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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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Time Resolution for Graduate Application Deadlines

Say I visit a graduate school and check out their admissions deadlines: (A) Applications are due before Dec 15th It's pretty school you need to submit before the school's clock reaches 0:00:00 of ...
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How could I reply an email from a potential professor?

I'm applying a PhD program. I contacted one professor and told him that I would like to join in his research team. He replied to me as below. Was this a positive response? How could I reply to this ...
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When applying for a PhD, is it okay for one letter of recommendation to come from a PhD student?

I am currently a Master's student and planning to apply for PhD. Now, I have directly worked with two professors for research projects. Unfortunately, those two are the only professors I have taken ...
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Answering “How many months of work experience do you have?” on grad school applications

I am applying to a MS in a STEM degree (Business Analytics or Data Science) at some pretty competitive US universities (domestic applicant). I have done a lot of different types of work during and ...
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Can you send a university a protected PDF of undergraduate transcripts for graduate applications?

I am applying to graduate school using an online application service. There is a field to upload an electronic transcript, so I ordered transcripts from my university and saved it as a PDF. ...
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What's wrong with my e-mail to potential PhD supervisors?

I recently sent some e-mails to potential supervisors asking information for a PhD with them, I obtained no answers. I share my doubts and then copy the standard mail I sent. I sent it to 5 ...
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How do commitees evaluate candidates from foreign / unknown universities? [duplicate]

I'm asking out of curiosity / because I think the answer may be of general interest: A bit of context: When I applied to PhD programs, I had degrees from two institutions. One (let's call it "A") is ...
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Professor wrote to me saying he supports my fellowship application to the committee

A professor I want to work with (at the university I applied to) informed that he is awaiting some funding news (for a project I had expressed interest in working with him on) and he also stated that ...
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Can I ask a Master's paper reader to be a referee for Ph.D.?

I am applying for Ph.D. and am looking for a third referee. I was wondering if it is appropriate to ask a reader of my Master's paper? To be more specific, he was a post-doc at the time but since has ...
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How should I address in my Ph.D SOP the research experiences that are not related to the field I am applying to?

As a master student, I have been working on 3 summer projects, and all of them seem okay. The problem is that they are not related to field I am applying to. I know this is weird to some of you, but ...
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Should I mention in my statement of purpose that I am applying because of my girlfriend [duplicate]

I am applying to a university for a PhD position because my girlfriend is a PhD student there. Our affair is quite serious and it is almost surely going to convert into a marriage. We might even get ...
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Adding summary to a PhD application statement of purpose

I am applying to PhD in computer science. In the statement of purpose, is it good to include a summary section and list important contributions as bullet points? (e.g., I have 10 publications, I have ...
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How to evaluate conference applicants (presentations, panels, etc.) for a small conference?

I am assisting in arranging a small conference in a highly mixed topic. There will be hard scientists, soft scientists, makers/creators/artists, researchers from many different fields etc. I'm ...
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What is the equivalent degree of MPhil in the American education system?

I am applying to some universities for a Ph.D. degree, and I have to list all the degrees I have earned or am expected to earn. One of such degrees is Mphil. However, it is not listed in the drop-down ...
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I have to enter term type of universities I attended, but my country doesn't follow credit hour system

I'm applying to Ph.D. programs, and the online application asks me to enter the college's term system. They write that "Term system refers to the type of hours your credits are worth, not the length ...
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Sending a full Transcript, or only a part?

I have a quick question. I have to send in official transcripts to some graduate schools. I am trying to apply for Mathematics. However, since i am also doing a B.A in Philosophy and Economics, the ...
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External collaboration without doctoral supervisor - is it a fair request to pursue this?

I am about two-thirds of the way through my doctoral programme, and am intending to start applying for post-doctoral fellowships within the next few months. I am fortunate to have already published a ...
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Professional goals in pursuing a doctoral degree - Statement of Purpose

I am a prospective Ph.D. applicant in the area of Robotics Controls and Biomedical Engineering (US universities). As a part of universities' SOPs, I am supposed to talk about my professional goals in ...
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Can a blind person do a post-doc in the humanities?

I’m about to finish my PhD in Sociology. I’m from Pakistan, and I’m totally blind. My PhD research was quite interdisciplinary. I studied factors influencing environmental concern about environmental ...
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Title of admission email

I want to apply for an advertised PhD position by email not by the university website but I dont know what to include as the title of the email. Just notice that it is not the supervisor I want to ...
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Writing to prospective advisors who co-authored a paper

I wrote an enquiry mail about graduate positions to a Professor who is working in the field I am interested in. I cited a paper authored by the professor in my e-mail. The paper is co-authored by ...
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Is it OK to work on projects from research proposal before position starts?

