Funding Your Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Funding Your Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences

This book is essential reading for all those involved in funding applications.

Author: Barbara L. E. Walker

Publisher:

ISBN: 1611323207

Category: Humanities

Page: 198

View: 389

Grants and fellowships are increasingly essential to an academic career and competition over federal and foundation funding is fiercer than ever. Yet there has hitherto been little training available for this genre of writing. Funding Your Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences demystifies the process of writing winning grant proposals in the humanities and social sciences. Offering practical guidance, step-by-step instructions, and examples of successful proposals, Walker and Unruh outline the best practices to crack the proposal writing code. They reveal the most common peeves of proposal reviewers, and offer advice on how to avoid frequent problem areas in conceptualizing and crafting a research proposal in the humanities and social sciences. Contributions from agency and foundation program officers offer the perspective from the other side of the proposal submission portal, while new research funding trends, including crowdfunding and public scholarship, are also covered. This book is essential reading for all those involved in funding applications. Graduate students, research administrators, early career faculty members, and tenured professors alike will gain new and effective strategies to write successful applications.
Categories: Humanities

Funding Your Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Funding Your Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences

This book is essential reading for all those involved in funding applications.

Author: Barbara L. E. Walker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351658355

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

View: 886

Grants and fellowships are increasingly essential to an academic career, and competition over federal and foundation funding is fiercer than ever. Yet there has hitherto been little training available for this genre of writing. Funding Your Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences demystifies the process of writing winning grant proposals in the humanities and social sciences. Offering practical guidance, step-by-step instructions, and examples of successful proposals, Walker and Unruh outline the best practices to crack the proposal writing code. They reveal the most common peeves of proposal reviewers, and offer advice on how to avoid frequent problem areas in conceptualizing and crafting a research proposal in the humanities and social sciences. Contributions from agency and foundation program officers offer the perspective from the other side of the proposal submission portal, and new research funding trends, including crowdfunding and public scholarship, are also covered. This book is essential reading for all those involved in funding applications. Graduate students, research administrators, early career faculty members, and tenured professors alike will gain new and effective strategies to write successful applications.
Categories: Social Science

How to Get Grant Money in the Humanities and Social Sciences

How to Get Grant Money in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Every successful grant application has six parts: 1. A research question. You need a research question that can be stated in a single sentence. 2.

Author: Raphael Brewster Folsom

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300240733

Category: Reference

Page: 224

View: 830

A valuable and engaging guide to applying for—and getting—grants in the humanities and social sciences Scholars in the humanities and social sciences need money to do research. This book shows them how to get it. In this accessible volume, Raphael Folsom shares proven strategies in a series of short, witty chapters. It features tips on how graduate students, postdocs, and young faculty members can present themselves and their work in the best possible light. The book covers the basics of the grant-writing process, including finding a mentor, organizing a writing workshop, conceptualizing the project on a larger scale, and tailoring an application for specific submissions. The book includes interviews with nine of the most respected scholars in the country, each of whom has evaluated thousands of grant applications. The first authoritative book on the subject, Folsom's indispensable work will become a must-have resource for years to come.
Categories: Reference

Writing Research Proposals for Social Sciences and Humanities in a Higher Education Context

Writing Research Proposals for Social Sciences and Humanities in a Higher Education Context

your doctoral research, since your researchYrelated compatibility with your ... the candidate mention in his proposal how he will be funding his studies.

Author: George Damaskinidis

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527530898

Category: Education

Page: 289

View: 569

A research proposal is a plan that a candidate submits to gain approval for post-graduate research. Although it is a typical requirement for any research in higher education, it has failed to receive the attention it deserves from the academic community as a procedure of systematic teaching and learning. This book provides a support framework with step-by-step guidance about what constitutes a good research proposal and what can be done to maximize one’s chances of writing a successful application. It also presents advice and practical activities to enhance skill development, and shows how success is within reach if we are willing to face our flaws and grasp how to use the available information productively and persuasively.
Categories: Education

The Research Funding Toolkit

The Research Funding Toolkit

How to Plan and Write Successful Grant Applications Jacqueline Aldridge, ... for the humanities and social sciences) and the Leverhulme Trust (a charitable ...

Author: Jacqueline Aldridge

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446268025

Category: Reference

Page: 224

View: 852

Writing high quality grant applications is easier when you know how research funding agencies work and how your proposal is treated in the decision-making process. The Research Funding Toolkit provides this knowledge and teaches you the necessary skills to write high quality grant applications. A complex set of factors determine whether research projects win grants. This handbook helps you understand these factors and then face and overcome your personal barriers to research grant success. The guidance also extends to real-world challenges of grant-writing, such as obtaining the right feedback, dealing effectively with your employer and partner institutions, and making multiple applications efficiently. There are many sources that will tell you what a fundable research grant application looks like. Very few help you learn the skills you need to write one. The Toolkit fills this gap with detailed advice on creating and testing applications that are readable, understandable and convincing.
Categories: Reference

Designing and Managing Your Research Project

Designing and Managing Your Research Project

Core Skills for Social and Health Research David Thomas, Ian D Hodges ... Foundation for Research, Science and Technology Public Good Science Fund (New ...

