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

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What does it mean when a professor says that he'll pay me as a 'mission' for an internship?

I applied for and got selected for a summer internship at a renowned research lab in Germany. The professor says they will try to fund all my expenses, but will pay me as a 'mission'. What does this ...
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Are there major obstacles to completing a thesis Masters program if I'm not funded/working in a lab?

I will be entering an MS program in engineering this fall. I was not offered any assistantships or fellowships/funding. I was accepted to other graduate programs with some funding but chose to go to ...
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Who “owns” a project idea after a grant application is rejected or declined? [on hold]

This past year I put in an application to a federal agency (US) for a post-doctoral fellowship and collaborated on it with a three profs/research scientists on the proposal. If funded, one of them ...
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Methodology for estimating costs of a master’s program before seeking official approval for the program

Do you happen to know any methodology for estimating the cost of a master’s program at university level before proposing and asking for approval of that program and cost by the state or the university ...
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What are the rules for applying for the same fellowship (scholarship) after being rejected? [closed]

I have been applying for scholarships and fellowships for a few years, sometimes I have been successful, other times not. Last year I worked a lot to prepare the project and invested all of my time ...
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How the US Dept of Education define a school year for purposes of Pell Grant eligibility?

I applied for a pell grant for the 2016/2017 school year. My question is, what is a school year to the US Dept of Ed? Is it Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 or is it literally any day in 2016 or 2017, so ...
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Does being an older PhD applicant for U.S. universities mean there is less chance to be accepted with funding?

I have heard this myth many times and have decided to ask the question here. So, is there any truth to it? Does an older applicant, say, 10 years older than the typical undergraduate, with equally ...
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Contacting graduate professers

I am planning on applying for a MSc in applied mathematics next year and I thought of writing to several professors asking about research positions available and the chances of working with them. Some ...
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Asking for funds to attend a conference from a current advisor for previous work

I have an accepted publication in a conference from work I have done in a previous research group, my adviser from the previous research group wants me to present the work in the conference, but he ...
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How common are recruitment fellowships for students accepted to PhD programs?

When I was applying for PhD programs, only one offered a recruitment fellowship, a small (but more than $1,000) fellowship to be disbursed in the August before the initial semester began. This turned ...
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How does funding at UK universities work?

The process for obtaining funding for graduate work in the UK seems much different than it is in the US. In particular, in the UK, funding decisions often come after offers of admission. What is the ...
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I've been admitted to multiple PhD programs, how should I choose between them?

I've been admitted to more than one PhD program, and I'm having a very hard time making a decision. The programs I'm accepted to have advantages and disadvantages with respect to one another. How do ...
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Invitation to visit a colleague's university, who usually provides support for this?

In the past year, colleagues or collaborators have informally extended an invitation to visit their University, maybe to meet potential collaborators and give a talk. In general, is it normal for the ...
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Can a UK research council-funded PhD change direction to fall outside the scope of the RC?

I am in my first year of a four year PhD programme in the UK. It's through an interdisciplinary doctoral training centre (DTC), and is funded by the EPSRC (who funds a certain number of places at the ...
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Why is discrimination based on citizenship allowed in PhD funding in the UK?

This question is specifically aiming at the UK PhD admission system. Having spent roughly 6 years in the UK - 2 years A-Level and 4 years undergraduate, I am now moving forward into applying for PhD ...
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Are professors not allowed to work on what they want to work on without a grant?

In this video on mathematician Maria Chudnovsky, she says "with the MacArthur Fellowship, I'll be able to work exactly on the problems I want to work on." Are professors not able to work on what they ...
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How to find funding for your PhD? (Canadian university)

I am considering pursuing my Phd in Canada. However, I see that I will have to secure funding to cater for my tuition and accomomdation costs, unlike in the UK where we are treated as University ...
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Computer grants for international PhD students

I am a PhD student in the U.S. and I have encountered research problems where I have to run experiments using gpus given the big amount of data and the computational complexity of the algorithms that ...
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Are professors' salaries a function of the amount of grant funding they obtain?

Some professors direct large research programs. What is the typical practice for compensating them? For example, it is not unusual for a top professor to be directing $30 million in research grants ...
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Turning down a scholarship…with the hope of getting more funding?

I recently applied for an intensive language program at my university; the program's relatively expensive, but many students get full or partial scholarships to cover some of the cost. I just got a ...
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Travel Grants for PhD student to Present Papers internationally (i.e. Korea) & nationally (i.e. USA)

Do you know of any available travel grants for PhD students (in any field, but if we must get specific -- archaeology/religion) to travel to conferences, both international or nationally, to present ...
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Admitted to a masters in Cambridge - no scholarship!

I was admitted to the MPhil masters program in "Advanced Computer Science" at Cambridge, UK, but unfortunately I wasn't offered a scholarship. I browsed the internet a bit, but as I'm not from England ...
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When do you expect to hear back from NSF (DMS)?

It's nearing a six-month mark since I've submitted my proposal, and I haven't heard anything from them. Does this mean that I'm probably not getting the grant? When do people expect to hear back? ...
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Do I have any chance to acquire funding for a PhD after admission?

I've just received this email from a university in the US: " Hello Ernesto, Thank you for applying to our program! We have received your application and you are a strong candidate. Do you require ...
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List of publications for funding applications

What does a "List of publications" mean? I´m applying for a scholarship, and it says I have to add that file. So I need to know what does it contain and if it's necessary
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Do students needs to be specifically mentioned on grant proposals for projects funded by government agencies in the US?

