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Why is it so hard to get PhD funding in the UK for international students?

In general, it's fairly difficult to get a funded PhD position in the UK, if you're an international student. An international grad student in the UK has essentially a few options, such as: (1) ultra-...
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How to acknowledge a research internship in a paper?

In an accepted paper, I have written my acknowledgments to the funding entities and now I want to also acknowledge the fact that this work was mostly carried out in X place thanks to an internship ...
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MSCA seal of excellence

I have applied for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship and, despite receiving a grade of 90%, did not receive it. Although nothing is mentioned in the application, it turns out something called a &...
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Can I mention in my CV a legislative bill that I wrote, but which is also not yet approved or deliberated upon by congress?

I'm applying for a doctoral scholarship, and the scholarships office told me to mention in my CV all my academic and professional research publications/authored works. Now, I once worked with a ...
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Emailing professors regarding funding for PhD after getting accepted?

I have been accepted as a doctoral student (aerospace engineering, US). The email I received suggested that I get in touch with the faculty of my interest to discuss funding and research. I did try ...
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Should I negotiate research hours with my advisor in hopes of getting funding?

I've been working hard on research with my advisor, and he seems to be happy with my progress. I would like to get an RA position next semester. Should I tell my advisor that I'm going to cut back a ...
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MIT Mechanical Engineering PhD with No Funding

I was accepted to the MIT PhD program in mechanical engineering. In my admission letter they wrote that, "it is imperative you find an advisor as soon as possible, and definitely before the ...
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Potential PhD Advisor wants to know my decision to accept or not before the 04/15 deadline

I received an offer from a top US engineering Ph.D. Program. Let's say this is Program A. I also have another offer program B. Currently, I am waiting on program C's decisions. The potential advisor ...
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Does fellowship replace PhD salary?

I'm currently applying to PhD positions, and was also advised to apply for a fellowship, but don't I need a PhD supervisor first? Even if I do get it, does that mean it replaces the salary given by ...
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If someone doesn't get into a graduate program/postdoc, or a grant, etc, how are they supposed to know why?

So that they can do better next time. There's usually no transparency or explanation of why they were rejected.
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Is "Territorialism" By Academics For Private Sector Funding Official?

Academics within the same university and/or department are responsible for their own research funding from both public, philanthropic and private sector sources. But problems sometimes arise if two ...
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Do research professors earn additional money from externally funded projects?

Do research professors generally earn additional money from externally funded projects apart from their university salary? I ask because I'm wondering whether this explains why many professors – who ...
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What does co-financing mean in the context of funding?

I'm applying for funding for a joint R&D project between a university and a company. One of the terms from the funding agency is as follows: The project must be co-financed with at least 150% and ...
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Where to propose a joint PhD program

I am a mathematician, doing most of my research in dynamical systems. I would like to propose to an European academic partner to co-fund (50%-50%) a PhD position. Is there a place on the web where I ...
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How do Funding Opportunities in France work for Foreign PhD candidates?

I completed my masters in mathematics in 2021 and took a break to study more topics in Math before applying for PhD positions. In december, I wrote to a prof of pure math at the Aix-Marseille ...
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How do Canadian chairs work

I know there are tiers of Canadian chairs (Tier I and II). Tier I is for full professors and Tier II is for assistant professors. I want to know how Canadian chairs work such as how to apply for them ...
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How to safeguard marketable ideas from being stolen?

Say I plan to share an idea with a professor that has the potential to inspire a biotech startup. What forward-looking steps can I, as an undergraduate, take beforehand to ensure the professor won't ...
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Do you graduate slower with TA funding for PhD students?

I am in computer science in the usa with a PHD offer. I’ve been told that if u get funded with a TA position, it doesn’t necessarily slow your graduation time. Is this true? It seems obvious to me ...
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How can I get funding for my research article? [duplicate]

An article of mine has been accepted by a Springer journal. I want to publish this article in Open Access. My institute is a pretty small one and cannot fund my research. Is there any worldwide ...
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Free venue for advertising a funded PhD opportunity?

I am trying to advertise a PhD opportunity in Sciences. So far, I have tried some relevant groups and email lists, as well as my own social media accounts. As I don't have a huge number of followers, ...
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For funded US PhD programs, why is the summer funding listed separately from the overall stipend?

I am applying to U.S. PhD programs in mathematics. I have noticed that the school websites (and the official offers I have received) all separate the summer funding from the overall stipend; the ...
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Changing Funding statement after acceptance

Does IEEE allow changing the Funding statement after the acceptance of the paper? (In particular, I am asking about IEEE transactions on nanotechnology.)
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Which are the main funding routes for university research in chemistry in Switzerland?

I was wondering where university group leaders in Switzerland obtain funding from other than the Swiss National Science Foundation now that ERC grants are out of reach for this country.
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How can I search for Academic Grants in the UK (Physics, Materials, Tech)? [closed]

I've just finished my Doctoral Studies, and I'm currently in the process of producing an API tool for Molecular Dynamics simulations. The applicability of this tool could be very wide, however, I need ...
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Once tenured, is a faculty member guaranteed a minimum salary?

