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

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How to find postdoc positions or fellowships specific to my area of interest?

I have worked in determining the antifungal property of medicinal plants and bioinformatics analysis. I am interested to work more on the mode of inhibition of the plant compounds with fungal cell ...
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Is there a list of research funding agencies worldwide, ordered by money spent?

I have found a Wikipedia page ranking countries based on amount of funding and GDP. Is there a list that breaks this down further by funding agencies? For example, the wiki list says US funding, ...
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Are professors at a public university in the U.S. considered to be “employed by the U.S. government”?

Also, is a grad student who is being funded by an NSF grant considered to be "employed by the U.S. government"? I ask because I'm submitting a paper, and I have to state whether or not all authors ...
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Find information about research grant calls from around the world

I am based at a southern European university where little local research funding is available. Other than Horizon 2020, how can I find out about programs designed to sponsor research in any country?
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Can a successful grant application be considered a publication in academia?

I have spent most of my professional life writing proposals for improving the living and studying conditions of the constituents I served (community members, students, curricula and higher education ...
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Who pays for TAs?

A TA normally has a hourly contract for working with a professor. Who pays for this contract? The professor's external funding is for research, not education. If the department pays for that, how the ...
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Why are recommendation letters crucial for scholarships or graduate admissions?

I saw a question asking how to write recommendation letters and I wonder why this is so important? Why are recommendation letters crucial for scholarship applications for studying in Masters or ...
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Masters funded opportunities for British Citizen living abroad?

Since I have been living in Pakistan for the past 6 years (completed my Bachelors of Electrical Engineering from here), I find myself not eligible for most academic scholarships in the UK. 1) For ...
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How does a PhD project budget get set?

In experimental fields, such as physics, chemistry, engineering, etc; every professor has their own lab/workshop, normally with several externally funded projects. A PhD student may work on currently ...
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Is it unusual for a collaborator to ask for funding for a very short project?

I am working on a paper that requires a comparison method to be implemented. The method of choice is not in my discipline. I asked a collaborator, who is an expert in the area and with whom I have ...
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How should I describe my country's volatile situation in a letter for a scholarship application?

I'm writing a letter of motivation to apply for a master degree scholarship. However, my marks in final years of study weren't the highest possible due to the effect of the ongoing crisis in my ...
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Why do principal investigators not hire grant writers?

The success of a research-active professor is related to his successful proposals for securing research funds. For this purpose, he should spend something like half of his time for writing proposals, ...
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What limits the number of PhD students in universities with and without PhD tution fee?

Universities normally (as far as I know) do not limit the number of PhD students a research-active professor can have as long as he secure the funding for his PhD students. For example, if a professor ...
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How to structure a presentation for a Post Doctoral Research Fellowship

After the initial peer review stage, most research fellowships (for example RCUK or ERC grants) have a final interview stage primarily assessing the qualities of the candidate. Alongside the interview ...
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Corporate branding of chair professorship

For obvious reasons I will not be too specific, but I am aware of a situation (at a private research university) where a company with a somewhat less-than-stellar public reputation has endowed a chair ...
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Why would a security agency distribute research funds?

I was reading this excellent paper by Alexander Berkovich and Will Jagy. And at the very bottom of the very first page it says: The first author was supported in part by NSA grant ...
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Is it necessary to add mentions such as “Any opinion expressed in the paper does not necessarily reflect the view of the funder”?

I sometimes read in papers that the opinions, findings, and conclusion or recommendations expressed in the paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the [funding agency ...
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Is it ethical to apply to a scholarship sponsored by my employer?

I am a masters student in Computer Science. I also work for a software development company which happens to sponsor a scholarship that I want to apply to. I was concerned about the ethical aspect of ...
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Finding non-REU funding for my undergrad math students

As a professor, I am sometimes asked to help undergrads (I'm currently at the University of Michigan) find funding for math research during the summer. In the past I have seen some get funding from ...
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NSF postdoctoral fellowship eligibility requirements

I am about to receive my PhD and would like to apply for an NSF postdoctoral fellowship. I have two questions about the eligibility requirements that I haven't been able to find the answers to ...
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Why is the prospect of external funding driving hiring?

I'm curious about today's focus on external funding versus that of the past. In Mathematics anyway, it seems that the quality of a researcher is increasingly being measured in dollars of external ...
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Is it usual to use endowed chairs to support deans' administrative duties, rather than faculty's academic work?

Our law school has (soon to be had) an endowed professorship that was awarded (on a 5-year rotating basis) to a faculty member with an outstanding record of research and scholarship, consistent with ...
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Should I list on my CV research assistantship positions under grants&awards?

Background of person is: first year Phd student, no publications, no research grants, but I have received a fellowship for my first semester that paid my stipend and tuition, so should I list the ...
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Is it unwise to repeat portions of a successful grant proposal?

Three years ago, I applied for and received a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation in pure mathematics. Now I need to prepare a follow-up proposal for continued funding. There is, of ...
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How long to wait for an optimal/good PhD thesis/program, should settle for less exciting topics?