Let me start by giving some background. I joined a research group about 3 years ago and at the time the PI (who became my advisor) told me that he would not be able to support me until either one of ...
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Do I have to pay back an Australian IPRS Scholarship, if I decide to quit my PhD?

I am currently in an application process for a PhD position in Australia and my advisors said that I might be eligible for an IPRS Scholarship. Obviously this is a great opportunity, but at the same ...
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NIH F31 sponsor has not graduated students or post-docs

I am currently applying for an NIH F31 (PA 14-147). The application instructions, my university's instructions, and literally everyone I've talked to about this has advised that my sponsor needs to ...
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What should I prepare for MEXT?

I'm an average CS engg grad who wish to go to Japan. I've got to know, in India applications for MEXT will start from 2nd week of April, and I haven't found any resource online. How and what should I ...
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Scholarship with low GPA [duplicate]

I finished bachelor of Geology 14 years ago with a GPA at about 2.5 then moved to Australia and did a master by research in Environmental sciences, it was just a research program so no subject to ...
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Would a retired researcher mentor a postdoc with his/her own external funding? What about one without external funding?

I'll be completing my Ph.D. soon, and am reaching out to people who I'd like to serve as my mentor. Two questions with regards to "academically" retired researchers: If I have external funding, ...
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Is repurposing money from companies easier than repurposing money from federal grants?

I wonder whether repurposing money from companies is easier than repurposing money from federal grants in the United States, and if so, why. If the field matters, I am mostly interested in computer ...
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How to get funding as a third year PhD student for conferences and thesis write-up?

I am a third year PhD student in sustainability assessment on energy sector. I am looking to obtain private funding from either a company (preferably) or an organisation to finish my PhD, and ...
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What are interests of a country to fund international PhD students?

I would like to understand positive and negative effects for a host country and for a home country of a student.
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Do reviewers of research proposals for a fellowship read the whole application, or only the scientific part?

If you are applying for some fellowships, there are many fields which you have to fill in. For example, what will be benefits for a host country, what will be the benefit for your home country, what ...
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Postgraduate studies - public funds?

I'm a final year undergraduate student and I'm considering studying further. The main issue is well, money. I wanted to ask about the existing public funds - silly questions but what are they exactly? ...
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Having to elaborate or modify an NIH grant aim

Background: I am a graduate student in neuroscience at a US institution. I have a specific aim that I wrote into an NIH grant back when I was less knowledgable, and as I have grown better versed in ...
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Funding opportunities as a guest researcher in the US

I have an opportunity for a monthlong stay this summer in a laboratory in the US. I am looking for funding sources that would be available for such a stay. Looking at the NSF website, I couldn't ...
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Commonwealth scholarship

I am planning to follow a Masters in Applied Mathematics related area in a UK university in 2017 and I would like to apply for the commonwealth scholarship. I was reading the 2016 prospectus of ...
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How do I go forth towards PhD in Computer Science with stipend in India?

I am now completing my M.Tech and am looking forward to do my PhD. I have no information whatsoever about the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for the PhD entrance. I have heard of UGC NET exams for ...
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Options other than the NSF for PhD level grants?

There is a big push in the PhD program I'm headed into for candidates to apply for NSF grants (in fact, one of the required classes for the first year is a class on writing grant proposals, and as a ...
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Why is research assistantship decoupled from masters/phd program?

I have just been offered a spot in a 2-year full-time masters program at a university in the US. It is very research-focused with a requirement of only a few courses. In the admissions letter they ...
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Do most postdoc offers include travel funding?

My mathematics department (a research-oriented department at a non-top school in the United States) has recently made a postdoctoral offer to a strong candidate, and I very much hope the candidate ...
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If no funding is available at the time of admission, what are the chances of getting funding later, and when would I find out?

So I applied to graduate school (masters programs) for an engineering major. It is not the most common type of engineering like electrical (my undergrad field) or mechanical. I applied to about 9 ...
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Who owns intellectual property from research funded by an external company at a university?

If a company or any external organization collaborates with a University to fund research - perhaps even open a lab - who owns the intellectual property (IP) of anything that results from that ...
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Terms for an PhD grant that covers everything

I am looking for the proper adjective that would carry the meaning that a grant for a PhD student covers everything (tuition fees, stipends, etc.). I believe one can use the expression "full grant", ...
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Is assessing grant proposals CV-worthy?

So far this year, I have been asked to be an assessor for proposals submitted to three different international funding schemes, with the value of the proposals ranging from $0.5M to $10M. I acceded to ...
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What is the difference between “request for proposals” and “call for proposals” in the context of applying for funding?

Funders use different terms to publicize opportunities, sometimes issuing a "request for proposals" and sometimes a "call for proposals." What is the difference between "request for proposals" and ...
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How to nicely communicate to my professor that I prefer a different topic/project

Soon I will be assigned to a project with industry partner X which will start in couple of months and is very loosely related to my major research interests. The project might not be very challenging ...
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What are some faculty positions focused purely on research in Europe? [closed]

In the UK we have fellowships at various levels depending on experience, in which there is no obligation to teach. What are other similar positions in Europe (including the UK)?