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

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Any visiting positions open to U.S. community college instructors? [on hold]

My wife and I are both tenured community college instructors in the U.S., curious about taking a year's leave to work somewhere else. We have a small number of publications, and master's degrees, but ...
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Should I contact professors directly if a visitor's office exists?

I want to visit certain laboratories at Tokyo Institute of Technology (TITECH) when I go to Japan three weeks from now to get a feel for the research they do and if I would be a good Master's ...
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Should I add a short-term visiting scholar affiliation in paper submissions?

I'm currently a visiting scholar with a small stipend at one institution, but will be there for a short period of half a year only. At the same time, I'm still affiliated to and get a salary from my ...
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Visiting a research lab as an undergraduate?

Some context: I'm an engineering undergraduate student seriously considering doing a masters degree in a japanese university once I complete my current degree (in two years) In the next month or so, ...
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Host prof stole my Ph.D. topic during my visit [closed]

I have been a visiting researcher to fulfil my Ph.D. and to do the experimental step of my Ph.D. A month ago I understood that my host professor stole my Ph.D. topic and idea and he is writing a ...
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Visit to a different university - is it OK to bring my girlfriend along?

I am a PhD student, and I was recently invited to visit a university which happens to be at a very attractive touristic location. It goes without saying that the purpose of the visit is purely ...
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Invitation to visit a colleague's university, who usually provides support for this?

In the past year, colleagues or collaborators have informally extended an invitation to visit their University, maybe to meet potential collaborators and give a talk. In general, is it normal for the ...
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Accepted in MSc program but not invited for a visit?

I tried looking this up online and could not anything related to this, so figured asking here would make sense. Kind of related to this. Here is the story: I live in US (not an International ...
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To what extent do visit weekends impact graduate school applicant's final decisions?

Is there any study/survey that tried to quantify to what extent visit weekends impact graduate school applicant's final decisions? (final decision = which school to attend) I mostly interested in the ...
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Funding opportunities as a guest researcher in the US

I have an opportunity for a monthlong stay this summer in a laboratory in the US. I am looking for funding sources that would be available for such a stay. Looking at the NSF website, I couldn't ...
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What should be the theme of a presentation in a research visit?

I am having a one-week research visit in a far east country. I was asked by the head of the hosting group to give a presentation. I have never done this before, hence I am quite confused about the ...
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Is it advisable (or even usual) to invite a foreign member of doctoral jury to give a lecture just after the defense? Or is it inappropriate?

I will have my doctoral defense next month, in Italy. In my jury there's a foreign member, who comes on purpose from Belgium (I know him in person and I invited him to be member of the jury, through ...
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Applying for long term visit during PhD

I am a final year PhD student in string theory. I couldn't apply for post doc positions as I didn't have sufficient number of publications. Now since my thesis work is almost complete I am looking for ...
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How to visit an institute when looking for job?

I am a lab technician (microbiology & molecular biology) and biology student, and I am currently seeking for job in some institutes in the UK. After sending my CVs to the HR departments, I usually ...
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What does “auditing a course” mean?

I am visiting an American university for a year. In my invitation letter and further instructions, it is written that I can audit any course that I want (subject to the agreement of its professor). ...
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How to find connections to go abroad as a visisting PhD student?

I'm PhD student and I want to go abroad as a visiting PhD student. Is it recommended to contact professors directly if you want to collaborate as a visiting PhD student? or it is better to get ...
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How to get ready for a visit to a lab where I would like to do undergrad research?

I am a senior physics major and I recently applied to a national lab that is associated with my university. I applied for a student research position through their website (uploaded my resume and ...
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How to give a good lab tour?

I am often called upon to give a "lab tour" to visitors, including but not limited to: prospective graduate students candidates for summer research positions (including undergraduate and high school ...
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What weight does a visiting assistant professorship in a different field carry in tenure track faculty applications?

I am finishing my PhD next month in Philosophy. I've been offered a Visiting Assistant Professorship (VAP) in Mathematics at a very good (nationally recognized) Small Liberal Arts College (SLAC). I ...
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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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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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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 ...