Should I tell SCs that my grant was just awarded? I don't want to look desperate, because I'm not, but if it would help me with the few remaining searches, I should do it right?
Date: 08 Feb 2012 21:55
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My advisor suggested contacting outstanding jobs when the grant was official (not while recommended for funding but still pending award). Unfortunately, this didn't come soon enough for many of my apps.
to me that sounds like a good thing to tell a SC…way more important than a paper, in my mind. esp if the funding is something that is transferable to their school! but even if not…all of the ads say they want someone who has fundable research, and what better way to show that than to have it be funded? Congratulations, by the way.
I am assuming this is a postdoctoral grant. If so, definitely tell them. Competitive postdoc grants (like F32 NRSAs) carry more weight than papers.
Overall I don't think it can hurt. If it's substantial, it might even help if they were on the fence about you.
I mean, to followup on what assoc prof said, if they were considering you anyway, no one is going to say "well, they just got some money so now let's take them off our list"… I am not sure what the odds that the grant will majorly change their existing perception/ranking of you are,but I think it's worth a shot.
Thanks everyone. I think I'll send along an updated CV. It's super late in the season, but I suppose it's worth a try!