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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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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I was unexpectedly placed into a preparation program instead of bachelor's, and my allowance is not being paid. What should I do? [closed]

I am currently studying abroad with full scholarship but I have had issues and cannot receive my monthly allowance from the country though it is supposed to be paid. I don't know if I should transfer ...
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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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US STEM graduate schools: fact-check [closed]

I am contemplating on submitting a few applications to graduate schools in the US, while being based in the EU. Having read a little bit about the graduate schools in the US, I have formed certain ...
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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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Should I make my research students' pay contingent on completion of tasks (such as reading/summarizing papers)?

I received a fund that I can use explicitly for paying graduate (master's and doctoral) students for research. These students already receive a stipend from the university, but most advisors who can ...
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What does the type of funding mean for the type of research?

What are the implications of the type of funding, i.e. hard money vs. soft money (institutional vs specific project support) for the type of research it incentivizes? My hypothesis is that hard money ...
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What to mention as funding source as a graduate student funded by the school?

I am a PhD student in mathematics, and I will be submitting my first paper soon. Part of the guideline is to denote whether I’m being funded (“supported”) and by whom. I know that papers acknowledge ...
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Under which circumstances (if ever) should a prospective post-doc apply for a position advertised for a PhD student?

Many academic positions are advertised for PhD students. Does it make sense to apply for such a position even if you already have a PhD, in the hope that they might also consider a post-doc instead? ...
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Scholarship/Funding for working professional already holding MS degree

I'm a working professional trying to get into academia in a new field. I already has bachelor's degree in EE and master's degree in CS. I'm trying to get into pure math. I have to take some ...
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Can NSF fund Lecturers?

This question is somewhat related to: How portable are NSF grants between institutions and internationally? I am currently employed as Lecturer by a state university in the USA. I am a recent PhD and ...
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What is the personal economic motivation and benefits (in the international community) to publish in good but non-SCI or non-SCI-Expanded journals?

While SCI/SCIE journals (journals included in the Clarivate indices of Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded) are the gold list of journals and (my guess) the truly international ...
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May F1 students with a US PhD receive their stipend if they leave the country? [closed]

I am considering returning to my home country since my PhD classes are being offered optionally online (which means we can take them both in person or online) for the fall semester, and the US state I ...
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With most applications status available online, follow up or not?

Many applications in academia have their status available online. Starting from school admission, faculty jobs, and research funding proposals. If there are no updates on the application, does it ...
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How to justify an application for research funding if the only cost is my own academic or intellectual labour (without any equipments) etc?

I am applying for a small research grant. However, I would not need to spend the funds for anything project-related (e.g. equipments, access to databases, travel costs etc). I only need to spend time ...
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Is it normal for scholarship requirements to adapt to public values over time? [closed]

Looking at the Wikipedia article for Rhodes scholarship, several things Rhodes originally indicated in his will no longer apply. Among others, Rhodes originally excluded women & Black Africans. ...
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Outreach activities in the COVID era

All the outreach activities planned this year for my project have been cancelled due to COVID-19 disruptions. These include Summer math camp for high school students and seminar in local high schools. ...
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Are ERC starting grant preparation courses worth it?

Has someone here an opinion or already experience (and recommendations) with online preparation courses for writing ERC grant proposals, or for other kinds of funding?
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Is it possible to get a research grant without any degree as a person that has a self-learning mentality?

With advancements in the internet and technology, I think that I can learn anything from internet with requirements of time and interest. I am very interested in quantum computing technology, but ...
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How to avoid and address a lack of gender diversity in grant proposals?

I just got reviews back on a grant proposal. On the whole the reviews were positive, but one reviewer criticised us because the five PIs are all male. The proposed project arises naturally out of a ...

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