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Questions tagged [application]

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

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Is it OK to submit the same post-doctoral fellowship application two years in a row?

Last year, I submitted a post-doctoral fellowship application but didn't get it. This year, I thought about submitting basically the same research statement; slightly updated and refined, but having ...
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How much does the ranking of your Master's program/school matter when applying to PhD programs?

I'm applying for research-based Masters in Oceanography. So far, I've lined up advisors at University of Massachusetts (an intercampus program), South Florida, Georgia, and New Hampshire. According ...
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How to further follow up after contacting project supervisor twice?

I am applying for a foreign research internship/ scholarship that requires the applicants to first approach their potential adviser over email. I had sent my first email around the end of August and ...
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Professor Matters for Independent Study?

From what I understand, independent studies are important if you want to get into a good graduate school. But does it matter who you’re doing the independent study under?
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Should I mention while applying to another PHD program that I have resigned from another one

As you may know my story, I have been forced to leave after first year of PhD, now I am applying to positions and I have been rejected before which I think because I told them what happened to me. I ...
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What does “area of physics or chemistry” mean in a graduate application?

On the application form (for Max Planck institute), there is a section which says "Please write a short summary of the area of physics or chemistry you find most interesting". I am not sure what do ...
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Applying for postdoc positions without first author papers?

I have almost finished my PhD, and I'm looking for postdoc positions. I have found many of the job specifications mention having a good publication record, and some explicitly say the applicant should ...
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PhD selection discrepancy

I've got 2 interview offers for a PhD application from 2 different professors (say A and B). Prof.A contacted me regarding the application in mid Sept. and informed me that he'd conduct an interview ...
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Considering prospective grad schools; professor whose research interests me most may be visiting professor elsewhere currently, how to handle this?

At a certain grad school I am considering, there is a certain professor who I would be most interested in researching under, in fact if I couldn't have him as my advisor I my interest in this school ...
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Sharing a master thesis with a third party before the final exam

I start by describing the situation: a friend of mine is a master student in Italy, and is going to graduate soon. She wrote her master thesis and submitted it, and should have her final exam (the one ...
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Postdoc delayed decision! Possible reasons?

I have been interview 2 weeks ago for a postdoc. The panel said that they will reply early next week and its already two weeks passed since the interview. I am wondering if i should wait more or ...
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How to describe a previous uncompleted PhD on postdoc applications?

I am currently completing a PhD studentship, and I'm aiming to complete by the end of the year. After this, I'm looking for a postdoc position in academia or industry. At the moment I'm working on my ...
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Does Holding a MSc help you to get in a PhD Program?

I'm an Italian mathematics student who wants to apply for a strong PhD program in pure mathematics in USA. Of course, like everyone (I think), my dream is to get in a top school, just to make the idea,...
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Letter of Recommendation Coordination?

I am currently applying for a research/study grant, and need three letters of reference. Would it be out of line to ask the recommenders to coordinate with one another so that they don't say anything ...
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English requirement for Teaching Assistantship for Ph.D students

I am applying to Ph.D programs of universities of America as an international student. I currently have an 8.0 IELTS with 7.0 Speaking, and a TOEFL with lower points: Reading, Listening and Writing:...
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How detailed should PhD proposal component of a PhD application be? [closed]

Some of the PhD positions I'm applying for (all in Europe, mostly UK, Germany, and Switzerland), require a research proposal as a mandatory part of the application. I'm confused about what exactly ...
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Proper reply for an letter “We will soon contact you for an interview”

I applied for a phd position in a Austrian university. Then I got a mail which said "We will soon contact you for an interview" and I have been waiting for four days now. Is it appropriate if I ask an ...
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Few Months Left to Prepare for Pure Math PhD Application

I'm hoping that I can get some general advice on strengthening a graduate application in the last few months through introducing myself to some faculty in my current program. I have recently landed ...
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Does bachelor's degree have to be related to a PhD subject?

I did a bachelor's degree in a creative industries subject (Audio Technology) because at the time, I didn't know what to do with my future so I decided to do a "hobby" (regretful, to an extent but ...
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Is it bad to apply for a second postdoc immediately after starting a first one?

I have finished my PhD in pure mathematics 3 months ago, and have just (one week ago) started a 1 year post doc appointment in another area of applied mathematics (it has only very very minor links ...
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How to frame/explain that I built datasets used on several publications, but I'm not on the papers

I was wondering how I could frame/explain in my CV that I built the datasets used in several publications outside of my field. I'm in the health sciences but have worked for a couple social science ...
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When to tell current employer that I want to quit and switch to a different PhD

I am currently employed as a scientific employee at a research institute, which means I get a salary but am not currently working on a PhD. Originally I planned to begin my PhD at this institute ...
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What do I do when I get applications for a lab internship (I'm a prof. at a science-university) from the Class Representative?

Today I was thrown off my rhythm when to my utter surprise, I received a semester project application. Now I am an associate professor in India in a research institute with some exciting work, and ...
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Should I list my degrees chronologically, or in order of relevance in my CV?

Say that I have achieved a Masters degree in Physics, then a Masters degree in Mathematics. Then for a couple of years, I focused on different fields. I have had placements related to agriculture and ...
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Where should I get my letters of recommendation, coming from outside academia? [duplicate]

I'm considering applying for grad school (psychology). However, I've been in industry for two years. Also, I never connected with my professors... Here are some of my options for letters of ...
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Does an industrial internship instead of a research internship hurt my chances at scholarships for masters?

