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Early-Career Researcher Plenary Session

The Early Career Researcher plenary session is a new addition to the IAVCEI Scientific Assembly 2023. In addition to the typical plenary sessions, a half hour session will also be held each day to showcase excellent early-career researchers and their work. One researcher will showcase their work in each half hour session. The researcher must have a PhD and be within seven years of finishing their PhD, or hold a professional job and have less than seven years of professional volcano-related research experience. This time does not include parental or other relevant leave, with seven years counted up to 2021 to include those that would have been considered an ECR had the conference gone ahead in 2021. We particularly encourage applications from historically under-represented groups. Please note that you do not have to be attending in person to be considered.

As part of the application you will be asked to submit:

  • Completion of the self-nomination application form which includes a summary of the intended topic, a list of supporting lead-author papers, and a motivation statement on why you should be chosen.  CLICK HERE to download the application template,
  • A short CV (max. 2 pages) including your education and employment history.

Applications now closed

ECR Plenary Application Deadline – 9 September 2022.

Unsuccessful plenary applications WILL NOT be considered as abstract submissions for symposia sessions so we encourage applicants to submit an abstract for symposia sessions in addition to a plenary application. The proposed plenary topic should be broader in scope than a typical conference presentation.

The IAVCEI2023 ECR subgroup of the local organising committee will consider the applications and shortlist candidates for final decision by the wider local organising committee of the meeting.

The review process will take into consideration the following points:

  • Significance of your research
  • Novelty of your proposed talk
  • Application and communication of your research with the wider community

The review panel will also ensure that there is a gender, topic, and nationality balance in the speakers chosen.

For any questions about the ECR plenary session and application process please email Rebecca Fitzgerald at  



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