Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE) released a report on the precarity of academic careers in Europe. As ISE considers that precarity of academic careers is one of the most pressing issues of the research system, the ISE Researchers’ Careers Task Force focused its reflection on the causes for precarity in the academic sector:
- Funding of academic careers;
- Research assessment practices;
- Research grant evaluation.
This short report includes proposals addressed to the EU member states research ministries, research councils, funders, and EU science-policy decision makers. In order to enhance the conversation with relevant stakeholders, ISE is organising a series of webinars on the topic.
You can read the ISE paper on the precarity of academic careers here.
The Initiative for Science in Europe (ISE) is an independent platform which supports all fields of research at a European level, involves researchers in the design and implementation of European science policies, and advocates strong independent scientific advice in European policy making.
The European Chemical Society (EuChemS) is one of the 16 members of the ISE.