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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Information about faculty funding opportunities in China [closed]

I am a new faculty foreign member in China. My university is slowly gaining momentum and does not have enough internal funding opportunities for foreigners. I have enquired about my colleagues ...
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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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Question about granting history and the way the university interacts with said grant [closed]

I was wondering if someone either had good resources on hand or could point me in a direction to find this information myself? I've been trying for a while and there's been decent information in 'Who'...
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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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Pure math PhD fellowship for at least 5 years [closed]

I am an undergrad interested in pursuing PhD in pure mathematics in U.S. or Western Europe. I was searching for fellowships that can support this endeavor (so that I won't have to TA) and the ...
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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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Why my professor doesn't reply my email even after I follow up the prev email? [closed]

I contacted this Professor to be my supervisor for my Master study four months ago. We did a skype interview and he also agreed to help me for the university scholarship application. I checked that ...
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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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Colleague demanding to add additional participant to funded grant

Recently I had a moderate sized grant funded from a national agency. The grant aim was to obtain data to combat a new disease causing significant issues in corn. As you may guess, the new, high ...
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How should I state my affiliation and funding if I am not funded and have no academic affiliation?

I started a project during my math/physics PhD but am now continuing with it from outside of academia, using my own time and funds to purchase resources. What are the conventions for stating my ...
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Will I get rejected because PI cannot show funding? [closed]

I applied to Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for PhD program. I have talked with PI before submitting the application. I have 3.9 GPA from Master , 2 publications and one paper as ...
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Question asked in phd application form - How you intend to fund your studies

I am a masters student in mathematics in an Asian country and I am applying for Phd position in Europe. While looking at website of one university in UK I came across this question which need to be ...
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Postdoc Fellowships Collision

I recently won a 2-year postdoc fellowship in a prestigious EU university (funded by the university itself). I also applied a few months ago for a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship selecting as host ...
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Is it ethical to apply for a short-term grant with a partner/spouse/girlfriend?

My partner and I live in different countries, and we have been discussing a research topic for some time but have had difficulty making progress due to the distance, local responsibilities, etc. We ...
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How to cost a researcher for a funding application?

When you apply for academic/research funding, how exactly do you cost someone? For instance, you want to have a research assistant working 1 day a week. Do you just divide annual salary of standard ...
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Marijuana use and job/grant opportunities

I am now living in a state (in the US) where marijuana is legal (for recreational use) and I'd like to be able to try it. However, I am concerned that doing so might effect my job or grant prospects ...
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Has anyone transfered from an MPhil to a Phd?

Has anyone applied for an MPhil then switch to Phd 1 year into the course? How is the process like and are there any implications? I have applied for Phd program but I was unable to secure any ...
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How much time do I have to spend for NSF panel?

The field is mathematics/computer science. If one were to be selected to serve on an NSF panel, how much time/effort, realistically, will one be expected to spend? Especially for someone with no ...
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Should my SOP mention self-funding? [duplicate]

I'm applying to PhD programs in departments with very little funding, especially for their grad students. I've also read that it would help my application if I could subtly mention that I wouldn't ...
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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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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 ...