Postdoctoral Studies - Support by Mentor
Support by Mentor
Many postdoctoral training opportunities are funded from non-training grant sources. Most often these opportunities are available through one of the two following sources.
Investigator-initiated research grants (RO1s).
Individual NRSA Awards made to the trainee (NIH).
To determine if an investigator has funding and/or lab space available for a postdoctoral trainee, directly contact the investigator whose research interests match those you wish to pursue. Work out with this individual whether funding can be provided from laboratory sources, or if they will sponsor you in the submission of an Individual NRSA proposal.
ALL ARRANGEMENTS FOR POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS MUST BE MADE WITH THE PROSPECTIVE MENTOR. PROSPECTIVE TRAINEES MAY NOT APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE DEPARTMENT.
- Have earned the Ph.D., M.D., or D.V.M. degree.
- Arrange a postdoctoral position with an individual mentor
- Citizenship or permanent resident status may be required, depending on the funding source.
- Trainees may be asked to provide the mentor with the following information:
- A minimum of three letters of recommendation including letters from previous research mentor(s).
- A transcript from their graduate program, documenting performance in coursework.
- A transcript from their undergraduate program, documenting performance in coursework.
- Evidence of performance on the Graduate Record Examination and Advanced Subject Test.
- To initiate an application, contact the mentor of interest at the address given on his/her “home page.”