Early Researcher Award Panel Discussion and Q&A Session


Wednesday October 19, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Join Research Services and guests Dr. Stefanie von Hlatky, Dr. Stanka Fitneva, and Dr. Marc Dignam for a panel discussion and Q&A session on the Early Researcher Award program.

The Early Researcher Award (ERA) is a highly competitive grant program that helps exceptional early career researchers build their research teams. Applicants must demonstrate strategic value to Ontario (i.e., economic, social, cultural benefits, knowledge transfer, and/or ability to enhance Ontario’s profile in the global academic community).  ERA funds are to be used over a period of 5 years to fund eligible expenses for a research team of undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, research assistants, associates, and technicians.

This session is for any Queen’s Researcher who is applying for an ERA or who is interested in learning more about the program requirements. Participants will receive tips for how to prepare a stellar application and to have the best chance to secure funding.

This session will involve:

  • A brief overview of the ERA program, important internal deadlines and a list of Queen’s resources
  • Previous ERA awardees and reviewers answering moderator questions
  • An audience-led Q&A session

Register for this virtual session


Dr. Stefanie von Hlatky 

  • Associate Professor, Department of Political Studies
  • CRC Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) on Gender, Security and the Armed Forces
  • Associate Dean (Research) Faculty of Arts and Science
  • ERA recipient – Round 10

Dr. Stanka Fitneva 

  • Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
  • Director of the Queen’s Language and Cognition Lab
  • Prior ERA reviewer

Dr. Marc Dignam 

  • Professor, Condensed Matter Physics & Optics, Engineering & Applied Physics
  • Prior ERA reviewer

Questions? Please contact EarlyResearcherAward@queensu.ca

Please visit the Queen’s ERA page for more information and helpful application resources.