Postdoctoral Education

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Postdoctoral Training


What is a postdoctoral fellow?

An individual who has received a doctoral degree (or equivalent) and is engaged in a temporary and defined period of mentored advanced training to enhance the professional skills and research independence needed to pursue his or her chosen career path.
NIH/NSF definition approved January 2007
(applies to all postdoctoral scholars whether supported on fellowships or research grants)


Additional resources explaining what it means to be a postdoctoral fellow:

Publications About Postdocs
Websites for Postdocs
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