Union Definition of an Early Career Scientist
An Early Career Scientists (ECS) is an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters/PhD) student or a scientist who has received his or her highest degree (BSc, MSc, or PhD) within the past seven years*.
For the purpose of the awards the nominee should satisfy one of the above criteria by 1 January of the year when the Award is presented.
* Provided parental leave fell into that period, up to one year of parental leave time may be added per child, where appropriate.
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