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

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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?

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 ...
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How does time off for a serious illness affect funding and duration of PhD?

I am a PhD student from India studying in the UK and I have been diagnosed with Hepatitis B during my recent visit to India. The sad part is that it is a recurrence of the disease as I contracted it ...
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Does having external funding raise your chances of getting accepted ? ( Masters )

My UG university have awarded me a scholarship for master's degree ( I'm an international student ) the scholarship pays for all expenses of the master's degree for the whole duration of the study. I ...
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What does one do if one receives a less prestigious offer while waiting for a decision on a more prestigious one?

Alice (for argument's sake) is a postdoc in maths in an Australian University, but did her PhD in Europe. She is making two applications for funding. The first is to funding scheme A in her home ...
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Who to ask for a reference for scholarship application?

I am a first year master student applying to a research scholarship, and I am having trouble choosing who to ask for a reference. In my program, there is a rotation period in which students rotate ...
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Who owns things bought with research funding after project ends?

In my research group, some time we use our funding to buy things required for our research. They can be pretty cheap (e.g. books) or quite expensive (e.g. machines). When the funded by the project is ...
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Why does U.S. Veterans Affairs only pay for classes which are required for the degree?

American military veterans funded under the GI Bill (and possibly under other VA administrated programs) can only receive funding for classes which are required for the degree. I can find lots of ...
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Newton Fellowship Reserve List

I got on the reserve list for the 2014 fellowship and I'm wondering if anyone ever gets off of it! Does anyone know anyone who has ever gotten off of the Newton International Fellowship waitlist? It ...
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List of teacher training providers in UK [closed]

I am applying initial teaching training through UCAS. On that page, I can see different course. I wonder, if there is a (complete) list of the ITT providers? I don't know a lot about them. What ...
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In a scholarship application that asks about “overcoming challenges,” does this refer to financial challenges or other kinds?

I am applying for a university scholarship program, and as part of the application I have to write some essays but I don't understand what they want exactly in the first essay. The question is written ...
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Vetenskapsrådet (the Swedish Research Council) international post doc - criteria

I'm currently working on finding some funding opportunities for a post doc project. I'm currently in my final (4th) year of my PhD in Uppsala (Sweden) studying evolutionary biology. I'm looking to do ...
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Dual-citizenship financial aid status in the United Kingdom?

I am a EU-African dual citizen living in Africa. From what I understand since I haven’t been living for the last 3 years in Europe, I am subject to international tuition fees and most financial aid ...
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How is employment experience considered in PhD funding decisions in the United Kingdom?

My question is about the extent to which one's employment experience can enhance or detract from a PhD application. I received a BSc in Biochem in 2010, worked for 3 years in software sales and just ...
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Financial aid sources for dependent, disabled student?

I am disabled and have to live with my family. I don't want to go into detail about my condition.My experience in the public education system here was less than happy, including being used as a pawn ...
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Pure mathematics graduate scholarships in Europe for international students with a bachelor degree only in engineering?

Short Question: Are there any graduate (PHD or masters) pure math scholarships available in Europe for international (non-European) engineering students ? I would like to get examples. Long ...
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Where should I look to see if any funding is available for an industry-based research to attend and present at academic conference?

I am an industry-based researcher, which means that that I am not attached to any university or school. The research I do is basic and sector-based and some of them (as pointed out to me in this ...
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Funded Math Master's Programs [closed]

I am considering to go into master's math program before Ph.D. Are there any math master's programs in USA that are funded? Thanks
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Value of scientific community statement on brain training

Recently the "scientific community" made a statement on brain training to inform users that there is little evidence to support benefits from the games. With such an impressive list of signatories ...
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How commonly do researchers spend a long time (>10) years on soft money?

In Academia, a soft money research position is one where uncertain money comes from an external source. The employee or xyr supervisor/boss might need to secure funding every couple of years or so, ...