Questions tagged [application]

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

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cover letter format for a PHD application

I am writing a cover letter for my PHD application. I do not know the format for the same. However, I have written like this, please tell me if this is correct. I need your valuable suggestions. ...
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I am willing to apply for advertised PhD position in Sweden. Whom should I address my cover letter?

I am willing to apply for advertised PHD position in Sweden. In the instructions to apply they have mentioned about the required documents which include CV, cover letter, transcripts. I have two ...
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Acceptance in PhD Program With Unfortunate Background [duplicate]

So here is my situation: I am applying for a PhD for Fall 2022. Not too long I found ago that my ex boyfriend had used my name online to post all kinds of crap. This includes revenge porn, as well as ...
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when applying for a job through online application system, does the committee see my application immediately? [closed]

Is there any norm that when I apply for a job in academia (post-doc or tenure-track jobs), through online application system, does the committee see my application immediately? Or they have to wait ...
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Getting into a doctorate program with B- [closed]

So I am doing a master's degree in mathematics in a large state school that is not very high ranked. I am planning to go for a doctorate, but not necessarily at a top school, but still an R1 school. ...
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First Language for the Application

I was applying for an academic research program and They wanted to know about my first language. But I am confused about my first language because from my childhood I used to speak Egnlish because ...
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Do I really deserve to go to med school? [closed]

In my country we go straight from high school to medical school so I’m 17 and is accepted to a few medical schools. However, I keep thinking that I have cheated. It first started after an online ...
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How Can I Get a full scholarship to a University by my Skills | as an International Student? [closed]

I'm a student in my last year of high school, I'm from Europe but I'm looking for studying Computer Science in USA for the next year. My grades aren't great (around B/B+) and my family can't afford ...
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How is disclosure of previously undiagnosed long term health condition likely to be viewed when evaluating academic track record?

Considering situations where an individual academic track record is to be evaluated - whether by grant panel, job interview panel, promotion panel etc. If the individual were to make a statement along ...
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emailing supervisor to ask about application status

I have applied for PhD programme (in Dec 2020) and informed my potential supervisor that I have completed my application. Recently (9 days ago), he asked me if I have received any communication from ...
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When applying to grad school, where should I discuss my medical issues that led to poor grades during my first two years?

I graduated this December from a major public university with a major in social services. I received a 3.02. I have about four Ws on my transcript and two FS, and quite a few Cs. Two semesters in my ...
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How to approach being accepted into PhD lab group verbally while explaining grades

I was recently offered a verbal offer to join a PhD lab group with a professor that I had taken classes with during my Master of Science program. I did well in the said professor's classes, and I was ...
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Should I contact a potential PhD supervisor who strongly encouraged me to apply after not having heard from my application?

I have applied to an interdisciplinary program in a very top US university. My undergrad is in one of the fields involved. Back in November, I contacted a potential PhD supervisor (sending him my CV). ...
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Etiquette in Dealing with PhD offer

I've got an offer from a reputable University in the UK for a PhD in the Humanities. I've previously been in contact with the potential Supervisor. He very kindly invited me to apply but did not reply ...
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How to prepare for CS phd as with a bio MS and non-academic CS experience

I really want to pursue a phd in CS to delve into machine learning and AI, specifically natural language processing. The catch is I don't have a single accredited CS course and little math on my ...
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How to demonstrate the ability to represent your university at international meetings? (postdoc application form)

I was applying for a postdoc position and I came across this sentence in the online supporting statement. Ability to represent X University and the consortium at national and international meetings ...
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GPA weightage for changing fields in higher studies [duplicate]

Currently pursuing my 3rd year of BTech in electronics and communication engineering, I plan on pursuing an Integrated PhD / PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics due to my deep interest and passion for ...
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Is a letter of recommendation from a suicide line worth anything in academic career in STEM?

I'm finishing grad school in STEM. I have a postdoc offer already, but will be applying for more. During grad school I volunteered at a suicide line taking phone calls. If you volunteer a certain ...
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Different area of post-doc after phd possible? / Drop out of PhD for Mres or not? [duplicate]

A post doc in an area that differs from my PhD? I am currently doing a PhD in fluid mechanics but want to do mathematical physics tbh. In another forum I got an answer about a user who had done a PhD ...
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Asking about how to apply to 2 open positions in same department in same group

I am applying to some phd positions in Australian university in Mathematics in Pure maths Dept in same working group ( Number Theory) and 2 professors work in the Field I want to work in and the ...
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I submitted the correct essay in an exam, but I did not remove my draft outline at the beginning of the essay. Is it going be a problem?

I was taking a language exam that asked us to finish writing an essay. Because of COVID, the exam went online and used Canvas as the platform. Neither scratch paper nor any other software was allowed ...
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Etiquette for publicizing postdoc position

What is the etiquette for publicizing your postdoc decision on your professional website once you've accepted a position? I've seen people write something like "Starting in Fall 2020, I will be ...
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Should I apply with a non-subject LoR to a university?

I am applying for a master’s program in computer science. I am using two letters of recommendation from the computer science field and one LoR from the language department where I learned a foreign ...
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How to ask a postdoc professor for experimental work when my PhD experience is computational?

My PhD was in computational modeling 3D printing process using Abaqus finite element analysis. It took me 5.5 years to get the PhD and I published 4 first author papers from it. The issue is, I had ...
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Do PhD admission committees prefer prospective professors over practitioners?

