The ECRS aims to provide an opportunity for researchers early in their careers to present their research work and experiences, discuss early-career challenges with peers and senior mentors in the same research area, and to initiate international networks related to their research topics.
The ECRS intends to nurture a supportive learning community and promote interactions among early-career researchers from various institutions and across different countries in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. It also provides opportunities for theme-based forums to discuss methodological and theoretical issues of central importance.
The ECRS is designed for post-doc and early career researchers (starting with PhD students at the later stage of their doctoral thesis to those having 5 years of experience after receiving the doctorate) with research interests in the specific theme-based conference. The symposium participants will be carefully selected on merit based on the research interest, quality of their research work and relevance and potential contribution to the theme.