A two-year pilot programme for UK-based postdoctoral researchers within the humanities and social sciences is opening a hub in Scotland.
The third and last hub of the British Academy’s Early-Profession Researcher (ECR) Community shall be co-led by the schools of Stirling and Glasgow, with the help of different Scottish educational establishments.
Run in partnership with the Wolfson Basis, the programme goals to create a UK-wide community of bodily and digital areas for ECRs to collaborate, join, be helped with expertise growth, and attend workshops and occasions.
Hubs had been beforehand launched within the Midlands and south-west England, with the pilot working till March 2023.
“[The hub] represents a major strengthening of the ECR panorama in Scotland and can assist Scottish universities to advertise the careers of the following technology of lecturers and researchers,” mentioned Professor Neville Wylie, deputy principal (internationalisation) and interim dean of the college of arts and humanities on the College of Stirling.
“I’m wanting ahead to drawing in early-career researchers from throughout Scotland who can profit from the occasions and alternatives that shall be run as a part of the hub.”
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All humanities and social sciences researchers from Scotland, the south-west of England and the Midlands who establish as early-career are invited to hitch the ECR Community through the British Academy’s registration kind.
This contains folks exterior of academia, akin to these in impartial analysis organisations and different coverage or third sector establishments, or folks not in employment.
“It’s implausible to see the British Academy’s Early-Profession Researcher Community increase into Scotland,” mentioned Professor Christina Boswell, dean of analysis on the faculty of arts, humanities and social sciences, the College of Edinburgh, and the British Academy’s vice-president for public coverage.
“Whereas Scottish universities have robust collaborations in place for PhD college students and people pursuing extra superior analysis in humanities and social science, there’s a actual hole in Scotland-wide networks for early-career researchers.
“This thrilling alternative will assist deal with that hole, offering a much-needed framework for researchers to construct interdisciplinary peer teams, establish and ship help and coaching tailor-made to their wants, and develop the boldness and expertise to launch profitable careers.”