Put up or shut up

Current calls for ‘interdisciplinarity’ are frequently little more than lip-service. The Arts are worth more than that. I recently had a funding application rejected. I was upset for a few days, but I’ve moved on. There’s no point in stressing about the past. BUT. There’s one thing I really, really need to say. The feedbackContinue reading “Put up or shut up”

I can’t believe other people don’t do this. (practical tips for academic researchers)

I have noticed that it is common-place for newly-minted PhDs to write a blog post along the lines of “what I wished I’d known at the start of my PhD.” This post will be in a similar vein, but there’ll be less of the “I wish I had known” and more of “This really helped”Continue reading “I can’t believe other people don’t do this. (practical tips for academic researchers)”

I’m ‘waiting for Godot.’ Are you?

Samuel Beckett’s famous play has been… playing on my mind Ages and ages ago,* I submitted a fellowship application. It was by far the most complex application I have ever made, and the total number of pages surpassed 30. “Gosh!” I hear you exclaim. “This must have been for a major fellowship scheme. Three years,Continue reading “I’m ‘waiting for Godot.’ Are you?”