Questions tagged [funding]

This tag refers to questions related to source and utilization of academic funding from government or non-governmental sources.

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Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) [on hold]

I am applying for the SINGA award and I need some help from those who have been awarded such scholarship. Thanks
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Proposing current postdoc supervisor as a Marie Curie mentor

The Marie Curie Global Fellowship involves 2 years in a university outside Europe and 1 year in a university in Europe. I'm applying together with my current postdoc supervisor, who is a fantastic ...
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NSF GRFP Application for a Rising Undergraduate Senior

Prefacing this, I am currently a rising undergraduate senior who plans to attend graduate school after I finish this last year. I want to work toward a PhD in neuroscience. Over the past year, I have ...
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How do I handle a Program Officer who simply will not execute an awarded contract?

I have been awarded contract, US, DoD, which is stuck on the desk of the Program Officer. I have spoken to this individual, and indeed had positive conversations. However, for the last 15 (!) months ...
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How to demonstrate leadership quality

I am postdoc in computational biology field and writing one grant proposal. One of the section of the application expect applicant to show how he/she will reach maturity to become an independent ...
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PhD advisor lost funding, need advice

I am an international PhD student in an engineering department in US and was fully funded for all two years, but just two weeks before the fall semester (without any warning), my advisor informed me ...
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Why do funding agencies like the NSF not publish accepted grants?

When the NSF decides to fund a project, they post an abstract of the project, but they do not post any of the material that the project's PIs actually wrote. Why not? Some good reasons for ...
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Funded PhD in the UK with a Distinction in MSc and a low undergraduate CGPA [closed]

I completed my undergraduate degree in engineering at the best university in my country of origin, almost a decade ago. I completed the undergraduate program with a 2.9 CGPA on a 4.0 GPA scale, which ...
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Requesting a professor I barely know a recommendation letter for postdoc

I met a professor (a big name in our field) at a workshop and we worked on the initial idea for a paper as part of a group project. We stayed in touch for a couple of weeks but our conversation ceased ...
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Marie Curie IF, can secondments be hosted by my PhD institution? [closed]

I would like to include an official secondment in my Marie Curie fellowship to be carried out at the Institution where I got my PhD (a couple of years ago). I understand that Marie Curie is about ...
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Professor asking me about my financial condition

For masters degree, I have contacted one of the professor of university of Tokyo. He told me in his 1st email reply that he would not like to have students only for 2 years. He wanted a student for 5 ...
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TA Funding Length in STEM Field in USA [closed]

I understand that depending on the department and the school the duration of the TA funding for a Phd student can vary. However, I’m interested in learning whether it’s common for departments in STEM ...
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Postdoctoral funding for US citizen in Japan [closed]

I am a US citizen (with a PhD from the US) hoping to find funding to secure a postdoctoral position at a university lab in Japan. My research has medical, statistics, and biology components. I have ...
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Scholarships and the PhD thesis in the Scandinavian system?

I'm totally confused about how you have to write your desired thesis in the Scandinavian higher education system when you've got their scholarship. By reading the articles about how it works I feel ...
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PhD Advisor to Stop Funding Me

I am going into my 4th year PhD in a STEM field. I am my advisor's first student. While things started off okay and the research had been interesting, my advisor developed a tendency to switch ...
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Conducting interviews independently? [closed]

I'm an early career researcher who would like to conduct interviews for a research project on my own, and I was hoping to get some advice about whether this sort of thing is advisable. I recently ...
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Ownership of an Idea

Suppose that I am a PhD student that works as an RA in the lab of my PhD advisor. While I am in the lab, I come up with some interesting idea, and then I spend time reading and planning out a possible ...
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How can I find a list of my co-authors for a grant conflict of interest?

Many funding agencies require a list of co-authors in the past n years. Is there an easier way to do this than to find all of my papers and copy and paste the names and institutions?
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Equipment/Computer Budgets for CS PhD Students [closed]

I plan on attending graduate school in computer science next year (fall 2020 semester). In a computer science (or related field like software engineering) PhD program, is it standard to furnish ...
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How to find host institution - Marie-Curie individual fellowship [closed]

How to find the list of host institution for Marie-Curie individual fellowship? Does it mean that the host institution must have already received or get approved for Marie-Curie individual fellowship? ...
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Running out of grant money to complete PhD [closed]

I'm in the final year of my PhD and there is very little money left for my project. This is to the point that the university-allocated money we are given for conferences and thesis-associated costs is ...
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Marie-Curie individual felowship - current organization

is there any problem if I don't work at an European University as a Postdoctoral fellow (just back from the USA) at the time that I submit the Marie-Curie fellowship (2-3 months without job)? thank ...
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Host Institution - Marie-Curie individual fellowship

I am planning to apply for a Marie-Curie individual fellowship. Should I be already a Postdoctoral Fellow at a particular University, which will also be the host Institution? In other words, could I ...
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“Write your future plans with less than 51 words”: what is the purpose of this question?

