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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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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 to write an apology letter for a professor?

A couple of months ago, I defended my Master's thesis and got graduated. One of the referees, a professor of mine with a history of verbal contentions between us, did me an overt injustice and despite ...
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About forwarding email to professors

I have two advisors for phd from differnt countries. I recieved an email from first professor. I just forwarded his email to second professor for his information. I used the native language of the ...
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How can I proceed if my email is not working, and I am in the middle of creating proofs for my new accepted paper

I received an acceptance letter for my article and the letter said that the manuscript will be transferred to the production department and work will begin on the creation of the proof. They also said ...
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What to reply a PhD supervisor who says my chances of getting selected in this scholarship program are not very high?

I sent an email to a professor and asked him if there's any PhD position available in his group. I also told him that I want to apply for SINGA scholarship program if he agrees to supervise me. The ...
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How to get the word out about an academic competition?

I'm hosting an academic competition, and I need to get the word out to any peers that may be interested in participating. My advisor told me to search for academic mailing lists, but I can't find any. ...
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A Last Minute Meeting Request at the End of the Year

The class and year has ended. I wanted to meet with a professor who served as a great mentor with me during this year. I wanted to thank her in person and discuss pedagogy. I unexplainably dissed ...
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How formal should I be when sending an email to the University's staff?

I'm about to write an email to the department of an English speaking University (I'm not a native speaker) to clear up some doubts I have regarding enrollment. I have never spoken to them before. How ...
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Uncertain graduate study plans due to timing problems with visa and professor's funding

I applied for the university of Alberta.Fortunately I have got funding opportunity through my prospective professor's grant. I have applied for a visa expecting to go with the January intake, and ...
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Have sponsor, need supervisor for PhD application: how to get email response?

I have a sponsor to do my PhD but the problem with supervisors. I keep sending emails to them and no one replies to my email. Could you let me know how can I encourage them to look at my email? for ...
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How do I request feedback on my paper? [duplicate]

I have written this paper and I would like to ask, via email, from some professors in other universities to give me feedback. How is the best way to write such a request? First, what should I write in ...
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Is it appropriate to email a professor saying you enjoyed their class, after doing well in it?

I recently finished taking an undergraduate class and I enjoyed it. I was thinking of emailing the prof and saying this, but I don't know if it's appropriate or not, for a few reasons: I would have ...
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Whom should I send the email to? The Principal Investigator or the postdoc who have done the work?

A postdoc has published some works that I am interested in. I have some questions about the work, and I would like to share some idea about the topic. Is it considered polite to send the email to ...
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How to email the heads of a department asking about whether they accept applications from undergraduates from a different discipline?

I'm an electronics engineering sophomore at an Indian university, particularly interested in quantum computing, quantum information theory and quantum engineering. However, the problem I'm facing is ...
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Thank you note was never answered

I recently sent a thank you note to one of my college professors via email and never got a reply from her. I have not heard from her in a week and being that she is retired I would have thought that ...
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Using first name only for university email alias

I’m an incoming grad student at a US university and I’ve been asked to set up my email alias. The university doesn’t have an explicit policy on what the aliases should look like, but I’ve noticed most ...
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How to address professors in emails? [duplicate]

I have been greeting all my professors as "Professor (last name)" in emails I send to them. I think this is normal, but at my university all the professors/lecturers use their first name when ending ...
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How to ask a potential postdoc supervisor to give me the postdoc interview results sooner than he planned

25 Mar 2018 I had a Skype interviewer with a potential postdoc supervisor, and he mentioned that those who passed the first Skype interview will be informed after he interviews all people, which is ...
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Could writing a survey of the state-of-the-art in my field compensate for my lack of publications?

I am applying to graduate school for a Ph.D. program in the field of business and management. The professor I want to work with endorsed my application, but warned that getting admitted might be ...
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Is it normal for a potential supervisor to not reply to a student even after they replied before?

I enquired about a funded PhD position which was advertised on the faculty website. The application involved finding a supervisor and getting them to agree to be a potential supervisor before applying ...
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Is it okay to send a gentle reminder to professor [duplicate]

I sent an email to some professor about a month back for some research paper. He reply to me that he will scan the research paper and send me in few weeks. I think he has forget to send the scanned ...
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Greeting potential supervisor in email [duplicate]

A potential supervisor is greeting me with "Hi" followed by my first name. How should I greet him in return? If I say "Hi" followed by "Dr." and his last name, this will look awkward. If I say "Hello" ...
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Professor agreed for a Skype meeting and then didn't follow up. Also hasn't responded to a reminder I sent a week after. Should I move on?

A week ago, I contacted a professor regarding a PhD position in his group. He replied by saying that he is in search for a PhD student and after examining my CV, he said that he would like to organize ...
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Addressing a faculty member I interviewed [closed]

I know there are other questions about how to address faculty members, but this situation is a bit unusual, so hear me out: I'm in my last year at an undergraduate institution. My department head is ...
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I submitted an assignment late. Should I email the professor to explain my situation?

I submitted an assignment 1 day late. Should I email the professor to explain my situation? He has a pretty loose policy on deadlines but we should definitely submit the assignment before the answer ...
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How do researchers ask others for comments and advices for their research?

