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

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European fellowships for neuroscience or anatomy?

I'm not sure this kind of question is appropriate here, but if not here, probably nowhere else. I'm interested to know if there is a) any mailing list for jobs in neuroscience or anatomy (apart from ...
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Adding additional member to a funded project

This is not what happens to me, just something I think about and wonder if it ever happens in academia. Suppose that there is a funded project which is planned to have 3 people working in it for a ...
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Is there a reliable indicator for which which NIH RFAs are open to post-docs?

I haven't found any guidance on NIH's websites so far whether or not someone who has a Ph.D. but is not yet full-time faculty (e.g. post-doc) is eligible to be named as a co-PI on an R01 grant. For ...
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Do any NIH post-doc grants besides the K99/R00 have time limits from graduation?

I didn't immediately find the 4-year death-clock on the K99/R00 grant. I just want to know, is that the only major NIH activity code that restricts eligibility based on time since graduation? I ...
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Finishing a PhD while working at a community college

I'm a PhD student that just finished my first year in graduate school. The University I am at will only fund me if I work as a TA. There is a community college in the area which I have a long working ...
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How to answer question about funding a project

On some project grant applications, one gets a question on something along the lines of: "If you are unsuccessful in your application for this funding round, how do you plan on funding this project?" ...
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How to get pornographic movies for scientific research purposes?

Recently, I have being planning to design an automatic pornographic movie detector with the machine learning knowledge that I just acquired. I am now in the stage of planning how to perform the ...
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American universities - where does all the money go? [closed]

This question is about Title-IV eligable 4 year institutions in America, the majority of which are non-profit. Colleges have a range of funding sources, including tution fees. Tuition fees have ...
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Implications of being accepted without funding?

I was accepted into Ohio State University CS PhD without funding. I have heard that people who can show their capability may get funding after getting into the program. Is this understanding correct? ...
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Complete financial statement as the part of scholarship application

I'm applying for a scholarship whose application consists of a financial statement, in which I have to breakdown my income and expenditure to show how I manage my money. As the scholarship aims to ...
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What happens to equipment purchased using a startup package after an academic leaves the university?

I am on the faculty of a large American university, and I have bought a lot of equipment (laptops, tablets, batteries, etc.) for research purposes using a startup package. I will be leaving for a new ...
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Remote work employment opportunities for someone with chronic health problems

I have a PhD in physics, and my career path of choice has always been in physics. Unfortunately, I have been struck with a series of chronic health problems which have caused me to be fired and ...
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International Student Funding for Graduate Programs outside North America

I'm considering doing a masters or a PhD program outside of North America, in particular Europe or Australia. I had originally expected every graduate program to fund students the way North American ...
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How does laboratory funding and money management work in grad school?

there's something I've been curious about regarding the funding of labs in graduate schools. I imagine it's different in different schools, but there's probably a most common scenario. How is money ...
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Where does the remaining money of FP7 projects go?

'Framework programmes' (FPs) are main financial tools through which the European Union supports research and development activities covering almost all scientific disciplines. I am a fellow ...
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Acknowledging funds from an award tied to a specific individual

I am organizing a conference at a major University. Much of the funding for the conference has come from the an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation award received by a particular scholar. He controls the ...
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How do I negotiate an offer for Ph.D. funding? [duplicate]

I've received an offer for admission next year. I would very much like to accept the offer, but I'm not sure the 50% TA position will be enough to cover the costs of commuting and an apartment near ...
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Is there a financial benefit for PhD student to join a funded research project

I'm a first year PhD in Computer Science at a UK university. Recently, my supervisor has asked me to join a funded research project consisting of other post-docs and lecturers, i.e. I'll be the only ...
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Are Canadian applicants favored in graduate admissions or funding for Canadian graduate programs?

I'm not sure if this question is off-topic here, but I have applied to some Canadian master's economics programs as an international student along with my Canadian classmates. Even though I have a ...
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Do any statistics program provide funding for masters students?

I plan to be applying to graduate school next year in Statistics or Biostatistics and due to some financial constrictions, I will not be able to attend unless the tuition is waived at the the minimum. ...
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What is difference between funding an MS and a PHD student

I am trying to understand this regarding aspects of funding only and not quality of research.What is difference between funding an PHD and an MS student. I thought both took courses, get some ...
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Research grants for international PhD candidates

I recently came across a friend who is applying for a PhD in my lab. He happens to be from Brazil, on an F-1 visa. He was told by my advisor that his citizenship status affects the sources of funding ...
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Negotiating PhD funding

I have been fortunate enough to get accepted with 5 years guaranteed funding to my 2nd choice graduate school. While the guarantee is great, the funding is only for 9/months out of the year. Would it ...
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Are there avenues/options to pursue a medical degree (with funding) after a Ph.D.?

