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

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Are there grants that can be used to reduce teaching load?

In mathematical and other theoretical fields, there is not much need for expensive equipment, so grant money is mostly used to fund students and research assistants. But in some fields, good students ...
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How much would it be reasonable to plan for publication expenses, for a project in physics (experimental optics)?

I am preparing a grant application, for a project in physics (experimental optics). So, my question is: how much would it be reasonable to plan for "publication expenses" in the budget, in ...
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Should a scholarship be acknowledged in the paper if it is not given for the work that is being published?

If a student receives a scholarship for their (B.Sc. or M.Sc.) studies, but at the same time works on a project that is totally unrelated to their studies voluntarily and receives no funding for the ...
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Returning Research Fellowship funding

I'm doing a PhD in the US and I got a research fellowship for a month this summer. I have done some work, but I'm not satisfied with it. There was no motivation and I haven't studied as much as I ...
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Fellowships Exclusively for Seniors/First year Masters [closed]

I am a masters student and will get my degree this December having spent 1 summer, 2 spring, and 3 fall semesters to get it. I switched from non-thesis to thesis late in this process which is why I ...
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How to prevent deletion of my Google Scholar profile flagged as a duplicate of a colleague's?

My Google Scholar account is scheduled to be made private on 25th July as it is flagged as a duplicate of a close colleague's. We have worked at the same department, we share the first and middle name,...
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Cannot find a research group for my PhD program before fall 2021

I am a 1st year physical chemistry graduate student in an American University. I was admitted in September 2020, but I actually started the program in April 2021 due to the visa and pandemic issues. ...
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Supervisor cancels PhD students' salary when he feels productivity is low; what to do?

My friend's PhD supervisor (CS in EU) is severe to the point of cancelling a month of salary when he feels productivity rates are not met by his students. Given that the students are just starting (4 ...
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Are my chances of getting into a PhD program better if I do not need funding?

I searched the site and couldn't find any information on this topic so I thought I would ask myself. I have been at work for quite a while now and am fortunate that they have offered to support me ...
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How do professors perceive breakthroughs from outside academia?

During my childhood, I use to listen the news with the phrases such as: Dr. scientist, professor of physics at university of Stanford invented/discovered the phenomenon.......... The italics used ...
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Should you decline an invitation for a PhD application interview if you missed the scholarship application deadline?

I applied to a PhD program a few weeks after the university's deadline for this year's scholarship, TAship, and RAship application passed. The application for a scholarship from external funding ...
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Is it unusual for UK univerisities to give tuition waivers to teaching assistants?

I've been checking the websites of different UK universities for teaching assistantship benefits. None of the websites I've visited so far disclose the specific benefits that TAs receive. So, I wonder ...
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NIH: What is a “resubmission”?

I need to understand the difference between the "success rate", "award rate" and "funding rate", the metrics used by the National Institute of Health as summary ...
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Is it polite to ask about scholarship/assistantship opportunities during a Ph.D. interview at a UK university?

I am scheduled for an interview in August for a Ph.D. program that I applied to at a UK university. However, even if I get an offer of place on the program, I would not be able to accept it unless I ...
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Should I ask my class instructors for letters of recommendations for a fellowship?

I am a first-year graduate student in mechanical engineering. For most of the fellowships I want to apply, such as the NSF fellowship for graduate students, they all require 3 letters of ...
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Acknowledge Funding for Contributions in Kind

I have won an academic research grant by a major "Cloud" computing platform to run a large agent-based simulation. The grant is not paid in cash. Instead I receive credits to spend on the ...
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Have there been hiring and/or funding changes in academia allowing non-colocated research positions, full time, part-time or gig-like (lockdown)?

Almost four years ago I asked Are there "gig economy" resources in academic research? Are they fundable?. Now that much of the world and its academe has endured pandemic and lock-down, I ...
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Does it look odd not to acknowledge any funding in a paper?

Speaking pragmatically, does it look odd or amateurish to write "this work was not supported by any funding" or something like that on a paper? Would it seem to suggest the author is, as I ...
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Starting your own postdoc right after a PhD in another research lab

I am in the third year of my PhD in computer science and I'm graduating in a year and three months. I'm no longer interested in the research that I'm doing in my PhD and I'd like to switch to another ...
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How can I get financial aid for a BSc as a young US Citizen with no family in the US?

I have lived abroad and want to move to the US to pursue a BSc degree. I have no family there except for the sibling of my parent who lives in a far away state from where I wish to be.
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Do all research grants for (under)graduate students lead to high quality research paper?

I want to know Question: Do all research grants (funds) for (under)graduate students lead to high quality (Q1 or Q2) research papers? How do institutions trust (under)graduate students so that they ...
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What can be done as a grant applicant if a criticism from a referee is scientifically wrong?

I proposed to work on a problem in the proposal, but one of the referees thought that the problem had already been solved in some previous papers. However, the papers they cited do not solve the ...
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How do massive research projects manage conflicts of interest?

I am a machine learning researcher, and my field is beginning to embrace the massive, multi-institution collaborations that have become common in other sciences. For example, I am a coauthor on this ...
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Prizes and awards: what about travel grants?

I am applying for various postdoc grants at the moment. They all have some section concerning Prizes and Awards. While I understand that this obviously includes things like 'best poster presentation' ...
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Applying to a full time lecturer post in the UK in a psychology related field [duplicate]

I am a non-European applying from outside of the UK. I need to come up with realistic external funding ideas for the next three years. I have a good idea of what kind of research I would like to do ...
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Is there a Ronin alternative in Europe? How to be an independent scientist in the EU?

