ask a scatterbrain: sabbatical funding

A junior faculty correspondent writes to ask: “How do sociologists locate funding to write their first book while on the tenure track? How do they locate stand-alone funding to write and/or funding to be an in-residence scholar at another institution? And is there a central place to look for these opportunities?”

So, scatterbrains, what advice do you have? I know about a few of the high profile, in-residence opportunities (like the Stanford CASBS), but only through informal networks, so I’m excited to hear your thoughts as I start my own search for resources. Are there good databases for finding other opportunities? Strategies for raising grant funds specifically to help supplement a sabbatical for those institutions that offer a one semester sabbatical with an option for an unfunded second? Other thoughts? Thanks!

Author: Dan Hirschman

I am a sociologist interested in the use of numbers in organizations, markets, and policy. For more info, see here.

2 thoughts on “ask a scatterbrain: sabbatical funding”

  1. Get over that ocean…
    There are a couple of decently funded Institutes for Advanced Study in Europe as well (see http://www.eurias-fp.eu for more information about fellowship grants, applications for 2018-19 already closed though).
    If you have collaborators in Europe, there are individual fellowships funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Programme from the EU for visiting researcher in Europe (see http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/about/individual-fellowships_en). Many European countries offer similar programmes (have a look at https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/funding/search).

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