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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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Is there any online database for grant available for computer security? [closed]

I need to get some grant to continues on my research in Cyber Security. However, I could not find any database that clearly introduces available grants. Does anyone have any information in this regard?...
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Letting grant funder know that funds no longer needed?

I am a English PhD student (focusing on literature), but this year one of my assistantships through my university has involved some grant writing for local non-profits. Recently I've been working on a ...
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Addressing selection criteria

I am applying for PhD scholarship and there is selection criteria and I have to respond to each of them. One criterion is given below. • willingness to collaborate and engage closely with industry ...
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Which funding agencies pay their reviewers? [closed]

As in the title of the post... I am interested in engineering or closely related. Note this is a request for information/facts not an invitation to an intellectual/ethical debate. Pierrot
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Funded Masters or Unfunded Masters [duplicate]

Suppose have two options (in USA): A funded MS BME program (let's call this AA) in a research area that is so-so in my interest, the professor has negligible contacts in the universities that I want ...
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query related to Teaching Assistantship award

As a newly admitted student in PhD program, I have been awarded TA ship by my department for academic year Fall 2020-spring 2021. the stipend is quite generous that is 2300usd/month. In funding letter ...
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Asking current advisor whether they have funds for remainder of my degree

So in my first year of my PhD I was strongly encouraged to apply for fellowships. I submitted fellowship applications happily, but at some points was concerned about how urgent it seemed to my advisor ...
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Advisor to spend some funds to buy things that make group members feel better working at home. Is it selfish to request a tablet and stuff?

Due to the recent COVID-19 event, all of the members in our group have been working at home. My advisor proposed to get us some items to make us more productive or happy when working at home. I feel ...
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Contact Professor before applying for Phd scholarship?

I am applying for Phd. funded scholarship in Australia here is the link, in this link it is mention that you should contact professor before applying for the scholarship. I emailed him and his ...
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Scholarships or bursaries specifically for software for scientific research

I am a graduate student in statistics at a Canadian University and I have a desktop computer in my office which has software installed that I have used for my research. The software is proprietary and ...
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Can admission/funding (PhD) of international student be cancelled due to corona virus situation?

Is it possible that a school cancel the admission and/or funding of an international student because he/she cannot travel because of the current travel bans? What are the possible scenarios for the ...
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Can PhD students turn down teaching assistantships?

This question deals with PhD programs which guarantee their students funding via teaching assistantships in the US. In order to have more time for themselves (e.g., for PhD research, or for working a ...
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Will it damage our grant application if we include an additional applicant with no publications?

My colleagues and I are currently writing a grant application to the German Research Foundation. My colleagues have published many papers before. I have not published anything yet. Ideally, we would ...
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At United States PhD programs, is the research / TA stipend taxed as income tax? [duplicate]

Is the research / TA stipend for PhD students at U.S. universities taxed as income?
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Chair Offers COVID-19 Compensation… But Asks ME to Put Out a Number

The chair of my department has very generously offered to try and secure funding for some of the part-time and adjunct professors working in the department as compensation for adapting our originally ...
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Can I still ask my prospective advisor (guide) for a confirmation letter in the middle of Covid-19

I am a masters of mathematics student in Asia and I wrote to some professors for PH D position in number theory. One of the professors in France said yes to me but he said that I should look for other ...
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How prestigious is the KAAD Scholarship? [closed]

Could anyone tell me please how prestigious the KAAD scholarship? How much does it support my career track? Any advice is much appreciated. Thanks
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Should I postpone my MEXT scholarship application process until 2021 due coronavirus outbreak? [closed]

The next month I plan to apply for MEXT scholarship for a PhD study. My study proposal is almost ready and I have my thesis already written in English. But due coronavirus outbreak I was thinking to ...
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Is it a bad idea to take a research position unrelated to my desired area of research?

I'm currently trying to get an assistantship / funding for my masters degree and was recently given an offer from a professor I previously worked with. Although the position is in same department I ...
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Fee to publish comment paper in open access journal

We noticed a mistake in a previously published paper in an IEEE photonics journal. We wrote a correction and submitted it to the journal, and they accepted and published it. Afterwords, I received an ...
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Doubts whether to continue a PhD due to supervisor's lies and loss of funding [closed]

TL; DR: PhD with a supervisor who states things that turn out not to be true in order to manage people; funding lost and replaced with smaller financial contribution; serious doubt whether to continue ...
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Department Funding: What are ways to collect fund?

My apologies as I am pretty new (a lecturer) in academia and I do not understand a lot of things. This question should have different answers depending on the rules of universities, but I am just ...
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Can a fellowship be stopped suddenly? If not, why do PhD courses charge a fee?

I've been considering a PhD, but the details of how it works confuses me. For example, this course charges 45K per semester as fees, but offers a monthly fellowship of 38.5K. Why do they even need to ...
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Faculty leaving to get a second degree, see training, etc. Is it heard of in Academia?

Is it possible for a faculty to take leave for 1 or 2 years to go and learn some new technologies in order to broaden their research area into a more interdisciplinary area? Imagine you are working on ...
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Are user surveys considered “human experiments” by the U.S. National Science Foundation?

I'm applying for a grant to the National Science Foundation of the United States of America. The grant is to fund our research in numerical methods for fashion. I want to conduct a survey where I ...
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Funded PhD at low ranked school(s) vs one year funded TA at a top 5 school [closed]

I'm in a peculiar situation. My interest area is human augmentation, biosensing, assistive robotics and human robot interaction. I have offers from 3 different schools in US - PhD in the School of ...
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What should I reply to professor so that he will be convinced to provide me fund for international internship?

