The eLife community is working to help address some of the pressures on early-career scientists in a number of ways. Learn more about our work and advisory group, sign up for our bi-monthly news, follow us on Twitter, and explore recent activities below.


  1. Latest three travel grants awarded to early-career researchers

    Each will receive a grant of up to $1,000 to support their attendance at a meeting to gain exposure and recognition for their work.
    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    Cutting Edge: Promoting international collaboration and creativity in doctoral students

    Christopher M Groen et al
    Staff from the Mayo Clinic in the US and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden describe a joint transatlantic course intended to broaden the horizons of the next generation of researchers in the field of regenerative medicine.
    Feature Article
    Available as full, typeset article htmlAvailable as authors' accepted manuscript pdf
  2. Webinar report: Organising and advocating

    May’s #ECRWednesday webinar brought together advocates to share their experiences of how early-career researchers can make their voices heard.
  3. Editor’s choice: an interview with Yaiza del Pozo Martín

    When she realised that reading papers and discussing science was just as enjoyable as doing research, Yaiza del Pozo Martín decided to move away from a career as a postdoc to try something different. She now works as an Assistant Editor for BMJ Open.
  4. Call for nominations to the eLife Early-Career Advisory Group

    Nominations are open for early-career researchers to make their voices heard as part of the eLife Early-Career Advisory Group.
  5. Webinar report: Engaging with wider audiences

    In the third #ECRWednesday webinar of 2017, speakers shared their experiences of communicating with different audiences.
  6. Three early-career researchers awarded first travel grants for 2017

    The eLife travel grant programme offers up to $1000 to help recipients gain exposure and recognition for their work.
  7. In the laboratory of science policy: an interview with Richard Aragon

    A “completely random” encounter with a former classmate propelled Richard Aragon from a postdoc to the world of science policy. He now works for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as the Chief of the Office of Program Planning, Analysis, and Evaluation at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS).
  8. Webinar report: Advice for new faculty

    In the second #ECRWednesday webinar of 2017, speakers discussed how to handle the challenges involved in setting up your first laboratory.
  9. Webinar report: The push for mobility

    The first #ECRWednesday webinar of 2017, held in partnership with EU-LIFE, covered the topic of mobility: why should you move to another city or country for your career, and what are the challenges involved?