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Chances of admission for a PhD program with high WAM (GPA) for masters but an average GPA for undergraduates (A unique case)

I have completed a Master of IT specializing in cybersecurity at an Australian University ranked around 200 - 250 in the world for computer science and IT. In my master's, I achieved a Weighted ...
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My R01 application was re-assigned to a study section that doesn't seem like a good fit (NIH)

I submitted my first ever R01 application a few weeks ago and indicated that it be assigned to a specific study section (let's call it study section A). Yesterday, I received an email from the chief ...
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Quitting a job after spending ahead on a grant

Let's say that I take a position at a university, and the university gives me a grant of $X for 2 years. I use the grant to buy a bunch of equipment and make some international trips, which costs me ...
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Should I be asked to serve as a peer reviewer for other universities' Pre-Proposal Support efforts?

I received a request from the sponsored projects office person at a well known university, asking me to peer review a grant proposal that was in preparation at their university. The idea was for me ...
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Which grants to acknowledge, for papers written over a long period of time?

I often write papers (usually with coauthors) over long periods, say 5-10 years. (In mathematics, this is fairly typical.) Over this time period I've enjoyed a number of research grants, most of them ...
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How do we test in academia, if a research area is a money burning machine or non/pseudo-scientific?

In the recent decades more and more meta studies were undertaken on the reproducibilty rate of distinct research areas like psychology, biomedicine... The results are probably shocking to most ...
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What is a “forward-looking word”? [closed]

My PI AT A UNIVERSITY has decided that words like "confirmation" are "incremental". Thus, they are banished from all our NIH proposals, which we write and submit 100% WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF RESEARCH ...
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Searching for remotely working industrial Scholarship For university department Students [on hold]

I am biomedical Engineering student and CEO(chief executive officer) member of one new Medical device manufacturing Company (from third world countries), we have here many Students with no specific ...
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Giving feedback as external reviewer for grant application outside own field of expertise

Asked to be an external reviewer of a grant application, I think the proposal looks good, but I don't know the small field well, though I'm in the same big field. So it's a bit hard to write comments. ...
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How do I get my school funded? [closed]

I have built a school where English, Mathematics and Georgian language are taught to minorities living in the Republic of Georgia. I named the school as "Alternative Education Center". This is (09-...
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Colleague's grant application resembles my PhD thesis

A colleague/friend has asked me to review his application for a very large grant, which appears to resemble my PhD thesis. The backstory is as follows. My PhD thesis was the first detailed study of ...
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grant application review request [closed]

If reviewers get requests for reviewing grant applications from people they know personally, what should they do if they don't know how to comment, as the proposals are good, but don't want to quit ...
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Faculty funding in biomedical postgraduate-only institutions

What is the model for faculty funding in biomedical postgraduate-only or research-only institutions? I understand the distinction between "soft" vs "hard" money and I was told that in medical ...
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Public Service Loan Forgiveness and Hour bounds on Research Assistantships

tldr; I need to be 100% sure that a particular setup at a particular university and program will make me eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (i.e. being on the books as working at least 30 ...
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PhD Length: are shorter PhD degrees (from different countries) valued differently in other counter countries where PhD Is a longer process?

This question is partially inspired by the question about degree nostrification. In some countries a PhD is a 3-3.5 year degree (Denmark and the UK for ex) whereas in others like Sweden a PhD is ...
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“I” versus “we” in grant application

I am writing a grant application as a sole PI, and it is not clear to me whether I should use singular or plural terms. As an example, currently I have a sentence like this: "Based on previous work,...
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Which is more important in academic promotion: getting funding, or its secondary effects? [closed]

Follow up question to How does research funding work in determining academic promotions? since it was too broad. Take two equally talented researchers, Alice & Bob. Alice has acquired a large ...
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Can one compensate for poor funding performance elsewhere in determining academic promotion?

Follow up question to How does research funding work in determining academic promotions? since it was too broad. Take two equally talented researchers, Alice & Bob. To what extent will it matter ...
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Does the source of funding matter in determining academic promotion?

Follow up question to How does research funding work in determining academic promotions? since it was too broad. Based on this answer, one needs to get funding to be promoted. Does the source of the ...
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PhD student lost fellowship 1 week before school starts, what should I do? [closed]

I am a rising 2nd year PhD student in a US public school. I was promised 4 years of funding by my department. Last year, I received a fellowship which covered tuition and stipend. I believe most ...
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Who reads the NSF postdoc fellowship applications? (mathematics)

I am applying for the NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, and I noticed the guidelines say the following: The Project Description should be written with both specialists ...
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What to think when asked to self-fund research?

I applied to a funded advertised PhD position about 7 weeks ago... I heard nothing between then and a few days ago when I got an email from them saying that they “wondered” whether I would be willing ...
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About approval of grant of potential mentor

About three months ago I sent an email to ask a professor about postdoc position under her supervision. Her feedback on my cv was positive and she told me that she intend to apply for grant this year ...
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strategy of looking for external reviewers in grant applications [closed]

Some grant applications require aplicants to find external reviewers. First, we can't look for co-authors. Who else can we look for? Friends? Faculty who ever worked in the same school? Do the ...
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How do academia and graduate advisors deal with the fact that the cost of living is dramatically higher but graduate wages is stagnant? [closed]

My supervisor got his PhD in the 1970s while having two kids and a house. He spent 25k on the house. Everyone from that era, even the 80s or 90s, said that their degree was dirt cheap and they were ...
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Scholarships for mathematics international students [closed]

I'm from Colombia and I'm ending my undergraduate in mathematics and my GPA is 3.3/4; I only know Fulbright scholarships and the scholarships that offer DAAD, my favorite fields are PDE's and Analysis....
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NSF proposals: What exactly is wanted in the Intellectual Merit and Broader Impact sections?

