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Is it reasonable to list PhD funding as grant money for an industry CV?

A colleague passed me their CV which they have used for applications to non-academic positions. In it they have a short sentence/profile that states that have X publications, Y citations and $Z in ...
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Where to get a Second Major In CSE [closed]

I have a undergrad degree on Mechanical Engineering. Currently I'm thinking of getting a degree on CS. I don't want to do 2 year MS program, rather I am more interested to do a second major which is ...
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Why would academics spend funds on an apparently unnecessary publishing fee?

I recently worked on a paper with some colleagues as second author, and suggested that we publish in an open-access journal with a decent impact factor. Our university also has an agreement with this ...
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What are my chances of being accepted into a UK Phd program with average undergraduate and masters grades? [closed]

I want to do a Phd with funding in the UK but I'm afraid to apply as I meet the requirements of Phd but just barely. I have reasonable Bachelors grades and a merit in my masters. Also I have research ...
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ERC starting grant to move back into academia

I wanted to get opinions on an issue that has been raised to me about applying for the ERC starting grant scheme. After my 3 years postdoc at the University, last August I obtained a Senior Scientist ...
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Rejected from Universities: Grad School [duplicate]

I am an international student. I am applying for PhD and started last year immediately after defending the thesis. I've got a very good GPA (3.87) and a resume. Some articles, many certificates, and ...
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Switching advisors after they got a grant

I am a third-year PhD student, and I have lost interest in my research area; after finishing up a recent project, I have had trouble for several months coming up with a new project in my advisor's ...
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Is there generally a relationship between a dept's research grant numbers and the teaching loads they give PhD students?

To me, one of the most important factors that differentiates a good PhD program in the US and a bad one is the teaching expectations placed on the student. In some departments, PhD students are ...
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How prevalent are popular criticisms of academia? [closed]

I have seen this video by a very popular science communicator (Sabine Hossenfelder) shared around the academic community criticizing aspects of the academic industry and why they left: https://www....
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What is the workload like when being a volunteer reviewer for NSF?

For those of us who have volunteered to review grants for the NSF, what was it like? E.g., How much time did it take for you? How many proposals were you asked to review? How long were the proposals ...
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NSF grant proposal not reviewed despite being received

I submitted an NSF research grant proposal (Mathematics) last year. The status for my proposal shows "pending" on the website. I was talking to a professor recently, who told me that she was ...
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What are my options if a prof ghosted me after agreeing for recommendation letter?

I asked one of my professors, who I had a great relationship with, to write me a LoR for a fellowship. They're not my advisor. I had informed them of this 2 months prior to the LoR deadline. They ...
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NSF two-ninths rule for soft money PIs

The NSF, "as a general policy", will fund only up to two months' salary for senior personnel on its grants, which includes PIs and another category of, roughly, "people who smell like ...
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Partially funded PhD in Germany

I have been offered a PhD position in a German institution, however, it is not a job or fully funded position. While I plan to apply for a full scholarship moving forward, just in case, is it ...
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Can privately administered colleges and universities in the USA successfully run without government funding?

Can privately administered colleges and universities in the USA and the UK successfully run without government (either state or federal) funding? By "government funding," I mean any kind of ...
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Can I justify paying for an unfunded master's if I'm changing disciplines from undergrad? [closed]

I'm in a predicament. I'm about to turn 29. I finished undergrad a few years ago and have been working in what jobs I can since then. I got an undergrad degree in a completely different field than ...
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Are R1s preferred over R2s in funding applications?

I have two tenure track assistant professor offers from two US schools, close in university ranking to each other (US news) but one is R1 and the other is R2. I’m more inclined to the R2 offer. I am ...
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Should I postpone doing a PhD and focus on publishing my finished research instead? [closed]

I'm 31 years-old, which will be relevant to my question later. I moved from my home country after high school to do my bachelor's in Canada. I ended up moving to Germany to do my Master's degree in ...
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Review request for DFG (German Research Foundation)

I recently received an email, requesting me to review a grant proposal for DFG (German Research Foundation, https://www.dfg.de/en). Though in other circumstances I might be happy to accept this, right ...
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Should I mention that I can't afford living costs in a scholarship application?

I am applying for a master's degree in supply chain management in Sweden and I can't afford the cost of living in Sweden. I am filling out an online master's scholarship application form and I was ...
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NSF Career Grant Eligibility

Is someone who is not a US citizen and doesn’t have a green card but is working as a faculty at a state university in the US eligible to apply for an NSF CAREER grant? I am not sure if citizenship/...
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If you can fund your PhD, how it affects your chances of admission? [duplicate]

Most PhD programs in math has more applications that what the funding for program can afford if they admitted everyone. Assuming you have normal grades and good RLs, and you can fund your PhD program ...
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Funding Regulations Involving Industrial Partners for PhD Students in the Netherlands

I currently have a working contract of 4 years with my university in the Netherlands as an employed PhD candidate (werknemer-promovendus). The funding for this PhD, as I was told by my promotor (term ...
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In a grant proposal, should I write that I have a paper very likely to be accepted by a very prestigious journal? and how?

I am facing a problem that is new for me and I don't know to whom to ask. My current supervisor and I are very busy and we both have barely some time to discuss pressing bureaucratic issues and ...
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Is It appropriate for students to express interest in becoming a non-funded TA for a specific course?

