Experience in presenting research findings and participating in the scientific dialogue are important aspects to the professional development of researchers early in their careers. In support of their growth as effective communicators, PLOS is pleased to announce the recipients of the PLOS Early Career Travel Award.
“I want to personally thank all of the applicants who shared their thoughts and provided insight into issues facing early career researchers,” says Véronique Kiermer, Executive Editor of PLOS. “It’s clear from the number and quality of applications that improving opportunity to engage in the scientific dialogue is an important topic for ECRs. We are gratified that the recipients of this award will be able to share their research with a larger audience.”
The Program was open to ECRs currently enrolled in a graduate program or within five years of receiving a graduate degree whose work was accepted for presentation at a scientific conference. Over the course of two months, PLOS received more than 400 applications, which invited answers to the following questions:
• What is the biggest hindrance to you as an early career researcher in communicating science?
• What should be done to fix this?
• What could you actively do as an early career researcher to address this?
Congratulations to the ten recipients of the PLOS Early Career Travel Award Program:
The University of Queensland
University of the Witwatersrand
The University of Adelaide
Institut de Physique Théorique, CEA Saclay
Akinola Stephen Oluwole
Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Texas Biomedical Research Institute
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Uttam Babu Shrestha
University of Southern Queensland
Imperial College London
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