I have contacted a potential PhD supervisor and currently he is reviewing my work, however this evaluation process seems to be taking too long.
Is it ethical to give my research proposal to another professor (another university) while he is reviewing my work? Will this reflect negatively on me if he finds out about it?
There is a good chance that these two professors are in contact with each other ( though I can't be sure!)
He is the foremost expert in my field and I would prefer to have him as supervisor. I just don't want to lose my other opportunities.
Note : I have already secured funding for my PhD. I am only looking for a reputable school (and supervisor). I am considering two institutions in Europe, in Netherlands and Germany.