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From the archive: Chance for junior researchers to think big

Pictured, left to right: Dr Manuel Spitschen; Dr Laura Kervezee; Dr Renske Lok; Dr Elise McGlashan; Dr Ray Najjar

Early career researchers can build networks around societal challenges through Europe’s Institutes for Advanced Study

Many funding schemes aim to give early career researchers a start in leading their own research project. Relatively few aim to give them the time, space and access to other researchers necessary to think beyond their next grant and about how they could contribute to wider societal issues.

The Network of European Institutes for Advanced Study’s Constructive Advanced Thinking programme is one of those rare schemes. Its most recent annual round closed in October, but it is scheduled to open again in the autumn next year.

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