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

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When to apply for NSF funding?

At what stage of the project should you apply for NSF funding? Before working on it at all? Once you have a working paper? I'm mostly thinking in terms of economics or similar social sciences without ...
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Is it acceptable to submit a postdoc fellowship application (same lab, same project) to two funding agencies at the same time?

I've already applied for one post-doc fellowship with one project with the consent of my possible future supervisor. I will know whether I've been succesfull in 6 months. Now I realised that there is ...
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Ask for funding before or after applying

I finished my master in computer science about 2 years ago... And I just started to apply for PhD... I have received a prompt reply to one of my email and I really don't know what should I do!? here ...
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Collaborative research grant directly out of graduate school

Are there any collaborative grants that graduate students can submit (with a senior faculty member) in order to acquire grant funding to start a research group directly after finishing their PhD? ...
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How to get a scholarship for PhD?

I have a master degree in Management with extensive work experience. Now, I wish to continue my education, but cannot afford it without a proper scholarship. As I see, many people have good ...
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Total Grant Amount or Amount from Government on CV

There are several questions on here that talk about adding dollar amounts of grants onto CV's. The consensus has been that it is a good idea. I just won a national fellowship from the government to ...
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A private, third party wants to fully fund one's PhD studies. How would one mention this in an admissions essay?

If a private, third party wants to fully fund one's PhD studies, how would one mention this in an admissions essay?
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What level of sponsor ownership is normal for an industry-sponsored research project?

As a graduate student, I'm involved in an industry-sponsored project in which they provide us with a large dataset (the only source of data that we have) and money, but no guidance, as they have no ...
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Can PhD students do summer internship or work part time in US [closed]

I am a PhD student in a engineering discipline in US. My advisor has no funding and I have to be TA in Fall, Winter and spring quarters.I would like to know do you guys know would that be OK if I work ...
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Concern about possible conflicts between research sharing policies

Funders, publishers, institutions and others are increasingly moving towards policies that are aimed at sharing research. The degree of openness — and other stipulations in those policies ...
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EPSRC Industrial CASE Award Funding (I-Case) Computer Ownership [closed]

I am an Engineering I-Case student. I have funding from EPSRC that is topped up by an industrial partner. Some of this funding was used to purchase a computer. There is some discussion regarding ...
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What should I do if I cannot afford a journal Article Processing Charge?

I would like to publish an article open access, but I cannot afford the article processing charge (APC). I am based in the UK, so I do not qualify for some of the available fee reductions or waivers. ...
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Researcher with Startup Company - Conflicts of Interest?

Looking for your advice on best practices on how to avoid conflicts of research. The facts: Researcher is a director of a research institute on campus. Researcher has a start-up company involved ...
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asking professor to fund Master's student

I am a graduate Masters student from one of the top-tier universities in the US. I have been working closely with a Professor and two of his Ph.D students on a Research Project for the past two ...
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Tax incentives for private companies to fund academic research

I wonder what tax incentives private companies have to fund academic research. As it is sometimes difficult to assess financial impacts of tax laws, I would even more interested to have some numbers ...
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Losing my TA-ship, need advice [closed]

I am a third year student in a U.S. university and for the past two years I was funded by dept. TA-ship. The new semester is coming but I have not got the TA-ship. I contacted my advisor for help and ...
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Are there examples of more efficient funding systems than grant applications?

Applying for research grants costs a lot of time and energy. Which would still be acceptable, if the success rates wouldn't be so depressingly low. Currently, it appears to be an incredible waste of ...
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Roughly what date do NSF Postdoc Fellowship announcements occur?

I can't find any information about when NSF announces the recipients of their postdoctoral fellowship awards. I'm specifically interested in the one for mathematics. I'd like to use this information ...
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Grant fraud, should I bust my PhD advisor?

For obvious reasons I will try to maintain some anonymity here. So I defended my thesis. Which was funded through a government grant. In order to obtain this type of grant, a professor needs to ...
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Does publishing a manuscript in a respectable journal increase chances of getting a scholarship?

I am a second year physics undergraduate in a not so famous University. However, I have constantly received top marks in my class and I have just published a paper of mine in one of the highest ...
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Why don't grants from publicly-funded organizations systematically demand code and data to be released?

I wonder why publicly-funded grants do not systematically demand from the recipients that code and data to be released, and results/papers to be publicly accessible. (put aside data that raise privacy ...
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Why does a post-doc fellowship application ask where else do I apply?

I'm applying for a post-doc fellowship, and one thing that confused me is that they ask for: Names of other fellowships for which you are now applying I have no problem with including them, but ...
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ARC DECRA eligibility exemption: how to demonstrate unemployment?

For me to apply for an Australian Research Council (ARC) DECRA grant in the next round, I will need to include an application for an Eligibility Exemption. The last round DECRA rules are below, and ...
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Why do many researchers choose not to publish code and data alongside their articles? [on hold]

What are the core reasons why researchers choose not to publish code and data alongside traditional research articles?
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Is it acceptable to propose the same PhD research plan to two universities?

Well I have proposed a research(starting next year) and accepted by supervisor and university (formally applied and accepted by university). I have a conditional offer letter. But I need funding for ...
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Are there grants that sponsor transition into faculty positions (K99, etc) in not biology-adjacent fields?

