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Frequently Asked Questions (Block name - Frequently Asked Questions)

Are videos of any past professional development workshops available online?

We're planning to video tape sessions in the future. Meanwhile, we've compiled a page of online videos and webinars from Tech and other organizations here.

Where do I get training to handle animals as a part of my research?

As a postdoc, can I enroll in Tech courses?

To enroll in courses, you have to be an admitted Tech student. In order for a postdoc to enroll, he/she must first apply to become a nondegree seeking student using the procedure detailed here

International scholars holding J1 exchange visitor visas usually cannot take classes, because that's one of the terms of the exchange visitor program on campus.

Are postdocs at Tech eligible for U.S. student loan deferment?

Usually, student or trainee status is required to be eligible for deferment of U.S. student loans. You should check with the policy of the individual program to be sure. Anyone with the job title Postdoctoral Fellow or Brittain Fellow at Georgia Tech has employee status (as this provides the employee benefits options). 

Postdoctoral Fellows and Brittain Fellows do not have a trainee or student status.

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.”

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