Bets9 Posted September 28, 2015 Share Posted September 28, 2015 Hi,I applied for the NSERC visiting fellowship about two months age, but I have some questions. I'm European, so right before I applied I didn't even know what NSERC was! Basically, I applied for a postdoc position in Canada (biology), was selected as their best candidate and was subsequently told that I still had to go through this procedure, and as fast as possible. As at that point, I had field work going on and considered it merely a formality, I didn't wait until my two last papers were actually submitted (which I did two weeks after...) and did not spend ages on writing up some texts saying how good I am and how well my profile fits to the post-doc description. Which now I realize I should have done. But still some questions:- do you actually stand a change if you don't have a long list of publications? I'm finishing a three years phd (applied for the VF 2.5 years after my master) and am thus still very young in comparison to the standard in some other countries. It is clearly impossible for me to have a lot of submitted/published first-author articles. On some sites I read that only very few scholarships are given, on others it seems so depend if you already have a potential supervisor, etc. There's also a list of criteria posted by NSERC, but this doesn't say if they take into account you age, nationality, ... I know I could just wait for the answer, but if I would know that my chances are minimal, I know I should definitely invest more energy in looking for other postdoc positions.- do they send results exactly after 3 months, or can they arrive earlier? Moving to Canada might need some planning...- what is the experience of those who hold a VF?Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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