Early Career Researchers (<5 years experience post PhD or <10 years experience without PhD from Jan 2015) represented nearly half of the programme staff and were actively supported to present their work at conference, webinars and special workshops and training events were organised through the programme.
This cohort will representing a lasting professional legacy of the programme.
Even more Early Career Researchers from the Catalyst phase (2013-2015) have been interviewed in 2016 and 2019 and many have been promoted and developed thematic or geographic specialisms based on their UPGro work.
- UPGro Interview (2020) “Meet Dr Johanna Koehler, a scientist working to revolutionise rural water services in Kenya”
- UPGro Interview (2020) “Meet Joseph Okullo, a groundwater research scientist in the making”
- UPGro blog (2019) “Congratulations to Jacob Katuva – the latest UPGro Doctor”
- UPGro Interview (2019) “UPGro Early Career Researchers: Q&A with Suleiman Mwakurya”
- UPGro Interview (2018) “The Baseflow Detective looking to uncover the secrets of Tanzania’s rivers”
- UPGro Interview (2018) “A Malawian researcher takes UPGro knowledge to up-and-coming scientists in college”
- UPGro blog (2018) “UPGro early careers researchers share experiences on an international platform”
- UPGro Interview (2018) “Young scientist seeks to understand link between access to groundwater and poverty”
- UPGro Interview (2018) “Life after UPGro: an interview with Early Career Researcher, Shabana Abbas”