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Questions on using e-mail for communicating literature and collaborating with peers. Also related to academic advertising or announcements.

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When is an academic a -sensei and when a -hakase?

I'm not Japanese, and I've been emailed by someone who is Japanese, in the context of potential academic collaboration. He's in industry, not academia. He used the "-sensei" honorific to refer to me, ...
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What should a polite reminder email look like?

I was looking for a summer internship at a university as an undergraduate student. A few days ago I received an email from a professor expressing his interest in having me into his group. I replied. ...
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Asking about how to write in email that there is a possibility of self funding and asking to prof about details [duplicate]

I am a master of mathematics student at an University in Asia and I wrote to some professors in Europe for Phd position in number theory. One professor replied me and said that they don't have ...
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How to write a mail to tell a professor that I am interested in his offer but need some time to search for funding [duplicate]

I am a master of mathematics student at an University in Asia and I wrote to some professors in Europe for Phd position in number theory. One professor replied me and said that they don't have ...
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Is it normal to CC my professor when they introduced me to someone?

Research student in Japan here. Recently, my professor (Japanese but studied in the U.S. for long) introduced me to his friend who was a guest lecturer. I got the guest’s contact information and ...
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Student continues to email me after I told him I would not regrade his paper. Do I need to reply?

I have a student who wrote a final paper for a class in a masters program. He was disappointed with his grade. His paper had extensive copying, so I had a zoom call with him explaining why that was a ...
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How should I ask my advisor on help with something I should know how to do?

I am creating a mathematical model in R (programming language) as part of my thesis. I created the first part of the model no problem and sent it to my advisor. She said I did a fantastic job on it. ...
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how to congratulate for professors's grant achievements?

I recently got the news that my prof and his colleagues were got many grants/funding. Is it common to write him a congratulation? I prepared this simple sentences, how should I wish him more ...
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How do I respond to my professors email about recommendation letter? He is out of the country for sometime and his FIL is ill [duplicate]

I have contacted my professor about recommendation letter for my applications to PhD programmes. He has provided letters for few of my application. Right now I am applying to few more universities ...
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Professor ignoring emails and not attending office hours

I recently received back an exam, and noticed after reviewing it a few days later a serious grading discrepancy. I sent my professor an email to confirm that he would be available in his next office ...
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As a post-doc applicant, should I address a professor by their first name in email after they addressed me that way?

Regarding a post-doc position, I recently wrote to a professor in the US by starting my mail "Dear Professor X" where X is the surname and she replied to me "Hello Y" where Y is my first name. I am ...
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Professor doesn't reply email even after I talked to him?

So basically a professor pitched his project that needs research assistants at an event in my department on Monday. I talked to him after the event about 5 five mins, telling him my background and ...
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Is there any dedicated, academic channel i could use to establish contact with other universities on an international scale? [closed]

I'm a doctoral student at the fine arts faculty of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain (European Union), in the Art and Technology department, and i have a question about the ...
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What is the modus operandi to get a postdoctoral position at a foreign university? [closed]

In the field of Materials and Chemical Engineering, what exactly is to be done in order to secure a postdoc position (or even face an interview) at an overseas university especially when you have got ...
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Applying for a PhD. Is it OK to reach out to a member of the lab who gave me his card before for advice?

I am currently in the process of applying to graduate school in the US. Earlier this year at a professional conference, I met a research scientist in one of my top choice university labs who told me I ...
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What's the best time to email Korean professors for master for better response [duplicate]

I am emailing Professors in Korea last month but there is no response from anywhere. What should I do?
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When do I start contacting professors for PhD?

Although I have seen a lot of questions similar to this, my situation is substantially different. I want to pursue a Ph.D. but since the deadlines are soon approaching for this academic year (most of ...
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How to proceed when a professor is not answering emails requesting for a grade? and not awarding bonus points as he said? [closed]

Some key facts: I am a master's student. The professor in question is also our director of studies and teaches 3 mandatory classes in our program. Several students have sent emails that never ...
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no reply from potential supervisor

I know there are already many similar questions posted on this website, but I need someone to comment on my email to potential advisors. I should mention that I've been sending emails to potential ...
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example of mail to send to supervisor after a long period without news

I would like to contact my supervisor after a long time and I do not know what to say to him, knowing that I have not finished the part that I am supposed to have finished. indeed, because of personal ...
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Choosing the best fit sentence to mail prospective PhD supervisor

I am applying for a PhD scholarship which was posted on the university website and for that, I am writing mail to the professor. I have written about my background, academics, interests and experience....
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Professor Ignoring Emails RE disagreement over grading

I recently had a concussion. I got everything on paper signed by a doctor, and emailed my teachers immediately. During my medical absence, I missed a quiz. I emailed my teacher regarding making the ...
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How should I tell a professor the answer to something he doesn't know?

