One thing that frustrates me, is how often researchers seem to be giving over control of their research to others. You don’t think about planning your research until a funding deadline looms. You do that planning within the constraints of this particular grant. You are trying to figure out what makes a good 3-5 year […]Read More »
July 2015: most posts in this category have been temporarily unpublished pending review in the context of my current services and direction. Do not hesitate to contact me with your specific questions.
Are you within 12 – 18 months of finishing your dissertation? I know that’s a hard question. And you can’t really know with any certainty. Do you feel like you are approaching the end of this process? Have you considered a post-doctoral fellowship? Even if you are closer to finished or have already defended your dissertation, […]Read More »
You got your SSHRC grant. Now comes the hard part. You can no longer hide your brilliant potential under the bushel of insufficient funds. You will not be judged on whether or not you achieved what you proposed. You will only be judged on whether you make a significant contribution to knowledge. With a budget number in hand, and a clearer sense of the research assistant support available, now is the time to make an actual project plan.Read More »
A while ago I discovered Morgan Giddings, a US scientist who blogs about getting grants among other things. Morgan has an approach I like, and I think you might like it, too. She’s an active academic, with tenure and grants of her own, and she’s developed a course on grant writing. Her approach is very […]Read More »
I received the following question from a reader: My MA is completing end of August this year, and I plan to go on to PhD. My department has recommended I apply for SSHRC and other grants. I am completely green when it comes to applying for grants/scholarships, and have no idea where to start. There […]Read More »
I have been awaiting Michèle Lamont’s book, How Professors Think: Inside the Curious World of Academic Judgment, for a long time. Her study of peer review in multi-disciplinary humanities and social science grant competitions in the US first came to my attention via the co-authored article “What is Originality in the Social Sciences and the […]Read More »