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'Dear Sir Or Madam' Is Not A Smart Way To Apply For Fellowships Or Jobs

Thinking of applying for a postdoctoral fellowship or a training opportunity or even a job? Please read this. Like all researchers at major research-intensive universities, I receive hundreds of emails from candidates looking for potential training opportunities. Very few catch my attention, and very few merit serious consideration. Many emails are poorly written, and most have little to do with my actual line of research. It is frustrating. So, I prepared a list of 10 tips for applicants…