The Emerging Scholars Scheme (ESS) is a competitive faculty-wide program designed to: Mentor early-career researchers (defined as at Level A or B, and up to 5 years post PhD) through social networking, as well as targeted career-development seminars. • Researchers will be peer-mentored via sharing research with the ESS cohort; • Researchers will need to be assigned a discipline mentor by their Head of Department; • During the program, researchers will present their research in a three-minute format to a senior academic from the Faculty of Arts. Aid early-career researchers in the production of a research output over the course of a semester, typically a grant application or journal article. • Researchers will present their work in progress for their research outcome to the Associate Dean Research and other senior academics from the Faculty, at the final meeting of the program. Provide seed funding of up to $500 per researcher, which may be used for: • Expenses associated with attendance at conferences or seminars external to Macquarie, including travel and conference registration fees • Running a workshop or seminar at Macquarie, such as catering and printing • Expenses associated with bringing a potential research collaborator to Macquarie, including travel and accommodation • Research Assistant support • Professional services such as transcription, translation • Purchase of books, materials or equipment directly related to a research project. Note that such items will be deemed the property of Macquarie University. • Other justifiable expenses, subject to approval.