I have been looking all over for more information on what exactly should go in the Intellectual Merit and Broader Impact sections of NSF proposals. So far I have found two decent explanations, one by ...
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How will Phd guides treat students who are pursuing PHD under scholarships other than institute one?

Okay. SO here is the thing. I got national overseas scholarship from my government. The scholarship almost covers everything. My question is how will professors view those who are admitted under ...
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individual research grants [closed]

I am going to apply for some postdoc positions in Canada. I have some feedback from professor. They are saying about availability of individual research grants in their department. I do not know how ...
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How to write about the history of a new line of research in a grant application?

I'm a Ph.D. student and my advisor has asked me to write a few paragraphs about the history and the existing literature of a relatively new line of research (the first paper on this topic was ...
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Putting future professor position on CV

I have already received and signed an offer letter for a position as an assistant professor. This position will start next fall, to give me time to finish my post-doc. I'll be applying for a number of ...
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When to acknowledge funding

I got a funding from the DFG called "Eigene Stelle". My question is whether I have to acknowledge funding in every article I write or just in the articles that are related to the projects in my ...
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Where can I find a list of think tanks broken down by funding source? [closed]

I'm doing research on funding for think tanks. I'd like to know if anyone maintains a database of who funds think tanks. Ideally, the list would state each organization that has contributed to a think ...
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Using up grant money before a deadline

I am aware that grants often only provide the earned money over a certain period of time. And if the money is not used up by the end of that period you lose access to it. Are there ways to effectively ...
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Is it appropriate to ask for a $220k piece of equipment on an ESI R01 application to the NIH?

I'm an early stage investigator (ESI) working on an NIH-R01 application where I am proposing a good amount of experiments that necessitate this piece of equipment that costs $220,000. This piece of ...
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Possible contents of a risk-assessment matrix for a grant proposal

I am post-doc from biological sciences writing a grant proposal. One of the sections of the application is dedicated to risk assessment of the given project. There were no further instructions. I can ...
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Managing lab funds

I am very fortunate to have several sources of research fundings to run my lab. Like many other skills needed for running a lab, I have no background in accounting (?). Different funds come through ...
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Can a researcher hire 100% themself with funds from H2020 project (or other call)? [closed]

Once in some conference I heard that some guy was working as researcher (PI in different projects) at some university in Italy, but he had no official position. I understood that somehow, before ...
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How do applicants for an NSF fellowship come up with a research plan for the research statement part of the applications

I understand reviewing literature is an important part of completing the application. Do most applicants develop a plan independently solely based off of the articles they read or do faculty advisors ...
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Scholarship for PhD -> PhD failure -> funds should be paid back? [duplicate]

First reason to know - is here some people, who had this situation? Second one - if you are student, usually you don't really have such a huge amount of money in your pocket - what do you think, what'...
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Proposing current postdoc supervisor as a Marie Curie mentor

The Marie Curie Global Fellowship involves 2 years in a university outside Europe and 1 year in a university in Europe. I'm applying together with my current postdoc supervisor, who is a fantastic ...
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NSF GRFP Application for a Rising Undergraduate Senior

Prefacing this, I am currently a rising undergraduate senior who plans to attend graduate school after I finish this last year. I want to work toward a PhD in neuroscience. Over the past year, I have ...
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How do I handle a Program Officer who simply will not execute an awarded contract?

I have been awarded a US DoD contract, which is stuck on the desk of the Program Officer. I have spoken to this individual, and indeed had positive conversations. However, for the last 15 (!) months ...
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How to demonstrate leadership quality

I am postdoc in computational biology field and writing one grant proposal. One of the section of the application expect applicant to show how he/she will reach maturity to become an independent ...
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PhD advisor lost funding, need advice

I am an international PhD student in an engineering department in US and was fully funded for all two years, but just two weeks before the fall semester (without any warning), my advisor informed me ...
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Why do funding agencies like the NSF not publish accepted grants?

When the NSF decides to fund a project, they post an abstract of the project, but they do not post any of the material that the project's PIs actually wrote. Why not? Some good reasons for ...
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Funded PhD in the UK with a Distinction in MSc and a low undergraduate CGPA [closed]

I completed my undergraduate degree in engineering at the best university in my country of origin, almost a decade ago. I completed the undergraduate program with a 2.9 CGPA on a 4.0 GPA scale, which ...
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Requesting a professor I barely know a recommendation letter for postdoc

I met a professor (a big name in our field) at a workshop and we worked on the initial idea for a paper as part of a group project. We stayed in touch for a couple of weeks but our conversation ceased ...
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Marie Curie IF, can secondments be hosted by my PhD institution? [closed]

I would like to include an official secondment in my Marie Curie fellowship to be carried out at the Institution where I got my PhD (a couple of years ago). I understand that Marie Curie is about ...
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Professor asking me about my financial condition

For masters degree, I have contacted one of the professor of university of Tokyo. He told me in his 1st email reply that he would not like to have students only for 2 years. He wanted a student for 5 ...