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Grants for people looking for postdocs

Postby Tad O. » Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:17 pm

I am currently applying for postdoc positions in enzymology and chemical biology. I have had a number of faculty members tell me that I would be more likely to be hired if I came with my own funding. My understanding, however, is that most grants require you to have a commitment from a PI to be eligible.

Is this not true?

Are there grants out there that do not require a commitment from a lab?

Thank you,
Tad
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Re: Grants for people looking for postdocs

Postby M.A. » Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:03 pm

Yes, I believe most postdoctoral fellowships require you to have a specific mentor (maybe I am forgetting some rare case of "free agent" fellowships?). However, in most cases people can write and submit a fellowship application prior to starting a postdoc. Perhaps that is what these PIs are referring to? Submit an application with their support, and if you get it, you are hired.
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Re: Grants for people looking for postdocs

Postby WG » Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:24 am

Submit an application with their support, and if you get it, you are hired.


I second the above. If you submit a fellowship application it is important to have the Professor's support. In some cases this is even required in order to get the grant.
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