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Members and membership

As a scientific institution, the Fryske Akademy since its founding members. Members of the Fryske Akademy are people from all over the world who deserve this award on the basis of merit in the field of science, earnings for the Frisian culture, or a large long-term enthusiasm for science or the Frisian culture in general. 



Donors and members of the Fryske Akademy can nominate people throughout the year for appointment as members of the Fryske Akademy. At the Akademydei, new members are appointed by the Managing Director, who is assisted by the appointment committee in assessing the nomination.

The nomination must clearly state why the nominee deserves membership. If possible, we would like to receive the email address of the nominee. Please also include your own contact details, because if the proposed candidate is appointed as a member, we would like to invite you as well.




Function of the members

When the Fryske Akademy was founded in 1938, a hundred people were appointed members. It was then the intention that these members would do work for the Fryske Akademy, but no official distinction was ever made - as was done at that time in other institutions - between ordinary and working members. Over the decades, many members have also contributed to the numerous working groups and associations of the Fryske Akademy. 

Today, members are important to the Fryske Akademy as ambassadors, who are invited to actively contribute ideas in the field of scientific research and the social position of the Fryske Akademy. But above all, membership is a recognition of one's scientific or cultural merits.

The Fryske Akademy currently has about 240 members.