Attention CMPH Early- and Mid-Career Researchers: Science Pathways 2021 – Australian Academy of Science EMCR Forum

The EMCR Forum, supported by the Australian Academy of Science, is hosting an awesome conference Science Pathways 2021 (SP21). This conference takes place in two parts: a launch event on 25-26 Nov held in hybrid mode (online only on Day 1) and three (3) online-only workshops on Dec 2, 8 and 10.  For full details, see

The College of Medicine and Public Health (CMPH) is supporting TEN (10) EMCRs (up to 15 yrs postdoc relative to opportunity) to attend the online components of this conference, which include Day 1 of the launch event, and all online workshops.  CMPH will fund registration for all online events, for up to 10 EMCRs.

Highlights of the conference include:

  1. Keynote lectures from Dr Cathy Foley (Australia’s Chief Scientist) and Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea (Executive Director, IMNIS)
  2. Online workshops on “How to be an EMCR in volatile times?” (EMCR Forum) and “Career Transitions & Building your CV” (Professionals Australia)
  3. Panel discussions on “The Future of STEMM”, “International Research & Collaborations” and “Exploring the Non-Academic Career Path”.
  4. Opportunities to network online with interstate and local EMCRs

For general information on the EMCR Forum and Science Pathways 2021, please contact Dr Yee Lian Chew (National Chair of the EMCR Forum Executive Committee).

To apply please email with the following information, by COB 24/11/21:

  1. Your name
  2. Position at CMPH (e.g. Postdoctoral scientist, lecturer etc)
  3. Years PhD obtained (including any career disruptions, e.g. PhD obtained 2015, with 1 year career disruption in 2017-2018).
  4. ~200-250 words on why you want to attend SP21 and what you would like to gain from it.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Supported places are limited, and therefore we regret that not all applications will be successful. The EMCR Forum and CMPH would strongly support attendance by researchers from diverse backgrounds including STEMM and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers.

Frequently asked questions:

What is the EMCR Forum?

The EMCR forum is run by and for all early- and mid-career researchers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in Australia. 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.

Check out more information and register to be a member of EMCR Forum (it’s free!) at:


I’m not sure I can make the times/dates for the online workshops but would love to tune in. Will these segments be recorded?

Yes, online sessions will be recorded and available on the conference app for approximately 1 month to registered attendees.


Argh! I have already registered for this conference. Can I apply for one of these 10 places and get reimbursed by the College?

It may be possible, and the logistics of this are currently being worked through.  Please contact  for further information.

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