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Are non-EU PhD scholarships for a non-eu student taxable in France?

I am a non-eu student. I have a PhD admission from a French university where the funding will come from an institution at my country (outside of the EU) who will pay me directly. My question is the ...
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Have money, but am old--how will these affect PhD application [duplicate]

In terms of academics, I think when I finish my masters (in two years), I will have a strong application with excellent grades, good recommendations, and a potentially very interesting project (albeit ...
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After a multi-authored grant proposal is funded, can the P.I. change project without the agreement of the co-authors?

Together with a senior researcher acting as the P.I., we were recently funded a research project. I wrote 75% of the application, including the whole research hypotheses and design. The Representative ...
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Do universities generally allow faculty members to teach while getting NSF summer salary?

What is the general practice for universities in USA in deciding if there any conflict between receiving 2 month salary funded by an NSF grant (the maximum) and teaching a Summer course (which ...
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Providing evidence of being the major contributor of a successful grant proposal helps your opportunities to get a job in the academic field?

I recently worked on a grant proposal for a project. As it sometimes happens to post-doc researchers, to move forwards in their career they have to ask a senior researcher to act as the principal ...
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Can I find a fully-funded PhD position in europe at 39 or more? [closed]

I'm 37 now and hold a master degree. I got my degree 3 years ago. For some personal reasons I plan on applying for a phd position next year or later.( I cannot do that now.) I love my field and doing ...
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Thesis focus and fellowship focus divergence

I am currently halfway through my first year of a multi-year PhD fellowship. After the first year, you must re-apply to be awarded the remaining years. I am currently undecided as to whether or not I ...
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Does CISA fund academic research? If not, which US Government agency primarily funds cyber-infrastructure resiliency projects?

The title pretty much says it all. Does the US Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency fund academic research projects related to cyber security or infrastructure security? If not, which ...
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Where to find industry funded PhDs?

In the fields of Mathematics and computer sciences, what are possible options to do a well funded PhD? In Canada or the US. Is it better than doing a PhD as a part time student, while taking a job ? I ...
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Frequently checking NSF website for new grant?

Shall one frequently check the NSF website for newly released grant opportunities? How often does NSF release a new grant in fields like Machine Learning or Deep Learning? Per Month? Per half a year?
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Is it ethical to be dropped as a sub-awardee / co-PI after helping to write a grant proposal?

I co-wrote a proposal with two faculty members who mentored me during my PhD. Since I am now a non-tenure track Assistant Professor at a different institution than the other two, I was to be given a ...
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Accept MA in art history with no funding and massive debt, or apply PhD fully-funded?

I am a very strong graduate candidate in art history with a 3.97 undergrade GPA and excellent research and writing skills. My recommdations are very strong with three professors attesting that I my ...
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Fellow lab researcher adds me as (fake) author because his funds come from my fellowship

I received a 3 year fellowship for a 3-year PhD in computer science at a well known lab in my topic. I am in my last year and things haven't gone well. I don't have any impressive research results, ...
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How should one navigate a "I currently do not have any open positions, that may change depending on grant applications" situation?

A prospective postdoc PI, after looking at my application and papers, told me "I currently do not have any open positions, although that may change depending on grant applications", ...
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University admission offer

I have applied to some US and European universities, which all have somewhat different acceptance timelines. I was offered a graduate student position with certain funding at a US university. There is ...
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Why is it so hard to get PhD funding in the UK for international students?

In general, it's fairly difficult to get a funded PhD position in the UK, if you're an international student (as of a few years ago, "international" was defined as non-EU; I assume that has ...
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How to acknowledge a research internship in a paper?

In an accepted paper, I have written my acknowledgments to the funding entities and now I want to also acknowledge the fact that this work was mostly carried out in X place thanks to an internship ...
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MSCA seal of excellence

I have applied for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship and, despite receiving a grade of 90%, did not receive it. Although nothing is mentioned in the application, it turns out something called a &...
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Can I mention in my CV a legislative bill that I wrote, but which is also not yet approved or deliberated upon by congress?

I'm applying for a doctoral scholarship, and the scholarships office told me to mention in my CV all my academic and professional research publications/authored works. Now, I once worked with a ...
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Emailing professors regarding funding for PhD after getting accepted?

I have been accepted as a doctoral student (aerospace engineering, US). The email I received suggested that I get in touch with the faculty of my interest to discuss funding and research. I did try ...
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Should I "threaten" my advisor in order to get funding?

I've been working hard on research with my advisor, and he seems to be happy with my progress. I would like to get an RA position next semester. Should I tell my advisor that I'm going to cut back a ...
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MIT Mechanical Engineering PhD with No Funding

I was accepted to the MIT PhD program in mechanical engineering. In my admission letter they wrote that, "it is imperative you find an advisor as soon as possible, and definitely before the ...
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Potential PhD Advisor wants to know my decision to accept or not before the 04/15 deadline

I received an offer from a top US engineering Ph.D. Program. Let's say this is Program A. I also have another offer program B. Currently, I am waiting on program C's decisions. The potential advisor ...
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Does fellowship replace PhD salary?

I'm currently applying to PhD positions, and was also advised to apply for a fellowship, but don't I need a PhD supervisor first? Even if I do get it, does that mean it replaces the salary given by ...
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If someone doesn't get into a graduate program/postdoc, or a grant, etc, how are they supposed to know why?