I have a Ph.D. in Engineering and I figure a medical degree will be highly valuable to gain a better understanding in my research area (biomedical/neuroscience). However, unlike science/engineering ...
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Canada vs. Australia for the academic career [closed]

Two days ago I was in discussion with a colleague of mine about the possible PhD studies destinations. We both agreed that the chances of getting post-Doc job or any full position are higher in the ...
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What to do when you get a grant and move to another institution

My general question is; let's say that you are PI and apply individually or jointly with other research groups to a grant, and you get it. After some months, you move to another institution; can you ...
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First email in PhD application

First, I must mention that I found this, this and this are helpful. Yet, I am looking for more precise answer for the points below. I am looking forward to apply for PhD in Computer Science this year ...
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Why are many funded PhD programmes in the UK not open for non-EU applicants?

I once wanted to do a PhD in the UK, but found out that the opportunities were limited for those coming from outside Europe (I did my PhD in Norway instead). I think it is still the case today. I am ...
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How to attend conferences without funding

I would like to attend some conferences this year, but we are running out of funding until 2015, so I need to look for other options. For instance, I organized a special session in a conference, and ...
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As a beginning graduate student, can you do without conferences in theoretical CS?

I'm beginning my graduate study in theoretical computer science soon, and I've been admitted to two graduate schools in Northeastern Asia. One of those makes it a rule to grant compensation for ...
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Grant funding for independent researcher with no past track record

I am an independent researcher working outside of academia with no past track record so far. Is it still possible to apply for research grants anyway, and how should I go about doing so? I do have a ...
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Does anyone fund research in mathematical finance?

The question is pretty much the title. If you are an academic, is it possible to get anyone to pay you to do research in mathematical finance? You can interpret the question broadly, to include ...
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My advisor tried to find my faults and kick me out of the research?

I am a international student in a ivy league school under J1 visa ( i can work only in school). I am now working as a researcher after I got the degree. I did sign the contract that I will work for 2 ...
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Finding and requesting research funds from private sponsors for basic research with low short term marketability value

I am currently hired as a research track scientist not funded directly by the university. As part of my contract agreement, I am required to secure my own funding in order to remain hired. However, ...
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How many grants it is possible to have simultaneously?

It is feasible to assume that you cannot have more than one grant, since getting a grant means that you are paid for a research project and you cannot work on too many projects at once. So answer ...
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How will the 2013 US government shutdown affect NSF postdoc applications?

Does anyone know if there will still be NSF postdocs offered (the current deadline is the 16th), given that the NSF website is currently down due to the government shutdown in the US? Also, in case ...
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How to get a research professor position?

Since universities do not normally pay the salary of a research professor, and salary along with research funding comes from external resources, this not a paid position. On the other hand, a few ...
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Self-endowed chair in the US and Europe

Endowed professorship is very common, but the financial endowment normally comes from external sources. Is it also common that a professor/research endow his/her position to establish a research group ...
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Can I keep items purchased out of my startup funds?

I am a new faculty in US based university. Surprisingly, when I arrived to my new office, there was no computer in it. I wonder, if I will buy a computer with my startup, would I be able to keep it ...
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Can students apply for Research Grants (US)?

I know you can apply for fellowships for individual students, but I'm not talking about funding only for one's self. Let's say I noticed a grant that was solicited on grants.gov and I wanted to apply ...
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What should I focus on when asking for conference travel support?

A conference I'm submitting to will be able to offer limited financial support to a small number of participants needing assistance to attend the conference.. The date of the conference is several ...
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Repositories of funded research projects in different countries?

I am looking for different national repositories (US, Canada, Australia, UK, etc.) of funded research projects, similar to what Cordis does in EU. Any suggestions? I am after any repository that list ...
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Formatting of grants

I am lucky (or potentially unlucky) enough that a grant applications that I am working on does not have any formatting specifications and instead just has a limit of 5000 words. There are some ...
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How to fund a 2nd master's degree (UK), or should I directly go for a PhD?

I will receive my master's degree soon. Even though it was a nice program, I found out I'm more interested in something else. Now, I'm thinking should I do another MSc (one-year) in the other field ...
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How do I best position myself to get an NIH R01 grant?

From what it sounds like, you need to be in the inner circle of key labs in order to be able to be even considered to be able to apply and get a National Institutes of Health R01 grant. How does a lab ...
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Should I take OSAP(student loans) even if I can pay for my tuition?

This is something I have been pondering for a while. I am currently in my second year at University and my program comes with mandatory Co-op throughout the 4 years of study. I have completed 3 Co-op ...
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How might I improve my math department as an undergrad?

I am an undergraduate math major at a small state university in the US. Our math department has about 20 tenured/tenure-track faculty, including applied mathematicians and statisticians. We have only ...
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PhD funding source for international student in the UK

I will start my PhD in computer science at a UK university soon. Even though the university has given me a partial funding, I still need to cover part of my tuition fee and living expenses. My ...
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Do you have to have a PhD to be a PI on a grant for your own funding?

Do you have to have a PhD in order to become a PI on a grant for your own funding? What if you only have a Bachelor's or a Master's degree, and are not even working towards a PhD?
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Can departmental funding combine with fellowships/grants?

In trying to plan for the future and decide on preferred programs and career paths, I'm trying to figure out the seemingly Byzantine nature of how academic funding sources interact. I am particularly ...