Topics covered on this page:
- Fellowship Writing Assistance at Georgia Tech
- Relevant Georgia Tech Administrative Offices
- Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities, including:
- Online Resources
- Frequently Asked Questions About Fellowships
Fellowship Writing Assistance at Georgia Tech
- Grant Proposal Writing Workshop Series – taught regularly by a grant writing expert
- Communication Center – a professional communications consultant is available to help postdocs improve their writing.
- Prestigious Fellowships Advisor – offers assistance to scholars applying to a specific set of fellowships, some of which postdocs are eligible for. To identify these, look for "Post-Doctorate" on their fellowships list.
- Georgia Tech Library – provides Data Management Resources and Research Data Librarians that can assist you if your application requires a data management plan.
- The Events Page and the Postdocs Email List are used to advertise workshops and other training opportunities for postdoctoral scholars
Relevant Administrative Offices
- Office of Sponsored Programs – OSP is Georgia Tech’s research grant administration unit. Please contact OSP as early as possible, so that they can provide advice on Georgia Tech's grant submission process well before the proposal deadline.
- Office of Research Integrity Assurance – The Office of Research Integrity Assurance works with faculty oversight committees and boards to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements relating to research involving human and vertebrate animal subjects, and recombinant DNA. The committees supported by this office include the Institutional Review Board, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and the Institutional Biosafety Committee.
- Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) – Information about RCR policies, training options, and educational resources is provided here.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities
- Finding Funding Tips - Download slides from recent presentation for Georgia Tech postdocs
General Lists and Search Engines
- Postdoctoral Fellowships List - fellowships and postdoc-to-faculty transition awards that have been featured in past [Postdocs] newsletters (subscribe here).
- Georgia Tech Office of Sponsored Projects List of Funding Opportunities
- Pivot – powerful database and search tool that allows you to save searches that will email you the results monthly. You must be on the Georgia Tech network/wifi to create an account.
- Diversity & Underrepresented Minority Opportunities
- Humanities & Social Sciences
US Federal - most but not all are for U.S. citizens and permanent residents only
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- NRSA fellowships
- Non-NRSA fellowships and training grants
- National Institutes of Health (NIH) K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award (note: international scholars may apply for K awards)
- National Science Foundation (NSF) Information for Postdoctoral Fellows
- Grants.gov – US Federal grant clearinghouse
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- Fellowships for International Scholars
- Check with the conference hosts, the professional society for your discipline, and the major funding agencies for relevant travel grant opportunities.
- The only campus-wide source of travel funds for postdocs are the Georgia Tech Postdoctoral Research Symposium awards.
- FIPSE: “Funding Your Best Ideas: A 12 Step Program”
- The Foundation Center’s Proposal Writing Short Course
- Guidelines for Writing Grant Proposals
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- NSF’s Guide for Proposal Writing
- Social Science Research Council’s The Art of Writing Proposals
National Institutes of Health
- NIH Grant Review Process
- Navigating eRA commons
- Office of Intramural Training & Education Videocasts - see section on grant writing
"Successful Grantsmanship: Getting it Right" webinar from the National Postdoctoral Association
- National Institutes of Health
Frequently Asked Questions About Fellowships
Can a postdoc be a Principal Investigator (PI) on a grant?
Postdocs can be the PI on individual postdoctoral fellowships (NIH F32 Individual postdoctoral fellowships, NSF postdoctoral fellowships, fellowships from private agencies, etc.), under the mentorship of a faculty member.
For all other grants, the Office of Sponsored Projects PI/PD Eligibility Policy states that "At the recommendation of the appropriate School Chair/Department Head, a Post-doc employee may be designated as a Co-PD/Co-PI.”
- Will accepting a fellowship affect my employment status or benefits?
Many postdoctoral fellowships and training grants do come with conditions that affect Georgia Tech employment status and benefits. For a consultation about how fellowship conditions might affect you, email email@example.com.
- Will accepting a fellowship affect my visa status?
It depends of the terms of the fellowship and the visa. Before accepting a fellowship, international scholars should check with the appropriate office (Office of International Education for F1/J1 visas or Global HR for H1B visas) for a consultation on whether the fellowship will affect the visa status.
- Does Georgia Tech have any awards/sources/funds to which a postdoc can apply for assistance with travel, conferences, or professional development?
The only campus-wide source of travel funds for postdocs are the Georgia Tech Postdoctoral Research Symposium awards.