Academic grants are non-repayable funds disbursed by government, trust, foundation or a society. This tag refers to questions related to source and utilization of such funds, criteria for award of such funds, etc

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Using grants while on unpaid leave

When a professor goes on unpaid leave from her university, can she normally continue to use her grants to fund graduate students and postdocs? Or, do all grants "freeze" until the professor returns?
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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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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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Paid position at a US lab

Can one get paid while conducting research at a US university lab, without being a staff, student, visiting student, or a postdoctoral fellow? What are possible titles that are acceptable by grants? ...
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Responding to positive grant reviews?

A common way to handle grant applications seems to be to request external reviews, to which the applicant can then respond. Reviews and response together are discussed at a panel where the proposals ...
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Ethics of spending research money on food and meetings

I assume this varies from different universities/research institutes/countries, however, is there a general percentage or ethical rule on how much money from a grant can or should be spent on food and ...
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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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Flexibility of the Newton Fellowship?

I'm graduating this summer (2014) and trying to find a job in the UK so I can go live with my husband. I am thinking of applying for the Newton Fellowship, however, they have a really strange schedule ...
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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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What to do when you get a grant and move to another institution

My general question is; let's say that you are PI and apply individually or jointly with other research groups to a grant, and you get it. After some months, you move to another institution; can you ...
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What is expected when “novel” and “innovative” ideas are requested as part of a research grant application?

I am applying for a research grant which specifies that the proposed research should be novel and innovative. However without previous experience, it is not clear what degree of novelty is required. ...
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Travel grant for summer conference between PhD and first job?

I am a PhD student in the US (mathematics) and I expect to graduate in May. I got invited to speak in a European conference in June, which is in the awkward time between graduation and my first job ...
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For NSF proposal and grant purposes, do graduate students meet the definition of “investigator”?

I recently received an email from a department administrator that NSF rules have been changed (link here), such that all investigators must fill out a conflict of interest (COI) form. They then go on ...
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Difference between grants and awards

The tag grants currently has the description "Academic grants are non-repayable funds disbursed by government, trust, foundation or a society." The tag awards currently has no description. I am ...
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Does anyone fund research in mathematical finance?

The question is pretty much the title. If you are an academic, is it possible to get anyone to pay you to do research in mathematical finance? You can interpret the question broadly, to include ...
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Finding and requesting research funds from private sponsors for basic research with low short term marketability value

I am currently hired as a research track scientist not funded directly by the university. As part of my contract agreement, I am required to secure my own funding in order to remain hired. However, ...
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Can I write for another grant while being funded by a grant?

If my university position is entirely funded by grant funds can I write for another grant while being funded by another grant? More specifically the individual is a project coordinator hired by grant ...
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Average length of graduate studies in the UK in the life sciences

What would be the usual time spent doing graduate studies (Masters + PhD; courses + research) in the UK for someone studying life sciences? I am applying for a Junior Research Fellowship in hopes of ...
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What's the rough budget size for one person year (research asssistant/postdoc) in academia?

For my CV, I want to mention the budget size of third-party funds I helped to raise, but I do not know the financial details. So: What's the rough cost for one person year in academia, including ...
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Why ask both for CV and publication list?

Some academic job posts and grant applications require submitting both a CV and a publication list. I would have thought that it is a standard to put the publication list in the CV, hence it is not ...
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How many grants it is possible to have simultaneously?

It is feasible to assume that you cannot have more than one grant, since getting a grant means that you are paid for a research project and you cannot work on too many projects at once. So answer ...
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How much time do researchers spend on writing grants?

As a potential future researcher I would like to know how much I could focus on my research and how much distraction grants cause. My research interest lie in theoretical cs and logic, however the ...
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Why do researchers in areas requiring minimal resources apply for grants?

I heard that many researchers spend a lot of their time (maybe even a half) writing the grants. I understand the researchers that need to purchase some equipment or fund their PhD students, although ...
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Evaluation Criteria for NSF Postdoctoral Fellowships

I am currently working on applying for an NSF postdoctoral fellowship and I was wondering if anyone had insight into the following questions: Is it practical to have a proposed research project that ...
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How much do patents impact an academic career?

Patents are not normally considered as publications in scholarly journals, as they are not subject to peer-review. They are actually new ideas, but patenting does not guarantee the impact and ...
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NSF grant proposals after earning Ph.D

I am a fresh mathematics Ph.D who has begun a three year postdoc at University X. I applied for an NSF postdoctoral grant last year with University Y (with Y not equal to X) and did not get it. This ...
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Is it ok to ask a potential PhD advisor for more information about their future grants?

Is there an etiquette when asking Potential Advisors about their future projects? The reason I ask this is because a Potential Advisor informed me of a future grant that she is applying for, which ...
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Supervisor and GRA roles in submitting a grant

I am required to complete 300 practicum hours to fulfill my requirements in a Masters program. I decided to fulfill these hours by creating a practicum experience with my GRA (graduate research ...
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Should a CV for a fellowship application ever include test scores?

I did quite well on my GREs -- perfect scores on all three sections of the general test, and a result in the 98th percentile on the relevant subject GRE test. I'm applying for Ph.D. programs in a STEM ...
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Can students apply for Research Grants (US)?

I know you can apply for fellowships for individual students, but I'm not talking about funding only for one's self. Let's say I noticed a grant that was solicited on grants.gov and I wanted to apply ...
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Repositories of funded research projects in different countries?

I am looking for different national repositories (US, Canada, Australia, UK, etc.) of funded research projects, similar to what Cordis does in EU. Any suggestions? I am after any repository that list ...
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In general, who can apply for research grants (in Europe)?

Who can apply for research grants in Europe? Are there some degree requirements? Can students (undergraduate/graduate) apply for research grants? I know that the answer surely depends on the ...
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How do I best position myself to get an NIH R01 grant?

From what it sounds like, you need to be in the inner circle of key labs in order to be able to be even considered to be able to apply and get a National Institutes of Health R01 grant. How does a lab ...
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Applying for research funding as an independent researcher?

I am a Masters degree holder in Computer Science. Where I live, the most popular way of receiving research grants is from the government. There are two problems with that. First, You have to be ...
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Are there grants available to pay for travel to my PhD program?

I have looked at this thread travel grant but it talks about when the OP already was pursuing his PhD. I am from India and have a different scenario as I have just received my PhD offer in Computer ...
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What sections should I include in the Project Description section of my NSF grant proposal?

I am a Ph.D. student, and I am writing my first proposal to the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) for a research grant in the field of chemistry. One thing that I have found very confusing is ...
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List dollar amount of small grants on C.V.?

This is related to this question, but I don't believe a duplicate since the dollar amount there was impressive, whereas mine are not. I have been awarded several intra-University small grants ($2-4k ...
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On the use of grant funds for extracurricular research

While reading the PUBLICATIONS PRODUCED AS A RESULT OF THIS RESEARCH section of some completed NSF award abstracts, I expected to find papers only within the limited scope of the goals of the ...