Author: David Thomas

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446242124

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

View: 961

Written for advanced undergraduate students, postgraduate students planning theses and dissertations and other early career researchers, Designing and Managing Your Research Project helps you successfully plan and complete your research project by showing the key skills that you will need. The book covers: " choosing research methods " developing research objectives " writing proposals " literature reviews " getting ethics approval " seeking funding " managing a project " software skills " working with colleagues and supervisors " communicating research findings " writing reports, theses and journal articles " careers in research. Designing and Managing Your Research Project includes lots of examples, case studies and practical exercises to help you learn the research skills you will need and also to help you complete crucial project tasks. A key feature is its user-friendly guidance on planning projects and accessing information from the Internet.
Categories: Social Science

The Graduate School Funding Handbook

The Graduate School Funding Handbook

In the social sciences and humanities, postdocs are often done out of necessity or to build a stronger research record for the academic job market.

Author: April Vahle Hamel

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812207071

Category: Education

Page: 216

View: 794

For more than fifteen years The Graduate School Funding Handbook has been an invaluable resource for students applying to graduate school in the United States or abroad, at the master's, doctoral, and postdoctoral levels. Illuminating the competitive world of graduate education funding in the arts, humanities, sciences, and engineering, the book offers general and specific information in an intelligent, comprehensive, and straightforward manner so that readers can save time and make winning grant and fellowship applications. The authors include detailed descriptions of the types of funding offered graduate students, ranging from tuition scholarships to assistantships, work-study opportunities, and university loan programs. In addition, the handbook thoroughly covers the availability of nationally prominent grants and fellowships through the federal government and private organizations. This revised third edition provides a wealth of additional information and advice and details a number of new grant opportunities including several aimed at women, minorities, and other underrepresented student groups. Covering fellowships and grants for individual training, study abroad, research, dissertations, and postdoctoral work, the book includes useful addresses, deadlines, number of available awards, number of applicants, purpose of grants and restrictions, duration of awards, applicant eligibility, and application requirements. The information is comprehensive, detailed, and current, based on data from funding agencies through interviews, review of application packets, web site information, and the authors' many years of experience in the field.
Categories: Education

How To Finance Your Research Project

How To Finance Your Research Project

A Practical Guide to Costing Research Projects and Obtaining Funding ... Social sciences funding Fundingfor education research Arts and humanities funding.

Author: Catherine Dawson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781845285722

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 720

Obtaining research funding can be a long, laborious and stressful process. This book helps ease this process by providing practical advice, useful tips and information about funding databases and funding directories. Covering a wide variety of funding sources such as government, industry and charity, it is suitable for researchers in the UK, US, EU and further afield. Learn how to: · Find relevant sources of funding · Produce and justify your budget · Cost your project · Complete and submit your application form · Use ethical funding organizations · Avoid conflict of interest
Categories: Science

The Policies and Politics of Interdisciplinary Research

The Policies and Politics of Interdisciplinary Research

these criticisms by drawing a clear demarcation between science – its concrete ... to collaborate with researchers in the humanities and social sciences.

Author: Séverine Louvel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429574832

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 431

Interdisciplinary research centers are blooming in almost every university, and interdisciplinary research is expected to be a cure-all for the ills of academic science. Do disciplines still matter? To what extent are interdisciplinary problem-solving approaches driven by socioeconomic stakeholders and policymakers rather than by academics? And how is interdisciplinarity organized? Through an in-depth sociological study of the development of nanomedicine in France and in the United States – an area that combines nanotechnology and biomedical research – this book challenges two conventional views of interdisciplinary research and academic disciplines. First, disciplines do not merely form separate "siloes" which hinder the development of interdisciplinary research: rather, they are flexible entities whose evolution supports the long-term institutionalization of interdisciplinary science in French and US academia. Secondly, interdisciplinary research has no intrinsic virtue: its ability to respond to societal issues and advance knowledge depends on continued political support and long-term cooperation between stakeholders. Interdisciplinarity might also be threatened by oversold promises and struggles for recognition. A study of the many challenges facing the formation of creative and sustainable interdisciplinary scientific communities, The Policies and Politics of Interdisciplinary Research tackles vivid debates among academics and research managers and will appeal to scholars of sociology, science and technology studies and science policy.
Categories: Social Science

How to Manage your Arts Humanities and Social Science Degree

How to Manage your Arts  Humanities and Social Science Degree

Check (on the Internet and elsewhere) the details of the funding body to which you ... every current publication that might have a bearing on your research.

