Welcome to NECTAR, an independent space for Early Career Academics at The Australian National University

NECTAR is an independent space created by, and for, Early Career Academics at ANU.  It is a direct channel of communication between early career academics and the University Executive, effecting changes that ensure ANU continues to be an attractive workplace for early career academics.

Attending NECTAR events and joining in project development are great ways to meet early career academics from right across ANU. Build support networks, develop your ideas, build confidence, and acquire some of the skills and knowledge to become a future leader.

ANU staff are invited to learn more about NECTAR, what we do and how you can get involved.


Latest News

Early career academics and final year PhD students at ANU are invited to our third annual NECTAR Retreat.

We have planned a fantastic line-up of workshops and speakers on issues that matter to early career academics, including a round-table discussion with ANU Vice-Chancellor, Prof Ian Young. (read more…)

Although there are many books on project management, few address the issues associated with scientific research. This work is based on extensive scientific research and management experiences and is designed to provide an introduction to planning and managing scientific research for the beginning researcher. (read more…)

NECTAR will be hosting a workshop in Semester 2, 2014 as part of our efforts to  give ECA’s professional development that is not usually covered by strictly academically focused opportunities. (read more…)

Check out the News Archive for more.

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Regular NECTAR Events

This business meeting is open to all Early Career Academics. It is the time to ensure that the projects of NECTAR are continuing to move forward.

Every Tuesday; 12-1:30pm; Fellows Bar, University House.

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Early Career Academics holding a DECRA, NHMRC-ECF, Future Fellowship or similar are invited to join a networking group.

Next Coffee: Thursday 10 April, 10:30-11:30am, Fellows Bar, University House (read more…)

Please join NECTAR and your early career academic colleagues to catch up on all the latest. The first drink is on us!

Join us from 4:30-6pm, Fellows Bar, University House