This tag refers to application process for an academic course or an academic employment.

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When applying for a new job or fellowship, how to protect your ideas from being stolen by the lab you are applying to?

If you want to change fields you have to explain the reason why you want to do that. In case of fellowship, you need some professor to host you and support your application, so you must contact him by ...
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How do postdoc proposal and PhD proposal differ?

I am particularly interested in postdoc proposals in the social sciences and in the humanities. In these fields, the applicant usually has a thesis manuscript that they want to turn into a book or a ...
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Ethics on shortening project in grant application to raise chances of success

I am currently writing a PhD grant application, and I completed the first draft. The project is ambitious, but I and my advisors think feasible, but my advisors told me that it is quite dense and ...
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Fraternity/Sorority and Graduate Application

I'm going to start applying to graduate schools (Masters and PhD) for Economics in a few months primarily in the US, but also to a few schools in Canada, Australia and the UK. During my time as an ...
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I would like to know if this was written propperly. Thank you [on hold]

"I am interested in applying to the opening of the Pre-Kinder Teacher's position for this academic year."
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What to enter for “current situation” in PhD application if one is unemployed

I am applying for a PhD program, in one of section they ask about my Current situation (professional/academic. I finished my master and now I do not have job and just applying for PhD and writing my ...
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Asking admission committee to confirm if they received my application and letters

I'm applying to a PhD program and the application isn't centralized or anything. I don't upload the required documents to a server, I just send them as emails attachments. Is it kosher to ask them to ...
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Several questions about Master Applications

I'm a last year student of Mathematics (and Physics) in Spain and I'm going to apply to some masters degree programmes in pure math in Europe this month and I have a couple of questions: In one of ...
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Are there any methods to evaluate the reviews given by the users to prove their trustworthy-ness in the app stores? [closed]

While the user reviews in the app stores are considered important, there might be biased opinions or flawed reviews. The flawed reviews might come from the developers of a similar kind of applications ...
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PhD funding - other sources

I found a lab offering the kind of research that I really want to do. I approached them and they were very happy to take me in. However, there is no funding and we all hoped I could get into a PhD ...
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Should the length of a research statement and a teaching statement be the same?

I am applying to a faculty position that emphasizes both research and undergraduate teaching. The application asks for a research statement and a teaching statement.I realize that both documents are ...
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PhD: lab but no funding

I was able to make a good impression on a potential supervisor and he was willing to take me in provided I manage to secure a funding. We both hoped I could get the scholarship from PhD programme but ...
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Daily Habits to Prepare for Graduate School

I'm currently interested in pursuing a graduate degree in computer science, but right now I am working full time and will need to continue to do so for a few more years until I can pay off my ...
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The school's guidance on SOP doesn't match to what I know about it. What should I do?

In the application form of the school I'm applying, there is a short definition of SOP: Your statement of purpose should explain why you want to study your proposed course and how it will help ...
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Should I mention that I worked as a professional online poker player on my university application?

I'm 27 years old and I'm applying to university. On the applications it ask the student to list activities and employment during time away from school. I played online poker for living for ≈4 years, ...
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Should I include PhD experience in MSc application?

I have a BSc in computer science and now I'm applying to a Masters program in Human Computer Interaction. A year or so ago I left an unrelated PhD program because I didn't think it would be beneficial ...
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Should the PhD proposal be discussed and adjusted by supervisor and student before formal application?

Many social science departments in EU/UK recommend getting in touch with potential supervisors first before submitting a formal application which involves a proposal. Should the applicant approach ...
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How to recognize motivated applicants in PhD interview?

I am going to interview multiple applicants for a PhD position. Previously I had a student which was very smart, but he didn't work hard because he was not motivated enough. He left the job after one ...
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Is it a bad thing to send an application for a master thesis late at night?

I am looking at an advertised Masters thesis/internship that could lead to a PhD. The first contact should be made by email. Is there any chance it could be looked down upon if I send that first ...
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Should previous supervisors be mentioned in a personal statement for a PhD application?

I'm applying for a physics PhD programme in the UK which requires a personal statement to be submitted. Since I have done several research internships in the field, I would like to mention the ...
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Where to advertise PhD positions without paying a fee?

We have several opening in our group working in the field of computer science and electrical engineering (more specifically digital system design). We put an advertisement in our webpage and also ...
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Should I put my minor certificate in transcript?

I have been studying mathematics since undergraduate. Now I am studying master's degree in mathematical statistics. This year I try to apply for phd in mathematical finance. Actually I have a minor ...
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How long does it take for PhD scholarship from DAAD [closed]

One Germany university told me that they might offer me a PhD position. But they have no funding for me. They are applying for DAAD scholarship. They told me this a half month ago. However I asked ...
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How do Universities deal with applicants from high schools that don't offer other languages [closed]

After reading my local paper - there was an article stating more funding cuts for some local public high schools in the district that I live in. There have been budget cuts almost every year for the ...
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PhD application: my country isn't listed

I'm from Palestine (or West Bank). Now I'm applying to Boston University (the deadline unfortunately is just a few hours from now), and my country is not listed in their online application. What can ...
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Applying for PHD in Europe: getting a recommendation

I'm considering applying into an (individual) PHD program, after graduating from a top Russian university (computer science) with moderately high grades in 2013 and 3 years of professional experience. ...
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Mention MOOCs in email to potential PHD supervisor?

