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17 April 2019

Save the date – NECTAR Forum on 2 July 2019!



The NECTAR Forum 2019 provides a space for you to

  • voice your ideas and be heard
  • gain skills and contacts to be successful in your career
  • lead the future strategy of ANU.

5 February 2019

Applications for the ANU NECTAR Mentoring Program 2019-20 are now open!


What will make the difference between success and not being successful in your career? Do you have a mentor you can ask?

Apply to become a Mentee in the ANU NECTAR Mentoring Program and we will help you find a suitable mentor.

Applications will close 3 March 2019. Limited placements available, eligibility criteria apply.

29 January 2019

NECTAR Strategic Planning Meeting

Have your say on how ANU supports ECAs and make a difference through NECTAR in 2019.

Thursday 14 February 2019, 10am-1pm

More information here.

19 December 2018

Thank you for a fantastic 2018!

The NECTAR Office will be closed from 24 December 2018 to 2 January 2019.

6 December 2018

Congratulations to the winners of the Pitch and Poster competition at the Collaboration across Boundaries 2018 Conference!

Best Pitch and winner of a $3,000 research grant from the Theo Murphy Initiative (Australia): Caitlin Byrt, The University of Adelaide

Best Poster and winner of a $3,000 research grant from the Theo Murphy Initiative (Australia): Dominique Van der Saag, The University of Sydney

Outstanding Pitches and Posters: Joshua Chu-Tan, Nilisha Fernando, Ekavi Georgousopoulou and Thilina Ranbaduge; all The Australian National University

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.

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