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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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How to align my passion for multiple subjects with a post-PhD job search?

I have MSc in Biotechnology and will be getting my PhD in Biological and Biomedical Sciences from an Ivy League university this Fall. I spent a year working at a synthetic biology startup between my ...
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My significant other is a member of a research project that I coordinate. How to allocate funding?

I'm responsible for a large research project, with many members and some substantial funding for traveling to conferences. However, I'm now in a relationship with one of its members. How should I ...
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Government Shutdown - application deadlines for fellowships and grants [on hold]

Will application deadlines for federally-funded fellowships and grants be extended, due to the ongoing government shutdown here in the States? Is there even anyone to contact (and get a response from)...
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U.S. Government Shutdown — potential effects for the upcoming Spring 2019 semester

The U.S. government shutdown has continued through three weeks now; what would the effects be for the upcoming Spring 2019 college semester for graduate students who depend on federal student loans to ...
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After 3 years… Should I stay at a PhD position that I think is holding back my thesis?

I was supposed to do my thesis in a research department of a company in the field of computational science (developing new computational methods that they could use to design and engineer ...
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What should the startup package consist of at US (primarily) undergraduate institutions?

What should one list in the startup funds if you are taking up a tenure-track position at a public undergraduate university in the US, mostly focused on teaching? I'm asking specifically for ...
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How does the funding for visitors to a Max Planck Institute work? [closed]

I am regularly invited to visit a collaborator at a Max Planck Institute. I purchase the flight tickets myself, and then get re-imbursed. I spend quite a lot of time trying to look for a good deal on ...
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funding for current Master's students in the USA

If one didn't obtain any funding before being admitted into a Master's program, is it hard to find funding in the middle of the Master's? Are RAs and TAs strictly reserved of PhDs? Any funding other ...
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Plan for generating external funding

I am preparing an application for a full-time lecturer position. They asked me for a teaching statement (done), a research statement (done) and a plan for generating funding for the next three years (...
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Possibility of doing Masters in astronomy with only bachelors in CS

I have a bachelors degree in Computer Science & Engineering and currently employed in s/w industry in Pakistan, but have no degree in physics. For long, I've been interested in doing research in ...
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How does the government shutdown in the United States affect research projects at universities and national labs?

Has federally funded research at universities and work done at the national labs in the United States been halted due to the government shutdown? If so, what typically happens then? Do researchers ...
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Stating a post doc research fellowship that I declined on my CV due to personal reasons?

So, I have recently finished my PhD in one of the "pure" sciences, in the UK. I have applied and been successful in obtaining a prestigious and rather lucrative research fellowship for a post doc ...
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How to politely request payment for extra hours of TA service rendered?

My TA letter indicates 90 hours working. However, I worked for 120 hours due to the volume of the students. Now my work is finished I want to let them know by writing an email to the professor. I want ...
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Master's (graduate school) fellowships/scholarships application links [closed]

I'm looking for links for Master's (graduate school) fellowships/scholarships application. Is there such a website encompassing funding from all schools (USA or UK)? Does one need to check school by ...
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Assessing potential future research paths- metrics for funding competitiveness by field?

As a current graduate student looking forwards to a career in academia, I am concerned (as is likely normal) about the potential for future funding in my field/subfield. Doing good science is, of ...
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Non-salary fellowships and US income taxes

In general, are fellowships which are granted to individual researchers, but do not constitute salary and are not held in a personal bank account, considered taxable for US passport holders? For ...
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Realistic expectations from a postdoc in terms of publications [closed]

I am in the process of applying for a postdoctoral grant and I was wondering what the expectations are in terms of journal publications when I plan? Would it be fine if I plan 1 paper per year if I ...
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Why do professors use course-buyouts?

I am confused about how course buyouts work in the United States and about how the incentives play out for professors and the university. I will use a constructed example to frame my confusion. Please ...
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How can I pay for medical school in the US?

So I have a bachelor's degree and am planning on applying to medical school this year (in the US). I've previously used federal student aid to cover the cost of my undergraduate degree. My question ...
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scholarships/fellowships/funding not available to Masters in the US and UK

Is this generally true? If so, how to find those scarce sources of them?
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Can you jettison a project to work on another in the wake of a big discovery?

Let's say Alice is a PhD student who's well into the research phase of a PhD. She's got a nice exciting project she enjoys, a helpful supervisor, she's making good progress. And then there's a big ...
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Can I be reimbursed for Summer School fees? [closed]

I just started my PhD and I came across a very interesting Summer School that would immensely help with my research. However the fee for the summer school is quite high and I was wondering if is ...
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M.Sc. scholarship in physics without B.Sc. in physics [closed]

Is there any hope to achieve M.Sc. scholarship in physics without B.Sc. If I only have B.Eng. in civil engineering and a high score GRE Exam? My B.Eng GPA is very poor. And if no, what can I do in my ...
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Forced to work as a postdoc without pay [closed]

I got an externally funded research grant as a lead researcher to carry out a project at a UK University, together with other senior co-PIs. The grant would pay my salary for the duration of the ...
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non-scientific travel costs refunding [duplicate]

I have been accepted for postdoc position. Apart from travel grant to attend conferences, I would like to know whether there exists any ticket allowance for my first travel ( from my country to the ...
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Is there a database of granted and declined funding proposals available with abstracts?

