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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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Writing postdoc fellowship before contacting postdoc advisor?

I'm in my last year of PhD (in the US studying biomathematics) and I didn't know how early I was supposed to start applying for postdocs. My main concern is funding. Apparently, the NSF postdoc grant ...
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Writing a large part of a grant as a postdoc

Background: I defended my PhD in 2018 and took a postdoc job with my same lab as a matter of convenience. The job had a 3 year contract, funded via an R01 grant, for whom my dissertation advisor was ...
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Is it possible to have a 3.0+ (required gpa) master scholarship based on my postgraduate diploma GPA skipping my average (<3.0) Bachelor's GPA? [closed]

I have some some difficulties finding a fully funded scholarship because my Bachelor's GPA is 2.69, which is less than 3.0. If I make a post graduate diploma with 3.0+ or 3.5+ even, can that be ...
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How can I find papers that are not sponsored by industry?

Are there any databases or search filters for published peer-reviewed articles, particularly concerning environmental issues, that are neither affiliated with nor funded by corporate interests? I am ...
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How to justify research assistant's role in the grant application

How can we justify the role of Research Assistant in the grant application? Everyone knows that faculty members are busy with teaching, admin tasks, writing grants etc. so they actually seek PhD and ...
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Where is it acceptable to mention an abnormally high stipend?

Student X's GRA stipend is more than double that of their peers in the same major. They wonder if this is appropriate to mention this as a negotiating tool in certian scenarios. One reason for this is ...
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What funding to include in an old paper?

I am currently close to publishing a paper that I first sent for review 5 years ago. The reasons why the review process was so long are not entirely clear to me, and are beside the point. During that ...
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Is it OK to include public domain (wikimedia commons) image in a research grant proposal?

Obviously, with a proper attribution. Thank you.
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How to start the Background section of Research Grant application?

Should we directly cut to the chase in the Background Section of the Grant Application from the very first line followed by the proper (official) background of the problem? OR Should we give a proper ...
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phd admission- both professor from same university agreed to be mentor

2 professors from the same university same department have agreed to be my mentor. But none have funds, prof.1 may give me TA, while prof.2 can give me RA. Which one should I choose? Can I put 2 ...
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Can it be disadvantageous to actively publish in completely different fields?

I'm a researcher in a STEM field and work at an institute where research staff salaries (including mine) are dependent entirely on third-party grant money. I've already successfully obtained research ...
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Using equipment from research grant funding for both resaerch and personal use

I recently received a grant (JSPS Kakenhi) to support research funds. For personal equipment, I will be listing a computer and camera. The computer is for computational parts of my research and the ...
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The order of Aims, Objectives, and Research Question in the grant proposal application

What should be the order of my Research Questions, Aim, and Order in response to the following section. The order that looks logical to me is Research Question => Aim => Objective . Any ...
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What should we look for in our first postdoc position? [closed]

What are the opportunities that we should aim for while searching for a postdoc position for a researcher with and without a family in theoretical particle physics? I want to know also the qualities ...
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Accepted as PhD student, but my funding application was rejected. Now my prospective PhD advisor recommends that I should bail out. What should I do? [duplicate]

I was recently accepted by a university as a PhD student. During the whole process, my potential supervisor agreed to supervise me along with some of his colleagues as my co-supervisor. Although, I ...
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Advice for internal grant application write up

I am writing an internal grant proposal (as a new faculty recruits). The university has asked for the names of at least three external experts as application reviewers. The university review panel (...
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Working as a Lecturer / Assistant Professor in UK vs Canada

I'm a research fellow based in the UK. All my academic experience (bachelors, masters, PhD, postdocs) have been in UK (English) universities. For the next stage, I'm considering the benefits of ...
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Is it possible to get into a funded master's-level graduate program by applying to labs?

I graduated from a third-tier university majoring in Aviation engineering with a 3.2 GPA. I want to go to graduate school in order to pursue my dream to become a researcher/research engineer. I landed ...
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Can you submit the same grant proposal to two different funding organizations?

I have recently submitted an EU grant proposal, the chances are low as it is very competitive, and I have just come across another fellowship (UK based) which is actually more suited to my field but ...
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If you are a GRA are you consider fully funded?

I have nearly completed my Master of Science. Refreshing my Resume. I have been funded as a GRA every semester I was a Master's student – meaning my tuition was waived and I received a month stipend. ...
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Is a scholar whose work contributes substantially to my proposed project a suitable arm's length referee?

I am submitting a postdoctoral application that requires an external arm's length referee to write an evaluation of the proposal to be submitted with the application. The referee should be an ...
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How to categorize/name survey expenses in funding proposal budget section?

I am writing a funding proposal. I am finding it difficult to fit the following expense into a suitable category. Can I title it as 'Survey Expense'? (note that there are no specific categories, but ...
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Date of PhD award Oxbridge

This question is similar to the date of PhD award in France, but for the case of Oxbridge (maybe all of UK, but I don't know). There is the date of the defense (behind closed doors), after which one ...
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My advisor signed a contract to hire me, but then external funding fell through. Should I force him to take me anyway?

I'm in a very strange situation. I have been accepted to a PhD program in the UK which was supposed to be financed by an external company (this was arranged by the advisor). I've already accepted and ...
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In the EU, can I start an R&D company and apply for research grants?

