[CAIRO] A lack of resources, training and funding opportunities are the most cited obstacles facing young researchers in the developing world, according to a survey by the Global Young Academy (GYA), a group that supports young scientists.
The Global State of Young Scientists (GloSYS) report, published last month (21 January), assessed the needs of young researchers around the world.
Its authors say they hope that providing a “snapshot of what is known and not known about young scholars around the world” will help decision-makers identify “where to focus their energies, and how best to direct limited resources to supporting young researchers and the innovation system of which they are a part”.
Irene Friesenhahn, a GloSYS project officer and co-author of the report, says they found that researchers in the developing world lack resources on several fronts, including research grants and training opportunities.
“This kind of study will encourage the launch of national academies of young scientists in developing countries.”
Jauad El Kharraz, Arab World Association of Young Scientists For example, 71 per cent of respondents from Sub-Saharan Africa (represented by Nigeria and South Africa) and 70 per cent of those from the Middle East and […]