I´m looking for a database of granted and declined scientific funding proposals. The applications should contain an identifier of the subject as well as the semantic components of the application and ...
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Am I responsible for that my PhD adviser does not have any fund or grant and as a result it really limited my research? [closed]

I'm a PhD student at my fifth semester in the US. From the beginning of my PhD program, I didn't have sponsored graduate research assistantship from NSF or NIH. I was just on my PhD adviser's startup ...
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how to ask supervisor for a recommendation letter for scholarship?

I've just started my master in Canada and I just passed one course so far and it was with my supervisor. could I ask my supervisor to fill out a strong reference letter for me for a scholarship? or ...
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What are academic honors and prizes?

I am applying for a scholarship (women in graduate studies). It asks whether I have received any academic honors and prizes. I received a couple of master's awards from my supervisor's grant and a ...
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Junior faculty/senior faculty grant sharing

I am a junior faculty (research assistant professor) in a full professo's lab. I was a postdoc in this lab and got promoted to Asst. Prof. due to the grants I brought in to the lab. Oct 2017 I wrote ...
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How to determine who is the PI and who the co-PI?

Suppose I submit a grant application with other investigators. The application form has one "PI" and some more "co-PI"-s. Is it important who of us is the "PI" and who is the "co-PI"? E.g., is being ...
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External collaboration without doctoral supervisor - is it a fair request to pursue this?

I am about two-thirds of the way through my doctoral programme, and am intending to start applying for post-doctoral fellowships within the next few months. I am fortunate to have already published a ...
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Whats the average salary (inclusively) in china? How expensive it is for a single postdoctoral life? [duplicate]

I'm going to join one of the top university in China. I have been offered 130000 to 180000 RMB per year (including the basic performance and housing subsidy) on invitation letter although it's less ...
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Etiquette in applying for undergrad research

I am currently looking into applying for funding as an undergraduate summer research assistant. At the moment, two professors have agreed to allow me to work with them. Since I can't be sure that ...
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Is international Ph.D. student's stipend enough to support a partner in the U.S.? [closed]

Something that is not clear by any kind of research is this: Is associateship (which waives tuition and fees) stipend enough (annually 20k) for a student and his wife to take care of all their ...
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Life as a financially independent academic

I hope this is not to much rambling, but there is a concrete question in the end. I really like being a mathematician. I like the constant learning, I like working on problems at research-level and I ...
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Asking previous advisor for a better letter of reference

I recently applied for a national scholarship at my university. My application was accepted internally as one of few to be sent to the organization hosting the scholarship. However, the people ...
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Going to study PhD abroad with weak economic backing?

I really desire to go study Ph.D. in the United States and my resume is good enough to secure a scholarship in the designated university, which it will grant full tuition and fees and will give me a ...
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Is it okay to join a self-funded PhD Program with possibility/intention of leaving in future for funded position

I have done my masters a couple of years ago and now I want to do my PhD. I have been trying to get funded positions but no success yet. Without wasting my time, I am thinking about joining PhD ...
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Is it legit to change from one university to another? [closed]

Currently am doing my first year in bcom (accounting). I enrolled with a certain university earlier this year did my first semester and wrote my first semester examinations, but because of financial ...
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What counts as a research experience in mathematics?

I am applying for some scholarship that requires applicants to write about previous research experience. As the application will be reviewed by the people of my field (mathematics), I would like to ...
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What are potential PhD funding sources for international students in UK?

There are several answers available on Academia but all of them are 4 to 5 years old. That is why I am re-asking this question. I was looking for a PhD in UK and contacted a professor of my interest. ...
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Applying for scholarship with prospective advisor support, but not taking the scholarship: possible consequences

I am planning to apply for a (quite competitive) scholarship offered by a foreign government, which I need the recommendation of a prospective doctoral advisor to apply. However, if I am offered the ...
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Benefits to home country while pursuing Masters in pure Mathematics abroad

I am a senior undergrad from India applying for Masters in Pure Mathematics in the UK. Due to my weak financial condition, my masters depends on a scholarship that I will be interviewed for in a month....
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How likely is it that a UK or EU PhD in STEM has to be self funded?

I am an EU citizen interested in pursuing a physics PhD in either a UK university or an European one. It looks like PhD fees for UK universities are so much higher than EU universities, so my issue ...
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How effective is it to fund a researcher as opposed to a research idea?

As I understand the funding model, it's generally the funder solicits research proposals, then choose those they find the most interesting/promising. The researcher who wrote the funding application ...
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What happens to NSF funding when someone passes away?

A young professor at my old university recently passed away. They were still in the process of setting up their lab, taking on graduate students, etc. What will happen to their NSF funding now? ...
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NIH grants - moving to another institution as PI [closed]

If you submit an NIH grant (e.g. RO1) as PI and then move to another institution prior to study section review, or after an award is made, what are your options under both scenarios? Also, what is ...
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Masters or 2nd Bachelors? [duplicate]

Should I attend a likely lesser university, PSU in Pittsburg, Kansas, for a graduate degree in history, or should I attend the University of Minnesota for a second bachelors degree in psychology? All ...
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Dollar amount of NSF grant

How do you decide how much money to request? Must you have a detailed list of costs? How much money can be taken by the PI, for instance, for summer pay? I really don't understand how the numbers ...