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 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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Is it worth doing an unfunded PhD at a highly ranked university instead of a funded PhD at a less known university? [duplicate]

The topic is statistics. I would like to work in the financial industry in Europe after the PhD.
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What is wrong with the requirement of writing pathways to impact in an EPSRC grant proposal? [on hold]

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 [on hold]

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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How to get funding in a US PhD program after losing TA position due to poor performance?

I am a foreign PhD student at a us university. I just finished my first year and lost my teaching assistant position. I excelled at my academic work. I got As and a 4 GPA. Unfortunately, I did ...
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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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Scholarships in UK colleges for MBA [closed]

I want to pursue MBA from UK. I want the suggestion about college and academic helps provided by the colleges,.
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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 ...
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What does it mean when a professor says that he'll pay me as a 'mission' for an internship?

I applied for and got selected for a summer internship at a renowned research lab in Germany. The professor says they will try to fund all my expenses, but will pay me as a 'mission'. What does this ...
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Are there major obstacles to completing a thesis Masters program if I'm not funded/working in a lab?

I will be entering an MS program in engineering this fall. I was not offered any assistantships or fellowships/funding. I was accepted to other graduate programs with some funding but chose to go to ...
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Who “owns” a project idea after a grant application is rejected or declined?

This past year I put in an application to a federal agency (US) for a post-doctoral fellowship and collaborated on it with a three profs/research scientists on the proposal. If funded, one of them ...
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Methodology for estimating costs of a master’s program before seeking official approval for the program

Do you happen to know any methodology for estimating the cost of a master’s program at university level before proposing and asking for approval of that program and cost by the state or the university ...
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What are the rules for applying for the same fellowship (scholarship) after being rejected? [closed]

I have been applying for scholarships and fellowships for a few years, sometimes I have been successful, other times not. Last year I worked a lot to prepare the project and invested all of my time ...
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How the US Dept of Education define a school year for purposes of Pell Grant eligibility?

I applied for a pell grant for the 2016/2017 school year. My question is, what is a school year to the US Dept of Ed? Is it Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 or is it literally any day in 2016 or 2017, so ...
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Does being an older PhD applicant for U.S. universities mean there is less chance to be accepted with funding?

I have heard this myth many times and have decided to ask the question here. So, is there any truth to it? Does an older applicant, say, 10 years older than the typical undergraduate, with equally ...
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Contacting graduate professers

I am planning on applying for a MSc in applied mathematics next year and I thought of writing to several professors asking about research positions available and the chances of working with them. Some ...
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Asking for funds to attend a conference from a current advisor for previous work

I have an accepted publication in a conference from work I have done in a previous research group, my adviser from the previous research group wants me to present the work in the conference, but he ...
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How common are recruitment fellowships for students accepted to PhD programs?

When I was applying for PhD programs, only one offered a recruitment fellowship, a small (but more than $1,000) fellowship to be disbursed in the August before the initial semester began. This turned ...
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How does funding at UK universities work?

The process for obtaining funding for graduate work in the UK seems much different than it is in the US. In particular, in the UK, funding decisions often come after offers of admission. What is the ...
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I've been admitted to multiple PhD programs, how should I choose between them?

I've been admitted to more than one PhD program, and I'm having a very hard time making a decision. The programs I'm accepted to have advantages and disadvantages with respect to one another. How do ...
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Invitation to visit a colleague's university, who usually provides support for this?

In the past year, colleagues or collaborators have informally extended an invitation to visit their University, maybe to meet potential collaborators and give a talk. In general, is it normal for the ...
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Can a UK research council-funded PhD change direction to fall outside the scope of the RC?

I am in my first year of a four year PhD programme in the UK. It's through an interdisciplinary doctoral training centre (DTC), and is funded by the EPSRC (who funds a certain number of places at the ...
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Why is discrimination based on citizenship allowed in PhD funding in the UK?

This question is specifically aiming at the UK PhD admission system. Having spent roughly 6 years in the UK - 2 years A-Level and 4 years undergraduate, I am now moving forward into applying for PhD ...
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Are professors not allowed to work on what they want to work on without a grant?

