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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I am burning out due to lack of personnel

I was hired by a research group which - as they stated during the interviews - wanted to invest in my field and strongly needed my expertise. However, I am being the only person in the group with ...
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Funding for an Undergraduate Conference [closed]

I'm currently an undergraduate international summer research student in Canada and I'm interested in attending a five-day long undergraduate (math) conference, which is being held at a location that ...
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Can a self-supported finance student in Japan earn schoolarships, other than MEXT?

I've been looking into LLM programs in Japan. As far as I know, an international student can apply for the MEXT scholarship or as a self-supported finance student. I don't believe I can compete with ...
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College policy change after grant awarded

What recourse is there to a faculty member if the university changes its policy after a grant has been awarded? I am a tenured professor and recently won a prestigious research grant. For years, my ...
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I need Consultation regarding how should I explain my low undergrad GPA, very good MSc GPA while applying for a Phd scholarship

Okay, here is the short story, on the first week during the first semester of the second academic year my beloved brother who was the closest to me passed out in a terrible accident and during his ...
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Should I really acknowledge funding from an unrelated project?

I am postdoc working at a university, and I was hired by the PI of a specific project, let us call it Project X. Apart from working on Project X, when time permits I like to concentrate on my own ...
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Financial Support for Master's Programs in Pure Math

I'm an undergrad studying pure mathematics, and graduate school applications are around the corner. My ultimate aim is to do a PhD in pure mathematics. I understand that in several places (e.g., ...
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Will two unpublished research papers boost the chances of my scholarship application being reconsidered?

The scholarship committee denied my application yesterday. Fortunately, the committee gave me five months, to produce new credentials that would merit its reconsideration of its decision. Thus far, I ...
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Is it a good idea to add a cover letter to a scholarship application when a cover letter is not specifically required?

My scholarship application was denied yesterday. Fortunately, I can still request the scholarship committee to reconsider my application, provided that I have new credentials to present in my ...
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We are a UK programming company with a maths discovery, but we cannot get into contact with any mathematicians. Help?

Over the past several months we have developed a new way of handling very large numbers in order to turn handling these numbers into a storage problem rather than a processing problem. The system is ...
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What is the best way to approach professors in USA and Canada about the possibility of an internship (as an unfunded, international student)?

I live in an Asian country and completed my master's in Math in June 2020. I want to do a PhD in Europe, but I have had some difficulties in finding a suitable position. I do not believe doing a PhD ...
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Should a professor acknowledge a student research funding source after the student left?

I am in a weird situation. I changed my advisors during my Ph.D. program. I received research funding for my doctoral research before I changed advisors. The funding source does require funding ...
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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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