I am in a weird situation. I changed my advisors during my Ph.D. program. I received research funding for my doctoral research before I changed advisors. The funding source does require funding acknowledgment in papers.
Now I graduated, but I learned that my former advisor is doing research on a very similar topic, possibly using the data I collected (something the funding paid). When the time comes for the former advisor to publish a paper, is the former advisor supposed to acknowledge the student funding source?
I thought, 'Well, just let it go. I am graduated. I don't want to deal with that person again.' But at the same time, I am uncomfortable that the funding, which I spent weeks writing up an application, and my four years of work might not be acknowledged.
What is the general funding acknowledgment rule in this kind of case?