Questions tagged [application]

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

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What is the typical time between application and contact for a postdoc on Norway?

I recently applied to a postdoc position in Norway, this was an advertised role in an engineering department rather than a fellowship application. I had a brief email exchange with the hiring ...
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R1 vs R2 programs in mathematics

I have been looking into several different PhD programs in mathematics, and I am trying to keep my options open. After finishing a doctorate, I am open to working either in academia or industry, ...
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I received an ESR Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship from low-rank university, should I accept it if I don't want to go into academia? [closed]

I just got an offer to become an MSC ESR fellow in a low-rank university (100-150 QS world), which leads to a PhD. The uni is ranked within the top 30 in my field and my potential supervisor is widely ...
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Is it a good way to approach professors on LinkedIn?

I am trying to land my Ph.D. internship through contacting Professors on LinkedIn. My question is : is it a good approach ? else what could be a good approach in this case ? Thanks
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When looking for a PhD advisor, will it matter if I send them an updated version of my masters thesis?

I am about to finish my masters degree, and I want to apply for a PhD in the near future. I know that when contacting a potential advisor, they will ask you to send your CV and your previous research. ...
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For non-English-speaking countries: Can I use my PhD to prove my knowledge of English for a UK visa?

I was browsing through the needed documents for a skilled worker visa and I found that I need to prove my level of English as a requirement, but I've also found that I need a UK PhD certificate (I ...
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PhD applications and explaining poor results [duplicate]

I had a couple of bouts of depression during my masters degree which resulted in very bad grades. Is it a good or bad idea to mention this in PhD applications to explain my grades?
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Is it appropriate to submit a co-authored writing sample to PhD applications?

I will be applying to PhD programs in Psychology this fall. Currently, I am in an MA program where we will be assigned to draft a research proposal in the topic of our interest. However, There will be ...
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Seeking advice: Failed PhD due to academic + psychological reasons. Should I apply two years later?

Failed my PhD in Physics after 3 years in graduate school. I spent the whole first and a half year on foundation (courses and some learning projects) since I jumped in from a completely different ...
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how much benefit is there of working as a predoctoral research assistant

I would like to do a PhD in a machine learning related topic and want to enhance my resume. I am considering looking for roles as volunteer research assistant and was wondering whether the experience ...
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Faculty job application - search committee chair, dept head, and follow up emails

I recently interviewed for a tenure track position in a public R1 University. There were 4 candidates. The last one interviewed at the beginning of April. Two weeks ago, I have been told by the chair ...
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Three reference letters, two academic and one professional [duplicate]

I am applying to a highly prestigious university in the UK for a PhD position. The usual norm here is that PhD's usually (unlike the US) require 2 rec letters, however this specific program asks for 3,...
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Editing example written work for PhD opportunity?

For an interview for a PhD, I have been asked to provide 'an example of some written work from a project I have worked on in the past'. I'm assuming this is generally intended to be previous ...
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Asking about funding when you've already been told you'll be funded

Disclaimer : Please consider I'm in Europe, and this is for European funding I've been accepted to do my PhD. I've been told in writing something along the lines of "You'll work for Prof. A doing ...
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Can someone apply for a Post-doc postition in Italy without having a doctorate? [duplicate]

One of the top Italian research centre for applied physics, the Area Science Park located in Trieste, just elected its new president. The president's CV can be found here: https://ginko.unipg.it/ws/...
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Can my school fire me on the grounds that I have applied to another school?

I'm in the middle of a 4-year Ph.D. program on a full scholarship, in a foreign country. Due to expertise issues, lack of community, and other reasons I have decided that this program is not suitable ...
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If someone turns down a university fellowship does it open up a spot for the waitlisted candidates in the same department? [closed]

Recently I learned someone who received a university fellowship (with no TA duties) turned down the fellowship and position at a department I applied to for a doctorate. I was placed on a waitlist for ...
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How to express about getting informed about a specific position

I am going to prepare a cover letter for postdoc position. I was informed about this position by my Phd advisor. I am looking for a proper statement about how I was informed about such that position, ...
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Is an unexpected reference letter inherently a black mark?

I recently applied for a math postdoc in Europe. I contacted the number of letter-writers requested in the job ad, all of whom agreed and sent in letters for me. I also included the names of these ...
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I discovered a mistake in my application after being accepted to a master's program. What should I do? Will my offer be rescinded?

I have been accepted to Duke for the MS in ECE program for Fall 2021. I just checked my proof of application and there has been an error. It lists my minor as "Economics" whereas I have no ...
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How do I appropriately decline an invitation to an appointment lecture (“Probevorlesung”) without burning bridges?

I will soon be accepting an offered professorship at a university that is a little further away from where I live. Now I have received the invitation to an audition (lecture + interview) for a ...
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My MA thesis has flaws. How do I present it during PhD application?

I completed my MA in 2014 (humanities, third world country) but due to very bad (almost non-existent) supervision and other reasons my thesis is subpar in some areas (e.g., research design, data ...
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What does 'soon' mean in PhD applications?

I had a PhD interview on 8th March. One of the interviewers told me they will let me know the decision 'soon'. I had the impression that the interview did not go bad. It is been more than a week that ...
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Letter of recommendation from professors without prior contact

I am a postdoctoral researcher at a German university and aim to apply for a visiting lecturer program to be a visiting professor at a foreign university. For this, I am required to provide two ...
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Dropping out of PhD in my home country to start a new one in the UK

I saw question similar to this but wanted to specify my problem. I did my Master in the UK and graduated in 2018 and decided to start PhD in my own country last year. As it took a little bit time to ...
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How do I apply for a PhD position via email? Should I read papers written by prospective advisors beforehand and write about it?

I am a master degree student. I am keen to join a PhD program under a mathematician in a university in France or Luxembourg. I found that in the webpage it is written that I should send an email with ...
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Who reviews the postdoc file applications? (UK)

I was informally invited to apply for a postdoc position at a university in the UK. The professor will be the PI of that project and said I can use the resume and the covering letter I had once for a ...
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how to show my willingness to accept a PhD offer from a potential supervisor [closed]

My prospective supervisor have given me an offer to join his research group. Now, how do I express my willingness to join his research group? I have written a sample letter. Please give me some ...
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What if the school asks the students to submit the letters themselves? [duplicate]

I have been applying to a bunch of grad programs recently and I have noticed that some schools, specially those based in the UK, ask students to upload the reference letters themselves to the ...
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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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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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