I have a potential postdoc lead but the person would not have any funding for a couple of years. After some communication, we discussed the possibility of me bringing my own funding over. I read over some the application guidelines of the F32 and am finding it hard to digest (mostly just the amount of information!). I have been coming to this board for a little over a year now and remember reading that some of you have received F32s.
I have a few questions:
1) What timeline did you use to write the grant? I'm thinking about the December or April deadline (more than likely try my hand at the Dec. deadline).
2) Did you receive funding the first or second time around or not at all? Either way, what do you think helped (if you receivered funding) or hindered (if you didn't receive funding at first or at all) you?
3) Did you use funding from the F32 for a postdoc in another country? (I ask because this is what I would be doing but I have to provide sufficient justification to do this and am worried about this. My interests are in a new area and I have yet to find anyone so far in the states working on this topic).
4) Any other advice you would give me?
I'm hoping I can hear from the person that handles the grants at my school. Last time I talked to him though, he said he had no experience with the F32 before.