In my field (biophysics), I know of a few grants that can be received as a postdoc, which provide funding both as a postdoc and as a new faculty member. One example is the NIH K99 "Pathway to ...
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Travel grant request letter, should I request maximum travel amount?

I was awarded travel grant from the conference. I need to write letter that includes: amount of travel reimbursement requested address for the check to be sent to I have few questions about ...
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In an interview, should I greet a professor I know in one of his speech?

In an interview that I'm going to attend, (top) professors from other countries will travel to my country. Because they cannot just come, judge candidates and go home, usually they will have their ...
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How can I fund my PhD after the first year?

I'm in the process of applying for admission to a PhD program this Fall after several years in industry. Due to the late timing of the application I'm looking at self-funding my first year, but after ...
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Where does the money earned by universities in the USA from sports activities go?

In the USA, professional sports is big at many universities. Many, if not all, get a lot of money from such events (e.g., broadcasting rights to ESPN, or from different sportsware/equipment companies ...
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Seriously conflicted about a graduate program option

I'm hoping I can post with only 1 karma in this exchange, so here goes... I graduated in 2013 with a degree in Botany from a state college on the west coast. Since then, I've worked for the Forest ...
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I think that I can have the scholarship. Is this confidence or arrogance? [closed]

I will have an interview for my scholarship to study grad school in US next month (taken 30 in total 122). In this month me and other 6 candidates have been gathering together to mock the interview. ...
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Difference between internal and external doctoral studies in Germany

As I am looking for a PhD scholarship in Germany, I've come across an internet site which contains a database of scholarships. One of the questions asked there is whether I am pursuing "interne ...
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Should I reply to Travel Grant Award Notification?

Do I reply to travel grant chair for notifying me approval of my travel grant award application for a conference? (Thanking him/her.. etc) What is my appropriate action? Or is it not really expected ...
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In research proposals, why do investigators need to claim a certain fraction of their salaries, from the proposed budget?

In research proposals, why do investigators, who usually are permanent faculty members, need to claim a certain fraction of their full-time salaries, from the proposed budget? Are they not paid in ...
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PhD Scholarship Top-up

If I receive a large scholarship (i.e. greater than $20,000), should my supervisor top up the award? If so, do I simply ask my supervisor, or is a top-up seen as a "gift"?
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How economically efficient is the grant system?

I wonder if someone (or eventually some country, organisation, etc ...) already evaluated the costs of the system of grants. It costs at least the salary of the researcher who writes and gets the ...
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How to deal with a PI who is erratic in decision making?

This question was actually asked previously, but it went on hold. So I simplified to make it visible, as I need a quick advise. I am an international graduate student, currently working in a lab for ...
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Advisor/PI keeps changing his decisions about funding [closed]

I am a graduate student in one of the US universities. I have been working in this lab for 2 months now. As an international student, I had spent lot of money paying tuition for 2 semesters. I didn't ...
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Are there any PHD scholarships for 3.5 CGPAs?

I have recently thought of pursuing my PHD. I have managed to make a research proposal. I have done part time MS(i.e. struggle after working hours) with thesis and managed 3.5 CGPA (85%) out of 4.0 ...
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Retaking GRE during gap year from PhD to improve pre-doctoral fellowship award chances

I am taking a year off from my PhD program. I was funded for two years but because my academic standing is no longer 'good' due to substandard performance I have been terminated from my funding ...
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What happens if I get a grant for my PhD project but I decide to quit and start another PhD somewhere else?

My PhD is self-funded and I probably change in 2016. Can I apply for a grant now and then change my PhD later? Does it legally or ethically force me to stay and finish the project? Or my Prof can ...
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When to switch PhD projects if you are hitting roadblocks

When is it advisable to switch PhD projects if you are not making progress and have a promising alternative project? Is it worth going from guaranteed research assistantship funding to less reliable ...
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Is it usual to 'cut and paste' from the 'Case for Support' into the Je-S online form?

I'm in the process of completing a UK grant application. As is usual, a 6-page 'Case for Support' is required, but there is also a lengthy online application process via Je-S ...
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Is it possible to support oneself as a lifelong graduate student?

I don't care much for being rich. I don't mind a modest life if I can just do research in the field I love. Thus I am curious to know if it is possible to make a living just by studying. (Suppose I ...
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Deferred admission but funding not guaranteed

I received an offer from a top US school for PhD this March and accepted their offer. Due to some family circumstances, I would not be able to join the program this year. I am an international ...
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Acknowledge funding institute, sending and hosting universities

I have a question that is related to this one and it is about a paper acknowledgements section. I am an economist. I am currently working in university "A." I am preparing a paper, and in this ...
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PhD course grade impact on postdoc and fellowship applications?

This past spring was the second semester of my PhD program. A professor of a core course refused to grade my final assignment because it was late after deadline had been extended. The professor had ...
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Masters in Physics with financial support?

We all know that most of PhD positions come with financial support that might cover the whole tuition fees sometimes and some other times it might give a certain allowance for a student to cover ...
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Can I accept two federal fellowships simultaneously and defer one?

I recently received both an NSF and an NDSEG fellowship. I see that I am not allowed to accept funding from both fellowships, but I wonder if it is possible to do something like: accept both, put the ...