One of Future Earth’s focuses is on engaging diverse early career professionals from a range of disciplines and sectors.
We bring together professionals to strengthen their capacities in conducting research around global sustainability. Our goal is to generate solutions for sustainability and improve our understanding of the physical, biogeochemical, and human dimensions of global environmental change.
Future Earth engages with a wide variety of early career researchers, practitioners, artists, and academic activists. We work with researchers in the natural and social sciences and the humanities. We also reach out to professionals in policy, business, the technology industry, agriculture, civil society, and much more.
We define early career professionals as anyone whose career has started within the last 10 years and who is connected to sustainability. This includes researchers who have received their Bachelor’s or Master’s qualification within the last 10 years or their PhD within the last six years, as well as professionals working at the interface of society, policy, practice, and research.
Meet some of the outstanding early career researchers involved in Future Earth.
Joining the Future Earth Early Career Professionals Network entails numerous benefits:
- Engage with other early career professionals through one-on-one and group conversations.
- Get the latest scientific research results around sustainability.
- Stay up to date with funding opportunities and relevant vacancies.
- Be the first to know about exciting conferences and workshops.
Resources and Links
Members of our network also get the chance to be involved in various Future Earth activities and structures, such as our Knowledge-Action Networks, regional centres and conferences. We also engage with existing and emerging initiatives and networks that work to empower the next generation.
Early Career Researchers Network of Networks, which brings together 44 international networks.
Young Leaders for Sustainability, a program of the Collective Leadership Institute.
Several of our GRPs have created early career networks, such as Earth System Governance, IMBeR, PAGES, Global Land Programme, and the Interdisciplinary Marine Early Career Network (IMECaN). For more information on other GRP early career opportunities, please contact the projects directly.