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 … [Read more...] about Start thinking about your post-doc early
A new start. Ten years ago today, on January 7, 2003, I arrived in Ottawa with a suitcase and my ruby iMac with the intention to find a job so that I could move my whole family here. I had been living in the UK since September 1988, having initially gone as an undergraduate exchange student and … [Read more...] about A lot can happen in 10 years
The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (of Canada; SSHRC) releases results of their main individual funding programs in April (Insight) and June (Insight Development). If you have received good news, congratulations! You got the funding. Now comes the hard part. You can no longer … [Read more...] about Congratulations on your SSHRC grant!
Here in Canada, the beginning of April brings news of success (or not) in the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Standard Research Grant competition. The applications went in last October. The committees met in the last couple of weeks to make their decisions. The federal … [Read more...] about Anticipating SSHRC Standard Research Grant results
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 … [Read more...] about Grant support you might want to look into