EMCRs involved in future of science

EMCR Forum submissions

The EMCR Forum recently made submissions on behalf of early- and mid-career researchers to two important national consultations. The Australian Research Council’s consultation on Research Opportunity and Performance Evidence (ROPE) sought the views of stakeholders on the effectiveness of the current system in facilitating fair access to competitive funding. Read the EMCR Forum’s submission

Innovation and Science Australia held a consultation to assist in the development of a 2030 strategic plan for the Australia Innovation, Science and Research System. The plan will aim to identify investment and infrastructure priorities for government. Read the EMCR Forum’s submission

EMCRs participate in Science at the Shine Dome

Approximately 60 early- and mid-career researchers attended Science at the Shine Dome in May. They were exposed to talks across the breadth of science in Australia, thanks to our new Fellows and award winners. The program for EMCRs also included an exclusive EMCR–Fellow reception, generously sponsored by the College of Medicine, Biology and Environment and the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences at the Australian National University.

The event gave EMCRs an opportunity to meet and network with Fellows of the Academy and was an enjoyable and lively evening for all involved. Academy President Professor Andrew Holmes AC PresAA FRS FTSE extended a special welcome to three international EMCRs who joined the EMCR program at Science at the Shine Dome: Dr Lastus Kuniata from Papua New Guinea, and Dr Berry Juliandi and Dr Akhmad Rizali from Indonesia.

The EMCRs also had the opportunity to attend one of four career development workshops on pitching to the media, story-telling skills, perfecting grant writing or fostering partnerships with industry.

The program gave EMCRs a chance to connect with other researchers who understand their challenges and share their enthusiasm, and the opportunity to be inspired by Australia’s leading scientists.

Professor Andrew Holmes introducing the international EMCRs, (from left) Dr Akhmad Rizali, Dr Berry Juliandi and Dr Lastus Kuniata.

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