Our member Dr Marcos Roca-Cusachs has been awarded the 2nd SRAP-frA Early-Career Researcher Award.
The 9th Australia-Spain Research Forum hosted the second edition of the SRAP-frA Early-Career Researcher Award. This award was organised by SRAP and was sponsored by the Ramón Areces Foundation (frA). The Award aimed to boost the career perspectives of early-career SRAP members with less than 3 years of postdoctoral experience. The Award comes with a Diploma and a monetary prize of $1,000.
The call for applications was very successful, receiving up to six highly competitive applications. These applications were evaluated by the Organising Committee, which was chaired by Dr Marta Ribó (SRAP Chair in New Zealand), taking into account the research impact of the applicant’s trajectory, the applicant’s CV, and SRAP engagement – i.e., activities already performed in collaboration with SRAP and proposed activities to be carried out in the future.
Following independent evaluations of all applicants, the Organising Committee selected Dr Marcos Roca-Cusachs (UNSW) as the Awardee. The Committee positively valued his many publications, his demonstrated engagement with SRAP; and the exciting proposed activities for the future.
The award ceremony was part of the 9th SRAP Research Forum on Friday 24th November 2023 at Macquarie University.