Incite 17: Seeing the bigger picture: Short-term contracts, Long-term focus

Publication April 2014

A career in research often means being pulled in various directions at once; whether it’s managing different projects or meeting deadlines, normally within a temporary contract where time is precious. Maintaining perspective on bigger career goals, whether it’s getting that collaboration going or applying for funding, can be challenging under such circumstances.

In this issue of Incite, we offer advice on working out what your long term vision is, how to factor it in to your daily working life, and practical ways to initiate career-strengthening skills. We also chat to talented academic staff on how they have achieved their goals, and how to make the most of your research time. We hope this edition gives you the tools you need to remember the bigger picture!