In June, YERUN is organising a series of four online events dedicated to early career researchers. Discussing about current challenges, stakeholder experiences and policy initiatives, participants will exchange views along four main themes: intersectoral mobility, mentoring, the impact of funding schemes on careers, and the practical challenges faced by university services to implement career policies.
During the third event of the series, taking place on 23 June from 12:30 to 14:00 CEST, the topic under discussion will be funding schemes and their implications for early academic careers:
Temporary, competitive sources of funding now make up for a sizeable share of the financial resources universities rely on year by year. This in turn has an effect on the types of contracts and career prospects universities can offer, especially to early career researchers. Moreover, project-based funding concerns research, whereas careers in academia also involve gaining experience and being active in other domains, notably teaching. The variety of regional and national employment and social security rules governing contracts and careers adds another layer of complexity to this picture. This session is dedicated to unfolding some of the concrete effects of available funding schemes and of certain employment rules on (early) academic careers in Europe.
- Luísa Henriques – Co-sponsor of ERA Action 4 on Research careers, FCT advisor and senior policy analyst
- James Morris – Senior Policy Officer, Science Europe
- Simon Roy – Head of Higher Education Policy, OECD
- Julia Sievers – Head of Academic Affairs, University of Bremen
- Karen Vandevelde – Human Resources Director, University of Antwerp
Interested in attending this session? Register here.
Early registrations for the four events are now open! Stay tuned and keep an eye on our website and social media to find out soon details on the programme and invited speakers of our series! We look forward to seeing you in June!