are the early career researchers?
- PhD and Masters' students
- Postdoctoral researchers
- People who have left a clinical career to focus on research, or who
have recently added a research component to their clinical career
- People who have recently returned to the research field (after maternity
leave, extended leave or a career change)
There is no age limit - anyone who thinks they are an early career researcher
probably is one!
What does ASPR offer to early career researchers?
- Reduced registration rates for students
- Awards to support early-career researchers at all stages of their career
- A mentoring program, where early career researchers (the ‘mentee’) are matched with senior ASPR researchers (the ‘mentor’) on the basis of their interests and expertise. The mentor assists the mentee with the development of generic research skills (‘how to…’)
- Information: The ASPR website now comprises a link which provides scholarship, grant and job opportunities for early career researchers. click here
- Many opportunities for networking and socializing:
ECR Activities at the 2010 ASPR Conference
Sunday 5th December (at BMRI): Media Training and Presentation Workshop for Early Career Researchers (Supported by Australian Rotary Health) Presented by Prof Rob Morrison, Flinders University; Prof Michael Sawyer, University of Adelaide
Sunday 5th December: Welcome Cocktail Reception - Rooftop, Swiss Grand Hotel Bondi
Early Career Researcher Meet and Greet from 8pm to 9pm.
Monday 6th December: 5.00pm - 6.30pm, Early Career Researcher Workshop Sponsored by Astra
Zeneca Neuroscience, Venue: Promenade 1. Speakers:
A/Professor Flavie Waters - "Mentoring for Early Career Researchers";
Professor Kaarin Anstey - "Preparing Your Research for Publication: An Editor's Perspective";
Dr Andrew Kemp - "Getting things done in academia: navigating bureaucratic red tape, big egos and
grant application rejections"
Dr Felice Jacka - "The Dos and Don'ts of being a Successful Researcher"
Followed by Q&A.
Monday 6th December: An evening out in Bondi! From 8pm until late:
Ravesi's (http://www.ravesis.com.au/) - a 10 minute walk from where the conference is being held.
Wednesday 8th December: 11.00 - 12.30pm - Early Career Researchers Symposium (1) Room: Pavilion 1, Chair: A/Professor Colleen Loo;
Wednesday 8th December: 1.30 - 3.00pm - Early Career Researchers Symposium (2) Room: Pavilion 1, Chair: Dr Adam Guastella
Everything you wanted to know about NHMRC Scholarships / Postdoctoral
Awards / Career Development Awards
Phillip Robinson, who was a member of the NHMRC Research Committee and the
Training and Awards Committee, has made available an updated set of NHMRC
career slides that cover the entire career scheme from PhD student to retirement
These slides were current at December 2006. Download