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lab application letter

Postby laleh » Mar 26 2011 4:11 pm

HI

I am PhD student of biotechnology, according to my educational program I can apply for 6-9 months of practical research to a foreign university and my university will pay my living costs , I am going to send emails but I just don't know if there is a common term of phrase for this kind of applications. what should I call this research period? is it a sabbatical leave or an internship or some thing else?
I would really appreciate any help in writing the request letter

best regards
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Re: lab application letter

Postby relaxin » Mar 26 2011 9:29 pm

It is internship. Sabbatical leave is for professor. You can just state what you have written.

If you bring your own living expenses, you can go to any lab you want. Pick a lab that is in the research area you want to pursue your postdoc training. If you are good, they may find support for your postdoc training. Alternatively, ask your mentor for recommendation for one of his/her collaborators. Just do not go to the lab of your mentor's rival. :D
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Re: lab application letter

Postby talkingtree » Nov 08 2011 9:24 pm

relaxin wrote:Just do not go to the lab of your mentor's rival. :D


Perhaps the supervisor is sending the student over as a spy!
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Re: lab application letter

Postby Anthony » Mar 24 2012 2:50 pm

"Perhaps the supervisor is sending the student over as a spy!"
that is very funny, but definitely possible.
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Re: lab application letter

Postby relaxin » Mar 24 2012 8:08 pm

I would say, "Just do not go to the lab of your mentor's rival against his/her wish". If you do so, you will be "excommunicated" for life.
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