Early Career Researchers Workshop

12:00pm, Thu 30th April 2020

Online workshop

On 30 April 2020 Digital Creativity Labs is hosting a half day Early Career Researchers (ECR) workshop.

The online workshop will take place between 12.00 pm and 4:00 pm and is open to DC Labs affiliated postdoctoral research assistants (PDRAs) and PhD students in their write-up year.

Workshop goals

  • Learn what career options exist: fellowships, named positions on grants, lectureships 

  • Identify which options best suit you 

  • Learn how to best prepare for these options

  • Learn what resources the University of York offers to support your career development 


12:00-12:25 – Introduction and welcome

Presentation: ECR career options and where to find out more about them

12.25-13.00 – University resources

Presentation: What resources does the University offer you for career development?

Coffee break (10 minutes)

13.00-13.50 – Fellowships

Presentation: Deep Dive Fellowships

Case study & Q&A: Applying for a Leverhulme fellowship

Mindmapping & Q&A: How to prepare for a fellowship?

Coffee Break (10 min) 

13.50-14.40 – Lecturerships

Presentation: Presentation: Deep Dive Lecturerships

Case study & Q&A: Applying for and recruiting lecturers

Mindmapping & Q&A: How to prepare for a lecturership?

Coffee break (10 min)

14.40-15.05 - Grants

Presentation: Deep Dive grants with named investigators

Case study & Q&A: Writing grants

15.05-16.00 (Optional) EPSRC Fellowship Workshopping

We pick three sample pitches and CVs from volunteers. For each, the volunteer gives a five minute talk through their pitch and CV gaps. Facilitated by Sebastian Detarding, the group gives feedback on each pitch.

Limited places available – register your interest today.

Please email Jane Andrews to register your interest in participating in the workshop.

Jane will be in touch to advise if a place is available and to send details of preparatory work and joining instructions.