Early Career Researcher Event

When: Monday, 23rd September 2024, 11:00am - 5:00pm

Where: Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford

Ahead of UKCO 2024 ASO will again be hosting an event for early career researchers (ECRs).

Why take part?

Registration for the event is free and includes one nights' accommodation. The free night of accommodation will be for the night of the event (i.e. 23rd September 2024). 

The event will include career progression talks from different perspectives and workshops on relevant transferrable skills.

Applications are now closed. 

Who can attend?

To be eligible to register, you will need to:

If you have attended an ECR event previously you are still eligible to apply for this year's event.

How to apply?

Places for this event are limited. To apply, you will be required to submit two brief statements of no more than 200 words each (1. Please describe your current work and how it relates to obesity [200 words] and 2. Please justify why you should receive a place at the 2023 ASO ECR Event [200 words]).

Programme Venue 

Applications are now closed for 2024.

What previous attendees have enjoyed about the event:

“Fantastic sessions with practical advice and personal stories.”

“Wide, diverse range of talks but all relevant to ECRs. Also, the friendly, welcoming environment and atmosphere.”

“The best aspect of this event was the sheer variety of presentations. From PPI to grant writing and academic career to industry, each one served as a springboard to strike up further conversation with others. All presenters and attendees were approachable, which created a real sense of wanting to learn and share knowledge/ideas. The lunch was good too. I would strongly recommend this event and commend the organisers for their great work.”

“The variety of presentations, the friendly atmosphere made it easy to network with fellow ECRs and with the presenters.”

*Early career researchers’ (ECRs) are defined as researchers who have not yet held a full-time permanent academic post in a university or comparable institution. ECRs should not have held any substantial grant income as a Principal Investigator and / or should not have already established their own research group. There are no eligibility rules based on years of post-doctoral experience. Our definition of ECRs includes postgraduate students, doctoral students, post-doctoral researchers, and researchers transitioning to independence.