GYA collaborators and member publish the stories of 61 African ECRs
The GYA is pleased to announce that the first publication stemming from the GloSYS Africa project is now available: ‘Voices of Early Career Researchers in and out of the Academy: A Pan- African Perspective‘.
The team of authors to the publication include Lynn McAlpine (University of Oxford and McGill University), Otilia Chiramba (University of Witwatersrand), Matt Keane (former GloSYS Africa Research Assistant), alumnus Abdeslam Badre (Mohammed V University of Rabat, Morocco) and Fatima Kareem (former GloSYS Africa Project Researcher).
The purpose of this publication is to offer narratives that highlight the on-the-ground experiences of African ECRs who are trying to navigate their careers while dealing with personal and work challenges and affordances. Due to their personal nature, the accounts can often speak to us in ways that statistical reports and summaries may not.
The 61 stories they present recount the successes and challenges of navigating individual careers and lives.
GYA working paper highlights substantial research gap on early-career researchers in Latin America and Caribbean countries
The GYA is pleased to share a new working paper titled “Reviewing research on researchers: Our knowledge of early-career researchers in Latin America and the Caribbean“, which highlights how early-career researchers (ECRs) are key players in advancing knowledge societies. The paper is a collaboration between Global State of Young Scientists in Latin America and the Caribbean (GloSYS LAC) project members and the research team consisting of Alejandro Miranda-Nieto (GloSYS LAC Researcher), Lynn McAlpine (University of Oxford and McGill University), Franziska F. N. Schreiber (GloSYS LAC Research Assistant) and Matt Keane (former GloSYS Africa and GloSYS LAC Research Assistant). Seminal input from the GloSYS LAC working group is gratefully acknowledged.
Research in Latin America and the Caribbean: Leading the Push for Inclusion of Early-Career Researchers
The GYA is organising the side event ‘Research in Latin America and the Caribbean: Leading the Push for Inclusion of Early-Career Researchers’ on 27 and 28 April as part of the Latin America and the Caribbean Open Science Forum (CILAC 2021), which is taking place online from 26 – 28 April 2021.
More information on the event is available here: https://globalyoungacademy.net/events/cilac-2020/
Register at https://event.meetmaps.com/cilac21/en/form – make sure to click ‘side events’ among the items you’d like to attend to have access to this side event.