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.


Expressions of Interest to join the EMCR Forum Executive Committee are now OPEN

The Australian Academy of Science EMCR Forum has opened expressions of interest for EMCRs to join the Executive Committee in 2019.  The Forum Executive is looking for new Executive Members who can bring enthusiasm, effort, skills and ideas to the EMCR Forum. All EMCRs interested in improving the research environment in Australia are welcome to apply. The Forum Executive has a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and will select new members with these principles in mind. This year we strongly encourage applicants from underrepresented minorities. Read more about how you can apply to join the Executive Committee.

Pitch your research ideas at the Cooling Sydney Hack

Are you an early- and mid-career researcher (EMCR) with a research project or an idea addressing urban heat in the Sydney Basin? We want to hear from you!

The Australian Academy of Science, through the Theo Murphy Initiative (Australia), is inviting EMCRs from ALL disciplines based at Sydney universities, working with a collaborative team, to apply for the opportunity to pitch their research projects at the Cooling Sydney Hack. Selected pitches go in the running to win one of two seed grants of up to $20,000 to fund their work. Find out more about this opportunity.

EMCR Brain Science Network

The Forum is honoured to welcome the EMCR Brain Science Network as an exciting new initiative for EMCRs with an interest in brain science. This new initiative of the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Brain Alliance aims to shape the future of Australian brain science empowering the next generation of leaders. Find out more information and join the network.

Become a member

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

Submissions and consultations

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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