I'm an undergrad who is applying a scholarship for Phd. I have already sent heck a lot of documents ranging from my academic background, letter of purpose, research statement etc.; it took more than ...
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Will one active NSF grant award hurt the chance of another proposal

Suppose I have an active NSF grant that supports Project A. Will this hurt the chance of my grant proposal for Project B which are largely independent? Further constraints: The two projects will ...
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Marshall Scholarship question [closed]

Please let me know if there is a better place to post this. From the document, http://www.marshallscholarship.org/applications/2020_rules_2_year_updated, I have, "In addition if a candidate puts ...
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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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9 Years of PhD, bad supervision, no data. What should I do?

I am a PhD student since 9 years. I am working on medical technology where I need intra-operative surgical data. When I joined, I was told that they will have collaboration with hospitals and other ...
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Social science/humanities PhD in UK: Take partially funded PhD, or work for a year and reapply for full funding?

First, I am aware that there are already several posts about self-funding a PhD. I'm posting this question, however, for the following reasons: Many threads are mostly about US schools, whereas the ...
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How to send a reminder to a US prof who has accepted my internship offer but didnt reply to my follow-up mail

I am a PhD student and I wrote a mail to an US prof for an internship offer, which will be completely funded by my parent institute (fellowship available) and hence the host US prof does not need to ...
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Applying for funding when you can self fund [duplicate]

So this is the issue... There is this university that I’m interested in applying to for my PhD. I think the chances of me getting an offer to carry out my research there are very high if I let them ...
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When an academic researcher receives a gift funding from an industry partner, does the academic researcher's university take a cut?

When an academic researcher receives a gift funding from an industry partner, does the academic researcher's university take a cut, or does the academic researcher receives the entire gift funding? ...
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Is there a free database of grants available online?

There are several online paid (or subscription based) resources that provides, among other things, a searchable database of grant calls across the world. These are three examples: https://www....
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When did US undergraduate education become so expensive?

As far as I know, in the majority of countries in the world, especially in Europe, undergraduate education, even at the top universities, is almost always significantly less expensive than at ...
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Risk register for 'office-based' research

I'm writing a grant application for a 1.5-year research project in which I'm the only member a systematic literature review (some papers may be pay-walled) will be performed the main study data (de-...
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When an academic researcher decides to file for a patent, where does the budget to pay for the patent-related costs typically come from?

When an academic researcher decides to file for a patent, where does the budget to pay for the patent-related costs typically come from? From the academic researcher's budget? From the University's ...
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Combine multiple major fellowships? [closed]

I have received both the NSF and another major fellowship (non-federal). Both stipends cover more than my departmental funding; do I get the sum of the stipends?
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Am I qualified enough to apply for a graduate scholarship? [closed]

I am a third year university student in Vietnam. My major is Computer Science. I focus on machine learning, especially deep learning for computer vision. I really want to have a master (or PhD) degree ...
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Consequences for a tenured person of not getting grants [duplicate]

As far as I heard in (some of) the universities a person having a tenure track position who fails to get grants may not get tenure. I am wondering what might be consequences of not getting grants ...
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Why are there limits on scholarship amounts for graduate students?

I'll be starting my MSc next year, and just got informed that I won a Merit-based scholarship that covers tuition (although the school is in Israel, where tuition is heavily subsidized anyway), and ...
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Co-author wants to put their current funding source in the acknowledgements section because they edited the paper

In this situation there is a co-author that wants their current funding source added to the acknowledgements section because they edited the paper that others wrote. The research in the paper is ...
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As a PhD student, should I list a conference travel grant in CV?

I know there is a similar question here (Should PhD students mention small grants on their CV?) but there is a slight difference between my question and this. I recently went to a conference as a ...
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Can I get into a funded graduate Psychology program after having studied Chemistry?

I have earned an Honours degree in Chemistry, but my heart is set on Psychology. So, I want to pursue graduate studies in Psychology. Is it possible to get fully funded admission in a world-class ...
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Accepting funding from a climate change denier [closed]

Abstract: A professor in my department, who seems to be a climate change denier, is offering me funding for a project that is NOT related to climate change. Should I take it? For my stipend at the my ...
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Should I drop out of grad school? [closed]

I have just completed my first year of grad school. I am currently in a enormous amount of debt from undergrad. I want to continue but I am afraid of accumulating too much debt! Yes I did know this ...
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Spending on AI vs theoretical physics in academia

I hope this question may fit this site: My friends and I were having an argument based loosely on these two opposing views. One side claims that there is too much spending and financial backing by ...
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Negotiations after winning a grant

I am a fairly new lecturer (within the last year) in the UK. When I started my position, I did some negotiations and the uni was already happy to give me teaching relief for the probation period of ...
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How important is to include an acknowledgment in the poster presentation?

The organization where I work provided me funding for a poster presentation. My opinion is to acknowledge the funding organization due to the research team of an organization is the authors of the ...
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Experiences with air travel CO2 emissions offsetting funding rules?

The human-induced climate crisis happening right now is no longer news. While many people urge their governments to change policies to reduce our carbon footprints more easily, there is also the ...
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Buying out of teaching duties vs. all duties using grant money

My university (in Europe) is currently reconsidering its policy regarding professors (assistant through full) buying out of certain duties using funds from research grants. The new proposal is that ...