Global State of Young Scientists (GloSYS) Africa survey


The Global Young Academy (GYA) has just launched the Global State of Young Scientists (GloSYS) Africa survey. The GloSYS project investigates the context in which early-career researchers work today, and the challenges and motivations that shape their career trajectories.

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 (available in both English and French) and by sharing the survey widely via your professional and social networks.

The Global Young Academy (GYA) is an interdisciplinary academy of young scientists from all over the world. GloSYS is 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 gained through this research, GYA will develop evidence-based policy recommendations that highlight the ways in which young scientists can be better supported in their research efforts and career development.

Access the survey in English or French.

You can sign up to follow the GloSYS project and learn more about previous GloSYS studies on the GYA website and watch a brief film about the GloSYS project on YouTube.