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.


Apply to the Research Data Science Winter School

Applications are now open to participate in the Research Data Science Winter School in Brisbane on 12-15 June 2018. The Australian Academy of Science, in association with Software Carpentry, CODATA and RDA, would like to invite EMCRs from various disciplines to apply to participate in this Winter School. This Theo Murphy Initiative (Australia) sponsored activity is aimed at EMCRs who already have experience collecting and analysing data, but are looking to take their data skills to the next level and become more effective using data for their research. Submit your application before Sunday 8 April.

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.

Don't forget to register for Science Pathways 2018

Secure your registration to attend the EMCR professional development event of the year: Science Pathways 2018: Diversify your Thinking. Join us for a 2-day highly interactive program with a strong professional development focus for EMCRs and with opportunities to network with other future leaders from different backgrounds. Don’t miss out on the chance to have your say in the direction of the future of the next generation of science leaders in Australia.

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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