Here are some resources that I have found useful as a postgraduate student and early career researcher.
The Wenner-Gren Foundation have a great resource list for funding sources on their website
British Archaeological Jobs and Resources (BAJR) also have a list of funding resources http://www.bajr.org/BAJRResources/Funding.asp
ECRCentral community’s list of postdoctoral fellowship funding schemes
The Lithic Studies Society gives out small bursaries for research purposes: lithics.org
American Philosophical Society (fieldwork grants and grants for Native American research, US citizens + residents, or those based at a US institution)
Directory of Funds supporting women in education
Research Professional: Funding opportunities
The European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association give out Student Research Grants: http://ehbea.com/awards/funding/ (competition runs annually each spring)
The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding have a lot of resources, and produce a guide (£). Many universities subscribe to it.
Experiment.com have a fantastic crowdfunding platform aimed at scientific research. They take a small cut, but I found it a great experience. See my funded project here: https://experiment.com/projects/did-our-ancestors-use-wooden-spears-as-hand-thrown-hunting-weapons
Independent Social Research Foundation
Crafting funding proposals
Wenner-Gren: How to Write A Grant Proposal
Making a project timeline (Gantt chart) in Numbers for Mac
Researching, writing and data management
The Researcher Development Framework describes the knowledge, behaviour and attributes of successful researchers. It can help you ID strengths and gaps in your development, and monitor your progress.
Lærd Dissertation helps you through the dissertation process, guiding you step-by-step
from dissertation topic to final written product
University of York has a very useful and comprehensive set of skills guides covering researching, organising, communicating, collaborating, etc.
Data management: Archaeology Data Service Guides to good practice
For postgraduates, the Thesis Whisperer has many many great resources. The Research Whisperer is also amazing, aimed more at professionals, but I read it often during my PhD, especially towards the end.
For data visualisation, check out this free resource, Fundamentals of Data Visualisation by Claus O. Wilke.
Getting a JOB!
Career Planning for PhDs free ebook
The Professor Is In (Both free and £ resources)
European Association of Archaeologists: INTERVIEWS OF RECENTLY-TENURED ACADEMICS IN NORTHERN EUROPE: COMMENTS ON CAREER PATHS IN ACADEMIC ARCHAEOLOGY AND SOME ADVICE FOR YOUNG SCHOLARS
Commonly asked questions in academic interviews
Academic job market support network
Equality and Diversity
Why the Whiteness of Archaeology is a Problem by William White and Catherine Draycott
CIfA Equality and Diversity Group
TrowelBlazers : Women in archaeology, geology and palaeontology
Sexism in the Academy: Women’s narrowing path to tenure
RESPECT – Acting against harassment in archaeology
Doug’s Archaeology: Archaeologists, the whitest people I know
To help writing a publication, I find the steps in this guide useful: 11 steps to structuring a science paper editors will take seriously
You can find a a template and guidance on your submission cover letter here.
Think. Check. Submit. helps researchers to identify quality journals for publishing their research, and avoid falling prey to the predatory journals.
Peer Community In Archaeology : a community of recommenders playing the role of editors who recommend unpublished articles based on peer-reviews to make them complete, reliable and citable articles, without the need for publication in ‘traditional’ journals (you can still go ahead and publish in traditional journals, and it costs nothing).
Sherpa Romeo is an online resource that aggregates and analyses publisher open access policies from around the world and provides summaries of publisher copyright and open access archiving policies on a journal-by-journal basis
Disclosing data for double-blind review and make it archived open data upon acceptance
Public Engagement and Impact
Public engagement: a practical guide
National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement
The Art of Manuscript Reviewing
COPE’s Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers
Tips for Peer Review: A Guide to Providing a Useful Evaluation
Consider a Publons Profile. Here’s mine: https://publons.com/researcher/1372528/annemieke-milks/
Conferences: organising, attending, presenting
Diversity In Academia: Advice for organising and participating in academic seminars
Don’t be a conference troll (Guardian article)
Tips on writing an abstract for a conference paper
How to make your presentation accessible to all
If you are UK based, Shut Up & Write have meetups and writing challenges
I like the Forest App or Marinara Timer to keep focused on my work.
I mention Cal Newport’s book Deep Work in a blog post, and find it useful for learning how to organise my work. I also agreed with this assessment that his book does not account for the experiences or perspectives of women researchers: https://throwntogetherness.com/2018/04/01/the-invisible-gender-of-deep-work/
Create a writing group of your own, set some goals and share your progress on a shared document (e.g. Google sheet).
Beyond the Professoriate helps grad students and PhDs leverage their education into meaningful careers, whether in academia or beyond.
Roostervane is Chris Cornthwaite’s project to help graduates of advanced degrees move out of academia into a career with purpose.
A thoughtful post by Emily Herring on why she quit her postdoc and is leaving academia.
For those thinking of a career in science communication, this annual masterclass may be a worthy investment
The Open Notebook also offers free masterclasses in science communication