I am from an EU country and hold a PhD degree in structural mechanics. I have two questions: Is it possible to start a company dedicated to R&D only and apply for research grants for my own ...
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Is it ethical for me to hire research assistant as a part-time PhD to help with secondary data collection?

I'm just wondering to what extent I can hire someone to collect data for me. This would be secondary data, collecting patient records from clinics. I have no clue how to organize data or use databases,...
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Degree equivalence between Argentina and Europe

I graduated as an Electronic Engineer at University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina. I want to apply to scholarships to undertake a Master's course in Europe, and I'm often asked the level of my ...
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How flexible is grant funding?

I have two questions about grants: If someone wins a grant, do they have to perform research exactly about the questions they proposed in the grant? Or, is there room to change the research question ...
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How to determine whether a position is “faculty-equivalent”?

I am considering taking a position as a "junior assistant professor" in Japan. There are certain international fellowships to which I may apply, but they require that the applicant does not ...
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What does “funding” mean for undergraduate students performing research over the holiday period?

I am currently an undergraduate student interested in gaining research experience. I recently asked the research coordinator of our faculty if there were any opportunities to conduct research over the ...
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If I work on a project funded (for example by Ministry of Transportation) through my supervisor, is he legally obliged to pay me?

This question is specific to Canada (but you could also say North America) So if I am a sponsored PhD student (externally from my government), and I happen to work/research on a project funded through ...
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How to write judgment of my own potential for fellowship nomination

I'm a PhD student in social science, currently looking for postdoc positions. One professor I'm interested in working with suggested that he could nominate me for a postdoc fellowship and asked me if ...
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Asked for PhD grade in application but no grades awarded in my country

I'm applying for a fellowship in continental Europe (Spain) and have been asked what grade I received. I think in many countries it's normal to receive grades over the course of a PhD, as well as an ...
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Reusing reference letters

I am a first-year PhD student applying for STEM fellowships this fall (NSF GRFP, NDSEG, Hertz), which I applied for last fall as a senior undergraduate. Although I was not awarded any of them, the ...
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Can I re-apply for a new PhD position of a better university if I am currently full funded international student of another university(both in US)?

Can I apply for a new PhD position of a better university(Stanford, Berkeley) in coming fall semester if I am currently international full funded PhD student of another university (both in US)? After ...
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overlapping grant/fellowship ideas for postdoc positions

I'm a PhD student in social science, currently preparing for grant or fellowship applications with two PIs. Specifically, I'll apply for a postdoctoral fellowship with PI #1 and co-write a research ...
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NSF letter of intent to collaborate w/ industry partner

Currently a university is pursuing an NSF grant with an industry partner, who might participate in a minor role. The university has jointly appointed faculty with the partner. These faculty would be ...
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My master thesis supervisor wants me to continue as his PhD student, but he has no funds at the moment. Any advice?

I am currently working on my master thesis in physics and mathematics and will finish within a few months. My supervisor told me he would like to continue with my thesis' research subject and asked me ...
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Receiving funding as a foreigner from NSF (for a foreign NGO)

I was a university student in Russia but not finished my study because of discriminatory reasons. (I consider my missing professor's diploma as a fake document and Russia illegal.) So I have no even ...
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NSF S-STEM timeline of results during pandemic?

How long does it typically take to hear an answer from NSF S-STEM grant application? I have heard that a positive answer will usually be received after 3 months. However, 4-6 months after, then it's ...
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I have a crappy undergraduate.Does a Masters help me to get through the eligibility of the university? [closed]

This is what the university reads,"Admission to the doctoral Materials Science and Engineering Program (MSEP) requires a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). A Master of Science ...
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Is a professor who's never had to write a grant application disadvantaged in the job market?

As I understand it, today's professors spend a large amount of time writing grant applications, many of which fail. As a result, I'm thinking of endowing a professorship someday with enough funds to ...
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Award, Scholarship, and Grant on educational financial sponsorship

My Master's fee is sponsored (funding) by the Company where I am working currently. But, the university does not have any sponsorship scheme for my faculty. So, My company provides my fees as a ...
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Are universities run more and more like businesses? What are the consequences? [closed]

I watched an episode of "Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj" called "Is College Still Worth It?" In there the point was made, with ample evidence, that universities are increasingly ...
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Meaning of “Honours” in the Leverhulme Trust fund application

I am applying for Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant. In one of the sections, the application system has this field called "Honours" that we need to fill in. I am not sure what it is? ...
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Can one submit overlapping grant proposals?

I plan to submit an NSF CAREER proposal this Summer. From what I have heard, the review process will take several months, and most likely I won't receive a decision until the next year. In December, I ...
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Grammatical mistakes and minor typos made during grant application

I have recently applied for a grant. The specific application consisted of a 3 page-pdf document and an online application form. The 3 page pdf document is solid (at least from my point of view), and ...
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Does it make sense to “pause” an academic career so that I can pursue financial independence and self-fund my research?

I graduated with a bachelor’s in the humanities last year. I would have preferred to continue studying, but I don’t have the money, and I have found very few opportunities for full funding where I ...
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Is it usually allowed to use grant money for voluntary contributions?

Recently I watched a series of video talks that greatly helped me understand a topic I am researching. I wanted to help the author create more such videos by making a Patreon donation. This made me ...
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When do STEM academics learn how to manage funding?

I'm from the humanities, where research grants etc. are scarce. Also, training to deal with research grants and external funding is nearly non-existent in my field. I'm curious as to how graduate ...

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