The Wiley Next Generation Ecologist Award is a funding initiative aimed directly at supporting early-career researchers (ECRs) through a research and professional development grant and Plenary opportunity.
The award recognises excellence in research in Australian ecology and is awarded to an “up-and-coming” early-career researcher. The award comprises:
- A $3,000 grant which can be applied to a research project or a professional development opportunity.
- A Plenary address at the ESA's annual conference, including the candidate’s travel, registration and accommodation costs to attend the meeting.
The Plenary should be on the future of ecological research in Australia with an emphasis on the awardee’s area of interest.
Last year’s recipient, Ayesha Tulloch from The University of Sydney, used her Plenary to educate the assembled ecologists about ecological forecasting and the importance of long-term monitoring in conservation. You can read more about her work here.
Applications for the 2019 award are now open and will close on 30 April.