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From the archive: On building a track record

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Evergreen advice on how to grow mighty oaks from tiny acorns

When it was first published in December 2017, this article by Deborah Brian, now senior research administration officer at the University of Queensland, led with the words “in a time of scarce funding and short-term contracts, early career researchers are under pressure to build track records”. Clearly, we have not moved to easier times yet, which means that her words of advice to younger researchers keen to gain a firm funding foothold still ring true. To win big, Brian advises, start small.


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