Will engineering schools at universities like UPenn, CalTech etc. reject my application if I have industrial internships that involve techno-management profiles rather than just research internships ...
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Answering form letter graduate school application emails

As a professor in a North American university, I receive a number of what I consider to be form letter graduate school application emails from outside the country. These emails generally feature some ...
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Applying to my first reference and using him as referee

The question may be ill structured, because I do not know how to put it more concisely. I am applying for a research position (officially, using the application portal) to my best reference. Is it ...
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PhD application to Austrian University

I have a master's degree and I would like to study for a doctorate in Austrian universities and among the questions that are in the application is "Where do you want to carry out your project ? (...
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Will taking a gap year after my Master's degree improve or degrade my potential of doing a PhD?

I am starting a Master's conversion course (in Computing and IT Management) but I am still very unsure about all of the details about doing a PhD such as where and what I want to do it in. Some ...
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Is my irrelevant field of work experience a negative when applying for higher studies?

I am currently working in TCS as an Oracle analyst. I did my bachelor's of engineering in Mechanical Engineering in 2017. Now I want to pursue my Master's in the same field. I am planning to apply to ...
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Advice for applying to phd (in Finland)

I will be graduating with a Master of Science degree from a German University of Applied Sciences in March 2019. My goal is to develop myself more towards research and development, and I want to apply ...
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Recommender used an online template for my recommendation

I've contacted a professor who I have taken 2 courses from and who has known me for over a year. I asked him for a recommendation letter and he agreed to write one. The moment I got his letter, I knew ...
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Can I enroll on a master's program in finance or economics with a management degree? [closed]

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask this question. I am a undergraduate student who majors in marketing and I will acquire a management degree next year. I am going to apply for a master'...
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How to calculate a rough 'chance of admission'? [closed]

I am looking to apply for graduate programs for Fall 2019 and I am so confused about my chances of admission for different universities. I know it cannot be really calculated and there is no such ...
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Is getting a good grade enough to ask for a letter of recommendation for a grad school application?

I'm about to start a 5th year Master's program in CS at my university (one extra year after B.S. for a M.S.). I've also been looking at applying to grad schools for a PhD program, and the main thing ...
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Would using an application fee waiver affect my admission result in a negative way?

I am applying to an Ivy League university in the US as an international student for a Ph.D. program. They have application fee waivers for students with financial hardship. Would using it (or even ...
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Is it normal for adverts for US jobs to give much less information than European ones?

At the moment I'm looking for my next position (most likely postdoc level, potentially one step up from there). When looking at advertised positions in Europe I generally expect to see a brief ...
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Is there any PhD program in physics that doesn't require recommendation letters? [closed]

I'm loking for a PhD program in physics, but unfortunately I can't get any recommondation letters.
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Which region should I apply for with a BSc in my case? US, Europe or Canada? [closed]

I am an undergraduate student looking forward to applying for a Master or preferably a direct Ph.D. program for Fall 2019. My undergraduate degree is in physics and I want to study data science or ...
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Post-doc vs PhD Prestige

If a student did their PhD at a mid-tier university and then completed their postdoc at a top 3 university while working with an award winning leader in the field, then when applying to jobs does the ...
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What makes a transcript official vs. unofficial?

What really determines whether a transcript is official or unofficial? (I am wondering mainly in the context of US high schools and colleges.) Is it entirely about the process by which it is ...
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Does having a low CGPA reduce my opportunity to get an MS admit from top universities like Stanford, UC berkeley, etc? [duplicate]

So my case is a little different. I never liked my college studies much because the subjects never excited me, which eventually lead to a low CGPA (7.18/10). But I started to have a strong liking for ...
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Will a D in a major elective keep me from getting into a PhD program? [closed]

I am in my last semester of undergrad (majoring in mathematics) and am currently working on applying to PhD programs (in mathematics). During the fall of 2016 due to a health issue that lasted for the ...
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Contacting a professor in the university you are applying to (2) [duplicate]

Contacting a professor in the university you are applying I am applying for a PhD in America and I asked a question (above). The answer I accepted is that I would contact the relevant professors to ...
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Contacting a professor in the university you are applying

I am applying to American universities. And just like many others, I intend to apply to many of them. Anyway, I read a lot on the internet about this application thing and I notice that I should ...
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Is it a mistake to talk about hobbies in a job application?

According to Sean Carroll, a famous cosmologist and tenured professor, Don’t be too well known outside the field. I hate to say this, but the evidence is there: if you have too high of a public ...
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Postdoc application, cold contact, funding proposal

Backgrounds: I’m an international researcher (biologist) in Europe; with a PhD and one year postdoctoral experience. I want to increase my chances to get a second postdoctoral position through ...
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Should I ask a reference letter from someone working where I am applying to use it for another application?

I am applying to a PhD program. I worked in the past with researcher A from research team T who was my bachelor thesis supervisor. Now, I am applying to a PhD progam within the research team T and ...
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When should I start applying for a PhD program in the UK?

I am starting my MSc. this September (UK), and am strongly planning ahead and setting myself goals. Simply, when would be the appropriate time to submit my applications? My MSc is 12 months long and ...