eLife News: early careers

eLife News: early careers

  1. Inside eLife: Attend our webinar March 29: Advice for new faculty

    March 21, 2017

    Our next upcoming webinar in the #ECRwednesday series titled 'Advice for new faculty' will tackle the issues involved when moving from postdoc to group leader. What are all the demands on your time? What should you prioritise? How do you juggle the various elements (grants, people, research)? What training should you get as a postdoc to prepare for this? Our panel will discuss their experiences and offer advice for someone about to make the move or in their first months/years in a new position. This will include the following: Examples of routes to independence from people who’ve got there...

  2. Webinar report: The push for mobility

    March 06, 2017

    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? Nearly all researchers move institutions at some point in their career, and it is increasingly common to spend some time working abroad. But it’s a big decision to make the move. This week's speakers included: Jeanne Salje, Group Leader, MORU/Oxford University and member of the eLife early-career advisory group, Francesca Spagnoli, Group Leader, Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany; Verena Ruprecht, Group Leader, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain; and Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri, Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow, University of Cambridge, UK.

  3. Inside eLife: 2017 travel grants for early-career researchers: Now open for applications

    February 09, 2017

    eLife increases support for early-career researchers in the new edition of its travel grants programme After a successful pilot programme in 2016, eLife is extending the funding for the scheme that rolls out this year. We continue to invite applications from early-stage researchers on eLife papers for funding towards presenting their work at a meeting of their choice. In 2016, the programme supported 10 early-career researchers, who attended scientific meetings to present and discuss their work with leading scientists in their fields. We received very positive feedback, as the majority of...

  4. Inside eLife: Early-career researcher travel grants 2017 – terms and conditions

    February 09, 2017

    eLife supports early-career researchers by helping you to get the exposure and recognition you need, especially among leading scientists in your field. In this spirit, we have introduced a travel grant programme whereby the early-stage researcher on an eLife paper may be funded to present their work at a meeting of their choice. Available awards Awards of up to $1,000 will be granted to assist researchers with costs associated with presenting their work at a scientific meeting to which they are required to travel. Application deadlines as well as the dates the results will be announced for...

  5. #ECRWednesday webinar series resumes with new themes for early-stage researchers

    February 03, 2017

    eLife hosts a programme of monthly webinars for early-career researchers in life science and biomedicine as a platform to share opportunities and explore issues around building a successful research career. This programme of free, online events, which takes place on the last Wednesday of every month, resumes this year with discussions on the push for mobility, advice for new faculty, and communicating your research to wider audiences – helping all early-stage investigators to make the most of their research career. The community behind eLife – including the research funders that support the...

  6. Webinar report: How to get an independent position

    December 07, 2016

    November’s #ECRwednesday webinar asked three early-career scientists to share their experiences of applying for their first independent positions. You can watch the full webinar here : Moderator: Melissa Gymrek, Assistant Professor at University of California, San Diego and member of the eLife early-career advisory group Speakers: Megan Carey, Group Leader and HHMI International Early Career Scientist, Champalimaud Neuroscience Program, Lisbon; Gunther Hollopeter, Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; and Emmy Verschuren, FIMM-EMBL...

  7. Webinar report: What’s the deal with preprints?

    November 03, 2016

    The first of our monthly #ECRwednesday webinars explored the advantages of preprints. Moderator: Emmanuelle Vire, Junior Team Leader at University College London and member of the eLife early-career advisory group. Speakers: Jessica Polka, Director of ASAPbio and visiting postdoc at Harvard Medical School; Buz Barstow, Burroughs Welcome Fund CASI Fellow at Princeton University; and Nikolai Slavov, Assistant Professor at Northeastern University. For decades researchers in physics and maths have been posting their latest research paper on a preprint server called arXiv.org at the same time as...

  8. News for early careers: Giving early-career researchers the floor

    August 12, 2016

    We are launching a new programme of monthly webinars to give early-career researchers in the life and biomedical sciences a platform to share opportunities and explore issues around building a successful research career.

  9. News for early careers: Join the eLife early-career community to have your say about how we support you

    August 04, 2016

    eLife supports early-stage scientists through a variety of initiatives, from event sponsorship to involvement in our pool of reviewers. Our Early Career Advisory Group (ECAG) has been the driving force behind these projects and we’re looking to broaden the community whose voice shapes the direction of our future initiatives.

  10. Five more early-career researchers awarded eLife travel grants

    July 28, 2016

    Agnieszka Kabat, Adam Kucharski, Rubén Rellán-Álvarez, Ann Revill and Kirsty Wan have been selected by eLife editors to receive travel grants, based on the quality of their submissions and the certainty that they will be presenting at a conference. In the second round of funding in eLife’s pilot project that supports early-career researchers in presenting their work at scientific meetings, we received over 80 applications, all of a very high standard. A panel of eLife editors, including Hal Dietz, Christian Hardtke, Simon Hay and Vivek Malhotra, identified five winners to receive the grants...

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