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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My postdoc advisor just now said she cannot support me after 6 months. What should I do?

After graduating in February, I was waiting for my work permit to start my one-year postdoc position. Finally, after 2 months delay (due to COVID-19), I have got my permit today and now I can start ...
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Postdoc application: having your own funding vs. depending on your mentor's funding

I wonder, in the general field of electrical engineering and computer science and in the USA, how often does a postdoc applicant secure her own fundings before applying to a certain open position? Or ...
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Funding for new faculty [closed]

looking for advice on what factors do granting agencies such as NIH takes into account while funding new researchers. I am set to start as a new faculty soon. My Post-doc was short because of the ...
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Need advise on a career in academia [closed]

I am desperately looking for a sense of direction. I am about to start a career in academia and I am..I guess scared. My Ph.D. was something, it was enlightening, to say the least. I do not have too ...
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Additional funding for PhD students

Are there 'additional' grants/fellowships available for Mathematics PhD students (who already have their funded positions) in Europe? In other words, does any program analogous to the ERC Starting ...
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How does “salary savings” typically work?

For each grant I write, I ask for summer salary. This is usually about a month of pay. Since I'm on a 9 month contract, this means that I can fill in three months of salary from grants. In the ...
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What is the process for getting sponsored by big companies for PhD research? [closed]

I am doing PhD research. My PhD fees are covered by the government. I have seen other PhD students got sponsored by big companies such as IBM, so they are working with IBM and at the same time do the ...
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How to delay a potential advisor without burning bridge?

I am talking with a professor ("Smith") in my department about doing research under his advisement. He seems like a friendly, helpful person, and I think he has tenure. So maybe the pressure would ...
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If I drop out of a PhD program, do I have to pay back the university?

I recently accepted a PhD program offer of roughly $21,000 for a year (2 semesters) of TA work. I will be attending a university in the USA, and I am studying computer science, if that affects the ...
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Is it recommended to invest in stocks as a typical broke graduate students? [closed]

I openly admit that I am financial illiterate and for most of my life neither know about nor cared about investing. I am currently doing research in a field that is tangentially, but not exactly ...
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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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How to study without having money [closed]

What would be the best option for an EU citizen to study for a bachelor's degree (in any developed country: UK, EU, USA, AU, NZ, Japan, China etc.), without having the money to pay for fees, bills, ...
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Include as an author someone who contributed to financial support only?

I am co-authoring a physics manuscript with some students and colleagues. The results in this has been obtained by means of a grant to which multiple people have participated.Because the main research ...
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Is it normal in a preclinical medical science PhD to be applying for funding for salary as you go?

I am a second year PhD student in Australia in the field of preclinical medicine. It has always been the norm for my PhD that I myself apply for grants/stipends for my salary so that I can afford to ...
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Letting grant funder know that funds no longer needed?

I am a English PhD student (focusing on literature), but this year one of my assistantships through my university has involved some grant writing for local non-profits. Recently I've been working on a ...
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Addressing selection criteria

I am applying for PhD scholarship and there is selection criteria and I have to respond to each of them. One criterion is given below. • willingness to collaborate and engage closely with industry ...
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Which funding agencies pay their reviewers? [closed]

As in the title of the post... I am interested in engineering or closely related. Note this is a request for information/facts not an invitation to an intellectual/ethical debate. Pierrot
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query related to Teaching Assistantship award

As a newly admitted student in PhD program, I have been awarded TA ship by my department for academic year Fall 2020-spring 2021. the stipend is quite generous that is 2300usd/month. In funding letter ...
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Asking current advisor whether they have funds for remainder of my degree

So in my first year of my PhD I was strongly encouraged to apply for fellowships. I submitted fellowship applications happily, but at some points was concerned about how urgent it seemed to my advisor ...
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Advisor to spend some funds to buy things that make group members feel better working at home. Is it selfish to request a tablet and stuff?

Due to the recent COVID-19 event, all of the members in our group have been working at home. My advisor proposed to get us some items to make us more productive or happy when working at home. I feel ...
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Contact Professor before applying for Phd scholarship?

I am applying for Phd. funded scholarship in Australia here is the link, in this link it is mention that you should contact professor before applying for the scholarship. I emailed him and his ...
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Scholarships or bursaries specifically for software for scientific research

I am a graduate student in statistics at a Canadian University and I have a desktop computer in my office which has software installed that I have used for my research. The software is proprietary and ...
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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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Can PhD students turn down teaching assistantships?

