Note: The information in this post is relevant to those evaluating the scholarship of others (for hiring, promotion, funding, etc) as well as to those having their scholarship evaluated. Your publication record is one of the most important ways that you will be evaluated throughout your career. A … [Read more...] about Maternity leave & your publication record
One reason I started doing what I'm doing is that I could see all of these brilliant, interesting people not really enjoying their academic jobs. For various reasons you were discouraged, frustrated, or just plain overworked. As I've worked with clients I have noticed that one of the key elements … [Read more...] about The importance of your vision
This is a question I get asked a lot. Whether it is for hiring, tenure, or a research grant, researchers seem unsure of the value of conference papers. It's all about impact Conference presentations feel like they have more impact than other forms of dissemination. There are real people in the … [Read more...] about Do Conference Papers Count?
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