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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What are the possible places to search for Academic Grants in the UK (biology, tech)? [closed]

I've just finished my Doctoral Studies, and I'm currently in the process of producing an API tool for Molecular Dynamics simulations. The applicability of this tool could be very wide, however, I need ...
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Funded MS (Highly ranked department) vs PhD (Lower ranked department) [closed]

I currently have a MS offer at University A in the US ( rank 4th in the engineering major of my interest , ranked 10 in overall best engineering school) with RA assistantship funding. I also have ...
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Once tenured, is a faculty member guaranteed a minimum salary?

Tenure protects a faculty member's job from many threats; however, does it also generally guarantee a minimum salary? I am especially curious about fields, such as engineering, where there may be an ...
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NSF Postdoc Fellowship Announcement?

I'm having trouble finding information on when announcements might be made on fellowship awards. I'm specifically interested in Biology "Rules of Life" track.
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How to get business partner for KTP (innovate UK) application?

I want to know how to get KTP grants. I understand that I need business partner to apply. how to get business partner? I have read the guidelines for application that it should be with business ...
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Motivation letter / Letter of Application for 1 year Research Master's in France

I have done my master's from an institute in Asia in 2021 and I planned to write for PhD in Pure Math in 2022 in France. 1 Prof suggested me to also apply to 1 year Research Masters(M2) in France ...
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Can you apply to scholarships during a gap year?

I've decided to take a gap year because I cannot afford school. I'm going into my Junior year of undergrad after my gap. I plan on graduate school and want to be debt free. I've recently taken it upon ...
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Are international applicants in UK at disadvantage when applying for PhD in Pure Mathematics?

I am a student from Asia and I am applying for PhD in UK universities in pure mathematics for the upcoming season. I want to know if universities in UK give priority to UK citizens in PhD applications?...
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Funding (mathematical) theory research in a computational world

I'm a postdoc in engineering who is interested in doing more "old school" mathematical theoretical research than computational research (i.e., running large simulations on a computer). ...
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Scientia fellowships - Marie Skłodowska-Curie status and reputation?

I recently found out about the University of Oslo Scientia fellowship program. The program seems to have (at least some of) its funding from the Marie Skłodowska Curie foundation and it says here that ...
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Interrupting a German research fellowship

I am going to accept a research fellowship in Germany for the duration of 24 months. In the Guideline, it is written that (in English) Interruption to take advantage of another fellowship in Germany ...
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Are numeric references disliked by grant reviewers? [closed]

I am asking in regards to the European Union ERC grants but this could apply to any grant application with no set guidelines for references formatting. The ERC guideline states: "Please use a ...
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Do scientists/researchers only get awards by application/nomination, or can their achievements ever speak for themselves?

For instance, Katalin Karikó, key researcher in mRNA technology in immunology and therapies got a bunch of awards in 2021 as a result of the COVID19 vaccine being developed based on her work. Did ...
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PhD Application: What are the pros/cons of agreeing to be considered for a financial award (TA, GRA or Fellowship) with admission?

I'm applying to PhD programs in the U.S. (Computer Science) and several applications have the question: "Do you wish to be considered for a financial award (TA, GRA or Fellowship) with admission?&...
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Low salary Marie-Curie

I received Marie Curie global fellowship to go to US from Sweden. I think the salary I was told to have is too low. 3400 USD/month after tax (4657 USD/month before tax). Please let me know if you ...
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How do I go about asking my supervisor how he'll remedy a mistake with my stipend?

I'm a PhD student at a university that is in the process of evaluating updates to stipend policies and one of the students involved in providing feedback on said policy updates. During a meeting a few ...
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Is Newton Fellowship in UK for early career researchers?

I am a PhD student (Astronomy) who is going to submit thesis in the next month. I am actively searching for Postdoc opportunities in the UK. I came across Newton Fellowship and I would like to know my ...
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Supplementing Postdoc Salary with stipends while on NIH training grant

Is this possible? If you are funded under a T32 and they provide a stipend are you allowed to raise your salary with additional money from a PI or other smaller rewards? I know I wont be rich on a ...
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Applying for NSF PRFB. What constitutes "Current and Pending Support" for a postdoc?

I am applying for the NSF PRFB. I recently began a postdoc position in lab and have been funded since June 2021 by my PI's NIH award. I have no sources of current or pending funding that have been ...
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Asking an advisor about the source of their funding

I am a PhD student in a program where everyone is funded by the department by default, generally through teach, but many students are sometimes funded their advisor. The upside to being funded by your ...
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What are discretionary spending options that improve wellbeing for a PI?

Other research-focused PIs (or aspiring PIs) how do/would you spend funding to increase your own wellbeing? My funding stream (R1, USA) allows me some spending flexibility, and my lab is doing well. ...
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What advantages do professors have over equivalent industry and government researchers?

Tenure track professors at USA R1s, ideally in STEM, help me understand: in 2021 what advantages do professors have over equivalent industry and government researchers? I am tenure track at a top 5 ...
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What happens if a letter of recommendation for a grant contains a mistake about the title of the proposal?

I submitted a proposal for a grant. My advisor read the first "final" version of the proposal and approved it. He really knows the project as we both have been working on it for months. Then,...
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Scholarship in Germany for summer 2022 [closed]

Is it possible to still find a scholarship for summer semester 2022 in Germany ? I recently applied for admission in a German university for summer semester , I just need now a scholarship in order to ...
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How do faculty pick which students get RA funding?

