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What We Do

Since its inception, the Academy has played a critical role in shaping public discourse around science by providing an inclusive forum for the exchange of ideas.

Through a collective action approach, the Academy promotes holistic, innovative solutions to advance the sciences for the economic and social wellbeing of society through research, education and policy. From programming and awards to events and outreach, we provide a wide range of initiatives that deliver on our mission. The Academy is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) as defined by the Internal Revenue Service.

For the Global Scientific Community

With the Academy’s reach extending to nearly every corner of the world, we aim to foster and inspire the global scientific community. By offering resources for STEM professionals of all disciplines and throughout all stages of their careers, we are building skilled networks of forward-thinking innovators ready to tackle tomorrow’s local and global challenges. The Academy’s International Science Reserve is one example of this effort in action.

For Early-Career Researchers

Qualified early-career researchers are recognized through a broad array of accolades, including the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists, the Innovators in Science Award, and the Tata Transformation Prize. These awards recognize the most-promising scholars for their research and innovations and provide significant financial support to encourage changemakers to pursue endeavors that may not otherwise receive adequate funding. Additionally, Academy membership provides access to events, courses, workshops, networking opportunities, and other resources that enable scientists to grow and succeed.

For STEM-Interested Students

The Academy offers a range of STEM programs that motivate and inspire K-12 students, laying the groundwork for future study and career development. Programs build skills in critical thinking, scientific research, as well as soft skills like communication, teamwork, and project management. Students ages 13-17 who participate in our High School Research Programs become Young members and have access to benefits including networking opportunities, resources for aspiring scientists, and access to lectures and research papers on the latest scientific breakthroughs.

Founded on the egalitarian principle of making the sciences accessible for all, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging continues to be a critical part of the Academy’s mission. By bringing in diverse perspectives we are better equipped to develop solutions that advance science for the public good.

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Using a holistic approach, The New York Academy of Sciences is shaping the future of science by providing outreach and other opportunities for the community, by recognizing and supporting changemakers at all stages of their careers and by developing and inspiring the next generation of scientists.

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The Annual Report offers our members, supporters, and the global scientific community a snapshot of the most impactful accomplishments of the year. As a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3), the Academy’s financials are reviewed annually by independent auditors and provided to the IRS with the information required for tax-exempt organizations by filing Form 990.

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