I have a good research idea and practical plan how to do it. I don't want to stay in my PhD lab and have found a group where I can do this but I prefer to be on my own grant/fellowship (and they also do as they are short of funds) of which they are supportive and would write with me. My question is how realistic is it to get a post- PhD grant and if successful do grants usually take a long time to be finalised? I've never written one before this is life sciences field .
it's a new group in a great environment so I feel it would be a good career move and give me autonomy with my research. I prefer it to doing an advertised post-doc but I want to know how feasible and if this is actually a good idea ****In the UK. thanks