Global Futures: Building Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Research Careers
Keywords:Fellowship, Funding, Conference, Symposium, Training, Interdisciplinarity
On 19and 20 May 2016 the Institute of Advanced Study convened a two-day conference entitled Global Futures: Building Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Research Careers. This symposium was attended by 100 postgraduate students, postdoctoral researchers and early career academics from across the University of Warwick. Seven workshops throughout the two days covered current sources of funding, testimony on building a successful research career, developing an excellent academic track record, engaging with non-academic audiences, and advice on writing successful proposals. Additionally nine attendees competed in a flash talk competition, where they were challenged to speak for five minutes each about the core message of their research.
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