Our member Dr Sara Marrero Hernández has been awarded the 1st SRAP-frA Early-Career Researcher Award.
The SRAP Forum also hosted the first edition of the SRAP-frA Early-Career Researcher Award 2022. 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 seven highly competitive applications. These applications were evaluated by the Organising Committee, which was chaired by Dr Joaquín T. Valderrama Valenzuela (SRAP Honorary President), 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 Sara Marrero as the Awardee. The Committee positively valued her 5 publications, one as a leading author; her demonstrated engagement with SRAP; and the exciting proposed activities for the future, including the creation of a new SRAP group in Perth.
The award ceremony was part of the 8th SRAP Research Forum on Friday 25th November 2022 at Macquarie University.
Following receiving the 1st SRAP-frA Early-Career Researcher Award, Dr Sara Marrero was interviewed in a full page of the newspaper “El Día” de Tenerife, published on 27th Dec 2022.
Currently, Dr Sara Marrero is a member of the Organising Committee of the 2nd edition of the SRAP-frA Early-Career Researcher Award (led by Dr Marta Ribó, Auckland, New Zealand) and is leading the SRAP network in Perth (Australia).