U21 Early Career Researcher Workshop

Applications are open for the 2021 ECR workshop on Planetary Health are now closed. Thanks to all that applied. Successful applicants will be contacted.

Supporting and nurturing the career of early career researchers is an important new part of U21 work and one that Glasgow fully supports.

Each year a member of the U21 network hosts an ECR workshop. Glasgow usually offers a minimum of two funded places to attend, including workshop costs, accommodation and travel expenses.

2022 ECR workshop on Planetary Health (online event)

Dates: 21-25 February 2022
Location: online workshop hosted by the University of Edinburgh
Application are now closed

Online workshop summary 

Due to uncertainties surrounding global travel and the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 ECR Workshop will take place online. We aim to deliver live, asynchronous and recorded activities across a range of time zones that will allow participants to select activities that work for them including:

  • Research skills workshops
  • Workshops on teaching on the planetary health research agenda
  • Thematic seminars for participants to present their research
  • Co-creative activities for participants to grapple with planetary health challenges together
  • 'Meet the expert' sessions with people from industry, policy makers and communities who use evidence to improve and protect planetary health
  • Keynote talks with leading scholars

Learn more at the Planetary Health Alliance website.


Early career academics from all disciplines are welcome to join. You should have been awarded your PhD within the last 8 years. This definition is flexible however, so please get in touch if you have any questions, particularly if you fall outside the ECR definition, due to an atypical career path. This could include those who have started the research-intensive component of their career later or had career breaks or spent time in industry.

Candidates who can apply can include those employed full or part-time at University of Glasgow. 

Application process 

Please submit a statement of interest (2 sides of A4 maximum) indicating:

  • How your research is relevant to the workshop themes and what contribution you can make to the workshop.
  • What you hope to gain from the experience.
  • How you plan to disseminate your experience of the workshop, and to whom.

Your application will be scored on all three of the areas above. Statements should be sent to Externalrelations-u21network@glasgow.ac.uk no later than 10 January 2022.

For further information please refer to the link below:

Previous U21 ECR workshops

Previous ECR workshops

2020 Modern Slavery, Forced Labour and Human Trafficking:
Research Roadmaps to 2030
University of Nottingham
2019 Water in society Lund University
2018 'Sustainable Futures' focus on environmental sustainability Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2017 Interculturality and Multiculturalism: the challenges for changing societies Pontificia Universidad de Catolica
2015 Innovation and Entrepreneurship University College Dublin





Bikes Shanghai ECR conference

'The U21 Sustainable Futures workshop was a valuable initiative to explore how multidisciplinary research should be. It showcased new ways to disseminate findings, present work and establish networking opportunities.'

Dr Ivano Bongiovanni (Adam Smith Business School), 2018