Tenure protects a faculty member's job from many threats; however, does it also generally guarantee a minimum salary? I am especially curious about fields, such as engineering, where there may be an ...
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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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How to get business partner for KTP (innovate UK) application?

I want to know how to get KTP grants. I understand that I need business partner to apply. how to get business partner? I have read the guidelines for application that it should be with business ...
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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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Are international applicants in UK at disadvantage when applying for PhD in Pure Mathematics?

I am a student from Asia and I am applying for PhD in UK universities in pure mathematics for the upcoming season. I want to know if universities in UK give priority to UK citizens in PhD applications?...
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Funding (mathematical) theory research in a computational world

I'm a postdoc in engineering who is interested in doing more "old school" mathematical theoretical research than computational research (i.e., running large simulations on a computer). ...
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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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Interrupting a German research fellowship

I am going to accept a research fellowship in Germany for the duration of 24 months. In the Guideline, it is written that (in English) Interruption to take advantage of another fellowship in Germany ...
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Are numeric references disliked by grant reviewers? [closed]

I am asking in regards to the European Union ERC grants but this could apply to any grant application with no set guidelines for references formatting. The ERC guideline states: "Please use a ...
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Do scientists/researchers only get awards by application/nomination, or can their achievements ever speak for themselves?

For instance, Katalin Karikó, key researcher in mRNA technology in immunology and therapies got a bunch of awards in 2021 as a result of the COVID19 vaccine being developed based on her work. Did ...
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PhD Application: What are the pros/cons of agreeing to be considered for a financial award (TA, GRA or Fellowship) with admission?

I'm applying to PhD programs in the U.S. (Computer Science) and several applications have the question: "Do you wish to be considered for a financial award (TA, GRA or Fellowship) with admission?&...
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Low salary in Marie-Curie Fellowship

I received Marie Curie global fellowship to go to US from Sweden. I think the salary I was told to have is too low. 3400 USD/month after tax (4657 USD/month before tax). Please let me know if you ...
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How do I go about asking my supervisor how he'll remedy a mistake with my stipend?

I'm a PhD student at a university that is in the process of evaluating updates to stipend policies and one of the students involved in providing feedback on said policy updates. During a meeting a few ...
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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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Supplementing Postdoc Salary with stipends while on NIH training grant

Is this possible? If you are funded under a T32 and they provide a stipend are you allowed to raise your salary with additional money from a PI or other smaller rewards? I know I wont be rich on a ...
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Applying for NSF PRFB. What constitutes "Current and Pending Support" for a postdoc?

I am applying for the NSF PRFB. I recently began a postdoc position in lab and have been funded since June 2021 by my PI's NIH award. I have no sources of current or pending funding that have been ...
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Asking an advisor about the source of their funding

I am a PhD student in a program where everyone is funded by the department by default, generally through teach, but many students are sometimes funded their advisor. The upside to being funded by your ...
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What are discretionary spending options that improve wellbeing for a PI?

Other research-focused PIs (or aspiring PIs) how do/would you spend funding to increase your own wellbeing? My funding stream (R1, USA) allows me some spending flexibility, and my lab is doing well. ...
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What advantages do professors have over equivalent industry and government researchers?

Tenure track professors at USA R1s, ideally in STEM, help me understand: in 2021 what advantages do professors have over equivalent industry and government researchers? I am tenure track at a top 5 ...
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What happens if a letter of recommendation for a grant contains a mistake about the title of the proposal?

I submitted a proposal for a grant. My advisor read the first "final" version of the proposal and approved it. He really knows the project as we both have been working on it for months. Then,...
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Scholarship in Germany for summer 2022 [closed]

Is it possible to still find a scholarship for summer semester 2022 in Germany ? I recently applied for admission in a German university for summer semester , I just need now a scholarship in order to ...
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How do faculty pick which students get RA funding?

Suppose a faculty member has external funding for PhD students (who would otherwise have TA positions). How do they decide which of their PhD students get funding? For instance, I've seen faculty who ...
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Consequences of mistakenly rounding up GPA on fellowship application?

First of all, I am not asking whether it is ethical to round one's GPA. I essentially rounded my GPA by accident and want to know the possible consequences of this. I applied to the NSF GRFP. Recently,...
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NSERC (canadian institution) asks for Times New roman, can I use another font? [closed]

I need to write an outline of my research for a grant. The orginization I am applying to, NSERC asks for: "Body text in a minimum 12 pt Times New Roman font" Well here's a little problem, I ...
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Department forcing me to teach a course even though my advisor has funds available to fund me from a grant

My advisor has funds for me to use for research from his grant so that I don't have to teach in my final semester. Unfortunately my department is denying the request and forcing me to teach a course ...
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How to find a full scholarship with accomodation?

I'm trying to immigrate outside my country and found that all employers require degree certificates before work permit sponsorship. I've dropped out of college and have been studying at home online. I ...
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