Here are some resources of various kinds that I’ve felt helpful 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
The Lithic Studies Society gives out small bursaries for research purposes: lithics.org
The European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association give out Student Research Grants: http://ehbea.com/awards/funding/ (competition runs annually each spring)
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
Crafting funding proposals
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.
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.
Dr Coco’s Academic Proofreading Service (£)
Getting a JOB!
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
Equality and Diversity
We all need to be more aware of a lack of diversity and equality in archaeology early on in our careers.
Why the Whiteness of Archaeology is a Problem by William White and Catherine Draycott
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
Public Engagement and Impact
Consider a Publons Profile. Here’s mine: https://publons.com/researcher/1372528/annemieke-milks/
Conferences: attending and presenting
If you are UK based, Shut Up & Write have meetups and writing challenges
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.