I was looking into getting an F32 started
Per below just how bad are you dinged for this. I wish to apply to a different lab and different field at the same university. I like my university plus I have a kid, house, and my spouse has a good job. I am settled. While there are other schools in the area, I like my target PI who is nice and well known in the field of interest. Like how many points would this be on a funding score 5, 10, 15?
Has anyone else faced a similar dilemma
Academia is hard enough without dumb rules of biases like this.
from the NRSA website
Q: I'm doing my postdoc at the university where I got my Ph.D., will I be at a disadvantage when I apply for a fellowship? Most likely, yes (snip)
Whatever you choose to do, be sure to explain, in your application, why you can't move. If you don't address the issue, reviewers will view this as a negative and it may impact your score. You should also emphasize the opportunities for new training. For example, if you're staying in the same department but you're planning to attend different journal clubs and to interact with a collaborator from a different department, say so.