Researcher Engagement

9 Ways Research Societies Can Support New Parents

Research societies have a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of members who are also new parents. As such members are likely to be early career researchers—the backbone of science and the lifeblood of a research society—it’s important for societies to step up and support these folks as they navigate the joys and challenges of parenthood. By creating an inclusive and caring environment, societies not only show our commitment to their personal and professional growth but also enrich our scientific community. Here’s a handy infographic on the various ways research societies can lend a helping hand to new parents, empowering them to excel in both their research and parenting journeys.

See also: Engaging and Retaining Early Career Researcher Members: Strategies for Academic Societies

Marisha Rodrigues

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