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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Postdoc in Paris with foreign funding [closed]

I am moving to Paris for a postdoc in spring 2021 and I have received funding from Denmark for two years. I am considering whether administering the grant myself or having it administered by INSERM. I ...
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Is there any institution or report tracking academic fields in terms of funding (today and historically)?

I am wondering if any trustworthy sources exist, which track funding trends across academic disciplines over time. Sure, anyone can think of some anecdote about how there's more money in robotics than ...
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How fungible are personnel salary allocations in an NIH grant?

I'm preparing an R01 for the NIH in which I allocate salary to myself (the PI) and two co-Is, as well as to non-key personnel including a postdoc. However, in actual practice, I think there is a good ...
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Where do I find the funding information for each math PhD program? [closed]

I will be applying for math PhD, and was wondering if there is any way to find the amount of stipend I can get for each program (already checked each school's website, without avail). Are top 50 math ...
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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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Can I quit an already started Marie Curie Postdoctoral fellowship to start an assistant professorship? [closed]

I received a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship in Europe. Now, due to the institute's lack of equipment + COVID, it seems I will be able to do barely any of the things I had planned. I have been ...
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Emailing supervisor after applying for phd to discuss about research problem and funding

I had contacted a potential supervisor regarding phd position in his lab. He was interested in my profile and advised me to apply for the program. I have applied for the program and informed him about ...
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Writing grant applications as a new academic/faculty member [closed]

I am a new faculty member at a University. In the last 5 months since I started, I have applied (or in process of applying) 4 research grants (2 internal applied, 2 external in the process). What I ...
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Choosing between a funded PhD offer and a possibly funded one

I have been admitted into two PhD programs at universities A and B. A offered me funding, however B asked me to apply for state funding before discussing internal funding. The deadline to accept the ...
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Importance of individual postdoctoral fellowship

I have recently been awarded an individual postdoctoral fellowship (independent external funding for my own project) to join a research group at institution A. At the same time, I was applying for ...
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How do I know if my research skills is valuable in industry if majority funding is from government? [closed]

As a postdoc, my research is funded from a grant that's 70% government and 30% aerospace industry. I work in collaboration with experimental groups and these groups have the collaboration with ...
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Should research papers that require millions of dollars to development be evaluated on the same track as those that do not? [closed]

I have previously asked many questions on the encroachment of tech industry on academic research in the past few years [1], [2] I am here again because this encroachment not only hasn't stopped, but ...
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Do master students stop getting funding after 2 years? [closed]

I have started my master in September 2018, I am still working on my thesis to finish the writing of it so far I have one paper published and one other under review. I am completing an research ...
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Including travel grants on CV

In the UK, a number of scientific associations like the Royal Society of Biology or the Institute of Physics offer competitive travel grants to PhD students and early-career researchers. They are ...
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Do I have to disclose the exchange program of participating student as funding in a paper?

I am currently writing a paper together with an exchange student of an international academic internship program. As it is common practice, I disclose the research grant, which funds my work. However, ...
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Are there any funding sources available for OA/APC charges? [closed]

I'm a self-funded part-time PhD student. My (UK) university does not provide funding for OA charges/APC for self-funded students. I had a few situations now where I've struggled to come up with ...
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Changing a mathematical field once one has a tenure

I have heard that, in mathematics, there might be several difficulties in changing one's field once one has a tenured position. I am wondering what those difficulties are. Is it possible at all? Let ...
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Strange/impolite to request a faculty I've not met before to have a look at a postdoc research proposal I've written?

I'm submitting postdoctoral applications to a few places to receive external grants, and I've written a proposal all by myself. However, I'm planning to come back to academia after two years in ...
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NSF proposal still pending but status date changed! [duplicate]

It has been 6 months since I submitted an NSF proposal. I noticed the status date got updated to today, but the status is still pending. No email or call from the PM. Is this a decline for sure?
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Is it common for professors in France/Europe to accept students for PhD positions but ask them to arrange their own funding?

I completed master's of mathematics in Asia in June 2020. I had written to some professors for PhD positions in number theory in December 2019 . One of the professors in France said yes to me but he ...
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Lacking motivation [duplicate]

I am a student pursuing a Ph.D. I am just an average student who is hard-working enough to complete the assignments and tasks on time. I have been feeling incompetent for the last so many months. I am ...
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Do international students have a lower chance of getting accepted in STEM-fields PhD programs at US universities?

The reason that lead me to ask about this is the following paragraph I found on this page (some guidance written by a STEM-field professor at CMU for applying to grad school), he says, I'm not a U.S. ...
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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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How do universities avoid being “outmaneuvered” in removing poorly-performing faculty who bring in large research grants?

