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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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“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? [on hold]

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?

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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How does research funding work in determining academic promotions? [on hold]

Follow-up to How are junior professors evaluated for promotion? which was too broad to be answered. This question focuses specifically on the importance of research funding in academic promotions. ...
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What are the name of different grants in UK for mathematicians [closed]

There are a lot of research grant for professors who are conducting research in one of the prestigious universities in UK. May you please introduce the grants which are for the field of mathematical ...
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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 contract, US, DoD, 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 ...
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TA Funding Length in STEM Field in USA [closed]

I understand that depending on the department and the school the duration of the TA funding for a Phd student can vary. However, I’m interested in learning whether it’s common for departments in STEM ...
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Scholarships and the PhD thesis in the Scandinavian system?

I'm totally confused about how you have to write your desired thesis in the Scandinavian higher education system when you've got their scholarship. By reading the articles about how it works I feel ...
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PhD Advisor to Stop Funding Me

I am going into my 4th year PhD in a STEM field. I am my advisor's first student. While things started off okay and the research had been interesting, my advisor developed a tendency to switch ...
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Conducting interviews independently? [closed]

I'm an early career researcher who would like to conduct interviews for a research project on my own, and I was hoping to get some advice about whether this sort of thing is advisable. I recently ...
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Ownership of an Idea

Suppose that I am a PhD student that works as an RA in the lab of my PhD advisor. While I am in the lab, I come up with some interesting idea, and then I spend time reading and planning out a possible ...
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How can I find a list of my co-authors for a grant conflict of interest?

Many funding agencies require a list of co-authors in the past n years. Is there an easier way to do this than to find all of my papers and copy and paste the names and institutions?
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Equipment/Computer Budgets for CS PhD Students [closed]

I plan on attending graduate school in computer science next year (fall 2020 semester). In a computer science (or related field like software engineering) PhD program, is it standard to furnish ...
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How to find host institution - Marie-Curie individual fellowship [closed]

How to find the list of host institution for Marie-Curie individual fellowship? Does it mean that the host institution must have already received or get approved for Marie-Curie individual fellowship? ...
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Marie-Curie individual felowship - current organization

is there any problem if I don't work at an European University as a Postdoctoral fellow (just back from the USA) at the time that I submit the Marie-Curie fellowship (2-3 months without job)? thank ...
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Host Institution - Marie-Curie individual fellowship

I am planning to apply for a Marie-Curie individual fellowship. Should I be already a Postdoctoral Fellow at a particular University, which will also be the host Institution? In other words, could I ...
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“Write your future plans with less than 51 words”: what is the purpose of this question?

I'm an undergrad who is applying a scholarship for Phd. I have already sent heck a lot of documents ranging from my academic background, letter of purpose, research statement etc.; it took more than ...
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Will one active NSF grant award hurt the chance of another proposal

Suppose I have an active NSF grant that supports Project A. Will this hurt the chance of my grant proposal for Project B which are largely independent? Further constraints: The two projects will ...
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Marshall Scholarship question [closed]

Please let me know if there is a better place to post this. From the document, http://www.marshallscholarship.org/applications/2020_rules_2_year_updated, I have, "In addition if a candidate puts ...