Questions tagged [application]

This tag refers to application process for an academic course or an academic employment.

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Should I send a follow up mail to my potential supervisor

Last friday I received an email from my potential supervisor that my application was positively reviewed and that they will further progress with my application if I'm still interested. I replied that ...
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Is dyslexia regarded as a severe disability for academic applications?

For the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) application they ask: Other serious disability related to a physical, mental, or emotional condition is included in ...
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Should I ask the expected level of technicality in the research statement while appyling to a potdoc position?

I am currently in process of applying to open postdoc positions. As a global regulation, universities require for me to provide research statements as well as cover letters. Many articles in the web ...
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Postdoc application: Should I mention who I'd like to work with?

Some postdoc applications specifically mention who the principal investigator. However, other positions don't have a PI; the postdoc is being hired to join the research group in general and, while ...
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Prospective PhD advisor encourages me to apply and positively mentions relevant experiences. What are my success chances?

I had recently e-mailed a professor asking for opportunities in his lab. He responded as follows - Email content: Dear [redacted] Thanks for your interest in my lab. My lab is planning to hire ...
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China Postdoctoral system application processing time [closed]

how much time does it take for China postdoctoral system once we submit the application in system online?
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Alternatives to Grad School Political Science [closed]

I'm planning to apply to political science grad school. However, I've been having second thoughts. I'm incredibly burnt out this semester and don't want to be a workaholic in the future, though I see ...
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What are the prospects of becoming a clinician-researcher in Singapore? [closed]

I am asking as I am interested in working in Singapore at some point in the future, probably within the next 5-10 years. Why Singapore? I believe Singapore is a developed country with a world-class ...
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NSF postdoc as graduate student: Should I list highest degree as Ph.D. or Masters in application form

I am currently a graduate student (hopefully) in my final year. I am applying to the NSF postdoc program in mathematics. As part of this application, I need to fill out an application form and a ...
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Is it okay to ask a supervisor for the email addresses of their current students?

I am doing an integrated Masters course as part of my undergraduate degree, and we have been asked to select the top 6 projects from a list of ~40 projects. We will then be allocated projects (and ...
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Should I choose the schools that I apply to, or should I ask my advisors to do that for me?

I am applying to some PhD programs this year. If I just ask my advisors to choose the school for me, they might think I am lazy and have done no research. However if I do that on my own, I am afraid ...
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Should I apply to schools I am not sure I would attend?

I graduated 2 years ago. I am now seeking to apply to a Master’s degree in Finance. I am currently applying to 6 universities. My letters of recommendation are from renowned professors who are really ...
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Where is it acceptable to mention an abnormally high stipend?

Student X's GRA stipend is more than double that of their peers in the same major. They wonder if this is appropriate to mention this as a negotiating tool in certian scenarios. One reason for this is ...
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Should I send a follow up mail to my potential PhD supervisor?

I recently applied for a PhD position in Europe. The deadline for applications was the 30th of September (so almost a week ago) and the starting date for the position is January 2021. I won't graduate ...
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How to start the Background section of Research Grant application?

Should we directly cut to the chase in the Background Section of the Grant Application from the very first line followed by the proper (official) background of the problem? OR Should we give a proper ...
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Letters of recommendation — from postdoc or professor? Both?

I am an undergraduate studying pure mathematics in an American university with a top-10 graduate program. I am applying to PhD programs and graduate fellowships this year, and I have a dilemma about ...
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phd admission- both professor from same university agreed to be mentor

2 professors from the same university same department have agreed to be my mentor. But none have funds, prof.1 may give me TA, while prof.2 can give me RA. Which one should I choose? Can I put 2 ...
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How much do grad school care about my dismissal experience in my application?

I am an international student from China and currently pursuing undergraduate degree in Canada, majoring in computer sicence. My academic experience is very tortuous and I want to tell my story and ...
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Applying to a PhD program 12 years after completing an MS degree

I have finally found a PhD program that appeals to me based on my work history and research interests. There is a potential problem, though, in that the program wants at least one academic reference--...
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Masters in mathematics after bachelors in mechanical engineering

I am in a bit of dilemma regarding my career aspirations. I am a mechanical engineering graduate from one of the top 5 IITs in India. I have a average CGPA of 8.87/10 (top 20 in my class). I have ...
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What goes in a statement of objectives for a US university? [duplicate]

I've been in industry for the last five years working as a control systems engineer in the UK. I'm an Embedded Digital Electronics Engineer by trade and achieved a first class degree with about an 85% ...
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The order of Aims, Objectives, and Research Question in the grant proposal application

What should be the order of my Research Questions, Aim, and Order in response to the following section. The order that looks logical to me is Research Question => Aim => Objective . Any ...
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What should a work supervisor put in a recommendation letter for someone applying to statistics PhD programs?

This fall, I'll be applying to PhD programs in statistics in the U.S. I'm currently a full-time student in an applied math master's program in the U.S.; until this fall, I was a part-time student and ...
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Applying for a mathematics PhD in the US after getting a BSc degree from Imperial

This summer I finished my BSc maths degree at Imperial College London and ranked around top 5% of the class. I was considering the idea of applying to some US universities like Stanford, Harvard, etc.,...
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As an undergrad applying for PhD positions, can I add to my CV that I will be mentioned in an as yet unwritten paper?

