Call for Membership Applications 2022 - AGYA (Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities)

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The Call Is Open - Apply Now!

Come and join AGYA! AGYA is a community of excellent early-career researchers from all disciplines affiliated with a research institution in Germany or any Arab country. The academy supports interdisciplinary projects by its members in various fields of research, science policy, and capacity building.

You will find all relevant information about the call and application process for the AGYA membership here. Learn why AGYA is the right place to realize your interdisciplinary research projects in the framework of an Arab-German research cooperation.

We are looking forward to your application!


AGYA Membership


  • A unique opportunity to take an active part in the bilateral young academy
  • Exclusive access to the AGYA academic network of excellence
  • Funding and support for the interdisciplinary projects and initiatives of the AGYA members within the framework of Arab-German research cooperation
  • Travel grants for AGYA workshops, conferences, and research stays
  • Promotion of the AGYA members as ambassadors for science and culture
  • Membership for five years, followed by a lifelong membership in the AGYA alumni network


  • Early-career researchers (3−10 years after PhD) from any field of the Natural Sciences, Life Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, Technical Sciences, and the Arts
  • Affiliation with a university or a research institution in Germany or any Arab country (Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen)
  • Full command of English, both spoken and written


  • Proven record of research excellence in any field of specialization
  • Strong potential for leadership and advancement in academia
  • High motivation to engage in AGYA activities and interdisciplinary research projects of the academy
  • Genuine interest to address common challenges and develop sustainable solutions through innovative research

How to Apply?

Interested applicants are required to submit the following documents in English:

  • Application form, available for download below
  • CV, including a list of publications and a scan of the PhD certificate 
  • Letter of motivation
  • Two academic reference letters
  • All documents should be submitted via email as a single PDF file by 10 April 2022 at the latest to agya(at)

Application document for download

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