Fellowships and Grants

  • 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.

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 postdocs@gatech.edu.

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.

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