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    #1

    What does it mean?

    In the following extracts, what does the "Application Logistics" mean?

    "Application/Format/Application Logistics
    Do I need a commitment from a university for a faculty appointment to apply for the award?
    No. The purpose of the award is to help you obtain a faculty appointment. Candidates may apply for faculty positions during the application and review process but if you hold or accept a tenure-track appointment, you are not eligible."

    Source : Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Biomedical Sciences


    Thanks for helping.
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    Re: What does it mean?

    As a Brit and mentor, but not a teacher, what I would understand by this text is as follows:


    "Do I need to already have a promise of a faculty appointment from a university to apply for the award?

    No.

    The purpose of the award is to help you obtain a faculty appointment.

    You can apply for faculty positions during the award's application and review process, but if you already hold or accept a tenure-track appointment (during the award's application and review process) you would not then be eligible."

    i.e
    The purpose of the award is to help you obtain a faculty appointment.

    If you already have, or obtain a promise of, a faculty appointment, the purpose of the award would have already fulfilled.

    Hope this helps


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    Re: What does it mean?

    Logistics is the detailed coordination of a complex operation involving many people, facilities, or supplies.

    Later in the information given by Burroughs, there is this section:

    Who needs to sign the two-page signature page form?


    You then see that you have got to go round and ask a number of people to sign the form. This is the logistics part. It is not just you filling in the form - you have to involve a number of people

    Each of the following people must sign the first page of the Signature Page form:

    The Applicant - in the signature box marked “Signature of Applicant”.
    The Official responsible for sponsored programs at the institution - in the signature box marked “Signature of Signing Official”. This should be the same person you entered as the “Signing Official” on the Nominating Institution & Contacts screen.
    The sponsoring Dean or Department Chair - in one of the signature boxes marked “Additional Signature”. This should be the same person you entered as the “Dean/Department Chair” on the Nominating Institution & Contacts screen.
    Note: There is a fourth signature box marked “Additional Signature”, which is not used for the Career Awards for Medical Scientists application. Only three signatures are required for this program.

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    Re: What does it mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    Logistics is the detailed coordination of a complex operation involving many people, facilities, or supplies.

    Later in the information given by Burroughs, there is this section:

    Who needs to sign the two-page signature page form?


    You then see that you have got to go round and ask a number of people to sign the form. This is the logistics part. It is not just you filling in the form - you have to involve a number of people

    Each of the following people must sign the first page of the Signature Page form:

    The Applicant - in the signature box marked “Signature of Applicant”.
    The Official responsible for sponsored programs at the institution - in the signature box marked “Signature of Signing Official”. This should be the same person you entered as the “Signing Official” on the Nominating Institution & Contacts screen.
    The sponsoring Dean or Department Chair - in one of the signature boxes marked “Additional Signature”. This should be the same person you entered as the “Dean/Department Chair” on the Nominating Institution & Contacts screen.
    Note: There is a fourth signature box marked “Additional Signature”, which is not used for the Career Awards for Medical Scientists application. Only three signatures are required for this program.
    Thank you David. Could I say that "application logistics" is equivalent to "application procedures" in such context?


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    Re: What does it mean?

    It's more than that. A procedure might just be, fill in the form and post it to the Registrar.

    Logistics implies that more organizing is required, so that you will have to contact those people and arrange for them to sign your form. Do they also require you to send off notarized transcripts, birth certificates etc. It suggests a far more involved process than just a 'procedure'

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