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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Do all research grants for (under)graduate students lead to high quality research paper?

I want to know Question: Do all research grants (funds) for (under)graduate students lead to high quality (Q1 or Q2) research papers? How do institutions trust (under)graduate students so that they ...
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What can be done as a grant applicant if a criticism from a referee is scientifically wrong?

I proposed to work on a problem in the proposal, but one of the referees thought that the problem had already been solved in some previous papers. However, the papers they cited do not solve the ...
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How do massive research projects manage conflicts of interest?

I am a machine learning researcher, and my field is beginning to embrace the massive, multi-institution collaborations that have become common in other sciences. For example, I am a coauthor on this ...
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Prizes and awards: what about travel grants?

I am applying for various postdoc grants at the moment. They all have some section concerning Prizes and Awards. While I understand that this obviously includes things like 'best poster presentation' ...
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Applying to a full time lecturer post in the UK in a psychology related field [duplicate]

I am a non-European applying from outside of the UK. I need to come up with realistic external funding ideas for the next three years. I have a good idea of what kind of research I would like to do ...
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Is there a Ronin alternative in Europe? How to be an independent scientist in the EU?

I am a senior postdoc in a theoretical/computational field and for various reasons I am quite tired of jumping from one postdoc to another (have to switch cities/continents every few years, and many ...
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Is it appropriate for an advisor to add a student's name (who has no contribution) to a paper because of his nationality

I'm a PhD student working in the USA. My advisor has funding from a foreign (say Country X) agency. I worked on a problem that was proposed by the agency. However, I am not using their data. I am ...
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How to disclose a major change in scope from orignal F31 submission

I am trying to pull together my first progress report on my F31 fellowship. My concern is due to to COVID19 my ability to work with certain collaborators was diminished and my PI thought it was best ...
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How to approach “potential benefits to society of proposed research” question on a grant application for a pure math project?

I have been writing a grant proposal, where it is based in the UK. I almost did most of the application, but I have no idea for the following parts: Benefits of Overseas Country: Describe any ...
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How does a tenure track professor get money to recruit PhD students? [closed]

Does the university/institution or department give money to their tenured-track professors to hire PhD-students? Do they have to write grants to get funded to recruit PhD students? What are the ...
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No reply after almost two months since the first interview

At the beginning of March I applied for a postdoc position that was very close to the research topic of my PhD. I also sent an email to the Professor who posted the position in order to persuade him ...
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Funding is from TA - What to put for funding acknowledgment

Most journals require you to state your funding sources. I am a current phd candidate, submitting a paper as sole author, and my funding currently comes from a teaching assistantship, which is paid ...
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Is it better to submit a new research grant proposal or an extension of previous work? [closed]

When submitting a research proposal for a funding agency, I heard two different pieces of advice from principal investigators that have won several awards. The first suggestion is to submit a proposal ...
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Is it a good idea to cold-email someone in a museum to ask for PhD funding opportunity?

I am an international (non-EU) student and have been offered admission to an art history PhD program in an UK university. However, the offer does not come with funding, and I do not have the financial ...
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Postdoc: established project vs your own

I am considering the pros and cons of two types of postdoc positions I have come cross: The most common is 1-3 years of work on an established project for which a supervisor PI typically won a grant. ...
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Funding for Phd positions in Australia

Are PhD positions in Australia fully funded for international students like in the US and Europe? I shall be applying for PhD programs in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Also, are scholarships given for ...
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Which one matters more - grades or qualifications - for admission to post-graduate study in Germany? [closed]

I'm looking into applying to study abroad in Germany after my Bachelors (majoring in Statistics). My question is: which of these hypothetical candidates would have a higher chance at receiving a ...
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Secretly switching research topics and funding oddities

When I joined my current PhD program I talked to my advisor about wanting to work on a different research topic than the one I was to work on initially and he said yes. I made clear I wasn't ...
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Is my advisor asking me to commit fraud?

I am currently a postdoc, leaving my position in ~1 month. I am departing my contract a few months early after receiving an offer for a job in industry, about which my advisor is very upset. It is ...
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Does a PhD student get paid without a TA/RA job?

Can a PhD student be paid simply for doing research? If yes, is it applicable right from the beginning? I am talking about UK and the US specifically.
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Is paying researchers royalties for publications a bad idea? [duplicate]

I would like to entertain a thought that a researcher could get paid for publishing a research article just as textbook/fiction authors do. The readers of articles already pay large sums of money (...
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Does department receive funding for each PhD candidate

The reason I'm asking is because my PhD supervisor "collects" - for lack of a better word - PhD candidates. She has at least 15 PhD candidates. None of them is being hired, except for one - ...
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Does PhD GPA matter after grad school regarding academic funding?

There are many similar questions regarding whether PhD GPA matters after grad school, but this question is specific to obtaining academic funding as a professor. When applying for funding, do funding ...
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Is it legal to accept this type of scholarship while on an F-1 visa?

So here's my situation: I am a student on F-1 visa who has been offered a scholarship from another university (not the one where I am studying) for a week long workshop in a subject that I research. ...
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Does working in a research group with poor funding means poor future prospects post graduation?

Background: I am pursuing PhD in a Canadian University in mechanical engineering. My PhD work is computational and I work in collaboration with experimental groups. I am in my 4th year and I have ...
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Do you think it's possible to pay off student debt during a PhD?