There is considerable gap in time between submitting applications for academic positions and the time the postitions start. I'm wondering about the status of the problems listed in the research ...
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applying for PhD [closed]

In one of the PhD positions I found recently, this is requited: master thesis (or a link to the thesis). my thesis is not in English. should I translate it completely or only the abstract would be ...
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Should I be patient with this postdoc application?

I applied to a postdoctoral position some time ago. In early September, I had a skype interview with the Prof., and I was told I had made it to the short list and that I may be invited to give a ...
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Postdoc Proposal: Can I quote from viva examiners' report?

Can I quote from a viva examiner's report some positive feedback in a postdoc application? If yes, how do I cite the report?
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What counts as a research experience in mathematics?

I am applying for some scholarship that requires applicants to write about previous research experience. As the application will be reviewed by the people of my field (mathematics), I would like to ...
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Potential advisor ask for a paper review as a part of interview process, any difference between journal and conference paper?

I am applying for graduate studies in CS, and one of my potential advisors asked me to review one of his papers (listed on his homepage) and send him back a single page report. (discussing strengths ...
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Including false attempts in resarch statement

I am Masters student in Mathematics.Currently I am studying modular forms.I am interested in integer partitions, Modular forms. I am working and thinking about problems which are arising during my ...
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Shall I tell my college professor that the reason why I am asking for a letter is I have to have a letter from college?

I have graduated for almost two years so I have many other stronger referees; my college performance was not stellar. The only reason why I am requesting a letter from my undergrad profs is that the ...
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Statement of Purpose and Personal Statement examples [duplicate]

I am applying to some schools in the UC system for graduate school, and I have to write a Statement of Purpose and a Personal Statement. I was wondering if there are some good examples online, so I ...
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Benefits to home country while pursuing Masters in pure Mathematics abroad

I am a senior undergrad from India applying for Masters in Pure Mathematics in the UK. Due to my weak financial condition, my masters depends on a scholarship that I will be interviewed for in a month....
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How to request a positive reference letter from my former PI who does not know me very well?

I worked in a research group and now I am applying to a PhD program. A positive reference letter, especially the one from the big-named Principal Investigator (PI, project leader), will be very ...
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Presentation of 'relevant research' for a postdoc interview, when switching fields

I have been invited to interview for a postdoc position, and as part of the interview I've been asked to give a 30 min presentation of my relevant previous research. This particular position would be ...
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Invited to interview for several postdoc positions - how to proceed?

I'm currently in the process of applying for postdoc positions. So far I've applied for four, and to my surprise I've been invited to interview for three of them (1 phone, 1 Skype, 1 face to face) so ...
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How to address “positively” an unemployment gap for a postdoc application in a CV

I’m planning to apply for a postdoc in Europe but in the eligibility conditions section for this position, it is written that the PhD shouldn’t be obtained more than 3 years ago unless it is a case of ...
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Including independent research (no mentor involved), with no publication, on application [closed]

I would like to include the maths research I have done in high school on my college apps. It has been submitted to an AMS journal but, as I am sure you are aware, these journals take awhile to carry ...
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How should I display my MPhys degree on my CV?

I am creating my CV for PhD applications in astroparticle physics. In my education section I decided to include only my university education, so my MPhys Physics degree. Should I split it in 2 ...
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Could I ask an employee of my company's client for a recommendation letter ? Will it violate any company policy?

I will be applying to Graduate schools for Fall 2019, so far I have given my GRE and will be planning to give again, I work full time as a Team Lead at a software company and am planning to resign if ...
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How to state an unfinished PhD on a CV when applying for another PhD?

I'm considering on applying for another PhD position, since I am not very happy with my current one, how should I state this on a CV?, could I just put it as being "research assistant"?. I am afraid ...
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Applying for a different PhD, should I say I am already in one? [duplicate]

I am considering on applying for a different PhD position in a different university and even different country, but I don't know if I should mention I am already in one, and I'm planning to leave it, ...
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To apply for a PhD. position, should I first contact the professor I like to work with or publish a couple of papers and then make attempts?

I plan to apply for a PhD position, but I don't know where should I exactly start that process. I know that I should have an SOP and a proposal for that. But should I first contact the professor I ...
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Risking declining a postdoc offer for a potentially better one [closed]

I have an offer of a good postdoc that I have until the end of tomorrow to accept or decline. It's a 2 year post at a decent UK institution, working on interesting applied interdisciplinary work. I ...
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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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Applying to PhD programmes in multiple universities

I want to apply for a PhD. I applied to 2 universities before and got rejected. Is it OK to send my PhD proposal to multiple universities at the same time in the hope that I get approval from one of ...
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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 ...