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

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Ethics on shortening project in grant application to raise chances of success

I am currently writing a PhD grant application, and I completed the first draft. The project is ambitious, but I and my advisors think feasible, but my advisors told me that it is quite dense and ...
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Missing funding deadline for serious reasons: what to do?

A friend of mine missed a deadline for applying for funding for a PhD positions. Funding applications are handled through a different channel wrt to program applications (I believe by some Research ...
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What counts as an outcome of a grant?

When one goes from one grant to another, there are a few papers that are in the pipeline during the process. I have one such paper that was in submission when I switched grants. Submitted on the first ...
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Reapplying to other programs in the same/similar field [closed]

I'm a 2nd-year doctoral student in applied statistics, with more than half of the course credits completed. I just need the master's thesis, comprehensive examination, and dissertation to get the ...
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PhD funding - other sources

I found a lab offering the kind of research that I really want to do. I approached them and they were very happy to take me in. However, there is no funding and we all hoped I could get into a PhD ...
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How should one acknowledge a funding agency if it fulfils its obligations only partially?

I applied for funding of my project and it was approved. When it came to spending money, this funding agency put constraints on some sorts of purchases (e.g. by putting unrealistically small limits ...
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France/USA collaboration funding for young researcher? [closed]

I am a French citizen, I defended my PhD in Paris in November 2014, and I am working as a post-doctoral researcher in the US since December 2014. I am working in between Astrophysics and Computer ...
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How to find the money for an Open Access publication fee, if you're a postdoc and you don't have any funds?

Last year I finished my PhD in Europe and now I'm a postdoc in North America. I work on computer science. An year ago I wrote a paper with my former Europen supervisor and a former colleague, and ...
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Is offering to use personal funds for research a good idea?

I'm at an engineering department at a public US university, and I'm somewhat new to writing proposals. The call I'm submitting to wants know if the project budget is higher than the amount of the ...
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Will publisher waive fee if currently unaffiliated?

I am in between jobs and want to send a quick note to a journal. However, I do not have any lab to pay the ridiculous publishing fees, is there any way I can ask the journal to waive the publishing ...
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How to write in the SOP that I need funding?

I am applying into a taught postgraduate program in UK. The professor suits me very well and he also says that he is interested in me. The problem is my research area is theoretical and he has no ...
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How to reply to a potential PhD supervisor who asks if I have my own funding?

I have a Master in Computer Science and I am applying to some Canadian Universities for a PhD... After contacting to a supervisor, I got a positive reply, however he asked me: "Do you have your own ...
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Database of funded US Department of Defense (DoD) component grant proposals with abstracts: Does it exist?

I'm looking for a database of funded grant proposals with abstracts for various DoD components (e.g., DARPA, AFRL, etc.), similar to the one for the NSF. The Federal Business Opportunities (a.k.a. ...
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Is writing a grant proposal at the end of Ph.D. a good idea?

I will be getting my Ph.D. in computer science in several months, from a US university. Over the course of my research I have stumbled on a number of interesting directions that I didn't have time to ...
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Fellowships for graduate studies in UK which are available currently? [closed]

I wish to pursue graduate studies in string theory in the UK starting from September-December 2016. However I am finding that most of the fellowships application date is over. Long story short, which ...
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Rejecting a PhD offer after giving promise to the supervisor to work with him

When I went for my very first PhD interview by a potential supervisor, I hadn't applied for other universities. I promised that supervisor that I would definitely work under his supervisor if I was ...
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How long do the Marie Curie IF grant results take to come out?

I submitted a Marie Curie postdoc fellowship at the beginning of September and as of now (Jan) I have not heard back —I have checked the ECAS portal. The website does not give a single Gantt chart or ...
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How long does it take for PhD scholarship from DAAD [closed]

One Germany university told me that they might offer me a PhD position. But they have no funding for me. They are applying for DAAD scholarship. They told me this a half month ago. However I asked ...
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Does equipment purchased with grants stay with the PI?

Similar to this question What happens to equipment purchased using a startup package after an academic leaves the university? , I was wondering what happens if the items are not part of a startup ...
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How to ‘fill the gap’ between the end of one’s grant and handing in one’s thesis

I am a Ph.D. student in Germany. For the past three years I have been paid by a scholarship grant. (The source of this grant and the subject I’m in is not of relevance. Consider it natural sciences.) ...
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In Canada, Is it more likely for faculty members to allocate funds for a PhD applicant than a master's applicant?

I am currently applying to a Masters degree in neuroscience (McGill, in Canada). In order to get in, I have to contact an advisor that is willing to fund my studies. If I fail to do so, I cannot enter ...
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Will marking on graduate application that I'd like to be considered for admission without funding hurt my chances of receiving funding?

One of the graduate schools I'm applying to asks if I would like to be considered for admission even if they can't fund me. Would it hurt my chances of receiving funding if I checked "yes?"
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What are good resources to read up on funding policies, especially pertaining to biology in the United States?

I am a biology PhD. student in the United States. I would like to know a little bit more on how to navigate the politics and processes that guide grant funding. In addition to this I am looking for ...
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How would an undergrad fund a conference trip with a single author paper?

