The Rewire Hines Award for ‘Early Career Research’ is an annual award that targets students who work in the field of neuroscience or neuropsychology. These students are early career researchers (ECRs) within the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences (MSPS) at Melbourne University. Students that are ECRs have been identified by the School as a priority for financial support and mentoring. Their immediate postdoctoral years are critical for career success but challenging in view of limited research funding and precarious employment.
The award includes an annual cash prize of $1,000 to support a career development activity (e.g., conference travel, research participant payment, training course). The award supplements the recently inaugurated “Friends of Psychology” awards, which support career development activities for ECRs, and the new “John Trinder Early Career Research Award in cognitive and behavioural neuroscience” and “Margot Prior Early Career Research Award in clinical science”, each of which recognises the best publication by an ECR in the respective fields