Preeminent Postdoctoral Program
The UCF Preeminent Postdoctoral Program, known as P3, targets outstanding postdoctoral scholars starting their position in 2017. In coordination with principal investigators seeking postdoctoral scholars, the College of Graduate Studies provides matching support for salary (minimum $50,000) and benefits for two years and an additional $5,000 travel/research allowance for each scholar.
The College of Graduate Studies began accepting applications for the P3 program in November 2016 and has since awarded support to 26 PIs to hire 31 new Postdoctoral Scholars in Spring 2017. The colleges and centers represented include Engineering and Computer Science, Medicine, Sciences, Optics and Photonics, and the NanoScience Technology Center.
The application period for funding beginning July 1 opens on March 15, 2017. Individuals interested in this special program may contact the College of Graduate Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funding Resources and Assistance
The Research Development team in the Office of Research and Commercialization helps researchers develop research opportunities and find funding for their projects. They offer training in the use of a variety of funding tools, assist with internal program submissions, conduct workshops related to proposal development, and provide pre-award advisement and proposal development assistance. More specifically, they:
Help identify funding sources
- Develop contacts with funding agencies
- Initiate discussions with companies
Aid with proposal preparation
- Identify internal and external collaborators
- Discuss and review proposals
- Provide editorial assistance
- Discuss budgets
Assist with searchable databases