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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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Is it advisable to mention the dollar amount for grants on a CV?

I'm a soon-to-be post-doc and am currently sending my resumes to people and applying to places. 4 years ago, I applied for a grant and got funding for 3 years for everything — meaning my tuition, pay, ...
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Is it hard to get a scholarship for graduate school in Mathematics?

I am currently majoring in Physics but I am thinking about changing my major to Mathematics because feel more attracted to it as a subject. However, I have been told that in Physics, one almost always ...
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Are there any changes in NSF proposals/awards processes that are likely to be of special interest/relevance to PIs?

The NSF has recently released a new version of their Proposal & Award Policies and Procedures Guide, releasing their previous guides. (See their Dear Colleague Letter.) This contains a number of ...
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If tenured staff are virtually unsackable, why is the drive to find funding so strong?

Tenured staff are virtually impossible to fire, why is the urge to find funding so strong? For post-docs and other untentured scientific staff I can understand, for their job depends on it. For a ...
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should your CV include unfunded grant applications?

It seems that more and more schools are encouraging their faculty to apply for (and secure) external funding. I have not yet been awarded any research grants. If I'm applying for jobs at research ...
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Scholarships for Ph.D

I am currently doing my M.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering in India and I want to do a Ph.D. in the US. Are any scholarships available for Ph.D. in the US that take care of all the expenses ...
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From academic collaboration to research contract, best practices

We started to collaborate with another research group. We make computational predictions and they evaluate them at the lab, for bioactive compounds. We have not yet established a research agreement, ...
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How can I apply to be an adjunct faculty?

I am currently a staff researcher at a public research university in the US. While a tenure-track position may be in my future, I would like some of the opportunities and responsibilities now. In ...
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How exactly does submitting an interdisciplinary NSF fellowship proposal affect your chances at winning it?

I've received differing answers from many people on this. I'm proposing a planetary atmospheres project and while I'm submitting it to Geosciences - Climate Dynamics, I'll also probably include "...
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Is it ethical to request additional money for non-research related work in a research lab as a grad student?

I work in a computational research lab as a graduate research assistant. We're all funded under various grants to do research in our field and we are also working on a thesis, which may or may not be ...
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Research Information System

My employer is considering implementing Atira PURE to help manage grant applications and grant funding at the university level. Seems like it might have some benefits... but could also add a costly ...
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Can grant money be spent on travel to program committee meetings?

Many research conferences hold an in-person program committee meeting for all of the members of the program committee, where the PC members make the final decisions about which papers to accept or ...
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Are books and professional society memberships allowable expenses under US federal grants?

Can you include books and/or professional society memberships in expenses under grants from agencies like NSF and NIH? I've purchased lots of books under grants from DOE and the Air Force in the ...
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Are there any particular grants or fellowships in the sciences specifically for non-traditional students?

After obtaining my masters degree, I spent four years doing other things before returning to pursue my PhD. My advisor has a Dept. of Energy grant which has funded me, but the grant will not be able ...
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What should a progress report contain?

What are the key components of a progress report? There are no official guidelines from the funding agency; all I have is a set of project objectives listed in the original proposal and a target ...
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What information should I include in a letter of support for a grant?

What are the key information that should be included in a letter of support on a grant application? What information should I avoid? I'm a theorist and I am planning to list my expertise and ...
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How do multiple PhD scholarships combine?

I'm currently in the process of applying for various scholarships to fund my PhD. Since I'm writing to many different organizations/institutions/etc., I started wondering whether these different ...
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Are PhD scholarships and assistantships taxable?

I'm currently in the process of applying for various scholarships to fund my PhD. Many scholarships mention explicitly the approximate amount per year of the scholarship. This is usually the amount ...
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Acknowledging funding

I often read in research articles acknowledgments such as The first author is (partially) supported by a grant of the National Science Foundation of Sikinia no. 1234567890. What are the guidelines ...
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How to search for USA PhD Studentships?

findaphd.com is an excellent website to search for PhD studentships (PhD funding on specific projects) in the UK. Also, UK universities often advertise PhD studentship opportunities in their "job ...
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Are NSF RUI proposals evaluated separately or are they evaluated against the general pool for that program/division/directorate?

