Support for Early Career Researchers
Early Career Researchers are an integral part of the dementia research community, both in Scotland and across the world. The SDRC are committed to supporting and strengthening the breadth and depth of all research. And a key element of this to give support for Early Career Researchers.
For this reason, we have created a range of services specifically to support Early Career Researchers. This includes programmes which are an opportunity to learn more about different disciplines of dementia research. We also have resources for more general career advice. Please see below what resources are currently available, along with what we plan to roll out in the near future. We will be adding more resources as we can arrange them. So make sure you are an SDRC member to be the first to know when these launch. Also, follow us on Twitter to get the latest updates.
The SDRC Executive have established a mentorship programme, which is available to all of our members who are Early Career Researchers.
We have already had one round of very successful Mentoring partnerships in 2020. The programme is currently paused, but we will launch another round in 2021.
However, you can register your interest for now
The SDRC have launched a webinar series focussed on ECRs. These webinars will take place on the first Wednesday of every month.
We have a diverse range of talks lined up on a variety of topics. From research insights to practical support for your own research career, you are sure to learn something new!
Keep checking our events page to sign up for future events. Also, visit the Webinar page to watch back previous events.
We know how difficult the past year has been for ECRs. In no small part due to a lack of networking and relationship building opportunities.
Event travel may not be happening now, but we are hopeful events can go ahead once again soon. And the SDRC want to support ECRs to access and attend these meetings. This includes preventing you from missing these important opportunities due to cost. This programme will open as soon possible. In the meantime, please register your interest.
Funding and Career Opportunities
We keep on the look out for studentships, fellowships and any other opportunities that may help you take the next steps in your research career.
This section is also where we will post any future funding opportunities that we are aware of, or create ourselves, so stay tuned
Read the latest Early Career Researcher Activity
How do I join the SDRC?
Resources to support Early Career Researchers are open only to SDRC Members. If you are not already a member, you can sign up for free today