It is with great pleasure that we announce the winners of the 2018 EMCRA Travel Award.News
We are delighted to announced that EMCRA are inviting applications for two travel awards, valued at $1000 each. The purpose of these awards is to support early-mid career researchers who have been unsuccessful with acquiring travel support in the last 12 months.News
Our congratulations to the EMCRA (Early-Mid Career Researchers Association) Collaborative Award winners for 2018News
Early-Mid Career Researchers Association (EMCRA)
The School of Biomedical Sciences' Early-Mid Career Researchers Association (EMCRA) was formed to support level A and B postdoctoral researchers in our School, across all five departments. We offer opportunities for postdocs to network with each other, and most importantly run an inter-department collaborative seed-funding grant once a year, called the EMCRA Collaborative Award. We are also actively involved with the School of Biomedical Sciences' Research Committee, and Executive Committee, providing a voice for early and mid-career researchers to the senior members of the School.
Please reach out via email or our social channels, so we can keep you up to date with events and opportunities that specifically benefit YOU, our School's postdocs!
We are also eager to engage with other postdoctoral early-mid career associations in Victoria. If you represent any such organisation, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Are you interested in joining the EMCRA steering committee in 2019?
Maybe you want to be one of the our co-chairs? Fill in this online form by 27 November 2018 to join the committee in 2019!
To ensure you're aware of the activities and requirements of being a committee member, please refer to our Terms of Reference. Each committee member is required to attend monthly steering committee meetings and participate in one of our four subcommittees.
Update: Thank you for your interest. Applications are now closed.
The EMCRA committee meets monthly to discuss ways we can help support the level A and B postdoctoral research in the School of Biomedical Sciences. We have 26 members in 2018.
|Anatomy & Neuroscience||Biochemistry & Molecular Biology||Microbiology & Immunology||Pharmacology & Therapeutics||Physiology|
|Tara Bautista||David Ascher||Annabell Bachem||Jeffrey Liddle||James Ryall|
|Alice Brandli||Katrina Binger||Amy Chung||John Karas||Kevin Watt|
|Jessica Fletcher||Adam Blanch||Sapna Devi||Susan Northfield|
|Lincon Stamp||Dezerae Cox||Nicholas Gherardin||Elena Schneider|
|Urmi Dhagat||Katharina Hochheiser||Andrew Watt|
|Elizabeth King||Nichollas Scott|
|Claire Weekley||Milas Ugur|
2018 EMCRA Steering Committee
We have formed four subcommittees to champion our goals for the year:
The Scientific subcommittee are the driving force behind our EMCRA Collaborative Award, and our annual research symposium.
The Social subcommittee keep us all networked face-to-face, organising regular social activities for EMCRs to catch-up and relax. These activities are a great way for new staff to make friends when they join our School!
The Development subcommittee are here to create and support opportunities for professional skills development for EMCRs within the School.
The Communications subcommittee keep us all connected, whether it's via email, social media or this website! Contact us with any of your burning questions, or if you need to get the word out about any upcoming events or achievements in the School.
The EMCRA committee has four co-chairs in 2018:
- Katrina Binger
- Jessica Fletcher
- Susan Northfield
- Nichollas Scott
EMCRA are excited to help promote the fantastic early and mid-career talent in our School!
To complete your profile, please fill out this form and attend one of our scheduled photo sessions to have a professional photo for your profile. The photo is yours to keep, once you have completed the profile form!
Photo shoots will be held in Room E201 of the Medical Building, and are currently scheduled for:
- Wednesday 31 October (9:30am & 2:30pm)
- Thursday 1 November (10am & 3pm)
- Friday 2 November (3:30pm)
The online profiles will start to be posted on our website from late November.
Please direct any queries to email@example.com
EMCRA Collaborative Award
One of the primary goals of EMCRA is to promote research independence of the brilliant and talented postdoctoral researchers in the School of Biomedical Sciences (SBS). Once a year we open a call for the EMCRA Collaborative Award, a seed-funding grant available to level A and B postdocs in SBS, who must submit projects of their own devising, and are collaborating with another postdoc from a different SBS department.
This funding is intended to promote collaborations at the postdoctoral level in the School, and to help our postdocs gain research independence ahead of larger funding applications to the ARC and NHMRC. There is a total funding pool of $60k available, and awarded funds are estimated to be $10-20k per funded project. The first round of the EMCRA Collaborative Award in 2017 was a fantastic success with a grant success rate of 50%.
Winners of the 2018 round of the Award were announced in July 2018. Please click here for the announcement.
Where Are They Now?
We've had some impressive researchers work in the School of Biomedical Sciences. Have you ever wondered where their careers have taken them?
We will start to bring you some of their stories soon, but if you have any suggestions of past SBS researchers for us to profile here, please drop us an email. We look forward to hearing from you!