Suppose a faculty member has external funding for PhD students (who would otherwise have TA positions). How do they decide which of their PhD students get funding? For instance, I've seen faculty who ...
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Consequences of mistakenly rounding up GPA on fellowship application?

First of all, I am not asking whether it is ethical to round one's GPA. I essentially rounded my GPA by accident and want to know the possible consequences of this. I applied to the NSF GRFP. Recently,...
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NSERC (canadian institution) asks for Times New roman, can I use another font? [closed]

I need to write an outline of my research for a grant. The orginization I am applying to, NSERC asks for: "Body text in a minimum 12 pt Times New Roman font" Well here's a little problem, I ...
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Department forcing me to teach a course even though my advisor has funds available to fund me from a grant

My advisor has funds for me to use for research from his grant so that I don't have to teach in my final semester. Unfortunately my department is denying the request and forcing me to teach a course ...
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How to find a full scholarship with accomodation?

I'm trying to immigrate outside my country and found that all employers require degree certificates before work permit sponsorship. I've dropped out of college and have been studying at home online. I ...
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Are all PhD stipends the same amount?

Controlling for a specific department/university/fellowship do more desirable students get better stipends? For example, is everyone who's offered an RA position at University of Washington (or ...
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How will me leaving my program effect my lab's funding?

I'm currently dealing with some personal issues that are affecting my progress in my Ph.D. program. As a result, I intend to leave my program as soon as possible (end of this semester). However, I ...
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Why do I need to declare parallel grant application(s)?

Some funders (e.g. the ÖAW and the FWF in Austria) require the grant/fellowship applicant to declare if they have submitted any other grant application(s) at the same time. (This is asked during ...
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Do outside-funded graduate students normally have TA or grading responsibilities in the US?

Assuming a student has full funding from an outside source. Do the TA and grading responsibilities become optional?
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Reusing research proposal text in job application

I recently wrote and submitted a research proposal for a fellowship. I am now also applying for a permanent lecturer position which requires an outline of research plans. Is there any problem taking ...
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Unable to find a PhD advisor: Questions about leaving the program and other options

UPDATE: Lost funding and leaving the program. I continued my search and tried to establish contact with around 10 faculty of interest. Most did not even reply to my emails. Contacted gradutate ...
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Should a fellowship application justify why the fellowship would be more advantageous than a permanent position?

TLDR: Is it normal that an applicant for a limited term fellowship should have to justify why that fellowship would be more advantageous than a permanent academic position? If so, why? The details of ...
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Is there a formal requirement to becoming a "PI"? [duplicate]

This may be a stupid question, but I can't quite figure it out. For an academic career, it seems to be quite important to be "principal investigator (PI)" on cool research projects. Now, say ...
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DAAD funding for stay abroad for PhD students and postdocs: is it added to the regular TV-L salary?

There are several funding options from the German DAAD for PhD students and Postdoc working in German universities to visit other countries: Research grants for doctoral candidates Research grants ...
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Resources explaining the care and keeping of multi-year grants

I am a first-time PI of a large multi-year grant (specifically an R01, which is a 4-5 year research grant from the National Institutes of Health). I am looking for resources (e.g., books, detailed ...
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How many papers will be expected to be published as a postdoc?

I have recently applied for a postdoc call with financial support from goverenment not from a mentor for a specific project. In the application from there was a table to write about number of ...
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Should I keep my orbit around a prospective PhD supervisor, and how do I politely do that?

I am planning to pursue a PhD and I have been in touch with a prospective supervisor in a different country. He is currently employed with a research center affiliated with a university, where many of ...
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What things are mathematical research grants typically used on?

This post How do mathematicians conduct research? includes some explanation on things mathematicians do. I am now also a little curious about how much money/resources are used in this process. For ...
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Can I find a PhD in Germany without external funding/scholarship?

The following question is asked by an international non-EU person: Is it possible to apply for a PhD at a German university/institute without having an external funding/scholarship? In other words, ...
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Is it reasonable to have both a TAship and an internship during grad school? If not, what to consider when choosing between them?

I'm attending grad school out of state, paying upwards of $17K/semester. Over the summer, I was offered an internship (40 hrs/week). A couple of fellow students were also interested in this internship,...
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Why are there so many PhD positions and so few PostDoc positions?

I don't have hard numbers (if you know a good source, please do share), but it is quite apparent that there are many more Ph.D. student positions advertised than PostDoc positions, at least in my ...
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The university gave me a pay check less than my offer letter, what can I do?

I am a grad student at one of the University of California campuses. In my offer letter, it stated: Congratulations! On behalf of the Committee on Admissions and Awards and the Graduate Group in (...
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As a brand new faculty member who has had no current or pending grants, what to include in "NSF Current and Pending Support"?

As a brand new faculty member who has had no current or pending grants, what to include in "NSF Current and Pending Support"? Basically, should I leave it blank? Below is the info from the ...
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Is it appropriate to ask a professor to buy me a book for research?

I work in a lab on a variety of projects using a variety of techniques. For a recent project I was thinking we are probably going to use fancy machine learning method X which I am vaguely, but not ...
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Choice of I vs we in job applications and grants

In mathematics, it is standard to use "we" instead of "I", even in single author papers. Is this the case for job and grant applications as well? For instance, suppose I wish to ...
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How do university professors earn money beyond their salary?

How do university professors earn money external to their salary from the institutions where they teach? As far as I understand: Obtaining funding from government/companies for doing research. ...

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