I am considering submitting a single author paper to a computer science conference that would be very expensive for me to attend based on travel costs alone. If accepted, is it realistic to expect ...
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Why are grants not given via a centralized and organized system? [closed]

Grants are currently given via an application process. Grants could be given via a more efficient process: A single website - much like the patent database, filled with brief research proposals, ...
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Writing a letter of recommendation for your own, new grad student?

I have a new PhD student who needs a rather large number of letters of recommendation for a fellowship. Normally I would not agree to write such a letter without knowing the student for a longer ...
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Sources to cover open-access fees

As this question mentions and as I know from my (limited) experience, some journals demand a high fee to make the articles you submit to be available as open-access. For example, a quote from JVSTB ...
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Should I put funded projects/grants on my CV where I am not PI?

I helped writing some project/grant applications. In those applications, I am not the PI and not a funded member. Still, I am listed as an external collaborator, or a person of interest, or potential ...
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European COST Actions

I would like to ask if you think the European COST Actions are interesting for researchers? Do you see any potential advantage to join any of them? If yes, I would like to ask you how I could join ...
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Can I refuse a grant position I was offered and still hope to work there in future?

After an interview, I was offered a pre-doc grant for one year. Although I'm very interested in the research, I have other reasons to prefer staying in my current position: I think it would be easier ...
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How to tell a professor at a foreign university politely and impressively that I can’t cover the costs of living for my PhD?

When asking for an opportunity to do a PhD with a professor at a foreign university, he replied: As a prerequisite you would need to take care of your own funding to cover the costs of your entire ...
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Is there funding for non-research related projects?

Nowadays to obtain a PhD or a postdoc one needs to conduct independent research and present new results. However, at the frontiers of science there are many non-research related things that could ...
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How do professors spend their NSF grants?

If a professor receives $200,000 as the PI (not co-PI) from the NSF, how many PhD students can he/she take as Research Assistant (with yearly salary of $18,000)? I am asking about the most usual ...
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Do US Universities commonly offer admission without funding? [duplicate]

I am offered governmental scholarship (GSch) that I do not want to use for some reasons. I also don't want to lose the chance of PhD in a top university. I would use GSch, if I cannot get funded ...
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Which scholarships should be on my CV?

I am dressing up my CV for graduate school admissions (Asian studies). I have included my merit-based scholarships in "Awards." However, is it also appropriate to list scholarships that I have been ...
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How to report GPA, if minimum letter grade credits not reached?

How would a graduate student, at the University of California, Santa Cruz, report their GPA, on fellowship applications, if they have not yet accrued enough letter grade credits? UCSC seems to not ...
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Is it appropriate to mention one's religion in an academic CV?

I recently moved to a Nordic country in an academic position. For my first grant application, I collaborated with other researchers at the university. As I was submitting the proposal along with the ...
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Is it ethical to submit a research proposal to multiple funding agencies?

I reached the point in my PhD where, besides focusing on performing and analyzing the last experiments and starting to write the thesis, I should also start thinking about the next step - what to do ...
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Is it ethical to request the advisor to share the registration fee for submitting a conference paper?

My advisor and I have decided to present some resent research results in a well-known conference, selected based on our discussions. Now the aforementioned joint paper has been accepted and the ...
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Withdrawing my application for a research fellowship when getting a job elsewhere

While waiting for the outcome of my application for a research fellowship, I was offered a job at a university in another country. It turned out that my fellowship application passed the first stage, ...
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Is it ethical to watch recreational videos or listen to music on a portable work computer bought from a research fund?

I am in my first year of a PhD in France. My adviser recently bought a laptop for me using the research funds on which the computational codes for my research work are installed. According to my ...
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Is it ethical to buy noise canceling headphones with research funds?

Noise canceling headphones are quite expensive (up to 300 USD) compared to normal headphones, but can boost productivity by creating a sound isolation in noisy environments. Would it be ethically ...
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How do I continue my PhD research project as a Postdoc?

I was wondering if I could get some advice about how to go about continuing my PhD project as a Postdoc. I'm actually from the UK not the US but I think that your answers and advice will still be ...
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Can you be a postdoc with funding from a private organization (vs. government funding)?

Can you be a post-doc if you secured funding from a private organization to do research at a university in the social sciences/humanities, or do you have to have governmental funding to do a postdoc?
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Should I tell the interviewer that I solely rely on scholarship to finance my MBA?

I am preparing for my first MBA admission interview that will take place in a couple of days. I wonder how should I respond if I ever get asked about my plan if I do not get the scholarship I have ...
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How does already having an academic scholarship affect graduate school admissions?

I'm currently applying to Grad school- mechanical engineering-and have a full academic scholarship to continue my education from the government. Does this make it easier for me to gain acceptance to ...
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Grad student asking department for increase in stipend

If a graduate student knows that they are on the lower end of the stipends offered to their cohort, and if they are performing as good or better than their other cohort members (as measured by grades, ...
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Why is there less funding or scholarship opportunity for business students compared to other background students?

If one compares the funding state between the business background students and the science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) background students in university, one will surely see much difference ...
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Should I mention about my governmental-funded PhD scholarship which I don't want to use

This might sound odd, yet here is my story. I was lucky to get governmental scholarship (GSch) for 4-5 years of PhD to study abroad. But It requires student to work as Assistant Professor in a ...
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How to find out who funded a study / research?

It has been proven that the source of funding can have an influence on the results of a research (funding bias, well documented here and here). When we check for pieces of research, for example ...