Freedom to follow your next big idea
Postdoctoral fellows and associates at the Earth and Planets Laboratory (EPL) are regarded as scientific colleagues and part of the strong scientific community here. Every fellow has access to the full staff on the EPL campus and the other departments of the Carnegie Institution, as well as to a group of non-resident collaborators and visiting investigators from all parts of the world.
We believe strongly in ongoing training for postdocs.
The Postdoctoral Development Program includes workshops in preparing budgets, writing grants, giving talks, applying for jobs, mentoring, and management. Our postdoctoral scientists are now employed in research and educational institutions all over the world and form an extended network of connections for new postdocs; we aim to have the best-trained postdoctoral scientists in the field and to provide the most rigorous and positive scientific experience here at EPL.
The Carnegie Institution Postdoctoral Association (CIPA) is an organization composed of all postdocs at the Carnegie Institution for Science.
At EPL, CIPA serves to build community amongst campus postdocs, share useful resources, and collectively advocate for EPL postdoc-specific issues. EPL CIPA meets monthly and our elected representatives meet monthly with the department Director. EPL CIPA representatives can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We've collected several successful Carnegie Fellowship applications, which have been generously made available by previous postdoctoral fellows. Please note that these are only meant as examples, and they exhibit a variety of approaches—each of which was effective in its own way. We are not endorsing any particular approach but rather suggest looking at these for examples of good style, organization, and best practices.Apply for a Fellowship Now
Resources for Applicants
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