My PhD is self-funded and I probably change in 2016. Can I apply for a grant now and then change my PhD later?
Does it legally or ethically force me to stay and finish the project?
Or my Prof can hire another PhD student after me to continue working on that project?
Let's put it this way: I have a self funded position and everybody including my Prof know that I'll most probably leave next year but I want to get some money as long as I'm here (before changing).
Can I apply for a for example 2-year research grant and quit after a year or it obligates me to stay and finish the project?