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 … [Read more...] about Take control of your research plans
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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
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!
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
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. … [Read more...] about Where do you start with doctoral fellowship applications?