Author: Lucinda Becker

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137205698

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 605

This innovative book takes a practical, no-nonsense approach to all areas of undergraduate life, from getting started and maximizing learning opportunities to making choices, mastering time management and succeeding in exams. It also covers the wider aspects of the university experience including peer pressure, finances and grasping the opportunities available to undergraduates throughout their degree course. The book concludes with guidance on how to break into a career as a graduate.
Categories: Social Science

Whackademia

Whackademia

plines have comparatively less access to research funds. Most arts, humanities and social science academics therefore will plod along using their own ...

Author: Richard Hill

Publisher: NewSouth

ISBN: 9781742245867

Category: Education

Page: 241

View: 927

Australian universities are not happy places. Despite the shiny rhetoric of excellence, quality, innovation and creativity, universities face a barrage of criticism over claims of declining standards, decreased funding, compromised assessment, increased vocationalism, overburdened academics and never-ending reviews and restructures. In a scathing insider exposé, Dr. Richard Hil lifts the lid on a higher education system that's corporatised beyond recognition, steeped in bureaucracy and dominated by marketing and PR imperatives rather than intellectual pursuit. Fearless, ferocious and often fun.
Categories: Education

Organizing and Managing Your Research

Organizing and Managing Your Research

A Practical Guide for Postgraduates Renata Phelps, Kath Fisher, Allan Ellis. the Humanities (US) • British Academy (humanities & social sciences) ...

Author: Renata Phelps

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446233689

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 450

`As research guides go, this is probably the best, most readable and encouraging books for nurses that I have come across....I recommend this volume to students and researchers at all levels, and at all stages of their professional careers. It is an excellent read' - Nursing Standard '[This book] is an ideal reader for someone who is thinking about starting a research project with no or limited previous experience. This is because it outlines the whole research process from start to finish. It also provides useful tips for those who are more experienced' - Nurse Researcher Organizing and Managing Your Research: A Practical Guide for Postgraduates deals with the practical, day-to-day aspects of managing and organizing research. Its focus is on strategies, skills, and systems that increase the efficiency and effectiveness of research practice across all research disciplines. Written in an accessible, non-technical style that speaks directly to the reader in a personal and collegial voice, this text gives practical advice and offers many tips and strategies gleaned from experienced researchers. The written text is accompanied by a website that provides downloadable templates and live links to appropriate sites. Key Features include: - Tips boxes to outline useful strategies and shortcuts based on day-to-day practice of experienced researchers. - Feature examples illustrate the practical application of some of the concepts covered - `Want to know more about ...?' boxes offer pointers to further sources of information - `Over to you' questions at the end of each chapter prompt the student to reflect on how the strategies and concepts can be applied to their own research project
Categories: Social Science

Education Legislation 1968

Education Legislation  1968

are all that we have for the humanities and social sciences , apart from ... truly depend on a good and continuing tradition of teaching and research ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Education

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D01984947Y

Category: College buildings

Page: 6584

View: 553

Mar. 29 hearing held in Austin, Tex.
Categories: College buildings

The Postgraduate s Companion

The Postgraduate s Companion

The research proposal is the beginning of your studies whether you apply for a ... in a lengthy written dissertation for any Humanities or Social Sciences ...

Author: Gerard Hall

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412930253

Category: Education

Page: 500

View: 690

'At last virtually everything that a postgraduate research degree student should need to know in a single volume.' Ian Haines, member of the Executive Committee of the UK Council for Graduate Education, and former Director of the Graduate School, London Metropolitan University The Postgraduate's Companion is the most comprehensive, practical and accessible source of support and guidance for anyone contemplating starting, or already undertaking, their research degree. Hall and Longman's invaluable book is an essential reference resource for anyone doing postgraduate research or thinking of doing it. Leading experts in their fields address the fundamental questions of what a research degree involves; how to choose the best institution; secure an offer; and fund your research degree. For students who are currently working towards a research degree the book deals with the process thoroughly, including coverage of: - getting the most from the supervisory relationship; - planning and writing the thesis; - navigating and succeeding in research training; - learning to teach in HE and balancing teaching and research; - beating the blues and learning how to complete in good time; - and succeeding in the viva voce examination. The final section of the book covers what to do with a research degree once you have one. This includes identifying your skills; staying in academia; research outside academia; leaving research and academia; and starting your own business. The Postgraduate's Companion is a uniquely comprehensive guide for research students and supervisors. It covers all of the processes involved in doing a research degree - from setting out, to life beyond the research degree - providing an invaluable guide for all research students.
Categories: Education

Knowledge Mobilisation and Social Sciences

Knowledge Mobilisation and Social Sciences

Eat your greens: Why doesn't social policy research have more impact? ... policy and economic impacts of research in the humanities and social sciences.

