Early Career Researcher Development Program

ECRThe Early Career Researcher (ECR) Development Program is aimed at academic staff in the early stages of their research careers who are seeking opportunities for strategic career planning and skill development in the area of academic research.

Early Career Researchers for the purposes of this program are those who are within five years of the start of their research careers. This normally means they have been awarded a doctorate within the previous five years. Researchers whose doctorate was awarded more than five years ago, but whose opportunity for research has been interrupted, may still be eligible. Research career interruptions could include non-research employment, illness, or family and career responsibilities.

Participants are selected annually to participate in the program based on a nomination and application process. Participants are expected to attend a series of sessions on a range of topics, engage in discussions with experienced researchers, and receive individual mentoring on establishing a successful academic career.