The reality is, you don't have more time. In fact, you may feel even more pressured for time in this new world.
That's why we've put together five easy things you can do to advance your research goals while working remotely.
1. Update your CV
You are the foundation for all your research. So focus on making sure that foundation is solid and accurate.
2. Find Funding Sources
First – if you haven't already – sign up for these top funding sources.
Next, declutter your inbox by creating a filter that sends all your funding opportunities to one folder. Then, schedule a regular weekly appointment in your calendar for a date to review those emails.
3. Check-In with Your Network Connections
Remember that researcher you met at that conference last October who talked about her really cool research and how she got funded? Well, it's time to reconnect with her – and every other researcher out there you've been meaning to connect with.
4. Draft, Redraft and Draft Again
Writing is sometimes the hardest part, so break it down into pieces. None of it has to be perfect, but you need to get your great ideas down on paper.
5. Talk it Out
Find someone to brainstorm about your ideas, your research and goals. This will motivate even the most reluctant and frazzled researcher! It helps to hear feedback from those in your field, outside of your field and those in the Division of Research. No one should be doing this alone!
Here's a few ways to start your research rap session:
We're here for you. We are all in this together, and when you succeed, we all succeed.