I was recently talking to someone who mentioned that they managed to pay off around $40,000 in debt incurred from their masters program, during their PhD. They said they managed to do this from their ...
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When does NSF update the status date?

I have submitted a proposal to NSF about 9 months ago, and the status of the proposal in Fastlane is "pending" with the last update being the day after it was submitted. Does it mean that it ...
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Should I wait patiently if the professor asked me to wait for a few weeks?

I am in my final year of PhD and submiting thesis in June. I had an interview for a Postdoc position about 2 months ago and gave an on site talk to the lab. The professor asked me to talk to each lab ...
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What funding sources are available for mathematicians in Italy? [closed]

In addition to European funds (ERC grants), what funding sources are available for researchers in mathematics working (or aiming to work) in Italy at different career stages ((1) postdoc, (2) RTDa/...
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Asking about funding when you've already been told you'll be funded

Disclaimer : Please consider I'm in Europe, and this is for European funding I've been accepted to do my PhD. I've been told in writing something along the lines of "You'll work for Prof. A doing ...
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Public university refuses to support ERC application

I'm from university from Central and Eastern Europe (btw. underrepresented in ERC). I contributed to the research proposal of my colleague for ERC starting grant. However, within internal review ...
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Using grant proposal for applying to faculty position

My grant application for independent research as a PostDoc got recently funded in Germany (the position started at the beginning of this year). This grant required me to choose host labs to work at. I ...
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What are the available postdoctoral fellowships in Europe that non-European can apply for? [closed]

In life Science, What are the available postdoctoral fellowships in Europe that non-European can apply for? Once joined an EU research center can a non-EU researcher apply for Marie-Curie postdoctoral ...
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If someone turns down a university fellowship does it open up a spot for the waitlisted candidates in the same department? [closed]

Recently I learned someone who received a university fellowship (with no TA duties) turned down the fellowship and position at a department I applied to for a doctorate. I was placed on a waitlist for ...
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Is it possible to run two postdocs simultaneously if one of them is “independent”?

I currently have a postdoc at a university in the US whose contract stipulates only that I "produce research" relevant to my field. I have no supervisor and have not been hired as part of a ...
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When a public university in the US receives an industry grant or gift funding, is that information publicly accessible?

By "that information", I mean the fact that a firm gave some money to a public university, and perhaps also the amount. If it is publicly accessible, how to access it?
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What are the possible grants/stipends/scholarships that are available in the Republic of Austria? [closed]

Yesterday I was offered to join Central European University (now situated in Vienna, Austria). The dream came true, and I was invited to get a MPA degree. CEU Admissions Committee gave me a very ...
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Receiving a second scholarship after finishing the first one [closed]

I would appreciate if someone could help me. I am currently studying a PhD with a scholarship in the UK. My question is, after I finish my PhD, will I be eligible to receive another scholarship for a ...
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what is Matching Funding in grant application?

I am filling my project Grant Application There is one section in that application that i do not know what is it and what to write there. 14. Matching Funding What is it? and what to write there?
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Is undergraduate research typically funded? Should it be?

Are undergraduate research positions typically funded? If yes, why so - given that undergraduates do not have a lot to offer in terms of research outcomes? Also, which type of research positions are ...
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Working as an Academic researcher difficulties [closed]

What do you do if you have to perform research in a field that you didn't like, as I'm currently passionate about computer vision stuff, but my research is about Android security. More than that the ...
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Second PhD scholarship while studying a PhD already

I would appreciate it if someone could help me. I have a question. Is it illegal if an international student, who is currently studying a PhD with a scholarship in the UK, accept another PhD ...
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Is it ethical for PhD advisor to collect ideas or even project description text from students/postdocs for his/her own funding proposal?

Is it ethical for PhD advisor to collect ideas or even project description text from students/postdocs for his/her own funding proposal? Not sure how common this situation is, but this seems strange. ...
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Demonstrating capacity for independent work in light of parasitic co-authorship

I'm applying to a prestigious funding program for early-career researchers* that places a heavy emphasis on the "scientific excellence" and "intellectual capacity and creativity" ...
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What happens if the grant requirement for open access publications is not respected? [small & short-duration grants]

EDIT: I am referring to short duration (1-2 years) small grants (10k-30k $/euros) usually given to PhD or post-docs. The amount needs to cover material, conferences, publications, etc. Publishers now ...
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Supply and Demand of Academic Research? [closed]

My question needs prefacing. I was thinking about an analogy between research and a macroeconomy. In the macroeconomy, there's a supply of investment funds from households that ultimately goes toward ...
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Applying for postdoctoral fellowships: priorities? [closed]

I am going to graduate with a PhD in applied math/CS in early fall (I am studying in Europe). Due to various factors, there are not too many places that would fit my previous research well enough for ...
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Are Graduate Fellowships or Research assistants in state university considered a government employees in US?

I am applying for a post which asks me you ever part of government entity like federal/state/local government entities including publicly funded universities. I was a research assistant with ...
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How Can I Get a full scholarship to a University by my Skills | as an International Student? [closed]

I'm a student in my last year of high school, I'm from Europe but I'm looking for studying Computer Science in USA for the next year. My grades aren't great (around B/B+) and my family can't afford ...
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How is disclosure of previously undiagnosed long term health condition likely to be viewed when evaluating academic track record?

Considering situations where an individual academic track record is to be evaluated - whether by grant panel, job interview panel, promotion panel etc. If the individual were to make a statement along ...

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