This question deals with PhD programs which guarantee their students funding via teaching assistantships in the US. In order to have more time for themselves (e.g., for PhD research, or for working a ...
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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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At United States PhD programs, is the research / TA stipend taxed as income tax? [duplicate]

Is the research / TA stipend for PhD students at U.S. universities taxed as income?
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Chair Offers COVID-19 Compensation… But Asks ME to Put Out a Number

The chair of my department has very generously offered to try and secure funding for some of the part-time and adjunct professors working in the department as compensation for adapting our originally ...
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Can I still ask my prospective advisor (guide) for a confirmation letter in the middle of Covid-19

I am a masters of mathematics student in Asia and I wrote to some professors for PH D position in number theory. One of the professors in France said yes to me but he said that I should look for other ...
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Should I postpone my MEXT scholarship application process until 2021 due coronavirus outbreak? [closed]

The next month I plan to apply for MEXT scholarship for a PhD study. My study proposal is almost ready and I have my thesis already written in English. But due coronavirus outbreak I was thinking to ...
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Is it a bad idea to take a research position unrelated to my desired area of research?

I'm currently trying to get an assistantship / funding for my masters degree and was recently given an offer from a professor I previously worked with. Although the position is in same department I ...
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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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Doubts whether to continue a PhD due to supervisor's lies and loss of funding [closed]

TL; DR: PhD with a supervisor who states things that turn out not to be true in order to manage people; funding lost and replaced with smaller financial contribution; serious doubt whether to continue ...
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Can a fellowship be stopped suddenly? If not, why do PhD courses charge a fee?

I've been considering a PhD, but the details of how it works confuses me. For example, this course charges 45K per semester as fees, but offers a monthly fellowship of 38.5K. Why do they even need to ...
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Faculty leaving to get a second degree, see training, etc. Is it heard of in Academia?

Is it possible for a faculty to take leave for 1 or 2 years to go and learn some new technologies in order to broaden their research area into a more interdisciplinary area? Imagine you are working on ...
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Are user surveys considered “human experiments” by the U.S. National Science Foundation?

I'm applying for a grant to the National Science Foundation of the United States of America. The grant is to fund our research in numerical methods for fashion. I want to conduct a survey where I ...
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Funded PhD at low ranked school(s) vs one year funded TA at a top 5 school [closed]

I'm in a peculiar situation. My interest area is human augmentation, biosensing, assistive robotics and human robot interaction. I have offers from 3 different schools in US - PhD in the School of ...
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What should I reply to professor so that he will be convinced to provide me fund for international internship?

Professor replied me this:"To start with the practicalities, do you have funding to support a trip to the UK, or would you need financial support?"
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PhD funding for only 4 years

I'm currently pursuing a master's degree (math) in the US, and I have been accepted to a different PhD program (applied math). I've been offered funding for only four years, though, because I am ...
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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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I am confused if this professor will fund me or not, I feel it is rude to ask directly

Recently I applied for a summer research internship in a lab in South Korea. This was the reply from the prof. Dear Student, Thank you for contacting me for internship. You have worked with ...
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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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Ranking vs funding for MS in CS at USA [closed]

Suppose, I have non funded admit from a top 40 university for MS in CS. Another university is ranked 150. The rankings are taken from US News & World Report. Which one should I choose?
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Are there funding sources for open-access fees for an independent researcher in industry?

Since I finished graduate school (statistics), I have been pursuing research. This is on my own time, separate from my work in industry, and while my company does not interfere with my work, they give ...
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Cutoff in rankings for funding in CS PhD programs

I want to do a PhD in theoretical computer science, though I'm still an undergrad. I know I won't be able to pay for a PhD myself--I need full funding if I'm going to do it. I've heard that the ...
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What if clinical leadership refuses to protect research time?

I'm a physician-scientist currently on year 4 of a K23 (early career grant for physician scientists in the US), recently awarded first R01 (multi-year major research grant for biomedical science in ...
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Academic with fellowship cannot land a permanent position in her department. Should she stay or move elsewhere? [closed]

My PhD supervisor who I consider a friend is hoping to get a foothold on the academic ladder at a presitgious univeristy in the UK. She's held a fellowship for several years now and has a few more to ...
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How bad is it to accept a competitive Fellowship, then reject it BEFORE April 15

My situation: I applied to school A (R1 school, US News ranked, aligned research) and is nominated by POI for a competitive Fellowship. This fellowship covered tuition + stipend for a couple of years ...
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Severe regrets because I lied in my PhD application [closed]

I am an international Physics PhD student who is currently finishing his second year successfully, with one publication and others in preparation. However, I have a problem that has not let me sleep ...
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How important is being in a good institute for a theoretical physicist? [closed]

Will being in a underfunded institute and with mediocre colleagues hinder the performance of a theoretical physicist to a great degree?
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I passed JPLT N5 exam with average score, should I be worried about MEXT examinations in Japaneese?

As part of preparation for MEXT scholarship I had given JPLT N5 examinations (I know I will give seperate written examinations in Japanese and English as well for the Mext Scholarships) and I got ...

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