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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Citation and bibliography style for EMBO long term fellowship (2019)

I am writing an application for EMBO long term fellowship. As of 2019, they have the following criteria: FORMATTING GUIDELINES FOR REFERENCES: (i) Include the complete list of authors followed ...
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Marshall Scholarship question [on hold]

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 ...
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What are ways for graduate students to make additional money? [closed]

A friend of mine started a PhD program after finishing his diploma with the best possible grade. Unfortunately the institute does not have a lot of resources so he is being paid from a project fund ...
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How can I determine the funders of an article? [closed]

Who funded the article "randomized controlled trial contrasting the effect of 4 low calories sweeteners and sucrose on body weight in adults with overweight or obesity "? In general, how can I ...
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What qualifies as a first generation college student? [closed]

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this so I'm sorry if this is not. I'm in a bit of a unique situation in that I am turning 17 this year and will soon be adopted. The person adopting me ...
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Should I turn down a PhD offer or defer for another year? [closed]

Two years ago I applied to a PhD program that I was really excited about and thought was a good fit for me. I made it clear in both my application and the interview that I needed funding. Everything ...
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Got into a PhD program but no funding?

I got accepted into a PhD program, but I wasn't offered any funding through assistantships. I emailed a person in charge, and I was told that if I receive good grades in the first semester, it would ...
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Is there hard evidence that the grant peer review system performs significantly better than random?

Funding agencies in academia use peer review to assess the quality of submitted grant proposals and to decide which proposals should be funded. I have some doubts that this system actually works based ...
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If my PI received research grants from a company to be able to pay my postdoc salary, did I have a potential conflict interest too?

I was a postdoctoral fellow at a university and received nothing but the regular postdoc salary. I received no grants myself, but worked on various projects, many of which happened to be industry ...
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Home university with full research funding or prestigious university with teaching / research assistantship? [closed]

I have been accepted to a PhD at a top 10 university. I have also been offered a position at my home university, which is ranked about 50th-60th for the subject. At the top university, I currently do ...
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Which are the funding options for a Postdoc in Denmark?

I am willing to apply for a position in Denmark at Copenhagen university. However, the putative PI told me that has no money to fund a postdoc position and recommended some fellowship options to apply....
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How do internal fellowships work? [closed]

Most graduate students in the USA work as lab assistants or teaching assistants. But some people have fellowships from the school just to study. I know you probably need a very good GPA and GRE to get ...
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Accepting a scholarship for masters just to get the money and fund a future masters

I have been offered a scholarship for a masters in theoretical physics at my home university, the scholarship covers the fees along with a decent stipend but I would rather pursue a masters in maths ...
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Is it polite to ask for your potential supervisors to help get the scholarship?

I am applying for a PhD at a new university. But my grade is a little off to the scholarship line. The student service told me that I may get a scholarship, but not for sure. Now I have found two ...
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How can lab equipment be transfered when the PI changes universities? [duplicate]

I've seen these answers: Does equipment purchased with grants stay with the PI? What happens to equipment purchased using a startup package after an academic leaves the university? However, I want a ...
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What happens when a professor can't fund his/her own lab?

Given that funding rates are notoriously low, often in the single digits, what happens when a professor is unable to fund his or her own students? Given that TA positions are also limited, they may ...
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Getting a funding position as a foreign MSc student in Finland [closed]

I got an admission for a master’s programme in data science at the University of Helsinki, Finland. However, because I am from Asia, I don’t get a tuition-fee remission. Is it possible for an ...
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Is it reasonable to ask other researchers to send me their previous grant applications?

My university administration pushes all lecturers to apply to competitive grants from a national science fund. I am new to this and do not know how to start. So I thought to ask my previous advisors, ...
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Quitting a postdoctoral fellowship

I was awarded a rather prestigious postdoctoral fellowship that guarantees a generous salary, research expenses etc. for 2 years. It is in the same institution where I am working as a postdoc now, but ...
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How do teaching buy outs work?

Normally a professor is paid for eight to nine months each academic year for teaching several courses in the period. However, if a professor gets research grant, he can support himself by the grant in ...
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Do postdocs have reasonable chances to acquire non-federal funding in the US?

This article argues that the portion of federal funding is decreasing more and more in the US while funding by corporate and philantropical sources is increasing within the last decade. I'm wondering ...
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Is it possible or common to receive a scholarship from home country for international students?

I'm looking to pursue my PhD degree in a different country. Currently I'm working on my Master's thesis. It seems that the major challenge for me would be to receive a tuition fee waiver in the ...
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Do universities favor experimentalists over theoreticians? [closed]

This question is based off the following chain of reasoning: Universities employ professors, who write funding applications and win grants. The university then takes some fraction of the grant as "...
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Do US professors/group leaders only get a salary, but no group budget?

I was reading an interview with MIT Professor and physics Nobel laureate Wolfgang Ketterle in which he explained that he gets no budget, has to acquire funding even for his secretary, and this is one ...
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Professor expects me to attend a conference. I can't afford to go,even with 50% funding

I am a first year Ph.D. student. During my master's (which was in a different university), a professor (call him M) and I worked on a paper on banking regulations. Apart from the single idea, all of ...
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Can I ask a non-academic for an academic letter of recommendation?

A scholarship based on existing mental health problems and conviction to finishing/doing well in school and it requests 2 reference letters and doesn't specify from whom. I'm only a second year in my ...