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

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Get funding for a Second UK Degree [on hold]

So a few years ago I finished my BSc (in the UK) and having been working as a Software Engineer (in the UK) ever since. I recently decided that this is not what I want to do anymore, and would like a ...
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Enhancing my chances of PhD scholarship

I am a pure math student, currently doing my master 1. After one year, hopefully, I should start my PhD program, which I have no idea where to do it. I want to do it in a prestigious university. I ...
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How can a US student (who does not hold UK citizenship) get a funded PhD in Engineering at Oxford/Cambridge?

Background. I was a previously an Engineering PhD student at a decent US university. Since I am a US citizen, obtaining funding for an engineering PhD was relatively easy. I now seek to enter a PhD ...
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Can you have a career in academia without having to write grant applications?

I really like doing research, but I've heard that all the fights for funding can be a major headache. So I am wondering, how can I enjoy my work without worrying about grant applications? Are there ...
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Having children while at graduate school

I am finishing my first year of Masters and have always thought of going for a PhD in North America. I and my girlfriend are going to have a baby which is totally unexpected. The due day will be ...
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Are there post-doc grants available for non-US citizens in the US?

I was looking for postdoctoral grants/fellowships for a potential post-doc opportunity in the US. It appears as the entire grant/fellowship system is geared towards US citizens, or permanent residents ...
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Is reproduction of copyrighted material in a research proposal fair use?

Say that I am writing a grant application to be submitted to a funding agency. The application is not a public document and so it will be only accessible to the review panel, the collaborators ...
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I am able to self-fund a PhD, how can I use this when applying?

Some candidates have the personal or family resources to self-fund their graduate studies, or already know that they are willing to take on debt for them (disregard whether this is a good idea, which ...
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Any good source of information on EU based postdoctoral/researcher funding opportunities

I have read several posts on the forum but there seems no good information hub for EU based postdoctoral/researcher funding opportunities. I will be grateful if someone can give me a start. By the ...
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Can I receive both an NSF international postdoctoral award and salary from a foreign university?

Recently I was offered a full salaried postdoctoral position (not a fellowship) in Australia (with a long lead time). I am a US citizen, so can also apply for the NSF international postdoctoral ...
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Where can I apply for a third party Travel Grant?

I am a fresh graduate (LLB) and I was selected as an volunteer for a conference in UK (held in June 1st & 2nd). They don't provide travel or accomodation expenses. I'm a Sri Lankan citizen who ...
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PhD scholarship in nanoporous material; how to advertise?

I would like to advertise some PhD scholarship positions located a Sydney, Australia in the fabrication of novel nanoporous material like mesoporous silica. I am finding that it is not straightforward ...
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Listing awarded grants not affiliated with a university research position on a CV

I've had a look around but couldn't find an answer to my question. I'm in the process of updating my CV and am wondering about how to list grants awarded, specifically grants awarded to a group of ...
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Should one include grants that were not finished on the CV?

If one gets a grant, and by some reason (e.g., administration problems with the university) the project needs to be ended before the grant is over. Should one list such grant in the CV? or just let it ...
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Should citations be included in funding applications

I am writing a funding application for the development of a scientific technology, should I include references to back up the most important aspects of my proposal? Is there a standard procedure for ...
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How to best present a PhD application when moving from professional work without a masters or honours degree?

I have been invited by a potential supervisor to apply for a PhD scholarship based on some research I have done in a professional role. I have a history of presenting this kind of work at mixed ...
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How do you present internal funding for facilities and staff in your record of secured funds?

One of the key factor in the resume of an academic is the amount of research funds he was able to secure. Most research funds go towards human resources, for example, postdoc fellows and PhD ...
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Grad school, biology, funding?

I am a student of biology at a State school in New York (SUNY), and my school is very liberal arts focused, I am also a racial minority. I also have a poor GPA, 2.7ish currently, due to failings of a ...
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Which countries have funding opportunities like ERC Advanced Grant?

The eligibility of ERC Advanced Grant is very interesting, everyone from anywhere can submit a proposal, and upon approval he should work in a host institution within European Union. This gives an ...
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How to set salaries in ERC proposals?

I am preparing a proposal for an ERC call. I am a little bit unsure about the amount of salaries. Since I solely work on this project, 100% of my time is devoted, and I should set a full salary for ...
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How to get the letter of commitment of the host institution for ERC Calls?

For applying for European Commission grants, specifically ERC ADVANCED GRANT, I need to get an official letter from the host instuttion that they support my proposal. How is the procedure to get this ...
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Where to find successful proposals of previous ERC calls?

I plan to apply for ERC ADVANCED GRANT 2015. Is there any place for finding previous winner proposals? The templates are straightforward, but it is very useful to see what winners have written in ...
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Accepted letter for Ph.D. in February, but now they say they don't have funding!! Is that possible?

My husband received an acceptance letter in February to get his Ph.D. in History. When he e-mailed to the funding department asking what else he needed, the funding department said they had ...
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Should PhD students pay out of pocket for their PhD expenses?

Say a PhD student has a salary paid through a RA/TA or a fellowships but said student has no money for conferences, lab experiments, or to visit another lab for a few months to develop an important ...
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In computer science, what does winning a Sloan research fellowship say about an advisor?

