Fundraising for your postdoctoral position (6th November)
This GRADskills workshop is for doctoral students in any discipline in the mid- to final stages of their PhD and is also open to research staff. For many PhD students, the next step after submitting a thesis is to secure a postdoctoral position. This workshop will explore the options, from short-term Fellowships, to a fully-funded academic position supported by charities (Leverhulme, Nuffield) or research councils, to jobs within government research or industry. It will explore how to identify potential funders, avoid common mistakes and pitfalls, ensure your application is as attractive as possible, and keep on top of the reporting and evaluation required if successful. The session will be followed by an informal Q&A session, where you can discuss your plans, and get advice on the best approaches. The workshop aims to help you identify a route to your first postdoc, plan your applications and CVs. [see also the ‘CV and interviewee skills’ workshops], boost your skillset to make the best impression possible, and understand the selection processes used by assessors.
Request a space: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/pdms/index.php?mode=single&query=10890
What previous participants have said about (the in-person version of) this course:
- “Excellent! Very interesting & informative. Really feel that I have a much clearer idea about what I need to do – possible pitfalls, tricks of the trade, etc.”
- “Excellent range of info – very detailed and also lots for humanities.”
- “Ben offered interesting insights into the ‘thought’ processes that funding body panels have when looking through applications.”
This workshop is held via Microsoft Teams