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

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What can happen if someone acknowledges a grant on papers not related to that grant?

When I was preparing the camera-ready version of a paper, one of my co-author asked me to put in the acknowledgements section that his research was funded by the grant N12345. Just out of curiosity, ...
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Carer of disabled teenager returning to study, but can't find funding. (UK) Any thoughts?

I am a parent of disabled teenager. My career has been interrupted, as has my academic path. My son is in and out of hospital and school. But now I am doing a PhD at a top UK university and am winning ...
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Changing Phd topic in between because of lack of 'usefulness' of current research

In my current study. I am trying to solve a problem A by using a technology B. My supervisors consider themselves as experts in B. I have a scholarship for 3 years and 1.5 years are over. I have ...
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Applying to multiple fellowships simultaneously

I am considering applying for three different postdoctoral fellowships, from three independent funding bodies. Each of these is a rigorous multi-stage process, including an expert peer review. Most ...
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Is it OK to reuse part of my published papers as background or supporting information in a grant proposal? [duplicate]

I am writing a grant proposal based on my previous publications. The methods and background introduction sections of the proposal will be similar to the published papers, and some results of previous ...
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Journal of Literature and Art Studies (JLAS) reputable? Have to pay for my article to be published? [duplicate]

I am a PhD student that recently presented my research at the International Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) conference in Seoul. Two weeks later, I am contacted via email by the "Journal of ...
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Why would a grad school reduce fees to a trivial amount rather than reduce stipend?

When I applied to grad schools I was accepted with full tuition wavers and stipends to all but one. That one gave me a good stipend and reduced tuition to a trivial fee ($300). They say you can even ...
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Are there scholarships for a physics PhD in Germany that don't consider income?

I'm searching for scholarships for a physics PhD in Germany. I will have a (part time) contract by the institute in which I'm doing the PhD and receive a monthly income. Now, the only scholarships I ...
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Why do journals require authors to provide funding information?

Recently I have communicated a manuscript to Springer journal. In editorial system I was required to furnish funding information. If the funding information is available then does that mean that I ...
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What are the most common ways international students secure funding for graduate school in the U.S.?

I am an Egyptian undergraduate student who is considering attending graduate school programs in statistics. My preference would be to attend a U.S. graduate school program to obtain a masters or Ph.D. ...
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6 months is all I have, what would be your method to finish your dissertation? [closed]

I will ask this question trying to be simple, but hoping to be understood on the complexities of my problem. I have looked for questions alike and my answer is not in any of them or, combined, the ...
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Funding to do PhD [on hold]

What is the possibility for an international student to do a PhD in Monash Australia without a scholarship? Scholarship application to the university was unsuccessful.
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Restrictions for a full scholarship holder in Australia (applying working Visa after studies, full time work for spouse) [closed]

I am a B.Sc. (Food Science and Technology) degree holder with a 1st class, GPA – 3.82. I plan to apply for a full scholarship/full funding (MSc or PHD) in Australia. I know that 20 hours/week is the ...
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How to apply for a research funding for companies?

I recently graduated from PhD and right now I am working in a consulting company. My manager asked me to write a proposal to get public funding to do research. The topic is computer science and ...
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In STEM fields, are ten-year, funded PhDs an exceptional case or more common than we think?

All of the below information is regarding U.S. universities. From what I know, it seems that the standard length of time to be funded for a PhD in a STEM field is about 5 or 6 years. (I've ...
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How much does reputation matter in NSF review panels?

I was recently advised to submit an NSF proposal to program A rather than program B since I am more well known in area A than area B, despite the fact that program B seems to be a much better fit for ...
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Finding scholarship in England [on hold]

I am a master's graduate from Iran. I received an admission offer (PhD in business) from one of the reputable universities in England but I don't have scholarship yet. My question is: In addition to ...
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Returning to grad school after several years in industry, who to ask for references for NSF graduate fellowship?

I got a masters degree in computer science in 2012 and worked in Microsoft since then. I'm returning to get my PhD starting spring 2017. I would like to apply for the NSF grad fellowship but having ...
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Differences between fellowships in Europe

From the perspective of a young postdoc career in Europe, what are the differences between applying to a Marie-Curie, a Humboldt (in Germany), or an Emmy Noether fellowships? Bonus question: Are ...
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Publishing: quality vs. quantity

I am nearing the end of my Ph.D. I need to publish a bit more, but am unsure what to do. So far I have published two rather large articles with my supervisor, where we develop new methods. I have also ...
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Should I mention personal information in this thank you letter?

So I got an email from my university that a donor is willing to provide me with a scholarship to help me finish my program. I don't know him and I never met him before. I mentioned these points in ...
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How Does Funding for Graduate Students in U.S. differ from Undergraduate Scholarships?

I am interested in furthering my understanding of the process of applying for grants (funding) for graduate students and pursuing Engineering (STEM) Career. I am located in the United States and I am ...
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Should I do a STEM PhD with my own funds? [closed]

I have lost my TA position in a US public university after my first year. I was not kicked out but lost my funding due to poor TA performance. I got a 4 GPA and As in all my assignments. My family ...
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What funding is available for undergraduate research in Japan?

