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Early Career Summit


The future of public and private sector-funded R&D hinges on developing a robust and diverse pipeline of talented early-career scientists, researchers, and engineers who can drive innovation and positive societal change. The objective of the Early Career Researcher Summit is to bring together a diverse group of early career researchers from across the medical, health, and science arenas to:

  1. Gain insights into the range of careers available to them 
  2. Empower them to secure and thrive in the career path they choose 
  3. Provide communication tools they can use for advocacy and other forms of civic engagement 
  4. Network with others across the R&D ecosystem

Event Details & Promotion

The Summit will be held over the course of five days in June to maximize opportunities for you to join our thought-provoking sessions. Throughout these events, you will have the opportunity to explore an array of career paths, network with fellow researchers and career professionals, participate in professional development workshops, and engage in meaningful discussions around issues critical to the success of the R&D ecosystem. We will feature open networking time at the end of each session. If you have any questions, please contact Jasmine George, PhD at jgeorge@researchamerica.org



  • Session 1: Career Tour – 2 Panel Discussions with Early Career Professionals
    Date:  Wednesday, June 7th, 2023, 12:30- 3:00 PM ET    
  • Session 2: Mastering the Elevator Pitch
    Date: Tuesday, June 13th, 2023, 12:30 – 1:45 PM ET
  • Session 3: Communicating Science to Inspire and Foster Public Engagement
    Date: Wednesday, June 14th, 2023, 12:30 – 1:45 PM ET
  • Session 4: Building a Strong Resume: A Hiring Manager’s Perspective
    Date: Wednesday, June 21st, 2023, 12:30 – 2:00 PM ET
  • Session 5: Science and Startups: Taking your Research to the Next Level
    Date: Wednesday, June 28th, 2023, 12:30 – 1:45 PM ET 

2023 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Future Leaders Sponsor

Event Sponsor

Support the Event

To learn more about supporting the Summit, contact Katie Goode, Senior Director, Alliance Development and Membership, at 571-482-2706 or at kgoode@researchamerica.org.