Supporting ecologists at the start of their career is an important facet in developing a strong base for ecology in the future. ESA has always focussed on nurturing its postgraduate students through
- Facilitating postgraduate workshops prior to each annual conference
- Providing a series of grants to help students in their research and in coming to the annual conference to present their work
As part of ESAs committment to early career members, we have recently focused on those researchers who have completed their degrees and seeking further research positions or other employment. There have been a number of workshops for early career researchers on grant writing and publishing. Furthermore, ESA has now joined the International Network of Next Generation Ecologists (INNGE, [in-jee]). INNGE is a newly established network of ecologists that seeks to bring early career ecologists together from around the world. It is the hope that this will help to strengthen international ties and inspire new activities in a growing global community of ecologists.
This page will update the members on future initiatives. If you have some ideas on how to support early career researchers, then please contact a member on Council.