In this video on mathematician Maria Chudnovsky, she says "with the MacArthur Fellowship, I'll be able to work exactly on the problems I want to work on." Are professors not able to work on what they ...
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How to find funding for your PhD? (Canadian university)

I am considering pursuing my Phd in Canada. However, I see that I will have to secure funding to cater for my tuition and accomomdation costs, unlike in the UK where we are treated as University ...
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Computer grants for international PhD students

I am a PhD student in the U.S. and I have encountered research problems where I have to run experiments using gpus given the big amount of data and the computational complexity of the algorithms that ...
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Are professors' salaries a function of the amount of grant funding they obtain?

Some professors direct large research programs. What is the typical practice for compensating them? For example, it is not unusual for a top professor to be directing $30 million in research grants ...
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Turning down a scholarship…with the hope of getting more funding?

I recently applied for an intensive language program at my university; the program's relatively expensive, but many students get full or partial scholarships to cover some of the cost. I just got a ...
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Travel Grants for PhD student to Present Papers internationally (i.e. Korea) & nationally (i.e. USA)

Do you know of any available travel grants for PhD students (in any field, but if we must get specific -- archaeology/religion) to travel to conferences, both international or nationally, to present ...
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Admitted to a masters in Cambridge - no scholarship!

I was admitted to the MPhil masters program in "Advanced Computer Science" at Cambridge, UK, but unfortunately I wasn't offered a scholarship. I browsed the internet a bit, but as I'm not from England ...
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When do you expect to hear back from NSF (DMS)?

It's nearing a six-month mark since I've submitted my proposal, and I haven't heard anything from them. Does this mean that I'm probably not getting the grant? When do people expect to hear back? ...
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Do I have any chance to acquire funding for a PhD after admission?

I've just received this email from a university in the US: " Hello Ernesto, Thank you for applying to our program! We have received your application and you are a strong candidate. Do you require ...
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List of publications for funding applications

What does a "List of publications" mean? I´m applying for a scholarship, and it says I have to add that file. So I need to know what does it contain and if it's necessary
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Do students needs to be specifically mentioned on grant proposals for projects funded by government agencies in the US?

Let me start by giving some background. I joined a research group about 3 years ago and at the time the PI (who became my advisor) told me that he would not be able to support me until either one of ...
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Do I have to pay back an Australian IPRS Scholarship, if I decide to quit my PhD?

I am currently in an application process for a PhD position in Australia and my advisors said that I might be eligible for an IPRS Scholarship. Obviously this is a great opportunity, but at the same ...
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NIH F31 sponsor has not graduated students or post-docs

I am currently applying for an NIH F31 (PA 14-147). The application instructions, my university's instructions, and literally everyone I've talked to about this has advised that my sponsor needs to ...
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What should I prepare for MEXT?

I'm an average CS engg grad who wish to go to Japan. I've got to know, in India applications for MEXT will start from 2nd week of April, and I haven't found any resource online. How and what should I ...
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Scholarship with low GPA [duplicate]

I finished bachelor of Geology 14 years ago with a GPA at about 2.5 then moved to Australia and did a master by research in Environmental sciences, it was just a research program so no subject to ...
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Would a retired researcher mentor a postdoc with his/her own external funding? What about one without external funding?

I'll be completing my Ph.D. soon, and am reaching out to people who I'd like to serve as my mentor. Two questions with regards to "academically" retired researchers: If I have external funding, ...
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Is repurposing money from companies easier than repurposing money from federal grants?

I wonder whether repurposing money from companies is easier than repurposing money from federal grants in the United States, and if so, why. If the field matters, I am mostly interested in computer ...
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How to get funding as a third year PhD student for conferences and thesis write-up?

I am a third year PhD student in sustainability assessment on energy sector. I am looking to obtain private funding from either a company (preferably) or an organisation to finish my PhD, and ...
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What are interests of a country to fund international PhD students?

I would like to understand positive and negative effects for a host country and for a home country of a student.
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Do reviewers of research proposals for a fellowship read the whole application, or only the scientific part?

If you are applying for some fellowships, there are many fields which you have to fill in. For example, what will be benefits for a host country, what will be the benefit for your home country, what ...