Author: Jon Bannister

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317615316

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 124

The essays presented in this volume examine knowledge mobilisation and its relation to research impact and engagement. The social sciences matter because they can help us to understand and address the complex challenges confronting society. This is particularly true in an era of significant downward pressure on public expenditure, a consequence of the global fiscal crisis, when there is a striking need to ensure that policies are demonstrably effective and efficient. The impact agenda in the UK, reflected in parallel global debates, actively encourages the social sciences to make and demonstrate a difference; to justify and protect social science funding. This volume shows how knowledge mobilisation can be thought of systematically as a process, encompassing engagement, leading to the co-production and channelling of knowledge to make a difference in the economy and society. This book was originally published as a special issue of Contemporary Social Science.
Categories: Social Science

Education Legislation 1968 Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Education

Education Legislation  1968  Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Education

... hare for the humanities and social sciences , apart from individa maduate school grants , always subject to the local budgetary pinch . This will be a ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119547136

Category:

Page:

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The Exchange University

The Exchange University

sector, competing for grants, and the use of a science model. This is “not an easy revolution because people in humanities and social sciences have a ...

Author: Adrienne S. Chan

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774858618

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 736

The Exchange University addresses crucial questions facing today's university, including the commercialization of research and teaching; intensifying government-university relationships; marketization and commodification; and policy and functional responses within the academy. The book will interest practitioners, students, and academics in educational studies, policy studies, and higher education.
Categories: Education

57 Ways to Screw Up in Grad School

57 Ways to Screw Up in Grad School

Likewise, if your funding is tied to your current supervisor's research ... In the humanities and social sciences, changing supervisors can still be a ...

Author: Kevin D. Haggerty

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226281063

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 546

Don’t think about why you’re applying. Select a topic for entirely strategic reasons. Choose the coolest supervisor. Write only to deadlines. Expect people to hold your hand. Become “that” student. When it comes to a masters or PhD program, most graduate students don’t deliberately set out to fail. Yet, of the nearly 500,000 people who start a graduate program each year, up to half will never complete their degree. Books abound on acing the admissions process, but there is little on what to do once the acceptance letter arrives. Veteran graduate directors Kevin D. Haggerty and Aaron Doyle have set out to demystify the world of advanced education. Taking a wry, frank approach, they explain the common mistakes that can trip up a new graduate student and lay out practical advice about how to avoid the pitfalls. Along the way they relate stories from their decades of mentorship and even share some slip-ups from their own grad experiences. The litany of foul-ups is organized by theme and covers the grad school experience from beginning to end: selecting the university and program, interacting with advisors and fellow students, balancing personal and scholarly lives, navigating a thesis, and creating a life after academia. Although the tone is engagingly tongue-in-cheek, the lessons are crucial to anyone attending or contemplating grad school. 57 Ways to Screw Up in Grad School allows you to learn from others’ mistakes rather than making them yourself.
Categories: Education

Annual Report

Annual Report

... allocations to the universities for research , in such a way as to switch money from the social sciences and humanities to the biological sciences .

Author: British Academy

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105121728062

Category:

Page:

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The Guardian Postgraduate Guide

The Guardian Postgraduate Guide

Some departments will provide coaching sessions for funding applications. If yours does, thank your lucky stars ... In arts, humanities and social sciences, ...

Author: Alice Wignall

Publisher: Guardian Books

ISBN: 9780852653548

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 797

Is postgraduate study right for me? Will a second degree lead to more career opportunities? Which subject should I choose? How will I afford the fees - and my rent? Are there options for more flexible study if I want to stay in work? If you're thinking of applying to do a second degree, a PGCE, a PhD or an MBA, the chances are you've already thought of at least some of these questions, but where do you find the answers? From the team behind the perennially popular - not to mention indispensable - Guardian University Guide comes The Guardian Postgraduate Guide, packed full of useful information for everyone who's considering taking that next step on the education ladder. From detailed profiles of more than 150 universities and higher education colleges and a comprehensive list of UK funding bodies to in-depth articles on studying abroad, The Guardian Postgraduate Guide has everything you need to decide on what's best for you. It also includes a special section for overseas students, covering visa applications, the cost of living and academic differences. Whether you want to apply for a course that will boost your career prospects or simply fancy doing some part-time study to reawaken those brain cells, The Guardian Postgraduate Guide will help you make the right decision.
Categories: Education