Flinders Research NewsNew Opportunities for Flinders’ Mid-Career Researchers - Australian Academy of Sciences
Flinders is offering two opportunities for mid-career researchers (MCRs; 5 – 10 years post-PhD) – attendance at the Australian Academy of Sciences Science Pathways 2018 conference, and Science at the Shine Dome.
Science Pathways 2018 is Australia’s premier conference focused purely on career development, and brings together EMCRs and scientific leaders from academia, industry and government in Brisbane, 23 – 24 April. Science at the Shine Dome brings together the foremost and highest achieving scientists of Australia, for a three-day celebration of Australian science in Canberra, 22 – 24 May. This year’s event will feature a symposium titled Predict, Respond, Recover: science and natural disasters. Applications for both opportunities close on Friday 16 March 2018.
National EMCR Forum
The Science Pathways 2018 grant will include attendance at two full days of the conference, including a networking event with Fellows of the Academy and senior science leaders, plus accommodation, travel costs and more.
Flinders is offering the opportunity for one MCR to attend this year’s forum.
The highly interactive program focuses on how to achieve equity in STEM, how to access funding from non-traditional sources, and the key considerations for interdisciplinary research.
This conference will provide researchers with the skills necessary for thriving in an academic environment, as EMCRs will build on existing knowledge and learn new skills essential for future success in their fields. In addition, this event will provide an opportunity to meet like-minded EMCRs and network amongst peers.
Science at the Shine Dome
The Science at the Shine Dome grant will includes registration, accommodation, travel costs, attendance at the Gala Dinner and a professional development workshop of your choosing.
Flinders is offering the opportunity for one MCR to attend this year’s event.
Attendees will be inspired by hearing from newly elected Fellows and awardees about their latest research across a range of science disciplines. They will also have the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with renowned scientists, as well as build networks with other early- and mid-career researchers.
Science at the Shine Dome is an event for researchers from all disciplines and career levels to come together and share knowledge. This includes the admission of new Fellows to the Australian Academy of Science, national awards to honour excellence at all career levels, a networking Gala Dinner with industry and political representatives, and a high-powered symposium on an issue of national importance. A major focus at Science at the Shine Dome is researcher professional development and the opportunity to engage with senior scientists.
Science at the Shine Dome attracts a national and international audience of over 400 people and boundless networking opportunities with Australian Academy Fellows, Chief Scientists, Nobel Prize winners, early and mid-career researchers, government representatives, politicians, media, science associated organisations, and the science interested general public. Online, Science at the Shine Dome reaches audiences of over 500,000 people on a range of social media and digital technology platforms to make the event truly global in every sense.
Applications for both opportunities close on Friday 23 March 2018.
If you are interested, please contact Dr Marina Delpin, Program Manager: Researcher Professional Development for further information and application forms.