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 does the type of funding mean for the type of research?

What are the implications of the type of funding, i.e. hard money vs. soft money (institutional vs specific project support) for the type of research it incentivizes? My hypothesis is that hard money ...
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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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Will it damage our grant application if we include an additional applicant with no publications?

My colleagues and I are currently writing a grant application to the German Research Foundation. My colleagues have published many papers before. I have not published anything yet. Ideally, we would ...
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What is the purpose of asking whether a prospective grad student would attend the program in the absence of financial aid?

I need financial support to join a specific university. There is a question in the Master's application that says "Will you be willing to join the program even if you didn't receive financial aid? " ...
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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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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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Degree equivalence between Argentina and Europe

I graduated as an Electronic Engineer at University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina. I want to apply to scholarships to undertake a Master's course in Europe, and I'm often asked the level of my ...
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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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Information on Grants & Funding in mathematical research

Professors of mathematics in research universities get grants and funding from time to time. I have two questions regarding this issue: 1) There are many sources of grants and funding, are there any ...
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Can I deviate from my fellowship proposal?

I got the prestigious Marie Curie individual fellowship (postdoc). The proposal I wrote is good but I'm not sure if I want to stick to it 100%. What is the expectation for such fellowships in this ...
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How much is the scale of startup packages in the UK universities?

I've been offered a tenure-track position (organic chemistry) in Cornell University and I was able to negotiate a startup package of close to $1 million. I've just been invited for an interview for a ...
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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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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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How to judge the relative prestige of named postdoctoral fellowships?

I see more and more named postdoctoral fellowships being advertised — sometimes funded by departments, sometimes by universities, and sometimes by government agencies or NGOs. I often notice ...
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Can admission/funding (PhD) of international student be cancelled due to corona virus situation?

Is it possible that a school cancel the admission and/or funding of an international student because he/she cannot travel because of the current travel bans? What are the possible scenarios for the ...
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How competitive is it to get Google Cloud Platform credits for research?

The Google Cloud Platform (GCP) offers cloud credits for PhD students who submit a research proposal through their website: https://edu.google.com/programs/credits Does anybody know how competitive ...
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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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Does the NSF commonly ask for removing acknowledgments?

How frequent is the following scenario? A researcher on an NSF grant posts or publishes a paper which is thematically unrelated to the NSF grant, but acknowledges the grant for financial support. ...
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What is the impact of an invitation letter on a fellowship application?

I applied for a Fulbright scholarship as a non-US resident, for a research visit in the US. I obtained an invitation letter from one of the top Professors in the field, from a public university in ...
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Is there a marketplace for research/ideas grants?

Non-academic here. Bachelors in Computer Science. My question is, how does research happen? Is there some sort of directory/marketplace/dating-app where researchers and funders can meet each other ? ...
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UK PhD admissions - Does partial industry funding improve my chances?

I am in a situation where my employer is willing to put up a significant portion of the cost of a physics PhD in the UK. I have spoken to a supervisor at a top university and we've broadly agreed on a ...
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Pharmacy graduate: What are my chances of obtaining a scholarship for physics graduate studies?

Background: I am a pharmacy graduate who spent several years in business, but I always had strong passion to physics and now I want to change my career to theoretical physics. I have done many studies ...
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Estimating the effort for applying architectural research projects to calls for entries by public organisations

In this year I will become occupied with finding and applying for government grants like open calls by the European Commission (so called "Drittmittelbeschaffung" in Austria). I am working for a ...
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Applying for terminal MA in sociology, concerned about weak letters and missed funding deadlines. Is it better to put off application for a year?

I'm strongly interested in a terminal MA in Sociology (because I am currently not willing to commit to the length of a US PhD program) and know that I want to work in research for social policy. I'm ...
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AMS-Simons travel grant

My question is regarding the American Mathematical Society-Simons travel grant and I wanted to know what makes one competitive for AMS-Simons travel grant.
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What are graduate school admission "clearing rounds" and start dates?

