EARLY/Mid CAREER RESEARCHER Forum
About the Forum
The Australian Academy of Science recognises the challenges faced by Australia's emerging researchers and in 2011, established the Early/Mid Career Researcher Forum (the Forum). The Forum engages with early-mid career scientists from around Australia and advises the Academy on the key issues raised by younger researchers, to help inform its policy recommendations to government. Importantly, the Forum provides a vital connection between Australia's most eminent scientists and tomorrow's future scientific leaders.
Further information about our national meeting can be found here.
Submissions and statements
Best practices for postdoctoral progress
In a policy document released in October 2013, the EMCR Forum aims to assess the climate for Australian postdoctoral researchers and to announce the launch of an early- and mid-career researcher survey to find national examples of best practices for career progression.
Gender equity: current issues, best practice and new ideas
The EMCR Forum presents a platform of initiatives that can be used in universities, research institutes and laboratories across Australia to ensure that men and women have equal chances to pursue a successful career in science.
The Forum is generously supported by the following sponsors:
Telethon Institute for Child Health Research www.childhealthresearch.org.au
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research www.wehi.edu.au
Monash University www.monash.edu.au