What counts as an Early or Mid-Career Researcher?
Early career researchers (ECRs) are master and PhD students, researchers, and practitioners within 7 years of highest obtained degree (excluding parental and care leave). Practitioners are those working at the interface of society, policy, practice, and research.
Mid-career scientists (MCRs) are researchers and practitioners between 8 and 15 years of highest obtained degree (excluding parental and care leave).
EMCR event vision
A two-day event/symposium dedicated to the EMCR is planned, with the first day occuring one day before the main OSC start date (pre-OSC EMCR day) and Day 2 occuring the day after the OSC ends (post-OSC EMCR day). In addition to these two dedicated sessions, a strong EMCR presence and involvement is expected during the main Conference events.
The Symposium will be defined and collaboratively planned with EMCR networks.
EMCRs engagement goals during OSC
- Share main outcomes of the pre-OSC event at relevant OSC sessions.
- Enhance EMCR prominence at the main conference, e.g. chair plenary sessions, propose specific sessions, convene/co-convene parallel sessions, organize town hall discussions, evaluate posters and student talks (as member of evaluation committee), and rapporteur for particular sessions.
- Increase EMCR visibility through flash talks, discussions around poster sessions, and more visibility within existing EMCRs networks.
- Include Table Topics during the OSC (at meal times) where people can choose tables where they wish to sit based on topics of discussion and specially of interest for EMCRs.
- Establish contacts with seasoned experts.
- Highlight ECRs work, e.g. with poster/presentation judging.
- Discuss how EMCRs can actively engage with working groups of WCRP activities or LHA (LHAs to develop projects for the EMCRs).
EMCRs and financial support
A limited amount of financial support will be available to enable and support participation of EMCRs to attend the EMCR events and the WCRP Open Science Conference.