- Grant Proposal Writing Workshop Series. Taught regularly by a grant writing expert.
- Fellowships Office. Offers assistance to scholars applying to a specific set of fellowships, some of which postdocs are eligible for. To identify these, check "Post-Doctorate" under "degree level" 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
- Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). This is Tech’s research grant administration unit. Contact OSP as early as possible, so that they can provide advice on Tech's grant submission process well before the proposal deadline.
- Office of Research Integrity Assurance. 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 policies, training options, and educational resources.
- Finding Funding Tips. Download slides from a 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] e-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/Wi-fi to create an account.
- Diversity and Underrepresented Minority Opportunities
- Humanities and Social Sciences
- U.S. Federal. Most but not all are for U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- National Science Foundation information for postdoctoral scholars
- Grants.gov. U.S. federal grant clearinghouse.
- Fellowships for International Scholars
- Travel Grants
- Check with the conference hosts, the professional society for your discipline, and the major funding agencies for relevant travel grant opportunities.
- The only campuswide 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)
- National Science Foundation’s Guide for Proposal Writing
- NIH Grant Review Process
- Navigating eRA Commons
- Office of Intramural Training and Education Videocasts (see section on grant writing)
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 postdoc 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 Tech employment status and benefits. For a consultation about how fellowship conditions might affect you, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Tech have any awards/sources/funds to which a postdoc can apply for assistance with travel, conferences, or professional development?
The only campuswide source of travel funds for postdocs are the Georgia Tech Postdoctoral Research Symposium awards.