Last year, I asked my physics professor a question that he did not know the answer to. This year, while doing a research paper, I also figured out the answer to the question I asked him. I want to ...
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Old supervisor not responding to email for reference [duplicate]

I have worked with my old advisor for 1+ year to produce my senior thesis. I'd say that our relationship was good when I left to do my masters (and he did write me a reference the first time around). ...
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Professor doesn't respond to notice of inability to take a test in his class

I currently have a concussion that has hindered my ability to do work or study. I went to the doctor and got it diagnosed (got a medical note and all that). I have a midterm tomorrow, and I emailed my ...
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What does an empty auto-reply email from a potential supervisor mean? [closed]

I emailed a professor asking about a graduate student position. Immediately, I received an empty email titled auto-reply. What does that mean? Can it be an indication that I won't be able to reach her ...
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Sending mail to the Professor for PhD, after seeing his tweet

A professor tweeted that he has a PhD position in his lab. I am trying to write a mail regarding that. How should I express that where did I find the advertisement? Is it right to start mail like ...
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I asked for a graduate student position from a professor. He replied “welcome”. What does that mean?

I emailed a professor, saying I'm looking for a position. I introduced myself and wrote about experiences that I thought would be relevant to his work. I read on his website that he was recruiting ...
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How to tell a professor you've changed your mind?

I need some help writing a polite email to a professor from a different department at my university. A while back I emailed him because I was interested in doing graduate studies at his department (I'...
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Should I send an email to the author of a book/paper asking for clarification?

I am currently reading a book on a research-level science topic. But there are some concepts that aren't properly explained in the book and are stopping me from proceeding. I have tried the following: ...
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How do I write about suggested reading by my professor

I had a casual meeting with my professor and he recently learned about a topic and he asked me to look at that topic as well. This topic is not my research topic and it is just a further reading. I ...
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Send introductory email to foreign university professor ahead of classes

Some of my college classmates and I will be studying for one semester at a foreign university in Belgium. To give context, we are Italian Erasmus students on an exchange program traveling to a foreign ...
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Is it unusual for a math department not to have a mail/web server?

I'm a PhD student in a math department at a research university in the US. When I started the program I was given an account on the department server with a website and a nice department email address....
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“Sorry to bother you” in an email? [duplicate]

I recently sent an email to a professor asking him about an administrative problem I was having, but after I'd hit the send button, I realized I'd forgot to say: "Sorry to bother you" or something of ...
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Email to two academics of differing familiarity

I am sending an email to two people: Prof FirstName1 LastName1 and Dr FirstName2 LastName2. The former has a PhD and is officially a professor (with tenure, if that matters) with whom I am not ...
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Well-acquainted professor does not respond when I share my work?

I'm a master student in statistics. I took this professor's class, in which I've done very well. I have discussed with him about my research project a few times while taking the class, although he is ...
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Should I email my professor about a recommendation letter if he has offered me a job?

So I've just finished my Master's and my advisor has offered me a tentative position to work in his lab. I say tentative because it's dependent on if his project gets funding. He emailed me recently ...
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Email address etiquette - Which address should I use to contact professors?

I am currently a master's student outside the U.S., and I plan to contact professors in U.S. universities for PhD applications. I have a bunch of email addresses available, and I don't know which one ...
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How many emails do professors get every day? [closed]

When I was in academic publishing, I received about 50? emails a day. The bulk of these (~60-70%) would be semi-automated emails of the form "so-and-so has agreed to review this paper" or "the first ...
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Do professors like answering questions from non-students/private citizens? [closed]

I am a non-student/private citizen and I am eager to meet with professors at universities in my area so I can ask these professors a particular question about a particular subject matter. I want to ...
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Communicate Author or Publisher for asking detail?

I have trouble finding out an expression in a theorem (click here to the problem)of a paper by Yann Bugeaud (page 12) , and I tried to contact the author through his e-mail but he didn't reply (don't ...
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Do I owe potential collaborators an explanation for late follow-up?

I had a meeting with a potential collaborator month ago, and at the meeting I had agreed to email them within a week. However, shortly after I began going through a stressful divorce. I am worried ...
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Sending an e-mail with multiple attachments?

This is probably a silly question, but I really need some advice. I'm an undergraduate student and I want to take a different major in grad school. Luckily, my university offers you a possibility to ...
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Is there such thing as too many follow-up emails to a professor?

I worked with my professor on a project for two months at the beginning of this year. After a while, I finished writing up the paper and sent it to him to check. He didn't reply. I've sent 5 follow-up ...
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How to exchange email with potential professors

I sent an informal query to a professor in UK and she replied me with her strong interest in my research works and considering me as a potential postdoc. She mentioned that she wants to apply for ...
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Email signature, multiple engineering disciplines [closed]

I am a PhD student in environmental engineering, but I received a masters in Mechanical. Within engineering, the two fields are very different, and I feel my value-add is my multidisciplinary approach ...
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How to address a reader and a postdoctoral research assistant?

I want to send an email to two people. One of them is a reader in India and the other is a postdoctoral research assistant in Germany. I do not know how to address each of them at the start of the ...
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Should I email my professor to clear up a (possibly very irrelevant) awkward misunderstanding?

I’m doing my master’s and I recently had an exam with one of my favorite professors. I spent a lot of time on my paper and got the highest grade and I’m very happy. But during the oral part of my ...
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E-Mailing a Professor about interest in his research group during application for a master and before admission(in Germany)

I hold a Bachelor in physics and I am applying for a master program in Germany. There is a research group by a professor, with topics very close to what I'd like to study and furthermore work on. On ...
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How to write an email to a professor to inquire about a visiting researcher position?

I am currently a postdoc and plan to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship as the funding to be a visiting researcher in other institutes. However, to be eligible for applying the fellowship, I would ...

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