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List of "possible publications" at international conferences

I want to apply for a PhD fellowship program abroad and one of the requirements is that I must provide a list of possible publications and presentations at international seminars/conferences, what ...
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C.V. For PhD Application [duplicate]

I will be applying to a PhD in English program in about a year and a half. One of the admissions requirements is a C.V. Firstly, I am not sure of what to include in my C.V. Additionally, I feel as if ...
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Seeking Guidance and Support for IET Fellowship criteria [closed]

I am applying for a fellowship via the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). One of the significant challenges I face is understanding the criteria and expectations set forth by the IET for ...
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Teaching job application: Should I make any references to a gap year in my employment history due to depression?

I used to be a tenure-track assistant professor. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out because I failed to publish, and so my job perished two years ago. Even more unfortunately, the stress and ...
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Prospective PHD student currently majoring in CS

I'm a computer science major at a prestigious university. I've consistently achieved top grades in all my courses and have developed a strong interest in mathematics. I've completed a year-long ...
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Why do some admission applications ask what you've been doing in the years since you left school? [duplicate]

Some admission applications ask what you've been doing in the years since you last left school. For example, work, military, parenting, volunteering, or caring for a sick family member. Some ...
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After a few years away from school, inactive students may need to reapply for admission. Why?

At many schools in America, undergraduate students can freely take a semester or two off. But some students might want to take a longer break: perhaps two or three years. At many schools, after ...
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How serious are German universities about the locality requirement?

Looking through requirements for both junior/W3 professor positions and some fellowships at individual institutions, I keep seeing a requirement along the lines of the applicant's willingness to move ...
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Joining a research lab for research experience

I graduated a few years back with a decent MSc (about 3.6 GPA equivalent) from a good European university (top 10) university. My dream was to pursue a good PhD, but I didn't manage to publish ...
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Grad application: how much do gen-ed summer classes taken elsewhere weigh?

I have taken several classes as a part-time student in several community colleges as an affordable way to complete my gen-ed requirements. I was a naive freshman back then and I thought that since the ...
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How does Admit into unstructured Phd in Psychology in Germany work? [duplicate]

I have a specific interest in studying about alexithymia. I have also drafted a research proposal and emailed it to professors from various universities across Germany. But I haven't received any ...
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Whom to ask for a recommendation letter

I'm gearing up to apply for a PhD position in AI and aiming for one of the top schools in the US. Currently, I'm wrapping up a research project (based on my graduation thesis) and preparing it for ...
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How to reach out to a professor with an unsolicited PhD application?

I am currently an industry researcher at a startup with a few year experience post masters and I am wanting to do a PhD for professional development and because I believe I will enjoy it. I am looking ...
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Mentioning researcher unrelated to institution I'm applying for in motivation letter

I am writing a motivation letter for a scholarship to fund my MS thesis project at university X. However, my research interests are inspired by the work of a researcher working at a completely ...
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Will Israeli Military Service Affect My Chances of a Physics Master's Program?

I'm currently studying for a bachelor's degree in physics and computer science in Israel, after which I will enroll into the military (due to Israel having mandatory military service). I will most ...
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Why do people keep saying 'it is your responsibility' to make sure your supervisor uploads their letter of recommendation (or similar)?

It is very common to see statements like "it is your responsibility to make sure [someone with higher rank, like your advisor/supervisor/mentor] to submit/upload [something like a letter/approval]...
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What percentage of applicants to Harvard (or another well known R1 university) are international?

Is there anything known about what percentage of applications to Harvard's undergraduate programs comes from international applicants? (If not about Harvard, is something known about similar US R1 ...
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Should I wait to apply for Ph.D in Machine Learning - US/Canada

I'm a 4th year CS and Stats student with a 3.86/4.00 GPA in the US and about to graduate soon. I want to apply to top-35 ML Ph.D. program in the US. As we all know, ML Ph.D. has become insanely ...
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How do I reframe getting an MPhil instead of a PhD the first time round, in the context of applying for a mathematical postdoc?

The Question: How do I reframe getting an MPhil instead of a PhD the first time round, in the context of applying for a mathematical postdoc? Background: I tried for a PhD in group theory at ...
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How does finishing my bachelor's degree in 4 years affect my academic career? [closed]

I started university early and some unexpected events happened and my first year wasn't so great, however, I have high scores like +100/110 and a very good CV with work experience and research papers. ...
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What do you think is the best way for me to get into grad school?

So, I completed my bachelor's in mathematics a month ago, and I'm planning to move to another country to continue my studies. I really love mathematics and I want to apply to a master's program in ...
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Can I include my contribution to a internationally recognized research project in my college apps, if I wasn't part of the presenting team [closed]

I am from a non-US high school, facing a dilemma about mentioning my involvement in a successful research project (Project A) on my college applications. I contributed significantly to Project A, ...
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Does publication importance diminish over time?

Thinking of applying for a PhD in a 2-3 years as I want to focus on my industry job at the moment, and I was wondering how publications are evaluated by grad admissions over time? Will a very good ...
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Academic Violation - Can I avoid mentioning it to grad schools?

In my second semester senior year, I was being proctored via zoom for an exam and our professor had asked us to turn on both audio and video for it. I accidentally had my mic muted during the exam. My ...
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Is it okay to contact members of a lab before applying to a position?

