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
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
In May 2009 I did a talk in the Career Corner at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The nice people from University Affairs videoed it and have now posted the video, nicely edited into short chunks, on their website. I thought you might like to see me in action. This section is … [Read more...] about Impact, Interdisicplinarity, and Publication Strategies