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Early to mid-career researchers

The Academy’s annual Early- and Mid-Career Researchers program has become a favourite feature of Science at the Shine Dome.

Early- and mid-career researcher participants enjoy a special opportunity to meet and mingle with high-achieving scientists, attend all the sessions showcasing cutting edge science, and attend one of three workshops targeted to their needs:

The Academy is offering a special program for early- and mid-career researchers (EMCRs), outlined below, in conjunction with Science at the Shine Dome. Those who attend will:

  • learn about the latest research across a range of science disciplines
  • meet and exchange ideas with renowned scientists, science teachers and other EMCRs
  • participate in career development workshops.

The CSIRO, CRCs, universities and other research organisations have been invited to send representatives.

The three-day registration fee of $495 a person includes:

  • new Fellows seminar (Tuesday 27 May)
  • EMCRs cocktail reception (Tuesday 27 May)
  • awards presentations (Wednesday 28 May)
  • one (1) workshop (topics below) (Wednesday 28 May)
  • annual dinner at the National Arboretum (Wednesday 28 May)
  • annual symposium - Celebrating Australian Science PAST PRESENT FUTURE (Thursday 29 May)
  • morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, Tuesday - Thursday inclusive
  • a folder containing program information for Science at the Shine Dome, biographical information about other EMCRs attending, and notes for your selected EMCR workshop.

Organisations which employ early- and mid-career researchers have a unique opportunity to send delegates and boost their own profile by sponsoring an Early- to Mid-Career Researcher Travel Award, details of which can be found in our sponsorship prospectus.

For more information or to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please email Events Manager Mitchell Piercey or telephone 02 6201 9462.

Early- and Mid-career Travel Award sponsors

ABARESCSIRO University of Canberra

Flinders University

   The University of Western Australia

University of Wollongong


Workshops (2 - 5 PM Wednesday 28 May 2014)

Early- and mid-career researcher participants are invited to attend one of four workshops, delivered by experts and targeted to their specific needs:

Topic 1: Management and leadership in research careers
Topic 2: Practical grants writing workshop
Topic 3: Facilitating multidisciplinary scientific collaborations
Topic 4: Communicating science: media and social media