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

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Will people think negatively of owning a nice car in grad school?

I graduated from college 5 years ago, and I was very fortunate to graduate with no debt. For the 3 years after graduating I worked hard, had solid employment, and saved very carefully. This afforded ...
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Funding of research by commercial companies, what is the sentiment in the USA?

I attended graduate school in Switzerland, where for engineering, it is not uncommon to have research projects that are funded, in part, by commercial companies. I'm not talking about consulting, but ...
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European fellowships for neuroscience or anatomy?

I'm not sure this kind of question is appropriate here, but if not here, probably nowhere else. I'm interested to know if there is a) any mailing list for jobs in neuroscience or anatomy (apart from ...
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Adding additional member to a funded project

This is not what happens to me, just something I think about and wonder if it ever happens in academia. Suppose that there is a funded project which is planned to have 3 people working in it for a ...
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Is there a reliable indicator for which which NIH RFAs are open to post-docs?

I haven't found any guidance on NIH's websites so far whether or not someone who has a Ph.D. but is not yet full-time faculty (e.g. post-doc) is eligible to be named as a co-PI on an R01 grant. For ...
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Do any NIH post-doc grants besides the K99/R00 have time limits from graduation?

I didn't immediately find the 4-year death-clock on the K99/R00 grant. I just want to know, is that the only major NIH activity code that restricts eligibility based on time since graduation? I ...
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Finishing a PhD while working at a community college

I'm a PhD student that just finished my first year in graduate school. The University I am at will only fund me if I work as a TA. There is a community college in the area which I have a long working ...
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How to answer question about funding a project

On some project grant applications, one gets a question on something along the lines of: "If you are unsuccessful in your application for this funding round, how do you plan on funding this project?" ...
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How to get pornographic movies for scientific research purposes?

Recently, I have being planning to design an automatic pornographic movie detector with the machine learning knowledge that I just acquired. I am now in the stage of planning how to perform the ...
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American universities - where does all the money go? [closed]

This question is about Title-IV eligable 4 year institutions in America, the majority of which are non-profit. Colleges have a range of funding sources, including tution fees. Tuition fees have ...
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Implications of being accepted without funding?

I was accepted into Ohio State University CS PhD without funding. I have heard that people who can show their capability may get funding after getting into the program. Is this understanding correct? ...
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Complete financial statement as the part of scholarship application

I'm applying for a scholarship whose application consists of a financial statement, in which I have to breakdown my income and expenditure to show how I manage my money. As the scholarship aims to ...
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What happens to equipment purchased using a startup package after an academic leaves the university?

I am on the faculty of a large American university, and I have bought a lot of equipment (laptops, tablets, batteries, etc.) for research purposes using a startup package. I will be leaving for a new ...
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Remote work employment opportunities for someone with chronic health problems

I have a PhD in physics, and my career path of choice has always been in physics. Unfortunately, I have been struck with a series of chronic health problems which have caused me to be fired and ...
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International Student Funding for Graduate Programs outside North America

I'm considering doing a masters or a PhD program outside of North America, in particular Europe or Australia. I had originally expected every graduate program to fund students the way North American ...
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How does laboratory funding and money management work in grad school?

there's something I've been curious about regarding the funding of labs in graduate schools. I imagine it's different in different schools, but there's probably a most common scenario. How is money ...
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Where does the remaining money of FP7 projects go?

'Framework programmes' (FPs) are main financial tools through which the European Union supports research and development activities covering almost all scientific disciplines. I am a fellow ...
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Acknowledging funds from an award tied to a specific individual

I am organizing a conference at a major University. Much of the funding for the conference has come from the an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation award received by a particular scholar. He controls the ...
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How do I negotiate an offer for Ph.D. funding? [duplicate]

I've received an offer for admission next year. I would very much like to accept the offer, but I'm not sure the 50% TA position will be enough to cover the costs of commuting and an apartment near ...
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Is there a financial benefit for PhD student to join a funded research project

I'm a first year PhD in Computer Science at a UK university. Recently, my supervisor has asked me to join a funded research project consisting of other post-docs and lecturers, i.e. I'll be the only ...
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Are Canadian applicants favored in graduate admissions or funding for Canadian graduate programs?

I'm not sure if this question is off-topic here, but I have applied to some Canadian master's economics programs as an international student along with my Canadian classmates. Even though I have a ...
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Do any statistics program provide funding for masters students?

I plan to be applying to graduate school next year in Statistics or Biostatistics and due to some financial constrictions, I will not be able to attend unless the tuition is waived at the the minimum. ...
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What is difference between funding an MS and a PHD student

I am trying to understand this regarding aspects of funding only and not quality of research.What is difference between funding an PHD and an MS student. I thought both took courses, get some ...
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Research grants for international PhD candidates

I recently came across a friend who is applying for a PhD in my lab. He happens to be from Brazil, on an F-1 visa. He was told by my advisor that his citizenship status affects the sources of funding ...
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Negotiating PhD funding

I have been fortunate enough to get accepted with 5 years guaranteed funding to my 2nd choice graduate school. While the guarantee is great, the funding is only for 9/months out of the year. Would it ...