I am about to submit my application to a PhD in Statistics and I was wondering whether writing in the SoP about being willing to work in the industry to make a tangible impact would downgrade my ...
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Is writing a paper worth it if I don't really have any motivation and it would potentially make my application to a future PhD marginally stronger? [closed]

The title says it all. I already have a published paper and soon will have two published papers related to computer science. I was entertaining the idea of doing a PhD in cognitive science (or ...
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RA position doesn't give feedback on rejected application

I recently applied to an economics pre-doctoral RA opportunity at a North American research university. I was asked to do a 7-hour empirical exercise, which I did (took me closer to 10 hours). ...
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What can a international student do to stand out in a masters CS application (professional, non-research degree)?

I am a Undergrad student of CS in India (in my 3rd year right now). I will have to apply for applications soon. I am planning on giving the GRE soon also (sometime this year). Assuming my GRE/TOEFL ...
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Am I burning bridges if I am applying for an internship which I am likely to turn down even if I am accepted?

There is an internship opportunity at a prestigous institution, which I consider applying for. I do not yet have a job offer for the considered time period. I need a job/internship for financial ...
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Including a stackexchange account in graduate school applications [duplicate]

I'm writing this with a throwaway account, for obvious reasons; if this is inappropriate or runs counter to the rules of the site in some way, please let me know. I'm an undergraduate student in the ...
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Questions about transcript and PhD admission

I recently received an email from a school that I applied to . They told me to resend the transcript since they could not see the grades. The problem is that my transcripts are long and it is easy to ...
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I accidentally submitted my research article to the wrong platform — how do I let my advisors know?

I’m an MSc student in Computer Science in the last month of my program. A few months ago, my advisors and I completed an article that I then submitted to a conference. The notifications of acceptance ...
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What does it mean a “writing sample of recent scholarship”?

I am applying for an assistant professor position in Europe and they ask for "two writing samples of recent scholarship". I also searched the term on Google but did not find anything useful. ...
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How to explain why I am applying to a different PhD program without sounding rude?

I am currently in a PhD program wherein I like my advisers, but unfortunately due to the following issues I have found that I might be happier applying to another university: The university charges a ...
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Do I need to disclose my academic misconduct on this grad school application?

I have one incident of academic misconduct on my record from my sophomore year (I was guilty), and I received a grade sanction and disciplinary probation. This does not appear on my transcript and I ...
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Identifying a bad advisor (before applying)

Earlier this year, I contacted this Professor (Applied Math) from a top Canadian university and we talked twice this year. He earned his PhD from an Ivy League school and must be around 60 years old. ...
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My transcript has the wrong course names. How to fix this in PhD applications?

I took courses named A, B, and C during my master. They are all strongly related to the field I want to apply in, and I got top grades in them. Due to administrative reasons, my transcript shows ...
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Emailing supervisor after applying for phd to discuss about research problem and funding

I had contacted a potential supervisor regarding phd position in his lab. He was interested in my profile and advised me to apply for the program. I have applied for the program and informed him about ...
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Should I sound needy in my Statement of Purpose?

I am going to apply for a Ph.D. position in Europe and I am asked to write a 1200 words statement of purpose (SoP). I was wondering whether I should be cold and objective about past experiences and ...
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How to find new advisor after being let go

I'm a PhD student in US. I've been tipped by my advisor that I would be let go if I do not get results by a deadline. I am working on my options: Switch advisors: I have seen people switching ...
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When applying for more positions at one institution, should I apply at once or consecutively?

There were two open positions at one research institution. I already applied for one because of the deadline. The second position has deadline in January. They are in different departments, the number ...
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What is an “international equivalent” in the sentence

I am applying for college in the state, one of the question in the application is "Will you have graduated from high school, earned a GED, or received and international equivalent prior to ...
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Can who you pick as “faculty members of interest” make-or-break your PhD application? [duplicate]

Can who you pick as "faculty members of interest" make-or-break your PhD application? Question I: If one happens to pick only faculty who aren't taking in PhD students will that doom ones ...
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Submitted humanities PhD applications (US) but concerned with potentially wrong documents submitted

I recently applied to a few PhD programs in the US. Perhaps because of my drowsiness due to working late, I wasn't paying full attention when I was checking my documents (statements of purpose, ...
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Withdrawal from a PhD program and apply to another one: is PhD transcript submission mandatory?

I am about to withdraw from a PhD program and apply to another one, do you suggest to submit my transcripts if I have low grads or just mention my former program in my CV? Both are among the top 30 ...
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Is applying for other positions during the early stages of a PhD you don't like considered bad? [duplicate]

I've recently started a PhD position in a university and I figured out that many aspects deject me. At the moment I'm employed in a test phase of a few months, and this has led me to think of leaving ...
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How to demonstrate your ability to publish in high-impact venues? (Application form)

I was applying for a postdoc position and I came across this sentence. Please provide examples of when you have demonstrated your ability to publish in high-impact venues This one is confusing and a ...
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Is jumping PhDs frowned upon?

Long story short, I am a PhD student at a University and I want to leave and start a PhD somewhere else. I am in the process of applying right now. I do not think it is super relevant to this question ...
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Including “Thanks Card” in my graduate application

I am applying for graduate schools in the US. In the applications, I can upload supplement materials (like CV, publications), and I am considering including a "Thanks Card" I have received ...
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Is the degree conferral date the same as the completion of degree requirements date? [closed]

I am an MSc student in Greece, and this year I am applying to PhD programs in US universities. My question is about my BSc degree. Most universities require a conferral date as well as a start and an ...

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