Early Career Special Interest Group

Early Career Special Interest Group
An Early-Career Investigator (ECI) is a doctoral student, post-doctoral fellow, or faculty member who has not yet competed as the principal investigator for a substantial independent research award (e.g., National Institutes of Health R01-level award or equivalent federal grant). Most ECIs will have completed their terminal degree within the past seven years. However, we acknowledge that time since graduation does not consistently predict career stage, and we welcome all those who identify as ECIs.

Associate Professors, those who have competed for substantial independent research awards, and those who completed their terminal degree more than seven years ago, may consider joining the Mid-Career Special Interest Group.

Inaugural year:

Nancy Dias, PhD, RN, CNE
Chair-Elect: Rachel Pozzar, PhD, RN

Our Goals/Objectives:
  • To support the development of research collaborations among early career nurse scientists and the Council research community.
  • To offer a formal mechanism for enhanced professional socialization at the early career level.
  • To build and promote relationships among early career nurse scientists.
  • To provide opportunities for early career nurse scientists to develop and refine leadership skills.
  • To facilitate the exchange of peer support among early career nurse scientists.
  • To increase information sharing and career advancement (e.g., funding announcements, award/recognition opportunities, faculty vacancies, and other employment opportunities) among early career nurse scientists

Previously Recorded Webinars:

Available Fellowships

How to Join: Send an email to Rebecca Malaga to learn more.