Questions tagged [funding]

This tag refers to questions related to source and utilization of academic funding from government or non-governmental sources.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
3
votes
0answers
146 views

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 ...
2
votes
6answers
1k views

How flexible is grant funding?

I have two questions about grants: If someone wins a grant, do they have to perform research exactly about the questions they proposed in the grant? Or, is there room to change the research question ...
6
votes
2answers
284 views

How to determine whether a position is "faculty-equivalent"?

I am considering taking a position as a "junior assistant professor" in Japan. There are certain international fellowships to which I may apply, but they require that the applicant does not ...
5
votes
2answers
186 views

What does "funding" mean for undergraduate students performing research over the holiday period?

I am currently an undergraduate student interested in gaining research experience. I recently asked the research coordinator of our faculty if there were any opportunities to conduct research over the ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

If I work on a project funded (for example by Ministry of Transportation) through my supervisor, is he legally obliged to pay me?

This question is specific to Canada (but you could also say North America) So if I am a sponsored PhD student (externally from my government), and I happen to work/research on a project funded through ...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

How to write judgment of my own potential for fellowship nomination

I'm a PhD student in social science, currently looking for postdoc positions. One professor I'm interested in working with suggested that he could nominate me for a postdoc fellowship and asked me if ...
0
votes
2answers
274 views

Asked for PhD grade in application but no grades awarded in my country

I'm applying for a fellowship in continental Europe (Spain) and have been asked what grade I received. I think in many countries it's normal to receive grades over the course of a PhD, as well as an ...
2
votes
1answer
145 views

Reusing reference letters

I am a first-year PhD student applying for STEM fellowships this fall (NSF GRFP, NDSEG, Hertz), which I applied for last fall as a senior undergraduate. Although I was not awarded any of them, the ...
1
vote
1answer
198 views

Can I re-apply for a new PhD position of a better university if I am currently full funded international student of another university(both in US)?

Can I apply for a new PhD position of a better university(Stanford, Berkeley) in coming fall semester if I am currently international full funded PhD student of another university (both in US)? After ...
4
votes
1answer
311 views

If I write an unsuccessful grant proposal with one PI, can I reuse those ideas on a different proposal with a different PI?

I'm a PhD student in social science, currently preparing for grant or fellowship applications with two Principal Investigators (PIs, formally in charge of the project if the grant proposal is ...
1
vote
0answers
41 views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
478 views

My master thesis supervisor wants me to continue as his PhD student, but he has no funds at the moment. Any advice?

I am currently working on my master thesis in physics and mathematics and will finish within a few months. My supervisor told me he would like to continue with my thesis' research subject and asked me ...
0
votes
0answers
93 views

Receiving funding as a foreigner from NSF (for a foreign NGO)

I was a university student in Russia but not finished my study because of discriminatory reasons. (I consider my missing professor's diploma as a fake document and Russia illegal.) So I have no even ...
8
votes
3answers
2k views

Is a professor who's never had to write a grant application disadvantaged in the job market?

As I understand it, today's professors spend a large amount of time writing grant applications, many of which fail. As a result, I'm thinking of endowing a professorship someday with enough funds to ...
1
vote
1answer
37 views

Award, Scholarship, and Grant on educational financial sponsorship

My Master's fee is sponsored (funding) by the Company where I am working currently. But, the university does not have any sponsorship scheme for my faculty. So, My company provides my fees as a ...
43
votes
7answers
7k views

Are universities run more and more like businesses? What are the consequences? [closed]

I watched an episode of "Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj" called "Is College Still Worth It?" In there the point was made, with ample evidence, that universities are increasingly ...
-2
votes
1answer
141 views

Meaning of "Honours" in the Leverhulme Trust fund application

I am applying for Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant. In one of the sections, the application system has this field called "Honours" that we need to fill in. I am not sure what it is? ...
2
votes
1answer
329 views

Can one submit overlapping grant proposals?

I plan to submit an NSF CAREER proposal this Summer. From what I have heard, the review process will take several months, and most likely I won't receive a decision until the next year. In December, I ...
1
vote
2answers
258 views

Grammatical mistakes and minor typos made during grant application

I have recently applied for a grant. The specific application consisted of a 3 page-pdf document and an online application form. The 3 page pdf document is solid (at least from my point of view), and ...
10
votes
4answers
693 views

Does it make sense to "pause" an academic career so that I can pursue financial independence and self-fund my research?

I graduated with a bachelor’s in the humanities last year. I would have preferred to continue studying, but I don’t have the money, and I have found very few opportunities for full funding where I ...
19
votes
3answers
2k views

Is it usually allowed to use grant money for voluntary contributions?

Recently I watched a series of video talks that greatly helped me understand a topic I am researching. I wanted to help the author create more such videos by making a Patreon donation. This made me ...
6
votes
3answers
392 views

When do STEM academics learn how to manage funding?