I am a senior postdoc in a theoretical/computational field and for various reasons I am quite tired of jumping from one postdoc to another (have to switch cities/continents every few years, and many ...
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Is it appropriate for an advisor to add a student's name (who has no contribution) to a paper because of his nationality

I'm a PhD student working in the USA. My advisor has funding from a foreign (say Country X) agency. I worked on a problem that was proposed by the agency. However, I am not using their data. I am ...
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How to disclose a major change in scope from orignal F31 submission

I am trying to pull together my first progress report on my F31 fellowship. My concern is due to to COVID19 my ability to work with certain collaborators was diminished and my PI thought it was best ...
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How to approach “potential benefits to society of proposed research” question on a grant application for a pure math project?

I have been writing a grant proposal, where it is based in the UK. I almost did most of the application, but I have no idea for the following parts: Benefits of Overseas Country: Describe any ...
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How does a tenure track professor get money to recruit PhD students? [closed]

Does the university/institution or department give money to their tenured-track professors to hire PhD-students? Do they have to write grants to get funded to recruit PhD students? What are the ...
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No reply after almost two months since the first interview

At the beginning of March I applied for a postdoc position that was very close to the research topic of my PhD. I also sent an email to the Professor who posted the position in order to persuade him ...
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Funding is from TA - What to put for funding acknowledgment

Most journals require you to state your funding sources. I am a current phd candidate, submitting a paper as sole author, and my funding currently comes from a teaching assistantship, which is paid ...
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Is it better to submit a new research grant proposal or an extension of previous work? [closed]

When submitting a research proposal for a funding agency, I heard two different pieces of advice from principal investigators that have won several awards. The first suggestion is to submit a proposal ...
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Is it a good idea to cold-email someone in a museum to ask for PhD funding opportunity?

I am an international (non-EU) student and have been offered admission to an art history PhD program in an UK university. However, the offer does not come with funding, and I do not have the financial ...
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Postdoc: established project vs your own

I am considering the pros and cons of two types of postdoc positions I have come cross: The most common is 1-3 years of work on an established project for which a supervisor PI typically won a grant. ...
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Funding for Phd positions in Australia

Are PhD positions in Australia fully funded for international students like in the US and Europe? I shall be applying for PhD programs in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Also, are scholarships given for ...
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Which one matters more - grades or qualifications - for admission to post-graduate study in Germany? [closed]

I'm looking into applying to study abroad in Germany after my Bachelors (majoring in Statistics). My question is: which of these hypothetical candidates would have a higher chance at receiving a ...
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Secretly switching research topics and funding oddities

When I joined my current PhD program I talked to my advisor about wanting to work on a different research topic than the one I was to work on initially and he said yes. I made clear I wasn't ...
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Is my advisor asking me to commit fraud?

I am currently a postdoc, leaving my position in ~1 month. I am departing my contract a few months early after receiving an offer for a job in industry, about which my advisor is very upset. It is ...
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Does a PhD student get paid without a TA/RA job?

Can a PhD student be paid simply for doing research? If yes, is it applicable right from the beginning? I am talking about UK and the US specifically.
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Is paying researchers royalties for publications a bad idea? [duplicate]

I would like to entertain a thought that a researcher could get paid for publishing a research article just as textbook/fiction authors do. The readers of articles already pay large sums of money (...
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Does department receive funding for each PhD candidate

The reason I'm asking is because my PhD supervisor "collects" - for lack of a better word - PhD candidates. She has at least 15 PhD candidates. None of them is being hired, except for one - ...
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Does PhD GPA matter after grad school regarding academic funding?

There are many similar questions regarding whether PhD GPA matters after grad school, but this question is specific to obtaining academic funding as a professor. When applying for funding, do funding ...
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Is it legal to accept this type of scholarship while on an F-1 visa?

So here's my situation: I am a student on F-1 visa who has been offered a scholarship from another university (not the one where I am studying) for a week long workshop in a subject that I research. ...
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Does working in a research group with poor funding means poor future prospects post graduation?

Background: I am pursuing PhD in a Canadian University in mechanical engineering. My PhD work is computational and I work in collaboration with experimental groups. I am in my 4th year and I have ...
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Do you think it's possible to pay off student debt during a PhD?

I was recently talking to someone who mentioned that they managed to pay off around $40,000 in debt incurred from their masters program, during their PhD. They said they managed to do this from their ...
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When does NSF update the status date?

I have submitted a proposal to NSF about 9 months ago, and the status of the proposal in Fastlane is "pending" with the last update being the day after it was submitted. Does it mean that it ...
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Should I wait patiently if the professor asked me to wait for a few weeks?

I am in my final year of PhD and submiting thesis in June. I had an interview for a Postdoc position about 2 months ago and gave an on site talk to the lab. The professor asked me to talk to each lab ...
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What funding sources are available for mathematicians in Italy? [closed]

In addition to European funds (ERC grants), what funding sources are available for researchers in mathematics working (or aiming to work) in Italy at different career stages ((1) postdoc, (2) RTDa/...
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Asking about funding when you've already been told you'll be funded

Disclaimer : Please consider I'm in Europe, and this is for European funding I've been accepted to do my PhD. I've been told in writing something along the lines of "You'll work for Prof. A doing ...

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