Early Career Professionals

One of Future Earth’s key focuses is on engaging diverse early-career professionals from a range of disciplines and sectors. We seek to bring together professionals from different domains and to strengthen their capacities in conducting inter- and transdisciplinary research around global sustainability – with the goal of generating solutions for sustainability and improving our understanding of the physical, biogeochemical and human dimensions of global environmental change.

Future Earth engages with a wide variety of early career researchers and other professionals. We work with researchers in the natural and social sciences and the humanities. We also reach out to professionals in policy, business, the technology industry, agriculture, civil society and much more.

If you are an early career professional and would like to get involved in Future Earth, we invite you to join the Future Earth Early Career Professionals Network.

Joining the Future Earth Early Career Professionals Network entails numerous benefits:

  • Engage with other early career professionals through one-on-one and group conversations
  • Get the latest scientific research results around sustainability
  • Stay up to date with funding opportunities and relevant vacancies
  • Be the first to know about exciting conferences and workshops

Members of our network also get the chance to be involved in various Future Earth activities and structures, such as our Knowledge-Action Networks, regional centres and conferences.

Future Earth engages and partners with a number of existing initiatives and networks that work to empowering the next generation. These include:

If you are interested in joining the Future Earth Early Career Professionals group, please contact us.

Future Earth now offers a travel grant for a limited number of early career professionals to participate in Future Earth's sustainability events. Click here for more information.

We define early career professionals as anyone whose career has started within the last 10 years and who is connected to sustainability. This includes researchers who have received their Bachelor’s or Master’s qualification within the last 10 years or their PhD within the last six years, as well as professionals working at the interface of society, policy, practice and research.