I have recently completed a summer research project. In this project I completed sample preparation and preliminary analysis which will be used as a basis for further analysis. I have been told by my ...
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What should we look for in our first postdoc position? [closed]

What are the opportunities that we should aim for while searching for a postdoc position for a researcher with and without a family in theoretical particle physics? I want to know also the qualities ...
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How to make my application stronger for a master's degree in mathematics in Europe?

I want to apply for the ICTP diploma in mathematics and other master's programmes in Europe. I have a BSc degree in math/physics with a cgpa of 2.74/4. I did a master's degree in mathematics; I got 3....
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Advice for internal grant application write up

I am writing an internal grant proposal (as a new faculty recruits). The university has asked for the names of at least three external experts as application reviewers. The university review panel (...
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Applying to faculty jobs: how close to research area should I be?

I am applying to faculty jobs in computer science. Let's say I am in field A. I found a job ad for an assistant professor position. The ad says something along the lines of "the department is ...
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Application form for lecturer position provides a template for an academic resume, should I follow that?

I am trying to apply for a Lecturer job in another country; I noticed that they're asking for an academic resume and they provided a template as well. Here is what they said: You should provide ...
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Motivating myself to continue being a very good student? [closed]

I have just obtained my Bachelor's in Computer Science (CS) at one of the better universities in Germany. Let me call it AM (Alma Mater). My results during these years were great, i.e. I impressed ...
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How to find suitable PhD programs in Computational Social Science? [closed]

I recently graduated from a master's program in Information Science in the U.S. and want to get into a Ph.D. program in the near future. I am pretty interested in computational social science, ...
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Should a research proposal contain a discussion of my past experience and achievements?

I'm used to "research proposals" being purely focused on future plans and specific research aims, and not a place to talk about myself. However, now I'm making an application for a ...
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How to cold email multiple faculty members to propose a collaboration?

I am currently looking at an advertised postdoctoral fellowship (in the US if that matters), where it is stated that the topic of the research proposal should be discussed with faculty members before ...
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Length of Ph. D. Application CV for Mid-Career Professionals

I am applying for a Ph. D. program after a 10 year career of secondary classroom teaching - I have held several positions in that time should I cut some of these teaching experiences out to make my CV ...
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Applying for PhD as a transferred undergraduate: do I need transcripts from my previous institution?

I am an undergraduate in Math/CS at a Canadian university, and I am planning to apply for PhD in US/Canada. The thing is that I spent the first year of my undergraduate at another program in another ...
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Impact of Masters thesis on PhD application

I am a final year masters student and I will be defending in Fall 2020. I will be applying for PhD in Fall 2021. At the start of my Masters thesis, me and my PI had a specific goal in mind (lets call ...
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Is a scholar whose work contributes substantially to my proposed project a suitable arm's length referee?

I am submitting a postdoctoral application that requires an external arm's length referee to write an evaluation of the proposal to be submitted with the application. The referee should be an ...
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ambiguity about informal postdoc offer

I am concerned that an email I sent can be interpreted as an (informal) acceptance of a postdoc offer. The email was in response to a PI who emailed saying that he hoped to have an official offer out ...
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Is it a good idea to introduce myself via email after submitting application?

I am asking this question on behalf of my brother, who has recently submitted applications to several Physician Assistant programs around the U.S. For various reasons, his GPA is close to the minimum ...
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Does your final-year GPA matter once you apply for graduate school during your undergradate study?

I am a final-year undergraduate student studying Anthropology. And I am willing to apply for graduate school. And I am curious whether one's final-year GPA matters. Because once you apply and receive ...
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How to properly describe experience in exchange program in Statement of Purpose in Master Application?

I went to the international exchange program in a top CS university in Hong Kong, during 2020 spring, when the world was suffering from the pandemic. The Covid-19 affected the exchange program and ...
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Can I apply for a “potential” deferred admission

I'm sorry if there are similar posts, I had a look and couldn't find something exactly similar. I will be starting my final year of Bachelor (in the UK), and I am going to start applying for an ...
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Should I mention planned publications in an application?

I am applying for a Ph.D. position but am still finishing my master's thesis. My supervisor and I plan to publish my results. However, it probably will still take some months to be a publishable paper....
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Using a viral CV/ cover letter LaTeX template for undergraduate research internships

I am planning to apply for a few undergraduate research internships and I recently learned LaTeX, so I am thinking of transferring my resume from Word to LaTeX. I came across LaTeX templates for a &...
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Research Associate job reposted, shiould I reach out to the PI?

I applied for a research associate position when I was at the final stage of my Ph.D. The job description matches my profile with 80%, the 20% included some scientific skills that I didn't have, but ...
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Should I ask for a LOR from my future Master's Supervisor?

I start my master's year project in mid November this year and am currently applying to graduate school, most of whose deadlines are 1st of December. I was wondering if it was acceptable to ask my ...
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Applying for Applied Math PhD as a non-math major (Letters of Recommendation, etc.)

This is my first post, so I'm not be fully familiar with the etiquette of posting on this forum, but I'll do my best. I graduated Summa Cum Laude in May from a reputable university with a major in ...
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How to properly describe future works in Master's Thesis?

I have developed an application for the Master's Thesis. It provides enough functionality for demonstration purposes and to explain the workings of it. However, many other areas (some major, some ...
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PhD application: bad grade in relevant subject at master's

I'm currently pursuing an M.Sc. in Europe. I am going to apply for a PhD program at an Ivy league university. I am afraid that some bad marks in the master's (especially one in a relevant subject) ...

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