Finding a resource to finance the next career step is probably on many students’ minds. Why? Because money is in short supply and fellowship programs are very competitive. But there are other aspects that weigh heavily when young researchers attempt their next career move, such as support for family members, the host laboratory, identifying the best suited fellowship program etc. The HFSP Fellowship Primer provides a thorough introduction and advanced guidance at the transition from PhD student to postdoc. However nobody is perfect and therefore the document is very much a work in progress to which we invite your suggestions and comments for further improvement.
Planning your career
- To download the presentation by Guntram Bauer at the HFSP Awardees meeting in Daegu click the following link: Planning your career
Other sources of information of funding and proposal writing:
- If you don’t know where to find web-based information on funding this general overview of funding organizations & foundations may be of help.
- For the more adventurous grant seekers, this article from the NYAS/sites/www.hfsp.org/files/webfm/PRIMER.pdf Science Alliance gives a short introduction about philanthropic giving: Seeking funds from industry and philanthropic organizations.
- The Right Stuff: Purdue University has established a project known as the OWL (Online Writing Lab). Their website hosts an abundance of writing tips and information for the inexperienced science and grant writer.