I am an undergraduate student and along with some of my peers, we are interested in the possibility of becoming teaching assistants (TAs) for a particular course taught by a professor in the US whom I ...
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Professor gets funding and does not give to student [closed]

I am a recent university graduate with a master's degree, and I secured a position in a sizable company. Interestingly, my master's supervisor is also supervising my sibling's Ph.D. In a few meetings, ...
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Seeking Additional Funding During PhD: Feasibility and Variations Across Universities and Countries

In the midst of PhD journey, can someone contemplate the feasibility and norms around seeking additional funding in the second or third year? This could be for various reasons such as increased ...
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Stipend vs Fee for Australian PhD

I am thinking to apply for a PhD Programme in Australia. But having a look at the websites of almost all the universities, I got to know that the amount of stipend per year a PhD candidate gets is ...
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Is it badly viewed to have company funded research during one's thesis when applying for their first postdoc

I have a friend that might be doing an academic (not industrial) thesis in a biology related topic where one of the projects would be funded by a company that sells a product that will be tested in ...
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Employer Pension Contributions UK on grant/fellowship

I've won a postdoc fellowship to work at a UK university (which is funded by a billionaire externally) and as part of the budget, my salary (I simply costed myself on a spine point) implicity includes ...
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Why do most American universities offer funded PhD positions but not similar opportunities for Master's programs?

I've noticed that in the U.S., universities commonly provide funding for PhD students in AI/ML fields, including scholarships, assistantships, and fee waivers. In contrast, Master's students have ...
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PhD Proposal: Application for funding

I am applying for a PhD and currently rewriting the proposal which will submitted alongside my application. I would appreciate guidance on whether it is wise to include the names of possible funding ...
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Job applications and explaining the reasons for low research output in my application. Looking for feedback and if it could be seen as an excuse? [closed]

I'm back again with what should be my final post as I truly figure out the damage caused by my horrendous Ph.D experience (the D in my Ph.D could stand for diminishing returns at this point). It is ...
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What is the difference between MRC Postdoctoral Training Scheme and Career Development Fellowship at the LMB (Cambridge, UK)?

I'm applying for a job at the LMB in Cambridge, UK. I am aware that the LMB offers two paths for a postdoc: an MRC Postdoctoral Training Scheme and a Career Development Fellowship. I am unclear of the ...
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Challenges and Considerations in Unfunded Remote Research for Researchers from Restricted Countries [closed]

I am interested in understanding the nuances and core objectives of pursuing remote research studies, particularly in scenarios where funding is not available and the researcher's nationality (e.g., ...
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Is it wise to ask about funding other than program director? There is a story

I started my PhD degree for applied math at the US, in fall 2023 without funding. When I started, the program director said that if I do a good job on course work in the semester, I might get a TA ...
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Why am I supposed to be respectful toward a person who wants unpaid labor?

I am a master's student at a R1 university, who has previously published in reputable conferences (think ICML, OSDI), and have strong letters of recommendation from the concerned professors (or I ...
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Will a journal blacklist you if you withdraw an article which is under review?

A while back, I (along with my collaborator) submitted an article for publication in an esteemed journal. A few weeks after the submission, I came to know that the journal is an open-access journal ...
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Why are PhDs without publications seen as questionable? Does this also apply to PhDs who don't secure external grants and/or fellowships?

I'm a 4th year PhD student in Experimental Psychology who should be graduating sometime in May 2024. I'm graduating from an R2 in a rural area of Michigan that recently suspended admissions for their ...
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What method for PI to track time spent on grant project?

What methods do PIs out there use to track time spent on a funded grant project for reporting purposes with the funding agency? I'm specifically interested in the USA, for reference, if it varies ...
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Fellowships/Awards section in graduate application include scholarships

I am applying to Physics PhD programs at various institutions. Most applications have a section to include Fellowships and Awards. Does this only refer to funding for graduate studies (such as ...
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Should I enquire about a newly announced PhD position while waiting the outcome of a previous application with the same PI?

I am considering pursuing my PhD with a particular PI who had a studentship available in their lab focusing on antibody drug conjugates (ADCs), and I applied for it, but received no answer yet. ...
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Is it appropriate to apply for a scholarship that you don't know if you can take on?

I am a mathematics undergraduate and this year I was thinking about applying for multiple scholarships from other universities for summer courses and collaborations. In this sense, one of them deals ...
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What was your main selling point to start your own research group after the PostDoc phase? [closed]

I am in the PostDoc phase in an European institution where I am given quite some autonomy by the group leader. She is very generous indeed. Recently, she advised me to apply for a 4-5 year grant to ...
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Career changing from ME to CS [closed]

I have a 4 year bachelor of engineering in Mechanical. I want to do Msc phd in CS( Computer Science). How can I get any kind of funding (TA / RA / Schoolarship) in USA/Canada when i dont have any ...
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Covering application fees for peer review, when your university declines to proceed, but expert in the field consider the work excellent

Situation - I produced a MSc thesis in applied data science (I mean, using data science but applied on a certain domain X), which was A-graded. An expert in the field X said it is excellent and worthy ...
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ethics form withdrawn during the international research funding process

I am working at a teaching-focused university. Recently I secured some research grants from my native country. This small private research group supports early-career researchers and just sent the ...
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University promised to announce the application portfolios of the fellowship recipients, but now they choose to not to share

My university has a fellowship open for competition. On the official website, they wrote: The primary deciding factor is student's research publications. For fairness, the application portfolio of ...
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How would you call a person who gets a travel grant?

I used to write in my CV 'XXX travel grant, an applicant'. Recently, I discovered that some people reviewing my CV for grant purposes do not completely understand what an applicant is (they asked me ...
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Do I still have a chance of funding with low english proficiency test scores?

I am from Georgia (the country) and I aim to apply for a mathematics Phd in the US. My application in general is good. I have Gpa of 3.96, strong letters of recommendations, two preprints etc. But my ...
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