I graduated from a top Russian university (computer science) with moderately high grades in 2013 and after 3 years of industry experience decided to pursue a PHD abroad (ideally, in Germany). I know ...
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Will marking on graduate application that I'd like to be considered for admission without funding hurt my chances of receiving funding?

One of the graduate schools I'm applying to asks if I would like to be considered for admission even if they can't fund me. Would it hurt my chances of receiving funding if I checked "yes?"
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How much depth should I have into a topic before I can claim it to be one of my research interests?

I have been applying to Ph.D. programs in bioinformatics and have already gotten interview invitations from a few of them. My background is mainly on the computational side but I am interested in ...
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Is a Masters Degree mandatory to gain entrance to a PhD in US

I have been working as a Research Assistant in a university for 2 years under the supervision of a supervisor who has a doctoral degree. I have fair knowledge about research and a first class for my ...
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How to politely communicate that you would prefer an earlier starting position to the offered one?

I had already asked a question here Just to provide a gist, I was being chosen as a third candidate for the PhD grant and there was only single vacancy. Now the 1st chosen candidate has been approved ...
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Applying for three PhD programs at the same school

I found three phd programs in one school. The programs and areas of research are close to each other and also close to my interests and I am interested in studying in any of the programs. I contacted ...
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Is there benefit in listing fewer degree options in MS application?

When applying to university one can choose multiple degree programmes he/she wish to apply. Usually you also list them according to your priority. For example application can be targeted to: MS in ...
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Following up on a postdoc application at an academic conference in person

I will graduate with my PhD in a few months and I have starting applying for postdoc positions at national research labs and universities. Our field is relatively small (a few hundred people) and most ...
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What belongs in the “Work Experience” section of graduate applications - is undergraduate research experience included?

Nearly every graduate school application has this section for Work Experience. Are things such as REUs (Research Experience for Undergraduates) considered work? Or is this meant for work that isn't ...
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Follow up email in 2 weeks - PhD application - a good idea?

I had written to a well know professor in my field of study regarding a possible PhD position. He responded and asked for references. I was dumb enough to respond to this mail after 4 days. It has ...
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How brief I should be when contacting a professor for a PhD position for the first time?

I happened to find a PhD project that would align with my past experience really well. I would like to contact the professor responsible for the project. How brief should I be in my first email? In ...
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Does applying for a Masters at a school when also applying for a PhD look bad?

I want to go to graduate school for a PhD, but as a safety I'm also considering applying to master programs in the same or related field, if my undergraduate credentials are not strong enough for top ...
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Applying for a PhD in Engineering. Crappy Undergrad GPA, Good Masters GPA. Help!

I plan on applying for a PhD in Engineering next fall. I've already started to make connections with professors at a few schools I'm interested in. Recently I sent a CV to a professor (who requested ...
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StackExchange Rank in Resume? [duplicate]

I'm ranked as one of top 4% users of Data Science Stackexchange. I'm applying for a PhD program in related field. Shall I mention my Stackexchange rank in my resume? If yes under what title?
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Does Oxford ever waive the IELTS language requirement? [closed]

This question is quite specific but I believe it applies to other school of similar rank. I have the following kind of IELTS English language test result: Speaking: 8, Listening: 7.5, Reading: ...
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Will a professor get annoyed with frequent requests for recommendation letters?

Just last month I asked three professors to write me recommendation letters for my graduate school application. They all agreed. Then today I found an internship that also requires recommendation ...
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In touch with a professor of a college I am applying to. I haven't mentioned his research work in my statement of purpose?

I am applying to College A where I found the research work done by two labs (Lab X and Lab Y) interesting. I emailed the professors heading these labs two months ago and I did not get a reply from ...
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Should I apply for PhD with a 4 on my master thesis? [closed]

Today, I just got the very bad news that I just got 4 on my master thesis Marks: Excellent – 5 (> 80%) Good – 4 (60–79%) Satisfactory – 3 (41–59%) Unsatisfactory – 2 (< 40%) I am applying for a ...
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Leaving PhD in the 6th year and apply for a new PhD program

I am a 6-year PhD student in Computer Engineering in a country from Asia. My research field is Bioinformatics which was really hard to me the other day, but now, I love it and I have much experience ...
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How to avoid my advisor as a reference? [closed]

I had a bad relationship with my advisor. He told me evidently that he won’t write the recommendation letter for me in the future. Of course, I will not put him in my reference list in my future ...
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What should I do to maximize my chance at grad school (mathematics)?

I'm a second year student who has had a terrible semester. I don't live in a great place this year and I became really unhappy because of it. I'm also involved with too many extra curricular ...
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A PhD program recommendation fell through. How do I deal with this?

I am finishing up a MA in Global Affairs, and I am in the process of applying to several doctoral programs. Two and a half weeks ago, I asked three of my professors if they would recommend me. I made ...
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No reply from the professor after the follow up email

There is a PhD position at a university. I have sent an email and also a follow-up email (after one week from my first email) to the corresponding professor and I haven't got any reply yet (it has ...
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What is the difference between CV and Resume?

I'm applying to some schools in US for my PhD studies. In the application form there are two different places for uploading CV and Resume. What is the difference between them?