This tag refers to questions related to source and utilization of academic funding from government or non-governmental sources.

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Is “I don't have enough funding” the most popular phrase used as hint for rejection

From communicating with fellow peers, it seems that whenever a professor rejects a student for graduate entrance, he or she will say something along the line of "sorry there isn't enough funding" or ...
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I want to get PhD in finance and need an online programm [on hold]

I want to continue studying and get PhD in finance. As I live in Georgia (Europe) and don't want to continue education here, I decided to find some online programs. I can't attend any foreign ...
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Discussing finances with advisor: Am I being selfish?

I have a bit of a quandary. I applied for a fellowship to send me to a foreign country for two months. They will give me a stipend, and pay for all of my other expenses. In the event I don't receive ...
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What is the value of participating in proposal-writing efforts, for a postdoc researcher?

I am a young researcher already having published several papers, and in the same time I have participated several times in bids for national and European (fp7, h2020) projects. So I could say I have ...
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Why don't Universities provide staff/post-graduate with stationery?

When I worked in industry, I had unchecked access to a huge stationery cupboard. As did hundreds of other employees. Full of useful things like: Files, folders, binders coloured pens, mechanical ...
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Do research grants from USA governmental agencies (e.g. NSF, NIH, DOE, etc) require that all of the PIs be affliated with a university?

or to other research organizations for example government labs? I am currently a post doc at large and would like to co-write a proposal (probably NSF) with a Professor at a nearby University. With ...
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How to tailor cv for travel grant applications

Can anyone advise on how to tailor a CV for travel grant applications? I've seen a number of computer science conferences and workshops where the application for travel grants consists of simply ...
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Do research-only postdocs harm chances for tenure-track opportunities?

Suppose a person spends their PhD at an institute with a high ratio of PhD students to other students, resulting in a very low teaching load for PhD students, resulting in no or almost no ...
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How prestigious is a Microsoft Research scholarship

This question is intended to be analogous to the Fulbright one; however, the Microsoft Research scholarship would be for a PhD. How may this scholarship influence one's possibilities to work in the ...
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How has the application review process for NSF graduate fellowships changed?

I was looking for some information on the site that might help for applications to the GRFP. I found JeffE's answer to an old question extremely useful. However, I noticed that some of the advice he ...
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Department not giving me TAships after a dispute with professor, what should I do?

I got in a dispute with a professor I TA'd for, and now my department is not giving me TAships. What should I do? I am required to teach more classes in my department in order to satisfy a ...
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I cannot get funding to travel to conferences, is it normal to target journals instead and would it affect my future Computer Science career?

One of my research papers have been accepted to a very prestigious conference (top most in my field of study in Computer Science). Since I am not a full time student, university rules do not allow ...
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What methods exist for identifying new potential international collaborators for a grant application aside from conferences and literature?

I'm interested to understand what methods others are successfully using to discover potential collaborators in other countries or fields for interdisciplinary funding applications.
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Are all master degrees fully funded for North American universities?

For whatever reason I had the misconception that graduate schools are fully self funded except for some opportunity for scholarship or in extraordinary circumstances, full ride scholarship. So you can ...
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Disclosing consideration for funded Master's during PhD program admissions

As an undergraduate in the admissions process for a PhD program, should I disclose my status as a finalist for a separate and prestigious fellowship that would fund a Master's program? (I have already ...
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How do theorists obtain summer funding after the beginning of February?

My adviser just informed me that summer funding for theoretical research in his department is unavailable for the coming summer. I trying to brainstorm many different ways to obtain summer funding. ...
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Why are contributions to the education of the broader public not valued much within academia?

Scientists not only need to discover new knowledge but also have to share the knowledge to others. For the former, we have things like universities, collaborate groups and journals to take charge. For ...
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Applying for fellowships in the UK with different UK host scientists

I have finished my PhD recently, and now I am applying for postdoctoral positions. I am not a UK or EU citizen. Assume that I would like to apply for two different fellowships in the UK (for example, ...
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Is it possible to survive in university academia without applying for grants?

I see that many professors spend all of their time applying for grants, minus a little bit of time to interact with the graduate students on their grants and a little bit of time to fulfill their ...
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Phrasing for one current fellowship and one previous fellowship

I'm receiving support from Fellowship X, and previously I received support from Fellowship Y. I want to write on my website I am fortunate to be supported by Fellowship X. Previously, I was ...
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Is it possible to get admitted to a MS program with funding if I have a poor GPA but good GRE scores?

Many university in North America or in Europe offer fundings for masters program . But it only for those students who have a good CGPA in undergraduate examination .I have completed my bachelor ...
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How much of a role tuition revenue plays in underwriting research?

I knew that TA positions in American schools are usually borne out of tuition revenue. Tuition revenue (that is, the cash that comes from the sometimes exorbitant undergraduate tuition) is usually ...
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Should I participate in non-funded bioinformatics research?

I'm a PhD student. I will have some months free after writing my Thesis. I've been suggested to participate in a non-funded research, involving some bioinformatics tasks. There are also other funded ...
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Resource for learning about research funding system in the UK/Europe

I am currently considering to take up a tenure-track job in computer science at a UK university. I have little (i.e. no) experience with the research funding situation in Europe. Is there any ...
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To experiment without experimenting? [duplicate]

I have an idea for research, but my institution is too small to fund it and I don't have the time to do the research and experimenting myself. Is there a way I can suggest an experiment to the ...
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Should I apply for financial assistance to go to conferences?

