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Center for Population Biology (CPB)

CPB: Postdoctoral Fellowship Search

Last updated: 10/31/2011

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Population Biology?
What does the advertisement mean by "research Group"?
How do I learn which faculty are in the CPB?
I am currently a graduate student and will graduate with my Ph.D. by June 30. May I apply?
I am already a postdoc. This would be my second position. May I apply?
I am an international graduate student or postdoc. May I apply?
Do I need to complete the application all at once, or may I reopen the application as I have data to upload?
Does "Literature Cited" in my proposal count toward the two page maximum?
Does the deadline include letters of reference?
One or more of my referees did not receive notification to upload a letter of reference. What happened?
One of my referees deleted the automated reference notification. Can CPB send another notification?
I E-Mailed my application materials to the e-mail address in the advertisement and it was sent back declined. Why?

Q: What is Population Biology?
A: Population Biology is broadly defined to include ecology, phylogenetics, comparative biology, population genetics, and evolution. Back to Top

Q: What does the advertisement mean by "research group"?
A: Research group is the same as "lab" group. Back to Top

Q: How do I learn which faculty are in the CPB?
A: Please refer to the "people" section of our website. From this tab, you may review the standard alphabetical (A-Z) listing or you may view faculty by "research specialty". Back to Top

Q: I am currently a graduate student and will graduate with my Ph.D. by June 30. May I apply?
A: Yes. It is required that the successful candidate have his/her Ph.D. by the start date of the fellowship. Back to Top

Q: I am already a postdoc. This would be my second position. May I apply?
A: Yes. You may apply. We particularly encourage applications from candidates that have recently completed, or will soon complete, their Ph.D. Back to Top

Q: I am an international graduate student or postoc. May I apply?
A: Yes. The CPB fellowship competition is open to both domestic and international candidates. Back to Top

Q: Do I need to complete the application all at once, or may I reopen the application as I have data to upload?
A: You may revise entries until the final apply by date. Back to Top

Q: Does "Literature Cited" in my proposal count toward the two page maximum?
A: No. While the proposal itself is limited to a maximum of two pages, the bibliography/literature cited has no limitation. Back to Top

Q: Does the deadline include letters of reference?
A: Yes. All materials, including letters of reference, are due by the deadline. Please advise your referees of the deadline. Only complete applications will be given consideration. Back to Top

Q: One or more of my referees did not receive notification to upload a letter of reference. What happened?
A: The online application system automatically sends a request to the e-mail addresses you list. We suggest the following: 1) Verify the e-mail address entered in your application is correct. 2) Request your referee to check his/her spam filter. The title of the e-mail will be "Reference Request for 'applicants name'". 3) If items 1 and 2 do not fix the problem, contact our coordinator for assistance. Back to Top

Q: One of my referees deleted the automated reference notification. Can CPB send another notification?
A: Yes. Please contact our coordinator with the name and e-mail address of the referee. A replacement notification will be sent to the referee. Back to Top

Q: I E-Mailed my application materials to the e-mail address in the advertisement and it was sent back declined. Why?
A: Only materials uploaded into the online application system will be accepted. The e-mail address is for questions only. Back to Top