I'm from the humanities, where research grants etc. are scarce. Also, training to deal with research grants and external funding is nearly non-existent in my field. I'm curious as to how graduate ...
32
votes
8answers
8k views

Should I make my research students' pay contingent on completion of tasks (such as reading/summarizing papers)?

I received a fund that I can use explicitly for paying graduate (master's and doctoral) students for research. These students already receive a stipend from the university, but most advisors who can ...
5
votes
0answers
253 views

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 ...
10
votes
1answer
1k views

What to mention as funding source as a graduate student funded by the school?

I am a PhD student in mathematics, and I will be submitting my first paper soon. Part of the guideline is to denote whether I’m being funded (“supported”) and by whom. I know that papers acknowledge ...
8
votes
5answers
2k views

Under which circumstances (if ever) should a prospective post-doc apply for a position advertised for a PhD student?

Many academic positions are advertised for PhD students. Does it make sense to apply for such a position even if you already have a PhD, in the hope that they might also consider a post-doc instead? ...
1
vote
1answer
154 views

Can NSF fund Lecturers?

This question is somewhat related to: How portable are NSF grants between institutions and internationally? I am currently employed as Lecturer by a state university in the USA. I am a recent PhD and ...
-1
votes
3answers
151 views

What is the personal economic motivation and benefits (in the international community) to publish in good but non-SCI or non-SCI-Expanded journals?

While SCI/SCIE journals (journals included in the Clarivate indices of Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded) are the gold list of journals and (my guess) the truly international ...
6
votes
0answers
195 views

May F1 students with a US PhD receive their stipend if they leave the country? [closed]

I am considering returning to my home country since my PhD classes are being offered optionally online (which means we can take them both in person or online) for the fall semester, and the US state I ...
1
vote
1answer
92 views

With most applications status available online, follow up or not?

Many applications in academia have their status available online. Starting from school admission, faculty jobs, and research funding proposals. If there are no updates on the application, does it ...
2
votes
1answer
191 views

How to justify an application for research funding if the only cost is my own academic or intellectual labour (without any equipments) etc?

I am applying for a small research grant. However, I would not need to spend the funds for anything project-related (e.g. equipments, access to databases, travel costs etc). I only need to spend time ...
1
vote
1answer
143 views

Outreach activities in the COVID era

All the outreach activities planned this year for my project have been cancelled due to COVID-19 disruptions. These include Summer math camp for high school students and seminar in local high schools. ...
7
votes
3answers
411 views

Are ERC starting grant preparation courses worth it?

Has someone here an opinion or already experience (and recommendations) with online preparation courses for writing ERC grant proposals, or for other kinds of funding?
12
votes
9answers
8k views

Is it possible to get a research grant without any degree as a person that has a self-learning mentality?

With advancements in the internet and technology, I think that I can learn anything from internet with requirements of time and interest. I am very interested in quantum computing technology, but ...
52
votes
6answers
8k views

How to avoid and address a lack of gender diversity in grant proposals?

I just got reviews back on a grant proposal. On the whole the reviews were positive, but one reviewer criticised us because the five PIs are all male. The proposed project arises naturally out of a ...
0
votes
0answers
57 views

is it ethical for a supervisor to exert pressure on a student because he is doing a project with a company?

I am currently a first year master student. My supervisor is having a project with a car company and this work was mainly assigned to a Phd student in my lab who volunteered for it. During the work, ...
3
votes
2answers
347 views

Are Graduate Schools Less Likely to Fund and/or Accept Nontraditional Students?

I once heard that nontraditional students are less likely to be funded for graduate school. Supposedly (according to this person), this is because 40+ year old students rarely get tenure track ...
3
votes
2answers
196 views

Can RUI grants be transferred to research universities?

Suppose a NSF RUI (research at undergraduate institute) proposal is funded. Can the funding be transferred to a research university if the PI move to that university?
1
vote
1answer
90 views

Is there any scholarship or fellowship award for part-time PhD students in Deep Learning? [closed]

Is there any fellowship awards for part-time Ph.D. Students? I have a full-time job in the relevant field. While searching for options, I have seen a few from Facebook, Nvidia and Microsoft but these ...
1
vote
1answer
93 views

Graduate admission for mature Computer Science school teacher [closed]

The mother of my friend is a senior computer science high school teacher in India. She did a masters in Information Technology around 25 years ago in India and wants to restart her education. She want'...
1
vote
1answer
130 views

What do I do about my lab head misattributing my grant proposal?

The head of my lab and I wrote a grant proposal together. Last year we submitted it with me and them as chief investigators. This year I wasn't allowed to submit grants per the rules of my government ...
6
votes
3answers
496 views

Is it common in academia to not have any written "contract" when you get a scholarship?

If you are been accepted into a Master's program which grants a scholarship to its participants, they just send you a letter outlining the scholarship in a brief manner. Is this common in academia? ...
3
votes
2answers
446 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
219 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
93 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
125 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
209 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
105 views

How does "salary savings" typically work? [duplicate]

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
285 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
129 views

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 ...

1 2 3
4
5
29