Early career researchers provide a valuable contribution to the productivity and connectivity of the research ecosystem in Aotearoa New Zealand, but are particularly vulnerable to the societal fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

This report – a letter prepared on behalf of Te Pūnaha Matatini Whānau, a national network of emerging researchers associated with Te Pūnaha Matatini – calls for everyone, at all levels, to find ways to support our new generation of academics at this critical time.