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 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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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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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 ...
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Re-using text from a grant proposal in a paper (or vice versa)

I have a grant proposal that I'm ready to submit, and I would like to re-use a significant amount of the text (on the order of 5-8 pages) in a paper that I intend to submit to a journal for ...
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Is it right to ask for a PhD position at a conference?

I'll be at a conference next month to present my paper. I have a Master's degree in Computer Science and now I'm looking for a PhD with scholarship. Well, is it right, with a common sense and in a ...
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Sabbatical work

The standard situation in US research universities is for the university to pay one semester of salary for a year of sabbatical leave, and faculty typically take this sabbatical at another university ...
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How to turn down a Postdoc scholarship offer after signing a contract

How you as professors would prefer to be informed in this case? That is, how to turn down a Postdoc fellowship offer that you have already signed a contract. The reason in my case is I get an even ...
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Is research a viable business model?

I have had the suspicion that it may be for a while and apparently not all is a product of my mind. Let me quote from an answer: In my experience, in UK and other European countries, the research ...
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When do offer letters usually arrive?

I contacted a professor about working on research with him. I met with him in person and he let me know he wanted to work with me, that he would be my research advisor, and if I applied to the ...
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Crowdfunding a PhD

I read this article yesterday about crowdfunding business. I wondered if its possible to crowdfund a PhD?
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Message board for finding private grants

I am a PhD student studying in the US and I am interested in finding research-grants relevant to the research area to which I have recently switched to, viz. computational geometry problems in ...
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Is it legal to use tourist visa waiver for academic visits?

All countries have visa waiver for certain nationals, but it is only for touristic purpose. People use this scheme for attending scientific meetings (isn't it some kind of business trip?). Anyway, ...
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Is it normal for math grad students to be required to take summer classes to work?

My mathematics department apparently gets pressured by the university to have more people take courses during the summer. We are also encouraged to take on TA responsibilities to make extra cash ...
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How can I improve my chances of receiving PhD funding (UK, Anthropology)?

I have been accepted to UCL and Oxford for a PhD in anthropology, however I have not been offered funding for either position. I am considering reapplying next year and I would like to know how I can ...
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Student Travel Grant = Volunteering; is it worth it?

I have a paper accepted to a conference and my adviser is willing to fully fund the trip. However, I am also eligible to apply for a "Student Travel Grant" (being a student author). Pros of getting ...
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Can individual international scholars apply for US federal funds?

When checking the grants.gov I found that individuals can directly apply for available grants. Since it was not mentioned that individuals should be US citizen, I thought that everyone can apply, and ...
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Is it common to get research fund from companies like NineSigma?

Funding bodies are normally governments, and proposals should be submitted to them. By surfing the web, I found companies which act as intermediate by collecting proposals for funding bodies (both ...
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Interdisciplinary Scholarships in Art and Engineering

My friend was admitted to Carnegie Mellon's program in Tangible Interaction Design, it is a 2-year program. They gave him an Assistantship which covers about half the tuition. This is about the most ...