Professor replied me this:"To start with the practicalities, do you have funding to support a trip to the UK, or would you need financial support?"
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PhD funding for only 4 years

I'm currently pursuing a master's degree (math) in the US, and I have been accepted to a different PhD program (applied math). I've been offered funding for only four years, though, because I am ...
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How competitive is it to get Google Cloud Platform credits for research?

The Google Cloud Platform (GCP) offers cloud credits for PhD students who submit a research proposal through their website: https://edu.google.com/programs/credits Does anybody know how competitive ...
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I am confused if this professor will fund me or not, I feel it is rude to ask directly

Recently I applied for a summer research internship in a lab in South Korea. This was the reply from the prof. Dear Student, Thank you for contacting me for internship. You have worked with ...
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Submitting multiple research proposal to the same RFA as PI and CoPI

There are many benefits of being a PI while submitting a proposal to funding agencies, including that you often manage the funding and you get credits for tenure-track among others. Recently, I was ...
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Ranking vs funding for MS in CS at USA [closed]

Suppose, I have non funded admit from a top 40 university for MS in CS. Another university is ranked 150. The rankings are taken from US News & World Report. Which one should I choose?
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OA funding source for an independent researcher in industry

Since I finished graduate school (statistics), I have been pursuing research. This is on my own time, separate from my work in industry, and while my company does not interfere with my work, they give ...
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Cutoff in rankings for funding in CS PhD programs

I want to do a PhD in theoretical computer science, though I'm still an undergrad. I know I won't be able to pay for a PhD myself--I need full funding if I'm going to do it. I've heard that the ...
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What if clinical leadership refuses to protect research time?

I'm a physician-scientist currently on year 4 of a K23 (early career grant for physician scientists in the US), recently awarded first R01 (multi-year major research grant for biomedical science in ...
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Academic with fellowship cannot land a permanent position in her department. Should she stay or move elsewhere? [closed]

My PhD supervisor who I consider a friend is hoping to get a foothold on the academic ladder at a presitgious univeristy in the UK. She's held a fellowship for several years now and has a few more to ...
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How bad is it to accept a competitive Fellowship, then reject it BEFORE April 15

My situation: I applied to school A (R1 school, US News ranked, aligned research) and is nominated by POI for a competitive Fellowship. This fellowship covered tuition + stipend for a couple of years ...
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Severe regrets because I lied in my PhD application [closed]

I am an international Physics PhD student who is currently finishing his second year successfully, with one publication and others in preparation. However, I have a problem that has not let me sleep ...
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How important is being in a good institute for a theoretical physicist? [closed]

Will being in a underfunded institute and with mediocre colleagues hinder the performance of a theoretical physicist to a great degree?
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I passed JPLT N5 exam with average score, should I be worried about MEXT examinations in Japaneese?

As part of preparation for MEXT scholarship I had given JPLT N5 examinations (I know I will give seperate written examinations in Japanese and English as well for the Mext Scholarships) and I got ...
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Asking for funding opportunities for phd in France if a professor has said yes to me but his university doesn't have any doctoral scholarship

I am a masters of mathematics student in India and a professor to whom I mailed my CV has said his Institute doesn't have a doctoral scholarship at the moment but he will be happy to supervise my ...
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Asking about how to say to a possible supervisor to give me some time as I look for funding opportunities

I am a masters student in mathematics at an Asian University and I mailed my CV to some professors in France for phd position in analytic number theory. One of the professors said that his ...
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NSF personnel funding

If I request say 3 months summer salary at the rate I'm being paid by my academic institution, where would that money come from? (a) Would I be paid directly from NSF? (b) Would the NSF pay my ...
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Institution refuses reimbursement for grant awarded?

After managing a project at a research institution in the US, I was awarded a grant (did it for free, so this is the remuneration). The grant covers travel, books, research equipment ("that does not ...
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budget allocation in research grant applications [closed]

How to find about info about proportions of different categories in budget in grant applications? For instance, how much put in travel, how much put in RA fees etc.
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What are “Rare research subjects” (“Kleine Fächer”)?

I've noticed a funding agency offer a program for funding "rare subjects" ("Kleine Fächer" in German). I'm pretty sure my own research doesn't count, but: Is this concept / category of research ...
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When a graduate student be a part of a research grant, does he get paid in addition to a university stipend?

This year I will graduate from a European university and willing to start a Ph.D. program in the USA. As a graduate student, there is a “guaranteed financing” opportunity of approximately $ 32,000 per ...
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What is the meaning of “…the cost of a 5 year R01…”?

I assume this is something related to the US and NIH Research Project Grant Program (R01), but I don't understand how one put value on a "single word" Is there anyone who understands this sentence ...
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Putting some upcoming positions in CV

I am going to apply for a Postdoc position which starts six month later. I am a postdoc in institute A and have new grant in institute B to start in upcoming month. Can I put this position and grant ...
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How can I get a 5000-6000 USD or Euro net monthly payment for a second PhD or postdoc?

I'm 43 years old, Mexican, chemist (bachelor diploma in 2002) and hold a master's diploma in electrochemistry (2006, conducting polymers) and a doctor in science diploma (2010, exfoliation of carbon ...

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