There is a certain permanent position recently advertised at a lab that I'm interested in. The application consists of submitting a number of documents (CV, project, etc.) online, which will be ...
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Including independent research project in PhD application

I am applying for a PhD program and want to demonstrate my research abilities and enthusiasm for scientific writing. While I currently have no plans to publish this work, I completed an independent ...
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Does it matter where you got your bachelor's degree when applying to PhD? [duplicate]

I did my bachelor's degree at an unknown school and got a very decent GPA. I picked it randomly and am now regretting that did not opt for a better school, although I had an opportunity. Currently I ...
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Who should I address in the cover letter?

I am applying for a postdoc position. A professor advertises the position, and applications are made directly to the professor. His name, email address, etc., is on the "where to send" part. ...
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Schedule for Job Applications

When applying for a postdoc position or a tenure track job in the US, most universities have application deadlines between October and December, and send out offers between January and March. I am ...
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What experiences count in the application for a MS Clinical Psychology Program? [closed]

I'm a third-year undergraduate student (from South Asia) of BS Psychology and plan to do a master's in Clinical Psychology after I graduate. What are the type of experiences needed to strengthen my ...
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"Major Sub-projects" and "Publication Strategy" on Job Application

I am applying for a faculty position. The position is not intended for one particular project but rather part of a research group in political science. In addition to overall ambitions for this ...
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reapply without recommendation from current advisor

I'm a new PhD student in a middle-ranked university. I decided to accept my professor's offer because his publication matches my interests and has a reputable reputation from my research(like asking ...
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Should I mention that I can't afford living costs in a scholarship application?

I am applying for a master's degree in supply chain management in Sweden and I can't afford the cost of living in Sweden. I am filling out an online master's scholarship application form and I was ...
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How to deal with potential nasty issue of asking for PhD opportunity within the same topic from two different supervisors?

I'm not from Europe, but about to finish my masters there. Through my thesis, I was introduced to the wonderful world of topic A, where I was tutored by the research group G. My supervisor and I were ...
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professors reply "I will get in touch in future if a position is available"

I asked one of my professor my interest in pursuing a PhD in her group (who was a great mentor during this year). She told that no position is available and hope that new positions will come in the ...
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What does Unconditional firm mean?

I recieved an offer of place for a PhD at a British university, which I accepted. My application's status was updated to : Unconditional firm, but due to my unfamiliarity with the British system and ...
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The work of mathematicians in physics and experimental labs

I am especially interested in a course in a well-known and renowned experimental physics laboratory. When applying, among the questions they expect you to answer, they ask how I think my knowledge ...
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Comparing ways of sending a recommendation letter

A student is applying for a study program that requires letters of recommendation as an integral part of the application. The application portal allows the student to attach letters of recommendation ...
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Will a few Cs and Ds in my MSc badly affect my chances of acceptance to a PhD? [closed]

I have an M.Sc in Physics. We had 16 theory papers, and eight lab papers, coursework-based M.Sc. Theory-- I have A in 4, B in 5, C in 5, D in 2 Lab- O in 5, A in 2, B in 1 I have an overall CGPA Of 7....
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What is a procedural letter of promotion?

I recently saw several job postings for positions of associate professor and full professor at a university and each of these postings states the following in bold letters: Candidates must provide a ...
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Publication versus courses for a PhD application

I am currently a second year Master of Statistics student at a university in Asia. Next year I will start my first year of a doctoral degree in Statistics at the same university, however, I will also ...
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Inclusion of a Personal Photo in Academic CVs: Appropriate or Not? [duplicate]

I'm in the process of refining my curriculum vitae (CV) for academic purposes, and I'm contemplating whether to include a personal photograph. This decision seems to vary greatly across different ...
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PhD admissions: what to do when not shortlisted at top choice program?

I applied for a PhD program at HKU and contacted a professor ahead of time. The professor said that it depends on the committee to decide the students. Then after one month, when I asked for my ...
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What are the Key Elements to Highlight in an Undergraduate's CV When Applying for a PhD Program?

I am an undergraduate student preparing to apply for PhD programs and I am currently refining my CV for this purpose. I understand that a CV for PhD applications may differ in focus compared to one ...
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What does "result of a qualification" mean in the UK?

I am applying for a postdoctoral position in the UK and where I need to put my qualification, it is asked about the result. For example, when I fill in the details of my B.Sc. degree, what am I ...
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My university is not issuing a transcript in the form required by a foreign university. What are the options before me?

I'm from a South Asian country, and here marksheets are accepted for all kinds of admissions. Now, I have applied to a UK university, and upon uploading my marksheets, which look like this: I ...
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what is the major differences of job talks given by graduate/postdoc and assistant professor/above?

There are a lot material on suggestions/advices for job talks for those graduate students and postdocs to seek a first assistant professor position. However, there is less advices about job talk for ...
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Research statement for postdoctoral position in theoretical Physics

I am applying for a postdoctoral position in theoretical Physics and they ask for a research statement. I looked it up and it seems some people write this in the format of a letter, in which I say ...
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What should I do to keep in touch with a potential employer after an interview? [closed]

After sending a follow-up e-mail, two weeks after the first interview i've gotten the following answer: Thanks for staying interested in the position. Yes, I have discussed your application with the ...
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How well should one understand a PhD's topic when applying for a PhD?

I'm looking into applying for a PhD in math in Europe (I've seen positions in Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and Norway). A concern that I've encountered is regarding PhD advertisements that ...
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