The Australian Academy of Science supports early- and mid-career researchers (EMCRs) through a variety of mechanisms. 

The major initiatives are:

  • providing a voice for Australia’s EMCRs through the EMCR Forum.
  • honorific awards that recognise outstanding contributions to science
  • the Theo Murphy (Australia) Initiative which accepts and supports proposals for activities and events that provide tangible benefits to EMCRs.

If you identify as an EMCR working in Australia, the Academy and EMCR Forum Executive encourage you to get involved in the national discussion(s) about your future.

Below are a range of ways you can get involved.

EMCR Forum membership registration

Become a member of the Australian EMCR Forum and receive the regular email updates on opportunities for EMCRs and the newsletter EMCR Pathways.

Events and opportunities

A great way to develop your career and build your network is through the range of events and opportunities affiliated with the EMCR Forum and the Australian Academy of Science. If you have an idea for an activity apply to have funded through the Theo Murphy (Australia) Initiative.

EMCR Brain Science Network

This new initiative for EMCRs aims to shape the future of Australian brain science, learn how you can get involved.


The EMCR Forum Executive have created and compiled a collection of online resources to meet the needs of Australia’s future leaders.

EMCR Pathways Newsletter

Read past EMCR Pathways newsletters and find out what’s going on around Australia.

Profiles of Australian EMCRs

Get inspired by some of our EMCRs member stories.

Submissions and consultations

The EMCR Forum Executive seeks feedback from all EMCRs in Australia in shaping responses to the submission/consultation calls from various agencies and funding bodies. Follow this link for information on what Australia’s EMCRs have responded to to-date.

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