I have self-funded, 8-page long research which is highly suited a famous researcher, in both their academic and personal interests. How should I ask them for comments and advice? I am not asking them ...
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A potential PhD supervisor wants me to visit campus for an interview before I know if I'm accepted

I've been in correspondence via email with a potential PhD supervisor who has agreed to take me on. After a few emails back and forth and polishing my proposal with his guidance I submitted my ...
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What is actually confidential in communications in state universities?

I have been hearing things like nothing you write in an email is confidential in state universities because of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) or other similar state laws. Questions: Can I ...
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Web scraping/email harvesting to contact survey respondents [duplicate]

I'm working on a research project that includes a survey of academics in a specific field. One method we've discussed for building a sample frame and obtaining contact information for potential ...
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How to politely respond to a PhD offer follow-up email from potential supervisor?

I received an official PhD offer from University A on Jan 30 (15 days ago). In an interview with the faculty from University A, they asked me where A stands among my applications. I honestly replied ...
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Is generic “thank you” email a waste of time in academia?

A very busy professor just responded my email. He answered my questions, and in the end, he explicitly said something like "Please let me know if you have any questions" or "Please respond if you have ...
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A staff member was rude to me in an email and made me look bad in front of other members of the staff. How should I handle this?

Due to some unfortunate miscommunication, one of the staff members at a university felt like I did not meet one of my obligations. The staff member sent me an extremely rude email that happened to ...
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Is it okay to ask someone for an (electronic) copy of their PhD thesis if it is not available online?

I am a PhD student and recently I came across a researcher who is currently an assistant professor. I don’t know them. But I want their thesis, which is currently not available online. I want to know ...
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How do I email my professor about assigning me to a group?

I have a class project coming up, the professor asked us to form groups of 6. Everyone in class seems to know each other and have already started forming groups. Unfortunately, I don’t know anyone in ...
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How to continually email references without annoying them?

I am beginning to realize that I may need to suddenly bombard my referees with several emails. They have both confirmed that they would be references. Firstly, I would like to know whether the school ...
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How should I respond to “no research position available” from a cold email?

Yesterday, I sent a cold email to inquire a professor about whether the lab has open research positions. Today I got the reply as shown below. Obviously, it is not positive. Thank you for your ...
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What to do with a likely collaborator who is not answering mails? [duplicate]

A few months ago, I contacted a person who conducted research in a topic that could easily be combined with my own work. For this reason, I sent him an e-mail exposing my research and why it could be ...
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Forwarding a student’s question about exam modalities to a professor as a TA?

I am currently working as a teaching assistant. My tasks this semester include writing/putting together a formula sheet containing a lot of formulas and some graphs that the students should not have ...
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Contact professors regarding a not registered invention idea

I have received my MSc degree and I want to apply for Ph.D. programs. I have an idea for an invention (this idea came from my master’s thesis), but it is not completely related to my field – I will ...
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Professors/Teachers only replying to part of my email

I've been a Computer Sciences student for 4 years now, give or take, and my experience with emailing teachers/professors (teachers from now on) has been either of two cases: they reply to my entire ...
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Repetitively emailing old lab group about a paper constantly on the backburner

Context About a year ago, I left a research team that I was involved with as a student for approximately 2 years. During this time, I did a variety of unpaid internships and paid scholarships as well ...
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Should I ask a professor for the third time for a letter of recommendation? [duplicate]

I contacted two professors six weeks before the deadline. One prof emailed me back immediately. The second one still hasn’t. It is due in 3 weeks. I emailed him last Friday asking him again if he ...
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Professor not responding to my mails after earlier discussions

I have applied to a professor from another university - and from another country, in case that is relevant - about doing my undergraduate thesis under him. He said he liked my profile and asked me ...
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If I haven't had a response to a request for recommendation letter a month before applications are due, should I contact someone else?

I have two profs that would make great references for me since I worked closely with them on some research. I emailed them 2 weeks ago (which was nearly 6 weeks before the application deadline). I ...
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Responding to emails from strangers outside academia asking you advices

I work as assistant professor in a STEM field. I have been receiving a large number of emails from professionals, usually from government organisations and companies, asking for various advices and ...
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Have I waited too long to ask for letters of recommendation and when should I send a follow up email?

I asked my 2 undergraduate research supervisors on Friday, December 22nd. This is five and a half weeks before the deadlines (they would each be filling out 2 separate recommendation forms). The ...
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Recommendation from institutional email or private?

I recently went to a summer program. Now, I’m asking my mentor there for a recommendation for college. The email account she uses for all correspondences related to the program is private (Gmail). The ...
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How to ask for a reference when you’re not sure that you're applying yet

I am applying to an MSc program where I need to find an advisor prior to applying. I spoke to a potential advisor earlier this week for 45 minutes. She told me to take the holidays to think about it ...
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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 ...
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Mailing a relevant researcher before starting to think about the problem

I am starting to think about a problem, inspired by a series of papers on similiar questions. Is it correct for me to e-mail the professors that wrote these papers, and ask them if they already ...