Association of Polar Early Career Scientists




Each year the Australian Academy of Science runs a Theo Murphy Australian Frontiers of Science Symposium for early- and mid-career researchers. This year’s topic is The Antarctic Frontier: developing research in an extreme environment which is relevant to the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists.

Does your research push the boundaries?

Do you want an opportunity to learn about and form cross-disciplinary collaborations?

Would you like an opportunity to network with the nation’s next generation of science leaders?

Then apply to take part in the 2017 Theo Murphy Australian Frontiers of Science – The Antarctic Frontier: developing research in an extreme environment to be held in Hobart 13 —15 September by the Australian Academy of Science.

Antarctica represents a unique and powerful natural laboratory for science and international collaboration. This symposium will bring together Australasian early- and mid-career researchers (EMCRs) from all fields relevant to Antarctic and Southern Ocean science.

Over two days, EMCRs will share their latest research findings, build networks and create pathways for future interdisciplinary research. This symposium is an outstanding opportunity for EMCRs to take part in shaping the future of Antarctic science.

Approximately 70 EMCRs (up to 15 years post-PhD, excluding career interruptions) will be chosen to attend the conference. The Theo Murphy (Australia) Fund will support the attendance costs of all successful applicants.

Find out more and apply to attend this year’s Frontiers of Science by Thursday 25 May and take part in this unique event which will enhance your career development. Applicants will be notified of the selection outcomes by 30 June. If you require any further information please contact Dr Sandra Gardam on 02 6201 9426 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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