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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Document required for German National Visa application

I have recently been offered a PhD scholarship in a funded project in University of Duisburg Essen, and I want to apply for visa for the same. the issue is the lab I want to join does not have any Non-...
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Why is the Marie Curie Individual Fellowship only for 'experienced researchers'?

The Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (IF) has the following eligibility requirement: "Researchers must be experienced researchers (ER), i.e. at the date of the call deadline (for IF) ... be in ...
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OUTSIDE THE USA POSSIBLE TO GET A GRANT? [closed]

To introduce my selves: I am an independent researcher with several subjects: Bolyai geometry, connections between the fundamental quantities of commercial banks and the total quantity of money, etc. ...
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USA (or worldwide) Equivalent of H2020-ITN program

I am involved in the preparation of a project proposal. If you are from Europe and you do research the chances are high that you have heard of the Horizon 2020 (H2020) programme. For the ones who are ...
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How much actual funding does a Marie Curie fellowship entail?

The EU has a research fellowship program named after Physicist Marie Skłodowska-Curie. The website lacks a bunch of information, but I'm specifically interested in understanding what kind of funding ...
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Should I acknowledge funding from an unrelated project?

I hold a research position at a university where I'm working on a certain project in a certain field. I met another professor from another field and began working on a new project with him. I'm ...
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Acknowledging a funder for related contribution and using fund to travel to a conference

Two related projects A and B. Project B will be using some of the methods and results from project A. If project A has no funds and project B has some approved funds in 2019 but will be used in 2020. ...
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What is the administrative process behind offering Swedish PhD position?

Recently I have offered an Swedish Phd and as I am non EU/ EEA person, I hope I will need hosting agreement with my university. Could I know usually how long it will take to issue this hosting ...
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Contacted by head of school regarding an issue - should I be worried?

I am a PhD student at a UK university. A small part of my time is taken up by (voluntarily) organizing a monthly seminar series. The seminar is open to all PhD students in my school, and is regularly ...
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Switching between postdoc fellowships

I am non-EU citizen working as postdoc at a university in Denmark. Not so long ago I won two postdoc fellowships, of which I accepted one, and that's where I am currently getting my salary from. I can ...
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Where does the budget surplus of a conference go?

When a conference gathers more money (e.g., from sponsorships, registration fees, or public subsidies) than what was spent for organizing the conference, where does the conference budget surplus go?
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Infrastructure Expectation of University

Some grants limit spending of funds, for example, on buying a computer. Others are a little more open. I have heard from colleagues that some funding agencies want to see that the university ...
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Funding as a newly graduated PhD

So at last I have graduated. I experienced my ex advisor 'dropping me' more or less, and focusing on his own tasks. He no longer communicates with me about anything relevant, and it seems my ...
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Promoting research papers with targeted ads

I've seen a targeted ad on Facebook about a new study by a public university (linking to a news blog). The ad was paid for by the university. Is it common in academia to use targeted ads, paid for by ...
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Minimum thereshold for scholarship

I emailed a professor in Australia for a PhD program. In the response, and as a part of that, he told me "For scholarships, you need to be at least 85% and over". What does it mean? Is this refer to ...
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Does any country have free college & open admissions?

Here's my rough understanding of differences in higher education in different countries: In the U.S., college is paid for in general by the individual student, not the state. On the other hand, ...
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to politely ask if someone is interested in a subject generally and s/he would like to get more details?

I'm contacting a professor for getting possibly a research fund or to start a collaboration. Before sending the whole application and the proposal (which is a long document), I would like to send an ...
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PhD program turned into Bait-and-switch

I accepted a PhD offer from a major public research university in the US this year. However, turns out that the university makes students compete for funding and try to join a group in the first month ...
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Why would professors pay to publish in a good journal?

The journal that I think of specifically is Physical Review Letters. I've heard that professors pay pretty high amounts to get published in this journal, which is considered a good, if not top-tier, ...
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Consequences of not attending a conference

So I did research over the summer and applied to and got funded to go to a conference in Hawaii. I would have to leave to the conference early Wednesday morning and wouldn't return until about 1am ...
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When to apply for master scholarships?

So I am a bit confused as to how the standard scholarship application works (North America, mainly Canada). When applying to a masters program, most schools ask me if I have applied to any ...
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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) [closed]

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 [closed]

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 [closed]

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 ...