I have started my fully-funded-PhD for about 6 months in North America. When I applied professor promised me that he was going to provide me with the funding. Yet, I have not received any detailed topic about my PhD from my supervisor.
I see my other classmates have already got projects with secure funding. I have not received any secure project yet, and my funding is not stable(so far I have received only $12500), my bank is currently -$10000, and I had to pay the tuition fee.
The amount fund received so far: $12500
My spending so far: food, housing, and tuition fee: $18800
I needed to borrow an extra $10000 from my family to pay my expenses.
Each time that I have a meeting with him, he just comes and talks about some general topics about his projects and he does not assign anything.
I tried to communicate this during my meeting but it was not effective, seems like he does not understand my needs. How do I write him an email and communicate this with him? "I need a problem definition/ project with secure funding from a company so that I can work on it, It is really frustrating for me to see everyone is working on their project"
How do I write him an email to effectively communicate my thoughts? I feel like my words may not be heard as intended.