Questions about navigating logistics, opportunities, and etiquette when visiting an academic institution or colleague.

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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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How to become a visiting student in a UK University

I'm about to finish my BSc in Computer Science, and in September I'll start an MSc in UK. What if I don't want to waste my time during the August and September months? Would it be feasible to ask a ...
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Is there Visiting Administrator in academia?

I am event manager in our university. I see that academics are very mobile through visiting scholar plans. I wonder if you have every seen mobility of university administrators? I am very interested ...
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Which country has visiting fund in its research funding scheme? [closed]

I contacted a few people that I knew for finding a visiting researcher position in the US, UK and Germany (3-5 persons in each country). While they welcome the visit, but the following offered a small ...
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Why and how do professors go for sabbatical?

I read several questions about sabbatical leaves in this website. When checking a faculty list, it is common that some are on sabbatical leave and some are visiting professors. When emailing ...
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Immigration for visiting scholars in Europe [closed]

A few years ago, I went to the USA as a visiting scholar. The embassy did not ask me any special financial proof to issue a J1 visa. Although, I was self-funded, I found some TA tasks there which ...
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What is behind the “Indian Undergrad Research Experience”-spam?

Every now and then I receive an email claiming to be from some undergrad student in Math or Computer Science at an Indian university asking for a summer research experience in "my research group" ...
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What questions should I ask when I visit labs for potential post-doc employment?

I am approaching the end of the tunnel and starting to look for my options beyond the PhD. The few contacts I have initiated have been positive so far and I will be visiting some labs in the coming ...
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Best practices when hosting visiting speaker (especially with the questions part of their talk)

I'm an undergrad and I have invited a speaker to come and speak in my department. He's a mathematician at another university, and although what he will talk about is relevant to mathematics, it's not ...
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Meeting with professors in other universities

I am a second year PhD student. I am still in the process of finding a research topic. I have a couple research ideas at early stages with two different professors. I will be in another country for ...
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How are interactions with professors on postgraduate open days taken into account in admissions decisions?

I am applying for a masters in the UK and I attended an open day where I met various professors. I met with a professor who also happened to be the postgraduate admissions tutor. We spoke for a while ...
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one on ones during campus visit

Do all schools have candidates at tenure-track campus interviews meet extensively with faculty members and administrators one-on-one? Are there schools where it is customary to devote a campus visit ...
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I am a PhD student and hate it here. How can I warn prospective students during admit weekend without ruining my reputation?

On the one hand, I want to warn students not to come to my program. On the other hand, I don't want to be "that guy," and I also don't want to tarnish the reputation of the specific people I worked ...
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Graduate school applicant visiting a department he has applied to - advantageous?

I've applied to several graduate schools in the US for a physics PhD. As I currently have some free time, I'm willing to travel around and visit graduate schools that I've applied to. My current ...
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Is it very difficult for international applicants to get a Visiting Assistant Professor position in the US?

I am a mathematics postdoc working outside the US and this year I am preparing for applications for positions (mainly in the US). I should also add that I am not a US citizen. Sometime ago I have ...
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Impact of the visit weekend weather on the admitted graduates' grad school decision in the US

US universities typically organize visit weekends for newly admitted graduates, after which the latter confirm or refuse the offer. Is there any research/study/survey that looked at the impact of the ...
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Arranging a visit to a professor you do not know yet

I am a PhD student in mathematics and I’d like to visit professor X (whom I don’t know personally), as he’s an expert in my field and could really help me with some passages in my research. I have ...
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Who hires a visiting professor?

When a professor stays in another university as a visiting professor during his sabbatical leave, his salary is partially paid by his home university. Then, he is not a regular employee of host ...
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Is it OK to ask my host for an externally organized stay which hotel is being booked?

I will be spending 2 weeks in China later this year, to visit a university and talk to the various research groups. The host university will be paying all my expenses. My contact person at the host ...
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Asking for a site visit as a master's applicant

I'm currently an undergraduate, and I will finish my bachelors this coming spring. I've been looking at graduate programs, including one physical chemistry masters program in the Amsterdam. I found ...
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Advisable to visit other labs?

Is it advisable to do a short (2-3months) visit to a different lab at a different university while doing a PhD? I would think that it would be good for setting up collaborations, but would a PhD ...
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“Thank you” notes after giving a seminar talk

I am just finishing my PhD and I have now been on the job market and started to speak at many universities. I have realized it is a time commitment for a person to host a seminar speaker and am really ...
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What are the 'right questions' to ask professors at a visit day for prospective graduate students?

I'm in mathematics, though I don't know if the answers to this will be field-dependent. There have been previous good questions that answer what to ask graduate students here and only somewhat ...
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Potential Post-Doc supervisor visit: should I give a talk or just have a meeting?

I am a PhD candidate in computer engineering. I saw an announcement for a post-doctoral position on the internet. I wrote to the professor having that open position asking him if I could come to ...
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Visiting Student/Scholar

Can one be titled "Vising Student/Scholar" at a university if one is already graduated from another institute (with BSc/MSc) and is currently not affiliated with any university? Does one have to pay ...
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How to arrange sabbatical leave?

Sabbatical leave is very common as it is nice to spend a year as a visiting professor in another university and experience a new environment. It is very beneficial for the host university to have a ...
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What's the point of visiting students?

I've started a PhD recently and seen a few students from other universities visit our lab for a few days or maybe few weeks. The other university pays all expenses which many times amount to thousands ...
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Offer for a pre-PhD visit, how to handle the situation with other PhD applications in the queue?

I have received an offer to visit a lab for 4/5 months that could lead into a fully funded PhD. In the meantime I have other applications in the pipeline from which I will hear back in either a few ...
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How to get the most out of a period in another university during PhD?

Many PhD programs envisage for every candidate a period (3, 6 months or more) in another university, in order to carry on research in another institution, acquire new skills and (maybe) lay the ...
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What's the etiquette for a short visit to a US university department?

In May, I'll be visiting a department at Columbia University in the US for a few days. What's the etiquette on visiting (answers relevant to US in general are welcome, to prevent this question getting ...