Early Career Immersion Programme

PATHWAYS Early Career Immersion Programme (ECIP) allows early career researchers to carry out project work that cuts across beneficiaries of PATHWAYS whilst experiencing the practical working environment and activities of different stakeholders, spanning the value chain of actors embedded in the project.

Examples of activities conducted during the visit include contributing to fieldwork, data-basing collated data, or facilitating knowledge exchange and workshop activities.

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We are happy to announce that we are opening applications for the next round of the PATHWAYS Early Career Immersion Programme.

The deadline for applications is the 31st June 2024, 5pm (GMT+1).

Who can apply?

The PATHWAYS Early Career Immersion programme enables placements of post-graduate and post-doctoral researchers employed on the PATHWAYS project with up to 8 years post-doctoral experience (or full-time equivalent).

Please note that the programme is restricted to people working at PATHWAYS partner organisations. The full list of project partners can be found here.

Placement details

2-8 weeks of placement will be arranged according to the needs of the project; the funds allocated to the task will be used to cover travel, subsistence and accommodation costs incurred by the researchers during these work visits.

How to apply?

A placement can be initiated either by a hosting beneficiary or an early career researcher. Both parties will then explore opportunities for the researcher to work for a short period at the hosting partners’ premises. These discussions include:

  • The specific work they would undertake while at the host’s premises,
  • The length of the placement
  • Funding allocated for the position

All applications must include the following documents:

  • A full CV
  • A cover letter, explaining how the work undertaken with the hosting partner will be taken forward on return to your home institution.

Applications must be submitted to Laurence Smith by email (l.g.smith@reading.ac.uk) no later than 31st of June 2024, 5pm (GMT+1).

The project’s Executive Board will decide on the scientific, training, and financial value of proposed placements and will inform applicants of the outcome of their application.