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Launched in mid-2022, SHAPE Futures is an early- and mid-career network for the disciplines of the humanities, creative arts and social sciences. Our purpose is to ensure the humanities, arts and social sciences thrive and excel in Australia, by fostering an inclusive and diverse community that supports, empowers and promotes Australian early and mid-career researchers, within and beyond academia.Learn more about us
The Australian SHAPE EMCR Network brings together members from across the country to build a promising future for the humanities, creative arts and social sciences, one that ensures this sector is vibrant and recognised as nationally important.
The Network provides representation for EMCRs through advocacy, submissions and a public voice through social and traditional media.
SHAPE Futures brings together diverse EMCRs through events and networking opportunities, newsletters and industry linkages.
Meeting the specific needs of EMCRs by raising awareness of opportunities, resources, and avenues of support.
We welcome all early- and mid-career researchers involved in SHAPE disciplines to become a member of the Australian SHAPE EMCR Network and enjoy a range of benefits including access to member only e-newsletters, invitations and notification of events, and calls for input into our advocacy projects.
“I am delighted to announce the official launch of the SHAPE Futures Network. We are excited to welcome fellow EMCRs to join the network as members. Together, we aim to provide a voice for EMCRs working in the humanities, creative arts and social sciences to advocate and empower Australian early- and mid-career researchers.”
A/Prof Melissa Day, Chairperson of the SHAPE Futures EMCR NetworkThe University of Queensland
“Having a seat at the table when important issues are being discussed about the future of SHAPE disciplines is so important. And, who better to be at the table than EMCRs, who are the future of these disciplines in Australia?”
Dr Sarah MidfordLa Trobe University
In this webinar we hear from experts about how to influence policy as an EMCR. This webinar was developed in association with the Australian SHAPE EMCR Network, and was supported by the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) and the Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH).
Watch, Listen and Learn about what Australia’s top social scientists are getting up to.
Find out what’s currently happening in the community and more.View all stories
The SHAPE Futures Network will host and support a range of events across the humanities, creative arts and social sciences each year. Be the first to know about upcoming events by becoming a member today.View all events
Are you interested in providing your feedback on the current experiences and challenges faced as an early- or mid-career researcher EMCR? We want to know what issues EMCRs from different contexts are experiencing. We seek suggestions for building and developing our network, and for ensuring our website is informative each time you visit. Contact us today.
The Australian SHAPE EMCR Network recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the Traditional Owners and custodians of this land, and pays respect to Elders past and present. We acknowledge the continued cultural and spiritual connections to Country and community.