Questions tagged [email]

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

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How to cold email multiple faculty members to propose a collaboration?

I am currently looking at an advertised postdoctoral fellowship (in the US if that matters), where it is stated that the topic of the research proposal should be discussed with faculty members before ...
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How do I deal with colleagues/advisers who aren't responsive to e-mails?

I've had some frustrating situations with a colleague who will say that they will do something but then never do it. Is there a way to "encourage" him/her to respond more promptly? I take it ...
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How to politely suggest research cooperation to someone?

I am a young, inexperienced person. I have never published a research paper, also I have never experienced a joint research work, so I don't know anything about joint research. I am interested in ...
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How to email Faculty Search Committee for seminar without implying to hurry on my application?

I had recently applied to several prestigious institutes in India. Just to explain the recruitment process in these institutes a Faculty Search Committee goes through your application that comprises ...
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What is the proper “subject” for an email in which I want to ask a question about a paper from its author?

I want to ask a question regarding an issue in a paper I recently read. The author of the paper is an academic who may receive lots of emails daily. I want to choose a proper subject for my email that ...
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How to search who exactly to cold-email for a research internship?

I am interested in cold-emailing some professors to ask whether they would be willing to offer a research position to me. However, I am not sure who exactly to email. I have an idea of the sub-fields ...
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Waiting for thesis corrections from supervisor, how should I write an email reminding him?

I sent part of my thesis to my supervisor a month ago. He replied that he would contact me as soon as he finished the correction. I'm afraid he forgot that. Would you have an example of a formal ...
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Finding a self-funded research internship for summer (international student) - any strategies?

I have read several questions for this topic, and haven't found one which is comprehensive enough for me and has all this factors that are unique to my case. I have won a special grant from an ...
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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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Help writing a follow-up letter asking a professor to act as an academic reference

I need your help on how to write a follow-up letter requesting a professor to act as an academic reference. I wrote to the professor a couple of weeks ago but so far I have not had any response. The ...
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how can I ask a professor about funding for master!

I am looking for a master’s position. I emailed a professor and we arranged a meeting on Skype, where he said that he would assess my knowledge and he told me that he will tell me the result afterward....
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E-mail address of the conference organizer is not valid?

Currently, I am trying to find a suitable conference to submit my research work for them. I am trying to get in contact with the organizer of this event to answer some related question regarding ...
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How should I spend my time as a pre-doctoral fellow?

I have written to my potential PhD supervisor and he has replied that he would be happy to supervise me on a project. I have not applied to the university yet and I think the process will take several ...
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What can I do if my academic references are not responsive?

I provided references of two Professors from my previous University. I talked to them before supplying the references. I believe, the universities sent some Emails asking them for some kind of ...
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Unclear whether professor will provide assistance after sending through CV and an essay

I am a graduate civil engineer and want to pursue to academic career in the same field. I have been in contact with a professor, entirely by email, since March and he is responding me since March very ...
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Phone contact after no response from scientific collaborator?

I have a scientific collaboration with a senior scientist from a University in Europe. He agreed to work with me on the project and our roles were defined in the process(only supervision and minimal ...
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How to write a proper subject line for a follow up email

I emailed a professor about a postdoc position three weeks ago. He replied me on Friday that week and showed his interest. I answered his question about partial funding in the new email but have not ...
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How to ask for summer research position without meeting the professor

I'm looking to get research position for the summer but wouldn't be able to meet the professor in person as most people seem to suggest since I'm out of the country at the moment. Not sure if I ...
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Contacting a potential advisor: Where should I go from here?

About two and a half weeks ago, I contacted five potential advisors at a school that I am planning to do my master’s at. Three of them got back to me and said they are not expecting any graduate ...