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Supporting Inter- and Transdisciplinary Academic Careers

We still have a long way to go before inter- and trans-disciplinary (ITD) careers become “normalised” within our institutions and early career ITD researchers still face significant career disadvantages. Catherine Lyall reflects on the ITD 2019 conference and her new book Being an Interdisciplinary Academic.
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Reflections on an Interdisciplinary Funding Scheme: Perspective of a Research Officer

While there are opportunities in large funding programmes like Horizon 2020, within its Societal Challenges pillar and other collaborative aspects of the programme, the barriers to entry for initiating collaborations under these kinds of programmes can be quite high, especially for researchers at an earlier stage in their careers. Research Officer Maureen Burgess reflects on efforts by the Irish Research Council to enable Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences leadership in interdisciplinary research.
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