I have written a professor who has an available Ph.D. position with my CV. After 3 days the professor replied with an apology for being late and said she went through my CV carefully and my work aligns very well with the project she is offering. She asked me to apply for the scholarship. Also asked if I would like to discuss the project with her in zoom or skype. I replied to her that I am interested. Its been a week that she did not write me back. Is it ok to write to her again? If yes, how to address it?

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    Did you apply for the scholarship? – user151413 Jul 17 '20 at 20:25
  • @user151413- no.Because for applying I need an invitation from her – Black Sheep Jul 18 '20 at 18:59
  • no, its different – Black Sheep Jul 22 '20 at 12:35
  • She asked me to apply for the scholarship. You have been invited by her. So apply. – David Ketcheson Jul 26 '20 at 7:01

Yes, it is ok to write again. Say you hope she is still interested and hope you can discuss the project soon. You could even suggest one or two days that it would be convenient for you and ask for alternatives. If you have applied, say so.

A week isn't a long time for academics, but it is long enough that a follow up won't be insulting. I wouldn't even mention the earlier mail.

This might not work everywhere, but I think Australia tends to have a fairly informal culture, like the US.

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    It's worth mentioning that most group leaders are flat-out busy for most waking hours of the day. If anything they would probably appreciate a gentle reminder (I know I do). – user2877148 Jul 17 '20 at 18:36
  • @Buffy- I did not write her yet. I just finished proofreading my recent article which will be online within a few days. I decided to write to her with my new article link. Do you think I am going right? Also, the scholarship deadline is 31st August so I have much time. – Black Sheep Jul 22 '20 at 12:33
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    That should be fine. – Buffy Jul 22 '20 at 12:35

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