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25 October 2018

All ECAs at ANU are now represented by the NECTAR Co-Chairs!

 

Congratulations to Rebecca Gidley, Umme Habiba Hossain, Claudia Munera and Mohammad Saadatfar (from left to right) who have been endorsed by the NECTAR Custodians as the first Co-Chairs of NECTAR!

These fantastic ECAs have self-nominated to lead the Network on behalf of all ECAs at ANU and to give it a strong voice in academic governance. No additional nominations were received; an election is therefore not required.

Learn more about the Co-Chairs and their visions for NECTAR here.

20 September 2018

Registrations for Collaboration across Boundaries 2018 now open!


The Collaboration across Boundaries 2018 Conference, supported by the Theo Murphy Initiative (Australia), aims to create a space where early- and mid-career researchers (EMCRs) from ALL disciplines can explore opportunities that collaborations can create for their research.

The Collaboration across Boundaries Conference will be held on Tuesday 4 December 2018 and is open to researchers and representatives from universities, government and the private sector. Postgraduate and research students are also welcome to attend.

The conference will be preceded by a skills development workshop on Tuesday 20 November.

Presented by NECTAR, the Network for Early Career Academics at ANU, CSIRO and the Australian Academy of Science.

For more information and to register, please visit the event website.

17 September 2018

Do you have what it takes to be a leader? Nominations for NECTAR Co-Chairs now open!


At the NECTAR AGM on 25 July 2018, NECTAR decided to change its leadership structure and appoint three Co-Chairs to give the Network a stronger voice in academic governance. If you would like to gain real leadership experience and help the Network to grow even stronger, self-nomiante today by sending an email to NECTAR briefly outlining why you would like to become a NECTAR Co-Chair. All ECAs employed by or affiliated with ANU with a strong commitment to NECTAR are invited to self-nominate. Nominations close 14 October 2018. If more than three nominations are received, an online poll will be conducted in October.

For more information and eligibility criteria, please refer to the Role Description.

30 August 2018

NECTAR's professional development training calendar Aug–Dec 2018 now online!


The NECTAR office has been busy and has put together an exciting professional development training calendar for the second half of 2018. From ARC to NHMRC grant writing workshops to career development workshops to collaboration building workshops and opportunities, NECTAR has you covered.

For a full list of events please click here. Registrations are now open (limited placements apply).

10 August 2018

NECTAR's Big 7 – Have your say!


At the NECTAR Forum 2018, Vice-Chancellor Brian Schmidt invited NECTAR to propose a list of seven changes which NECTAR would like to work on collaboratively. Join us on Thursday 16 August, 12–1pm, at Fellows Cafe to brainstorm our list of seven!

10 August 2018

NECTAR's new website now live!


It took a while but the new NECTAR website is finally live. Let us know what you think!

26 July 2018

NECTAR Forum 2018


Thanks to all the attendees of the NECTAR Forum 2018 at the National Museum of Australia for making this event so special!