Many conferences offer some form of financial assistance, covering travel, registration, accommodation, or combinations thereof. My university will only pay for one conference travel expenses over ...
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How to respond to “How much funding will you bring?” as an interview question for a faculty job?

What are the possible answers for such interview question assuming a new graduate with no funds! How much funding you will bring to the department?
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Dealing with adversarial grant committee members in interviews

I'm applying for a grant to research topic foo using bar as my working hypothesis (and it's not really something controversial: a lot of things are easier to deal with if you assume that bar is true). ...
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Are there any downsides to sharing a successful proposal with others?

Since being awarded a grant from NSF (my first!) I have received a few requests from strangers at other universities, who are themselves seeking funding, to see a copy of my funded proposal. ...
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What research expenses to request for early career fellowship?

I'm applying for an early career fellowship in the UK. The fellowship has a budget of up to £6k per year for research expenses to further the fellow's research activities, which must be requested ...
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What percentage of a professor's salary is paid for by tution?

Is it possible to determine what percentage of a tenure track/tenured professor's salary is paid for by tuition? At my UK university, our school budget includes income from student fees (we only get a ...
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Must graduate applicants who will need funding submit financial statement for I-20?

I am applying this time for graduate admission in physics at Utah. In the online application they require a financial statement. Does graduate admission require it too, even though I must need a ...
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Is university teaching better than high school teaching experience in applying for teaching-funded PhDs?

When applying for graduate assistantships or part-time teaching for grad school scholarships, is university teaching necessarily better than highschool teaching experience? if so, by how much? ...
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Why do some fellowships require “leadership experience”?

The fellowship I'm about to apply requires me to express my past leadership experience in the personal statement. Why? I understand that leadership is a soft skill that everyone should have, but this ...
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Should funding be listed under “distinctions and honours” on a PhD application?

In one of my Ph.D. applications, there's a section where I must "List any academic distinctions or honours or paricipation in olympiads etc." I don't know exactly what this means. Would this ...
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References on how often finances are cited as a barrier to graduate study

I am looking for some pointers to research that addresses the question: How frequently do students who have earned undergraduate degrees cite financial barriers as a major reason influencing their ...
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What are the US originated funding sources for foreign researchers? [on hold]

What are the US-originated funding sources for fundamental research (physics, math) for foreign researchers based overseas? I figured NSF is not going to fund them. I wonder whether there are other ...
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Does the NSF support researchers with no academic affiliation?

It seems that NSF only supports researchers affiliated with academic institutions. For instance, if a researcher is in the industry, is there a chance to get funding from NSF for a pure academic ...
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Does the NSF award grants to foreign researchers not affiliated with US instutitions?

I mean the foreign researchers who are not affiliated with US institutions, and are located overseas. I suspect that NSF would not award them research grants, but need a confirmation. I also imagine ...
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Graduate without a job offer or delay

I am posting here for the first time. I am Canadian 6th year grad student in USA. My adviser is rushing my graduation, which is a good thing. But, he is telling that he has ran out of funding and want ...
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Should scholarship/fellowship monetary amount be listed in CV?

I know there are similar questions but here I would like to focus on scholarships and fellowships that pay tuition and/or a stipend. This is for a CV for PhD or scholarship/fellowship applications, so ...
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Funding during graduate study (phd, masters) in math in the US [closed]

I have some questions and concerns in mind: When somebody says a program is "funded", does that mean the money is conditional (whether he TAs or not) or unconditional? Or is it clarified in context? ...
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Can I put my NSF fellowship on reserve in order to investigate leaving academia?

I'm currently a PhD student in mathematics at a well-ranked school. Unfortunately, after a few years of increasing frustration and self-doubt, I'm considering leaving academia and trying to start a ...
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What are the major differences between PhD programs in mathematics and PhD programs in other STEM fields?

I am currently two years into a math PhD program at a mid-tier state school. I read a lot of advice about getting a STEM PhD on the Internet, but a lot of it seems very inapplicable to mathematics. I ...
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How can you best answer when a Scholarship proposal asks for your objectives?

I come from a developing country and I got admitted to a UK university in MSC, Computer Science. As I am not financially strong, I am also applying for a fully funded scholarship. There is an online ...
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“Do you need travel support?” Questions on Conference Applications

I am applying for conferences now for the first time while I have my own grant. My grant is mainly for my living stipend but has some money set aside for travel over 4 years. I am starting to apply ...
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Financial resources for M.Sc. students in the U.S. universities

Most universities in the US provide financial aid to Ph.D. students. When the universities accept a student they inform him/her what are they offering (scholarship, stipend as TA, etc.). What is the ...
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Different CV for applying to university and applying to fellowship?

After reading through all (yes, all) questions in the cv tag, I have a thought that CVs for applying to a position of a university are different to CVs for applying to a fellowship. When applying to a ...
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What is normally not acceptable to budget in a grant [closed]

I seem to have much more freedom in industry sponsored grants, so this is specific to government grants. I have never been allowed to budget in a 'Computer', but I can budget in 'a CPU'. I mostly ...
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What features should be included in your actual accomplishments and skills to be accepted in a top university like MIT

stack-exchange users I was wonder to know how can one apply for a PhD program in a top ranked university. I can tell you about a namely accomplishments and skills which is labeled as 'very good' for a ...