Cover letters for European postdocs?

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In our July “how can we help you?” thread, a reader asks:

I was wondering if anyone could shine some light on cover letters for European postdocs, as it’s hard to find consistent information about what they’re looking for. My main confusion is over whether and to what extent I should pitch my own project to work on. Since most European, project-based postdocs have you joining a project already in the works, do you need to pitch a project or new research of your own to work on while you’re there, or should you just include why you are a good fit for the institution’s project?

Excellent question, though unfortunately I have no experience with this. Do any readers have any helpful insight?

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