In 2005, The KNAW established The Young Academy (DJA) to forge links with young scientists. The Young Academy is made up of young researchers who have obtained their doctorates no more than 10 years previously, who have distinguished themselves and who have a broad interest in science and scholarship.
The first DJA were installed in 2005. Each year ten new members are elected to The Young Academy. Appointments are for a term of five years.
Utrecht Young Academy
Since 2016, Utrecht University also has its own Young Academy: the Utrecht Young Academy (UYA). The UYA brings together 40 young UU and UMCU researchers from all fields of science. Each year, 8 new members join the UYA for a period of five years.