Accompanying partners: who are you?
Cambridge Connect is a group that addresses all the practical issues that confront partners of postdocs and researchers at the University of Cambridge – be it careers, volunteering and settling down successfully. The group is part of the NVS programme and meets three times per term at the Postdoc Centre from 10am to 12pm. Next meeting is on Wednesday 25 February and is about career reinvention (self-employment/temping/sole trading, etc). Members of the group can also access free training sessions organised by Cambridge Hub, which include how to run a crowdfunding campaign, marketing/communications training, public speaking, report writing and much more. Please email email@example.com for more details.
This project seeks to find out how researchers prepare for and deal with the significant career transition from being a postdoctoral researcher to achieving research independence by becoming a Principal Investigator (PI). The research specifically looks at the time period from when researchers started their PhD to obtaining their first substantial grant as PI. The project will develop resources to support the personal, professional and career development of postdoctoral researchers and will provide data to inform researcher and educational development policy and practice.
The project is funded by The Elsevier Foundation New Scholars Programme, the University of Cambridge and Leiden University. Ethical approval was granted by the University of Cambridge on the 20th January 2014.
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