The idea of APNet started when Eveline Snelders and Anouk Beniest (at the time both postdocs) were advancing in their academic careers towards the position of Assistant Professors. Having experienced and observed the challenges that early career scientists face in academia, they were looking for colleagues similarly based in the Netherlands with whom they could regularly discuss their profession and productively share career advice. They realized that there was no organization for Assistant Professors at the national level, which also meant that the collective voice of Assistant professors could never reach policymakers. AP Net was born from the need to form a community of colleagues at the national level.
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