I wish to go to Japan for a semester-long research internship in the field of robotics. I am a Canadian citizen. However, I am having a hard time finding what funding I can actually apply for. I ...
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How can I find additional funding for my extra year of PhD in Europe

I am a third year (3 of 3) PhD student in Italy. I was so stupid during my first year and lost a lot of time, because I didn't put much effort. Now, my professor says that my current results are not ...
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How to format citations for proposals with a 5-page limit

I’m submitting a proposal that has a 5 page limit (12 point font!) for EVERYTHING (figures, citations, tables) and I’m wondering how best to format my citations to save space. No specified citation ...
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What to include in a motivational letter for research grant?

I was thinking of what would one include in a motivational letter for a Phd grant/scholarship at the cross-section between mathematics and economics? I have no experience in processes of this kind, ...
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What is baseline funding?

What is baseline funding in academia? What does it mean for professors to have individual baselines and where does the money come from? Edit: My professor says he is paying for my travelling ...
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Is it normal to feel like I bought my way into graduate school after being rejected and then accepted when I was awarded an external fellowship?

I initially got rejected by the two schools I applied to (horrible pGRE scores, lackluster GRE scores, and only did research at my undergraduate institute), but then I got an NSF fellowship, and was ...
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How can I set up a fund to support academic research at a particular lab using my own money? [closed]

I want to fund basic research, particularly one research lab which does what I like. Can someone point me to resources on how to set up a fund to support the research? The fund would be in USA, and ...
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Reviving a Rejected Proposal — Question on Ethical Considerations

A friend of mine wrote a research proposal a few years ago. When he had 80% of it done, he pitched the idea to a colleague who joined and wrote the extra 20%. The proposal got rejected. A few years ...
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Should I self-fund my PhD at one of the top 10 universities at UK? [duplicate]

I will start my PhD in the field of Biomedical Computer Vision soon at one of the top 10 universities at UK. I am an international student from Asia. But unfortunately I haven't received any source ...
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Inquiry and assistance [duplicate]

I am a graduate of Mathematics, from the University of Ibadan (First and Second degree), Nigeria. I have a strong background in Analysis and Algebra, with a good GRE score but I have been unable to ...
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Is it a good strategy to reproduce figures from related articles in NSF proposal?

I am starting a tenure-track position soon and writing a NSF CAREER proposal for the first time. I have no preliminary data on this topic; therefore I am using a number of figures from related papers ...
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Could Brexit negatively affect PhD students in the UK who are EU nationals?

This question relates to the potential withdrawal of the UK from the European Union, a.k.a. Brexit. I am an Italian citizen, and I will start a (funded) PhD in the UK in September. Right now I don'...
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Applying to fellowships and grants while in a PhD program [closed]

Why is it necessary for graduate students, who have been accepted to a PhD program and received funding, to continue to apply to other fellowships and grants with other schools? Doesn't the funds ...
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Can you contribute to Public Loan Forgiveness (US) while pursuing a funded Masters/PhD?

I think I can, if I'm understanding the rules right, but I was wondering if anyone had done this/could give advice. I recently completed a JD. My dream in college was always to get a PhD in ...
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How much of a grad-school dissertation fellowship should I personally keep?

I've recently been awarded a graduate school dissertation fellowship which (unlike many other fellowships) is awarded directly to me personally rather than to my institution. Normally, when ...
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Is it advisable to try and avoid attending a PhD program from a U.S. public university?

I read this Sunday's New York Times, which had a big article on the funding crisis of public universities - the Times went into detail about the school system, CUNY, but stated that similar problems ...
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What is wrong with the requirement of writing pathways to impact in an EPSRC grant proposal? [closed]

By definition, an academic scientist is supposed to do research and teaching. His main job should be to create knowledge and explore the unknowns, and to teach our kids so that the knowledge and ...
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How to get funded [duplicate]

I recently transitioned from graduate school to my first postdoctoral appointment and I started struggling with proposals writing! Hence, I would like to have some advice from experienced researchers ...
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Travel Budget for Faculty Members in USA [closed]

How much budget do faculty members in US have to travel to conferences every year? I am looking for the average travel support in CS or Engineetring departments (not out of my own contracts) ...
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Attendance to a workshop

I just finished my master's degree in a university, and I got accepted at a university for a PhD about a certain topic, starting from September (meaning I am "officially" not a student of any of the ...
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My side project got accepted to a conference and my advisor is not involved in the project. How can I find travel funding? [duplicate]

My side project got accepted to a conference and my advisor is not involved in the project. How can I find travel funding? My advisor has kind of discouraged me from having side projects (but doesn't ...
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Will already having a masters degree make it harder to get funding for a second masters in Europe?

If a person who already has M.Sc degree (from the university outside of Europe) wants to enter European university for another M.Sc degree, would having M.Sc degree be a hindrance for getting a ...
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Why do universities fund Ph.D. students in the sciences?

I was recently accepted into an applied math Ph.D. here in the U.S., and being the 1st in my family to graduate from university, I had a hard time explaining to them why my university will be spending ...
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How was funding handled in the medieval university?

How was funding of research done in the medieval universities?
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What is normally done if there is an underspending of a research grant?

At the conclusion of a research project, what is normally done if there is an underspending of the research grant? Is the remainder returned to the funding agency? If this is true, how is it possible ...
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Difference between bursary, scholarship and fellowship

What is the difference between bursary, scholarship and fellowship funding? Is a fellowship more prestigious than a scholarship which in turn is more prestigious than a bursary?
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Consequences of quitting a graduate-level Research Assistant (RA) position mid-semester, with little notice?

BACKGROUND I am an engineering graduate student at a good American university, funded as a Research Assistant (RA). The lab and professor rely heavily on my day-to-day work. My PhD research is ...