The AAS Affiliates programme

The AAS Affiliates programme mentors and develops eminent young professionals into research leaders. Every year the AAS selects 25 affiliates– five from each region¬¬ – who are below the age of 40, have PhDs and preferably doctoral experience work in academic and research institutions in any field.

The AAS regional offices receive and evaluate nominations for prospective affiliates, which they send to the Governing Council for approval. Successful nominees are designated as AAS Affiliates for five years. During the five years, the AAS organises activities to develop the Affiliates’ careers that include:

  • Providing training in proposal writing, manuscript preparation, writing and presentation, ethical conduct of research, intellectual property, reviewing papers and proposals
  • Providing opportunities for affiliates to be mentored by experts in their fields. The experts are AAS fellows and scientists from across the globe.
  • Facilitating for affiliates to attend major conferences organised by the AAS and other organisations.

AAS Affiliates

For a list of the first cohort of Affiliates, click here

How to be an Affiliate

Nominations for the AAS Affiliates programme open in the first quarter of the year.

Institutional leaders or AAS fellows and associate fellows must submit the nominations through the AAS’ regional offices in North, South, West, Central and East Africa. See About the AAS for details of contact people in the five regional offices.