I'm finishing my honours degree this November, and would like to apply to do a PhD in Hong Kong. One problem I'm having is trying to understand the start dates. For instance, they have three ...
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On excluding ex-supervisor from project team in a funding proposal

I am preparing a project proposal on a topic in line with what I was working on at my previous university (University A). My ex-supervisor has recently submitted a proposal to another funding body. ...
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How can I find additional funding for my extra year of PhD in Europe

I am a third year (3 of 3) PhD student in Italy. I was so stupid during my first year and lost a lot of time, because I didn't put much effort. Now, my professor says that my current results are not ...
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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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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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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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Starting your own postdoc right after a PhD in another research lab

I am in the third year of my PhD in computer science and I'm graduating in a year and three months. I'm no longer interested in the research that I'm doing in my PhD and I'd like to switch to another ...
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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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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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Has the pandemic changed opportunities for graduate funding for on-line PhDs?

In the past, I wanted to start a part-time PhD in History, but due to my geographic location and unwillingness to move, I realized there were no funding for a student like me. Usually if students want ...
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What do Master's scholarships look for in candidates?

I am planning to apply for scholarships to undertake a Master's course in Europe (I am from Argentina). However, in many applications I notice that students are asked to answer some questions that are ...
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The order of Aims, Objectives, and Research Question in the grant proposal application

What should be the order of my Research Questions, Aim, and Order in response to the following section. The order that looks logical to me is Research Question => Aim => Objective . Any ...
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Is it possible to get into a funded master's-level graduate program by applying to labs?

I graduated from a third-tier university majoring in Aviation engineering with a 3.2 GPA. I want to go to graduate school in order to pursue my dream to become a researcher/research engineer. I landed ...
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NSF letter of intent to collaborate w/ industry partner

Currently a university is pursuing an NSF grant with an industry partner, who might participate in a minor role. The university has jointly appointed faculty with the partner. These faculty would be ...
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Fee to publish comment paper in open access journal

We noticed a mistake in a previously published paper in an IEEE photonics journal. We wrote a correction and submitted it to the journal, and they accepted and published it. Afterwords, I received an ...
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Submitting multiple research proposal to the same RFA as PI and CoPI

There are many benefits of being a PI while submitting a proposal to funding agencies, including that you often manage the funding and you get credits for tenure-track among others. Recently, I was ...
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Can I get into a funded graduate Psychology program after having studied Chemistry?

I have earned an Honours degree in Chemistry, but my heart is set on Psychology. So, I want to pursue graduate studies in Psychology. Is it possible to get fully funded admission in a world-class ...
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Do postdocs have reasonable chances to acquire non-federal funding in the US?

This article argues that the portion of federal funding is decreasing more and more in the US while funding by corporate and philantropical sources is increasing within the last decade. I'm wondering ...
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Can I apply for an NSF grant to create a new course, and how to create a budget for it?

I just started a tenure-track assistant professor position at a historically black university (School of Architecture). I would like to create a new course from scratch, the course is offered at many ...
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Data/analyses on distribution on academic research income across research active staff

Does anyone know of any analyses of the level of ‘research income inequality’ in research grant income across research active staff? Ideally by field, country, and time? I.e if you had a list of all ...
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Does two-ninths month NSF rule apply to non-tenure track research assistant professor positions?

I wonder if the NSF two-ninths months rule applies to Research Assistant Professor positions? This is a non-tenure track position, however I may submit a sole-PI grant and I wonder if I can cover 100% ...
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Can I negotiate for fellowships from a graduate department before accepting their offer?

I have currently been accepted to Ph.D. in CS programs at 2 schools in the USA (let's call them A and B). Both have offered 5 years of TA/RA funding. A is my preferred choice, but I haven't accepted ...
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NSF Grant Status Update

Our NSF grant had its status date changed a couple of weeks ago on fastlane, but no change in status (it stays as "pending"). Does anyone know what that means? We submitted the grant in June and it ...
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How to judge whether my application for the NSF graduate research fellowship is competitive?

The rules have changed recently, and students can only apply for the fellowship once. I've done some interesting research over the summer with my advisor and we got some interesting results, but I ...
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Get funding for a research period abroad while being a PhD student

I am a second year PhD student in computer science, in Europe. For a number of reasons, when beginning the PhD I decided to keep on with my previous job, doing an unfunded part-time PhD. Now, I have ...