I am preparing to write and submit a grant proposal to the US National Science Foundation (NSF) through the Research at Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) program. This will be my first submission to ...
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Publication sponsorship for research conducted elsewhere

Do universities sponsor a student's conference travel and publication costs if the research on the paper has been done elsewhere? For example, a student may have published a paper during a master's at ...
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How can I get involved in grant proposal reviews as a graduate student?

I need to get some more experience with writing grant proposals, and I know that professors are often invited to review them. How can I get involved in it while still being just a graduate student?
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Contribution of gifts and hospital services to university revenue

This question is based on the pie-charts shown in this link, such as this one for the University of Michigan. In most of these charts, around 5% of the revenue comes from gifts. What are these ...
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How to find grant proposal samples?

Compared to writing a research paper, I found writing a grant proposal to be much more intimidating, because there aren't any finished products that I can compare to. I am wondering if there are any ...
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Sample Research Grant White Paper

I am working on a research grant proposal and the funding agency requires us to turn in a white paper before the actual proposal. I have no clue how a research grant white paper should look like. I ...
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What does undergraduate tuition fund, and how does this differ between public universities and private universities in the U.S.?

Does undergraduate tuition help fund professor salaries? Does it help fund graduate student salaries, especially if the grad students are TAs? What about lab facilities?
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What are some good practices for applying to the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program?

Is it possible if I could get 4 letters of recommendation? How far in advance should I notify those who are writing my letters? Does activity on sites like Quora, Stack Exchange, and Reddit's ...
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What are the essential points that should be covered in a dissertation abstract?

I need to prepare a 2-page abstract of my dissertation as part of a funding application. What are the essential points that such an abstract should cover? This opportunity (and my PhD) is in the ...
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What part-time jobs are suitable for PhD students?

I know PhD is unsparing in terms of available time, but at times there may be situations that demand some extra income, for example, family situations or some medical emergency. In such cases, are ...
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How do you “grow your own” post doc opportunity?

I am a finishing doctoral student (graduation in ~7-9 months) and I would love to get an year or so of postdoctoral experience. I've come to understand that a postdoc is generally paid by funds ...
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Considerations when negotiating a promotion from postdoc to researcher?

I am currently a postdoc at an American university, and have been offered a promotion to something between postdoc and faculty (there is not a specific title, yet, but something like "soft-money ...
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Travel grants for International students in the US?

I am an international student in the United States (originally from India) and have been here for my PhD in Mechanical engineering since Fall ’06. I've attended a bunch of conferences all in the US ...
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What are some tips for crowdfunding science off websites like PetriDish?

What are some perks that would increase the amount of dollars that people spend on a venture? And what level of transparency would be useful? Petridish is a recent KickStarter-like startup for ...
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Publishing a creative, important result – does it create any real finance opportunities (jobs, etc.)

I often fantasize that when I will get my work to successful end, then I will have new possibilities open – and that maybe I will even receive scientific job offers. The work is obtaining new ...
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Historical data for success rate of grant/project applications?

Is there any publicly accessible information regarding the success rate of grant/project applications for science/technology and other research grant programs (e.g. NSF grants) and its variation over ...
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Any reason not to apply for funding as a grad student?

The question is hypothetical, but it came up in a conversation and I'd like to see if we can come up with a logical analysis and conclusion. For various reasons, graduate students might not be ...
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Advisor asking me to work on research not covered by my grant

I have a rather difficult quandary. I'm a first-year student, and I joined my lab group to work on a clinical psychiatry/neuroscience grant. I've been making slow progress towards familiarizing myself ...
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What are the options for fellowships for international grad students in USA?

I'm looking for fellowships that an international grad student can apply for, to support him/her while working towards a Ph.D. (additional to whatever funding that may be available as TA). So far, I'...
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Is it possible for a student in first year of Ph.D to secure funding for attending conferences?

Note: I'm primarily interested in answers relevant to Computer Science (Theory), but answers in different areas in CS / totally other disciplines are equally welcome. In most (if not all) PhD ...
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Evaluating Grad Schools on grounds other than research

Assuming that an applicant does his research and applies to a bunch of schools for a PhD. He gets accepted by a few of them with full aid. Assuming that the research and faculty at all places is more ...
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Who evaluates Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship proposals?

Who are the evaluators of the Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship proposals? Other academics ? How are they selected ?
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Are European schools experiencing the same cost raise as American schools?

After factoring in government subsidies (or lack thereof), is the total price for one year of undergraduate education in Europe increasing at a rate similar to America?

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