Diversify your thinking – Science Pathways 2018

Hamish Clarke
Deputy Chair of the EMCR Forum


Science Pathways 2018 is shaping up to be, quite simply, the event of the year for EMCRs in Australia. The event will be held in Brisbane from 23–24 April. The EMCR Forum’s fifth national meeting will be a highly interactive program with a strong professional development focus for EMCRs. During the two-day conference delegates will explore a range of topics, including:

  • how to achieve equity in STEM
  • how to access funding from non-traditional sources
  • key considerations for interdisciplinary research.

Delegates will also take part in a workshop using cognitive behavioural coaching techniques on ‘Maximising research productivity (and still having a life)’ by ThinkWell.

We are particularly proud of two new initiatives to improve access to #SciPath18 for all EMCRs:

  • Remote delivery We will be live-streaming Science Pathways 2018 to a number of institutions across the country. We will also be coordinating remote breakout groups to coincide with those taking place at the event.
  • Support schemes The Theo Murphy Fund covers all the main costs of attendance, including registration, accommodation and travel. Carer grants offer a small sum to offset the increased costs associated with caring that may result from your attendance. We hope you got your application in and look forward to helping you attend Science Pathways in 2018.

Previous Science Pathways conferences covered science leadership (2016), science communication (2015), industry engagement (2013) and getting science on the national agenda (2012). You can access resources from these events here.

This is Australia’s premier conference for career development of EMCRs from academia, industry and government, and offers unique opportunities to network with leading scientific professionals from some of Australia's top organisations in public and private enterprise.

Don’t miss out!

Registrations are now open.

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