So that they can do better next time. There's usually no transparency or explanation of why they were rejected.
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Is "Territorialism" By Academics For Private Sector Funding Official?

Academics within the same university and/or department are responsible for their own research funding from both public, philanthropic and private sector sources. But problems sometimes arise if two ...
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Do research professors earn additional money from externally funded projects?

Do research professors generally earn additional money from externally funded projects apart from their university salary? I ask because I'm wondering whether this explains why many professors -- who ...
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What does co-financing mean in the context of funding?

I'm applying for funding for a joint R&D project between a university and a company. One of the terms from the funding agency is as follows: The project must be co-financed with at least 150% and ...
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Where to propose a joint PhD program

I am a mathematician, doing most of my research in dynamical systems. I would like to propose to an European academic partner to co-fund (50%-50%) a PhD position. Is there a place on the web where I ...
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How do Funding Opportunities in France work for Foreign PhD candidates?

I completed my masters in mathematics in 2021 and took a break to study more topics in Math before applying for PhD positions. In december, I wrote to a prof of pure math at the Aix-Marseille ...
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How do Canadian chairs work

I know there are tiers of Canadian chairs (Tier I and II). Tier I is for full professors and Tier II is for assistant professors. I want to know how Canadian chairs work such as how to apply for them ...
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How to safeguard marketable ideas from being stolen?

Say I plan to share an idea with a professor that has the potential to inspire a biotech startup. What forward-looking steps can I, as an undergraduate, take beforehand to ensure the professor won't ...
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Do you graduate slower with TA funding for PhD students?

I am in computer science in the usa with a PHD offer. I’ve been told that if u get funded with a TA position, it doesn’t necessarily slow your graduation time. Is this true? It seems obvious to me ...
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How can I get funding for my research article? [duplicate]

An article of mine has been accepted by a Springer journal. I want to publish this article in Open Access. My institute is a pretty small one and cannot fund my research. Is there any worldwide ...
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Free venue for advertising a funded PhD opportunity?

I am trying to advertise a PhD opportunity in Sciences. So far, I have tried some relevant groups and email lists, as well as my own social media accounts. As I don't have a huge number of followers, ...
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For funded US PhD programs, why is the summer funding listed separately from the overall stipend?

I am applying to U.S. PhD programs in mathematics. I have noticed that the school websites (and the official offers I have received) all separate the summer funding from the overall stipend; the ...
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Changing Funding statement after acceptance

Does IEEE allow changing the Funding statement after the acceptance of the paper? (In particular, I am asking about IEEE transactions on nanotechnology.)
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Which are the main funding routes for university research in chemistry in Switzerland?

I was wondering where university group leaders in Switzerland obtain funding from other than the Swiss National Science Foundation now that ERC grants are out of reach for this country.
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How can I search for Academic Grants in the UK (Physics, Materials, Tech)? [closed]

I've just finished my Doctoral Studies, and I'm currently in the process of producing an API tool for Molecular Dynamics simulations. The applicability of this tool could be very wide, however, I need ...
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Once tenured, is a faculty member guaranteed a minimum salary?

Tenure protects a faculty member's job from many threats; however, does it also generally guarantee a minimum salary? I am especially curious about fields, such as engineering, where there may be an ...
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NSF Postdoc Fellowship Announcement?

I'm having trouble finding information on when announcements might be made on fellowship awards. I'm specifically interested in Biology "Rules of Life" track.
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How to get business partner for KTP (innovate UK) application?

I want to know how to get KTP grants. I understand that I need business partner to apply. how to get business partner? I have read the guidelines for application that it should be with business ...
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Can you apply to scholarships during a gap year?

I've decided to take a gap year because I cannot afford school. I'm going into my Junior year of undergrad after my gap. I plan on graduate school and want to be debt free. I've recently taken it upon ...
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Are international applicants in UK at disadvantage when applying for PhD in Pure Mathematics?

I am a student from Asia and I am applying for PhD in UK universities in pure mathematics for the upcoming season. I want to know if universities in UK give priority to UK citizens in PhD applications?...
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Funding (mathematical) theory research in a computational world

I'm a postdoc in engineering who is interested in doing more "old school" mathematical theoretical research than computational research (i.e., running large simulations on a computer). ...
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Scientia fellowships - Marie Skłodowska-Curie status and reputation?

I recently found out about the University of Oslo Scientia fellowship program. The program seems to have (at least some of) its funding from the Marie Skłodowska Curie foundation and it says here that ...
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Interrupting a German research fellowship

I am going to accept a research fellowship in Germany for the duration of 24 months. In the Guideline, it is written that (in English) Interruption to take advantage of another fellowship in Germany ...
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Are numeric references disliked by grant reviewers? [closed]

I am asking in regards to the European Union ERC grants but this could apply to any grant application with no set guidelines for references formatting. The ERC guideline states: "Please use a ...
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Do scientists/researchers only get awards by application/nomination, or can their achievements ever speak for themselves?

For instance, Katalin Karikó, key researcher in mRNA technology in immunology and therapies got a bunch of awards in 2021 as a result of the COVID19 vaccine being developed based on her work. Did ...
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PhD Application: What are the pros/cons of agreeing to be considered for a financial award (TA, GRA or Fellowship) with admission?

I'm applying to PhD programs in the U.S. (Computer Science) and several applications have the question: "Do you wish to be considered for a financial award (TA, GRA or Fellowship) with admission?&...
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