The ZIMYA members must have received their Ph.D. no longer than 3 to 10 years at the time of application. They must be of any nationality affiliated with a university or a research institution in Zimbabwe or Zimbabwe scholars in the Diaspora. The ZIMYA membership is for up to five years with no possibility of re-election. However, after the end of a term, members can become life-long members of the ZIMYA alumni network.
The members of ZIMYA are promising young scholars with a demonstrable record of outstanding scholarship and research excellence in their area of study. All Young Academy members are expected to make active contributions to the goals and activities of the Young Academy such as taking part in the development of national science policies, establishing local Young Academy chapters at their institutions, promoting science education in local communities, and collaborating with other ZIMYA members across disciplines to address current issues if scientific interest at a societal or global level.
The members of ZIMYA are promising young scholars with a demonstrable record of outstanding scholarship and research excellence in their area of study.
How do I join ZIMYA as a member?
Membership to ZIMYA is through nomination by the members of ZIMYAS, other National Science Academies, International Science Societies, Funding Agencies, Professional Bodies, and other institutions of scientific repute as determined by the ZIMYA General Assembly. Following the nomination, the application is peer-reviewed, and recommendations are made to the ZIMYA General Assembly. The election of nominated candidates will be conducted by the ZIMYA General Assembly at the Annual General Meeting. New members shall be elected by a majority vote of two-thirds of members present and voting.
The call for nominations of young scientists as members of ZIMYAS is now open. Applications are sought from young, independent scholars who combine the highest level of research excellence with a proven passion for delivering impact.