape the future of science in Africa!