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Beyond Your Dissertation

As you finish your dissertation, it's time to look ahead: what will your next research project(s) be? What questions do you want to answer? What resources will you need for that? With whom will you collaborate?

Jump down toMoving to a New Setting * Moving to a PUI * Moving to a 2 Year College * Additional Resources * Tips From Workshop Alums
Dr. Shankar Govindaraju, on the day he received his Ph.D. from Stanford, pictured with his brothers. Photo from Shankar Govindaraju's webpage: http://chicory.stanford.edu/shankar/.

Moving Your Research Forward Into New Settings

Rachel Beane (Bowdoin College) and Steve Wojtal (Oberlin College) offer their advice, covering topics including how to use your expertise in a new region, potential pitfalls, and funding and facilities.

Moving Your Research to a Primarily Undergraduate Institution (PUI)

Kurt Friehauf (Kutztown University of Pennsylvania), Paul Hoskin (University of Calgary), and Kathy Surpless (Trinity University) discuss finding out your institution's research expectations, finding funding, integrating your research and teaching, and involving your students (including ideas about how to make manageable-sized projects for undergraduates).

Moving Your Research to a Two-Year College (2YC)

Mike Phillips (Illinois Valley Community College) offers his advice on fitting research into an institutional setting that prioritizes teaching and links to the community.

Additional Resources

Tips from Early Career Geoscience Faculty Workshop Alums

These tips come from participants in the NAGT/NSF-sponsored workshops for "early career" geoscience faculty members.

Identifying new research questions | Finding collaborators | Building your professional network

Identifying new research questions

Finding collaborators

Building your professional network

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