CAS created the Young CAS Fellow programme in collaboration with the Young Academy of Norway (AYF) in 2018.

The programme gives researchers the opportunity to grow their professional networks and create a foundation for collaboration at a critical point during their careers.

A Young CAS Fellow receives a grant to fund research projects and network building during one academic year. Central to the Young CAS Fellow concept are three gatherings that will take place over the course of the year. Each gathering can last up to five days.

  • Read how to apply for Young CAS Fellow here.


In February 2019, AYF and CAS announced the two inaugural Young CAS Fellows for 2019/20:

Hilde Nesse Tyssøy

Young CAS Fellow Hilde Nesse Tyssøy Unraveling the Drivers of Energetic Electron Precipitation

Hilde Nesse Tyssøy is a team leader at the Birkeland Centre of Space Science, a Norwegian Centre of Excellence at the University of Bergen. The overarching goal of the Birkeland Centre is to try to understand the Earth’s relationship to space.

In her Young CAS Fellow project, Tyssøy wants to create a network of researchers with complementary expertise to achieve a holistic view on the causes of energetic electron precipitation and its dependence on solar wind structures and magnetospheric processes to better estimate the occurrence, duration and strength of the energetic electron precipitation.


Are Skeie Hermansen

Young CAS Fellow Are Skeie HermansenCross-National Comparisons of Within-Job Pay Inequalities Between Immigrants and Natives

Are Skeie Hermansen is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo (UiO).

As a young CAS Fellow, Hermansen aims to bring together an international team of early-career social scientists in a collaborative effort to conduct the first ever cross-national comparative study of within-job pay inequalities between immigrant-origin and native workers (i.e., comparing pay gaps among employees who hold the same occupational title and work for the same employer).

Listen to an interview with Hermansen about his Young CAS Fellow project in the NRK radio show Studio 2 here (in Norwegian).