New and Emerging Researcher Fono (NERF) objectives:

We aim to: 

● Establish and grow a vibrant, engaged, and sustainable formal network for Emerging Researchers (ER)* in the Oceania region

● To build research capacity, and support the development of quality research, amongst emerging CIE researchers in the Oceania region

* We use the term New and Emerging Researcher to encompass research undertaken by higher degree researchers, early career researchers, and those working in academia wanting to develop a research trajectory.

What NERF can do for you:

NERF has the potential to provide opportunities for the development, mentoring, and networking of new and emerging scholars across Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand, and the wider Oceania region. It will also provide mentoring of early career scholars/researchers by more senior and well-established academics within the society.

How to join NERF:

If you’re interested to join the NERF community, please contact:

Sonia at or Dave at

2020 Events

Calling all early career researchers! Re-connect with Sonia and Dave over Zoom on 25 September!

Topic: NERF Re-Connections
Time: Sep 25, 2020 03:00 PM (NZ Standard time), Auckland, Wellington

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