The Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) provides funds to convene working groups and, in some cases, to support salaries of postdoctoral fellows/associates (hereafter postdocs) or technical researchers committed to specific aspects of the project. If support for a postdoc is requested, then additional scrutiny will be applied to the proposal to evaluate how well it also delivers on professional development goals of the SNAPP postdoc.
As described by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) a postdoc is a “training-focused position available to people who have earned a doctorate. Postdoc positions usually act as a stepping-stone between the student experience and the full-time professional experience. For the postdoc appointee, a postdoc position offers in-depth training. For the postdoc institution or organization, a postdoc is a dedicated researcher, with specialized knowledge but flexible to explore other topics.” Any SNAPP working group who seeks to hire a postdoc takes on certain mentoring and administrative responsibilities when doing so.
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