Questions tagged [application]

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

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Grant/Funding question: “Expected Benefits and Outcomes for attending the conference”?

I have acceptance for a conference in my field (Telecommunication and networking), and now I am applying for a conference travel grant to attend this conference. Can I please have an idea what should ...
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applying after bachelor's degree which factor is the most important for top 10

I am a student willing to apply for top 10 universities(MIT, Stanford, etc). I have recently graduated with a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering field with GPA 4.5/5. I have read about ...
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Should I send a research recommendation letter to teaching postdoc position?

I am a math PhD student, graduating this semester. I found a teaching postdoc that I would really like to apply for but I am confused by the ad. They ask for a teaching statement but no research ...
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Should I provide feedback to a PhD application I have received?

I usually reply to e-mails from students asking for PhD positions to let them know if I am interested or if they are competitive / up to standards for continuing with an application but this tends to ...
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What is expected from a post-doc application? [closed]

More clearly; Is it possible to apply with a proposal like "I want to make international publications based on my PhD Thesis during my post-doc" or Does someone have to formulate an entirely new ...
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Submitting an official transcript vs unofficial transcript for postgraduate studies; why the difference?

What is the reason that some post graduate schools only require an unofficial transcript upfront vs. an official transcript(referring to online application submission). And if they require an ...
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Are there application fees for PhD positions in Europe? [closed]

I'm new to the applying process and I'd like to ask a simple question. Does a PhD position in European universities require an application fee?
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Writing sample for Economics PhD: empirical or literature review

I am applying for an Economics PhD and I need to submit a writing sample of 2,000 words. I am planning to take an extract from an article I published, but I am unsure about whether I should take the ...
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As a freshman BME interested in graduate school and academia, where do I begin?

I'm a current freshman biomedical engineering major going into my second semester, and am interested in graduate school and possibly a career in research (however, not a set decision, and could change)...
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Applied to PhD position but no reply

Recently I saw a professor advertising an open PhD position in his group. He asked students to submit CV and motivation letter. I sent an email but received no reply. Two weeks after that I sent a ...
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How to politely remind a Professor to re-review my application?

I recently applied to a Graduate School and also wrote to a Professor, I really want to work with. She scheduled an interview and it went immensely well and she also said that I would be a fit for her ...
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likelihood of Master's application being rejected due to obsolete GRE and IELTS scores [closed]

For those who submit obsolete GRE and IELTS scores (good scores), how likely is it for the admissions committee to reject/throw away the applications due to this? Will they instead review applications ...
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Can I cross reference in a masters application?

When applying for a masters degree, you usually have to submit your CV, a covering letter and a transcript. Do I assume that these three are usually read together, or do I need to repeat certains bits ...
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Typesetting statement of purpose for a masters application

What is a good format to use for the statement of purpose on a masters application? I read that margins should be 1 inch (2.54cm). This seems to leave quite a lot of space on the page though. Should ...
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funding for current Master's students in the USA

If one didn't obtain any funding before being admitted into a Master's program, is it hard to find funding in the middle of the Master's? Are RAs and TAs strictly reserved of PhDs? Any funding other ...
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Plan for generating external funding

I am preparing an application for a full-time lecturer position. They asked me for a teaching statement (done), a research statement (done) and a plan for generating funding for the next three years (...
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TOEFL IELTS GRE scores expired but with work experiences in English speaking countries [closed]

If one wants to apply for grad school in the USA, and one's TOEFL, IELTS, GRE scores all expired, but one has all the following experiences able to prove ones' English proficiency: one did an ...
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apply for a Master's, already holding a PhD in a similar field [duplicate]

If one has a PhD in a similar field and goes apply for a Master's, will that hurt his/her chance of getting accepted? In the Statement of objectives, one can argue for some slight nuances between the ...
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To do another Master's, already holding a PhD

If a STEM PhD holder applies for a Master's in another STEM major, would this be an advantage or disadvantage in the eye of the admission committee?
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Fall grade reporting [closed]

Some programs require fall grades (which I'm happy about, mine are good). However, some neither require it, nor do they have the ability to upload them through the online app. Should I email someone ...
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PhD application with mediocre grades, 2 SCI co-authored pubs., LORs from very well knows profs. in the area? [duplicate]

I am going to start my master thesis now. During my master I performed not well, my GPA is about 2.9/4 which is really bad for me. I am not excusing but my mother had cancer and she died in september, ...
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Accepting 2 postgraduate university offers

I have received a conditional offer from the University of Birmingham and an unconditional offer from the University of Leeds for a masters degree in marketing, both programs are great but I have a ...
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Attachment or no attachment?

I am currently applying for a PhD position and have emailed many professors. My emails often include a general introduction and my CV plus a research statement is attached. I try to be brief in the ...
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What makes a good reference letter for a junior faculty position

I'm in the process of applying to junior faculty positions (e.g. Assistant Professor). This will be my first time I ever apply for an academic position. My direct supervisor asked me to write a ...
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When to follow up with a potential supervisor after sending referral contact details

I have recently contacted a professor for an advertised phd position and we had a meeting to discuss the details. After this meeting, which went reasonably well, he asked me to send two referral ...
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How important is the grade for a course I took, if I want to pursue graduate studies in that field? [duplicate]

I recently made the decision to pursue graduate studies and apply for an MS in computer science program during next year's application process. More specifically, the field that I want to study is ...
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Work history on college application [closed]

The college application for the University of Phoenix asks for an employment history and phrases it this way: "Please enter your most recent employers from the last three years, starting with your ...
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How could I reply an email from a potential professor?

I'm applying to 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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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?