Unanswered Questions

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What research has examined the cost in time and money of conference attendance?

I am looking for surveys/studies that quantify the time and money academics spent on conferences/symposia/workshops/etc by both organizers and attendees. Specifically, I'm interested in both academic ...
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Examples of research resources for which Wikipedia is known as being amongst top referrers?

Wikimedia sites – and Wikipedias in particular – direct a lot of traffic to many web resources, including research-related ones. Click stream data is not recorded on the Wikimedia end, ...
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When someone publish paper of similar topic

I am from the engineering field (signal processing from electrical engineering), and I have been working on my paper since March last year. Back then, I have spent hours searching over the web, and I ...
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Tracking updates for an individual paper in arXiv

Albeit arXiv offers RSS news feeds for subject areas updates, it is also possible to track an individual paper for updates (such as if it was submitted and/or accepted to a journal)?
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AAUP standards for timing of recruiting/resigning a faculty position: Do they really mean anything?

According to the American Association of Union Professors (AAUP), A faculty member should not resign, in order to accept other employment as of the end of the academic year, later than May 15 or ...
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Electronic Assessment / Submission for questions where each student should have a different correct answer

I am looking for software that will automatically assess the output of student assignments, or at least the numerical parts of them. This is for a large class of >100 students and multiple ...
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Chances of research position in mathematics without going to a top graduate school?

I'm a student at a reasonably prestigious, but not top, graduate program in mathematics. I'm happy here- I really like the professors in my research group, and I feel like I'm a pretty good fit for ...
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Getting article type information [New Result / Confirmatory Result / Contradictory Result] from bioRxiv

The bioRxiv advanced search form lets one find articles by their type. Following are the three types: New Result Confirmatory Result Contradictory Result An RSS feed is also available here: ...
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How to negotiate for clinical vs protected research time in academic job offer?

I am a doctor, with specialty in psychiatry and a subspecialty in mood disorders. I have been offered an academic position at a larger university, but the letter of offer does not specify any ...
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The data of industrial postdocs in Canada

Could anyone help me with the data of hired postdocs in company and private sector in Canada? I want to find out the number and the rate of the industrial postdocs in Canada (including the postdocs in ...
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How can a decent student find a doctoral advisor from another faculty?

I am a last year student at the Moscow State University (I study maths). At our university there are two somewhat similar mathematical faculties: Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics (this is where I ...
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What is “call for nomination” for senior positions in university?

Job ads for senior executive positions in university always state Call for Nomination and Application. Contrary to nomination for awards, the nominator cannot actually nominate the nominee, but just ...
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Which countries have funding opportunities like ERC Advanced Grant?

The eligibility of ERC Advanced Grant is very interesting, everyone from anywhere can submit a proposal, and upon approval he should work in a host institution within European Union. This gives an ...
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How to tailor cv for travel grant applications

Can anyone advise on how to tailor a CV for travel grant applications? I've seen a number of computer science conferences and workshops where the application for travel grants consists of simply ...
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Does the committe assesse the Verbal/Analytical Writing scores differently for International applicants?

I always wondered how the admission committees in the US look at the Verbal/analytical Writing scores for international applicants. English is my third language - although the primary language of ...

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