When I started applying for Phd programs I had big dreams and goals on working on certain topics and spending lots of time in the field. I also had in mind some location and universities but I was ...
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Second masters degree or PhD? [duplicate]

So this year I'm finishing my masters degree in Security of Information Systems, in a third world country University (best in my country but still) , and I might have a chance at a fully funded ...
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How do international PhD students typically obtain health insurance in the United States?

Could anyone kindly provide me with information about how PhD international students can be covered by health insurance in the US? : Is it often granted by the University? How much does it cost, ...
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As a postdoc, should I expect my PhD adviser to fund my conference travel to present my PhD work?

I am scheduled to present part of my PhD research at a conference in a few months. This will be my first conference after graduating from my PhD. I am now a postdoc at another university, but my ...
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How to quantify the loss in productivity due to time spent on writing proposals

During my PhD it bothered me how much time my supervisor had to spend on writing proposals to get funding to do science, which in practice pretty much meant that he had no time to do science because ...
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Why does research cost so much money?

I have been dragged into an argument with someone who can't understand why millions are being raised to fund ALS research (that's the "ice bucket challenge", love it or hate it). He doesn't get why ...
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Salary of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Fellowships

Does anyone have information about the standard salary packages for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action fellowships inside a Initial Training Network (ITN)?
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What are financial prospects for a postdoc as compared to a PhD student without funding?

I am going to start my PhD, unfortunately, I did not get any funding. I am thinking of taking a loan so that I could focus more on my PhD studies, but the loan will need to be repaid after PhD. ...
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How to become a whistleblower?

I used to work in a company that has close ties with the academia. One of the professors ("Dr A") wasn't/isn't using his funding properly by hiring his long-time girlfriend as his research assistant. ...
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Old PI's coauthorship on a paper after finishing the postdoc, a preliminary idea developed then but rejected by him

I understand that according the ethical rules, obtaining the funding does not automatically entitle the principal investigator (PI) for authorship. But I don't understand the unwritten rules. I was ...
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How can I tell if an honor society is legitimate?

I recently received an acceptance letter from a honor society (I am leaving off the name for now but can include a link to the website). The offer said I qualified because of my grades or a ...
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How to run two Postdoctoral fellowships at the same time?

I have recently applied for two different Postdoctoral fellowships in the same host group and I got both of them. My host is very happy and suggests me to run both of them at the same time. However, ...
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How to get funding for this idea? [closed]

I think this could revolutionize the physics and signal processing world! I want full fledged funding to harness its potential. How can I go about getting funding for this?
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Fellowships of smaller amount to support your main postdoctoral fellowship

I'm not sure how relevant to this site my question is. I apologize if it's not, and would appreciate suggestions for other sites where I can ask the same. I've a certain postdoctoral scholarship for ...
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Will an industry funded PhD hurt one's research career?

Most students I know in computer science are funded either by the NSF or their professor's startup package [in the US]. But it also isn't completely unheard of for a company to give a gift/grant to a ...
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“Excellent foreign scholar” from Chinese National Science Foundation

I am reading a colleague's CV which lists an "Excellent Foreign Scholar" scholarship from the National Science Foundation of China. I am not familiar with this program, nor is google particularly ...
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Where do research labs get their funding?

I'm just starting out in research and about to finish my BSc. If I stay in research I'm wondering about the economics of it: where does the money come from? I am passionate about a specific field and ...
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Scholarships for master degree in pure mathematics

I have been searching for universities to study a master degree in pure mathematics in Europe or USA but I am a little concerned about the fees and the cost because I cannot afford that amount of ...
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Acknowledging a single funding source: do I say “partially supported”?

I wrote my first academic paper recently (it is in math). I need to put a footnote crediting the NSF for funding. I have noticed that papers almost always say "Partially supported by [grant]". I got ...
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PhD research without age limit [duplicate]

I desire to do Phd but my first worry is age. I will turn 40 next year, will that limit my chances of getting a funded PhD position?
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What does overhead rate mean?

In US, universities often have a fixed overhead rate around 50%, or at least that's what I heard. But I don't know what it exactly means. How does this affect how much grant money goes where?
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When does the co-authorship line end for a PI's data

As I understand it, in the engineering field, the person who has research money and/or a project that leads to the collection of data, is put on research papers that directly use that data. I guess ...
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Conventions regarding listing grant applications/funded grants on a scientific CV

I am a young academic in a scientific field and, in the process of updating my CV, I've realized I'm unsure exactly what is appropriate to list with regard to grant applications/funded grants. ...
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PhD in Europe without scholarship from non-European homeland

I earned my Bachelor degree from my homeland country in Computer Engineering. I am now studying for Master of Physics in the same university. Next year I plan to move back to the Computer field and ...
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Advisor asking me to use my grant to cover his orders

I am now working as a postdoctoral researcher in Japan. I came to work at this institute when it received a big grant from government more than 2 years ago. My research budget is paid from a small ...
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How to increase PhD funding chances when MA is in a different field?

I have been offered a PhD position in Cultural Geography at one of University of London's Geography departments. Unfortunately, I missed out on funding for a start in 2014 so I will not be capable of ...