Some background: I'll be starting my PhD in computer science this fall and just noticed that my prospective advisor won one of the 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowships. Obviously the standard ...
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Post-doc independent money/grant (astrophysics/computer science) in the US (travel expense/workshop)?

I am currently a postdoc in a US University (I'm French). I am in between astrophysics and computer science. My work is currently funded by NSF (work related to the Dark Energy Survey). Are there ...
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Full scholarship and student advisor relationship

If a phd student is completely funded by an outside institution and don't cost the school or the university anything, what impact would that have on the student relationship with his advisor? ...
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Which country has visiting fund in its research funding scheme? [closed]

I contacted a few people that I knew for finding a visiting researcher position in the US, UK and Germany (3-5 persons in each country). While they welcome the visit, but the following offered a small ...
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Is it ethical to apply to be a conference volunteer (with a registration fee waiver) if I have a fellowship?

I am a US graduate student, and recently I have had the great honor of being awarded a large fellowship that provides a sizable monthly stipend for tuition, living expenses, and conference travel. I ...
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Acknowledging funding originally intended for another purpose

I am paid as a postdoc from two different grants that have been awarded to work on specific subjects. While these subjects are my main workload (both in terms of time spent and results achieved), I ...
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How is tenure-track start-up in Europe?

After 2 postdoc positions, I applied for tenure-track assistant professor positions. I am from mechanical engineering and my research is strongly experimental. This is critically important for me to ...
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Is there any funding opportunity for postdoc in US? [closed]

I have a friend from Singapore who are interested in doing postdoc in US but have found no desired profs wanting him, since his research does not match those professors that he would like to work ...
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funding for a post-bacc research assistant at a PUI

I'm currently an undergraduate linguistics student at a small liberal arts college (no graduate program). I work as an RA for a professor and have done independent research in her field (which I ...
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Why and how do professors go for sabbatical?

I read several questions about sabbatical leaves in this website. When checking a faculty list, it is common that some are on sabbatical leave and some are visiting professors. When emailing ...
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PhD requires technology - is this something I will have to fund?

I'm applying to do a PhD in Computer Science at a UK university. While I'm up for some funding I've been told it's very competitive so I shouldn't count on it. That's fine, and I'm prepared to self ...
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Why do companies fund academic research?

I noticed that a lot of big companies are actively funding research at universities. I was wondering why they do this, as opposed to say funding in-house research as the knowledge ends up in the ...
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What happens to summer salary funds if one has more than three months' support?

If someone has been successful enough with grant support that they somehow manage to accumulate more than three months' summer support per year, what happens to the remainder of the funds above the ...
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What are some practical ways to invest fellowship funds? [closed]

If one has been awarded a considerable amount of money to pursue their graduate studies, through a fellowship such as the GEM/DOE/NSF/Hertz fellowship, what are some practical ways to invest these ...
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Did MSCA supersede MCA or do both still fund new projects?

According to the page About the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions: As of January 2014, with the move to Horizon 2020, the Marie Curie Actions are now called the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA). ...
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Admission to Ph.D. program at U.S. university without guaranteed funding

Recently I got admission from one U.S. university for my Ph.D. study, and they offered me a kind of scholarship that only covers my tuition fee. When I asked them about other funding possibilities ...
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Sponsoring a non-academic collaborator to attend a conference

I am a non-academic who has collaborated (privately, no employer support) with some academic researchers and been invited to present our work at a conference. The conference admission price and ...
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Does giving compliments to the fellowship help?

The fellowship (I'll call it XYZ) I'm applying to requires me to write a personal statement (note that this is not a research statement). This is their definition: The Personal Statement includes ...
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Is it ok to mention assistance in grant writing on your CV?

On behalf of my advisor, I recently wrote a grant to obtain some specialized and expensive hardware. Is it ok to mention this on my CV, even though the grant is in my advisor's name and if yes, what ...
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Is there an informal understanding at universities about PhD student funding?

This question was prompted by answers and comments on this question about PhD student funding. I am under the impression that STEM Ph.D. graduate students, when accepted into an RU/VH university in ...
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Proper procedure when promised funding not given to Ph.D. graduate student

I have a friend who was accepted into an interdisciplinary program at the University of Arizona a few years ago. They are more than halfway to completing their Ph.D., however their advisor is ...
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Let the second author to go to the conference instead of the first author who also wants to go

There was a master student who was supervised by a lecturer for his dissertation. They also decided to write and submitted a paper, whose first author was the master student, based on the ...
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Can I refuse a stipend during a PhD program?

I was admitted to a US PhD program (in computer science, if that matters) with fellowship + stipend. I am getting a separate stipend from my government (which is higher than the university stipend), ...
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Understanding an advisor’s refusal of an internship

I am graduate research assistant in Computer Science in the US. A while ago, a master student in the research group, who plans on a career in industry after graduate school, received an internship ...
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How to make good use of a small startup fund?

I'm starting a tenure track position (in the US, computer science) in fall and the position comes with a startup fund that is insufficient to employ any (postdoc) staff and PhD students are funded ...
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Advice and etiquette for building up collaborations

I'm going to start a tenure-track position in fall. I'm planning to start some collaborations with some researchers that are a lot more senior than myself, who I met at some conferences and with whom ...