ANU NECTAR Mentoring Program – starts April 2018!


ANU has the goal to ensure every student and staff of ANU will have access to mentoring.

NECTAR aims to deliver career-development mentoring for Early Career Academic staff to enhance their competence, collegiality and contentedness. This will include workshops on planning for success in research, teaching and outreach.

The inaugural ANU NECTAR Mentoring Program 2018-2019 is now open to enrolment.

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New NECTAR Logo – what do you think?


Early-Mid Career Researchers to lead $10 Million ANU Scheme – announced today!

ANU Grand Challenges 2018 scheme guidelines have now been announced. Early-mid Career Academics can meet and discuss teams and ideas at NECTAR events. 5 of 37 teams last year formed at NECTAR events. Lets see what happens this year!


1 March – Meet a Grand Challenger

22 March – Pitch by 3 min Video workshop 

6 April – Social Lunch 

More coming – will be announced in the next NECTAR Newsletter mid March.

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NECTAR Collaboration across boundaries 2017 was a success!

Featuring a poster on Artificial Intelligence and poster presenters form CSIRO.

An opportunity to get your team together for the ANU Grand Challenges 2018! This will be an annual event and we want Early Career Academics to help shape it so that it works for you.

In other news

NECTAR Retreat 2017 videos now online.

5 of the 37 video submissions to the ANU Grand Challenges 2017 were collaborations born at NECTAR events. We believe at least two of these reached the semi-finals! (You can view the films on the ANU Grand Challenge portal.) The finalists of ANU Grand Challenge 2017 present on 31 October.

Continue this discussion at the next NECTAR events


You are invited to join NECTAR!

Attending NECTAR events and joining in project development are great ways to meet Early Career Academics (includes PhD students and Mid-Career Academics) from across ANU. Take charge of your own network, develop your ideas, build confidence, and acquire some of the skills and knowledge to lead the future. Join NECTAR as a NECTAR Custodian or College Contact by talking to NECTAR representative or the NECTAR Coordinator.

Family members are actively encouraged to attend all NECTAR events.

Check out our Regular Events and meetings:


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Image from NECTAR Retreat 2016

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