Consider an "ambitious" assistant professor (junior, untenured faculty) appointed to a junior lectureship in a medicine, physical science or engineering department with the usual teaching ...
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IBM/Google PhD Fellowship along with current salary

In Germany, PhD are covered by salary as a research assistant. But, is it possible to apply for an extra scholarship like IBM/Google PhD Fellowship? If selected, is it legal to take both fellowship ...
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Problems with gift authorships on papers and how to solve it

Briefly, I was a PhD student in a lab in a developing country. I had two PIs one was my mentor and the second one was the Head of the Department, who was just added for administrative purposes (...
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Admission and advisor selection

I am an international student and I received admit from X university (USA) for PhD in computer science. I reached out to all the professors who match my research interest and only one of them ...
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What happens if a professor is unable to get a PhD student for a part of their grant? [closed]

Suppose a professor has received a grant from which they have to hire three PhD students, two for experimental studies and one for computational. The grant started from January 2020 and will end in ...
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Writing postdoc fellowship before contacting postdoc advisor?

I'm in my last year of PhD (in the US studying biomathematics) and I didn't know how early I was supposed to start applying for postdocs. My main concern is funding. Apparently, the NSF postdoc grant ...
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Writing a large part of a grant as a postdoc

Background: I defended my PhD in 2018 and took a postdoc job with my same lab as a matter of convenience. The job had a 3 year contract, funded via an R01 grant, for whom my dissertation advisor was ...
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Is it possible to have a 3.0+ (required gpa) master scholarship based on my postgraduate diploma GPA skipping my average (<3.0) Bachelor's GPA? [closed]

I have some some difficulties finding a fully funded scholarship because my Bachelor's GPA is 2.69, which is less than 3.0. If I make a post graduate diploma with 3.0+ or 3.5+ even, can that be ...
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How can I find papers that are not sponsored by industry?

Are there any databases or search filters for published peer-reviewed articles, particularly concerning environmental issues, that are neither affiliated with nor funded by corporate interests? I am ...
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How to justify research assistant's role in the grant application

How can we justify the role of Research Assistant in the grant application? Everyone knows that faculty members are busy with teaching, admin tasks, writing grants etc. so they actually seek PhD and ...
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Where is it acceptable to mention an abnormally high stipend?

Student X's GRA stipend is more than double that of their peers in the same major. They wonder if this is appropriate to mention this as a negotiating tool in certian scenarios. One reason for this is ...
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What funding to include in an old paper?

I am currently close to publishing a paper that I first sent for review 5 years ago. The reasons why the review process was so long are not entirely clear to me, and are beside the point. During that ...
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Is it OK to include public domain (wikimedia commons) image in a research grant proposal?

Obviously, with a proper attribution. Thank you.
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How to start the Background section of Research Grant application?

Should we directly cut to the chase in the Background Section of the Grant Application from the very first line followed by the proper (official) background of the problem? OR Should we give a proper ...
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phd admission- both professor from same university agreed to be mentor

2 professors from the same university same department have agreed to be my mentor. But none have funds, prof.1 may give me TA, while prof.2 can give me RA. Which one should I choose? Can I put 2 ...
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Can it be disadvantageous to actively publish in completely different fields?

I'm a researcher in a STEM field and work at an institute where research staff salaries (including mine) are dependent entirely on third-party grant money. I've already successfully obtained research ...
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Using equipment from research grant funding for both resaerch and personal use

I recently received a grant (JSPS Kakenhi) to support research funds. For personal equipment, I will be listing a computer and camera. The computer is for computational parts of my research and the ...
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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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What should we look for in our first postdoc position? [closed]

What are the opportunities that we should aim for while searching for a postdoc position for a researcher with and without a family in theoretical particle physics? I want to know also the qualities ...
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Accepted as PhD student, but my funding application was rejected. Now my prospective PhD advisor recommends that I should bail out. What should I do? [duplicate]

I was recently accepted by a university as a PhD student. During the whole process, my potential supervisor agreed to supervise me along with some of his colleagues as my co-supervisor. Although, I ...
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Advice for internal grant application write up

I am writing an internal grant proposal (as a new faculty recruits). The university has asked for the names of at least three external experts as application reviewers. The university review panel (...
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Working as a Lecturer / Assistant Professor in UK vs Canada

I'm a research fellow based in the UK. All my academic experience (bachelors, masters, PhD, postdocs) have been in UK (English) universities. For the next stage, I'm considering the benefits of ...
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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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Can you submit the same grant proposal to two different funding organizations?

I have recently submitted an EU grant proposal, the chances are low as it is very competitive, and I have just come across another fellowship (UK based) which is actually more suited to my field but ...
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If you are a GRA are you consider fully funded?

I have nearly completed my Master of Science. Refreshing my Resume. I have been funded as a GRA every semester I was a Master's student – meaning my tuition was waived and I received a month stipend. ...
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Is a scholar whose work contributes substantially to my proposed project a suitable arm's length referee?

I am submitting a postdoctoral application that requires an external arm's length referee to write an evaluation of the proposal to be submitted with the application. The referee should be an ...
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How to categorize/name survey expenses in funding proposal budget section?

I am writing a funding proposal. I am finding it difficult to fit the following expense into a suitable category. Can I title it as 'Survey Expense'? (note that there are no specific categories, but ...

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