Early- and mid-career researchers

Welcome to the EMCR Forum

Welcome to the Early- and Mid-Career Researcher Forum. This forum is run by and for all early- and mid-career researchers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in Australia. Within this website you’ll find all manner of information and contacts to help you develop a career in and around STEM. Whether you are a recent PhD graduate in university research, based within the private sector, or making your contribution in Government, the EMCR Forum is here for you.


Online opportunities for EMCRs

The EMCR Forum is hosting a series of online opportunities to support the EMCR community and keep researchers connected throughout the uncertain times created by COVID-19. We are currently offering a series of online opportunities designed to address the needs of EMCRs in Australia and support your careers.

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Australian Academy of Science 2021 awards and funding opportunities

Nominations are now open for the Academy’s 2021 honorific awards, and applications are also open for research conferences, research awards and travelling fellowships. The awards and funding opportunities shine a light on researchers who are making outstanding contributions to science and progressing the advancement of science in Australia. There are a number of opportunities available for EMCRs from all research fields.

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Become a member

Become a member of the Australian EMCR Forum and receive the regular newsletter EMCR Pathways

Submissions and position statements

Find out what Australia’s EMCRs have been saying in response to the major issues they face


Learn more about the EMCR Forum, including its history, the members of the executive, and the Strategic Plan.

Contact us

Get in contact with the EMCR Forum, and make a positive contribution to the outcomes and future of EMCRs around Australia.



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