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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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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Asking for funding opportunities for phd in France if a professor has said yes to me but his university doesn't have any doctoral scholarship

I am a masters of mathematics student in India and a professor to whom I mailed my CV has said his Institute doesn't have a doctoral scholarship at the moment but he will be happy to supervise my ...
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Asking about how to say to a possible supervisor to give me some time as I look for funding opportunities

I am a masters student in mathematics at an Asian University and I mailed my CV to some professors in France for phd position in analytic number theory. One of the professors said that his university ...
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NSF personnel funding

If I request say 3 months summer salary at the rate I'm being paid by my academic institution, where would that money come from? (a) Would I be paid directly from NSF? (b) Would the NSF pay my ...
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Institution refuses reimbursement for grant awarded?

After managing a project at a research institution in the US, I was awarded a grant (did it for free, so this is the remuneration). The grant covers travel, books, research equipment ("that does not ...
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budget allocation in research grant applications [closed]

How to find about info about proportions of different categories in budget in grant applications? For instance, how much put in travel, how much put in RA fees etc.
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What are “Rare research subjects” (“Kleine Fächer”)?

I've noticed a funding agency offer a program for funding "rare subjects" ("Kleine Fächer" in German). I'm pretty sure my own research doesn't count, but: Is this concept / category of research ...
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When a graduate student be a part of a research grant, does he get paid in addition to a university stipend?

This year I will graduate from a European university and willing to start a Ph.D. program in the USA. As a graduate student, there is a “guaranteed financing” opportunity of approximately $ 32,000 per ...
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What is the meaning of “…the cost of a 5 year R01…”?

I assume this is something related to the US and NIH Research Project Grant Program (R01), but I don't understand how one put value on a "single word" Is there anyone who understands this sentence ...
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Putting some upcoming positions in CV

I am going to apply for a Postdoc position which starts six month later. I am a postdoc in institute A and have new grant in institute B to start in upcoming month. Can I put this position and grant ...
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How can I get a 5000-6000 USD or Euro net monthly payment for a second PhD or postdoc?

I'm 43 years old, Mexican, chemist (bachelor diploma in 2002) and hold a master's diploma in electrochemistry (2006, conducting polymers) and a doctor in science diploma (2010, exfoliation of carbon ...
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Colleague demanding to add additional participant to funded grant

Recently I had a moderate sized grant funded from a national agency. The grant aim was to obtain data to combat a new disease causing significant issues in corn. As you may guess, the new, high ...
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How should I state my affiliation and funding if I am not funded and have no academic affiliation?

I started a project during my math/physics PhD but am now continuing with it from outside of academia, using my own time and funds to purchase resources. What are the conventions for stating my ...
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Will I get rejected because PI cannot show funding? [closed]

I applied to Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for PhD program. I have talked with PI before submitting the application. I have 3.9 GPA from Master , 2 publications and one paper as ...
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Question asked in phd application form - How you intend to fund your studies

I am a masters student in mathematics in an Asian country and I am applying for Phd position in Europe. While looking at website of one university in UK I came across this question which need to be ...
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Postdoc Fellowships Collision

I recently won a 2-year postdoc fellowship in a prestigious EU university (funded by the university itself). I also applied a few months ago for a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship selecting as host ...
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Is it ethical to apply for a short-term grant with a partner/spouse/girlfriend?

My partner and I live in different countries, and we have been discussing a research topic for some time but have had difficulty making progress due to the distance, local responsibilities, etc. We ...
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How to cost a researcher for a funding application?

When you apply for academic/research funding, how exactly do you cost someone? For instance, you want to have a research assistant working 1 day a week. Do you just divide annual salary of standard ...
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Marijuana use and job/grant opportunities

I am now living in a state (in the US) where marijuana is legal (for recreational use) and I'd like to be able to try it. However, I am concerned that doing so might effect my job or grant prospects ...
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Has anyone transfered from an MPhil to a Phd?

Has anyone applied for an MPhil then switch to Phd 1 year into the course? How is the process like and are there any implications? I have applied for Phd program but I was unable to secure any ...
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How much time do I have to spend for NSF panel?

The field is mathematics/computer science. If one were to be selected to serve on an NSF panel, how much time/effort, realistically, will one be expected to spend? Especially for someone with no ...
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Should my SOP mention self-funding? [duplicate]

I'm applying to PhD programs in departments with very little funding, especially for their grad students. I've also read that it would help my application if I could subtly mention that I wouldn't ...
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Document required for German National Visa application

I have recently been offered a PhD scholarship in a funded project in University of Duisburg Essen, and I want to apply for visa for the same. the issue is the lab I want to join does not have any Non-...
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Why is the Marie Curie Individual Fellowship only for 'experienced researchers'?

The Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (IF) has the following eligibility requirement: "Researchers must be experienced researchers (ER), i.e. at the date of the call deadline (for IF) ... be in ...
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USA (or worldwide) Equivalent of H2020-ITN program

I am involved in the preparation of a project proposal. If you are from Europe and you do research the chances are high that you have heard of the Horizon 2020 (H2020) programme. For the ones who are ...
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How much actual funding does a Marie Curie fellowship entail?

The EU has a research fellowship program named after Physicist Marie Skłodowska-Curie. The website lacks a bunch of information, but I'm specifically interested in understanding what kind of funding ...
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Should I acknowledge funding from an unrelated project?

I hold a research position at a university where I'm working on a certain project in a certain field. I met another professor from another field and began working on a new project with him. I'm ...
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Contacted by head of school regarding an issue - should I be worried?

I am a PhD student at a UK university. A small part of my time is taken up by (voluntarily) organizing a monthly seminar series. The seminar is open to all PhD students in my school, and is regularly ...
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Switching between postdoc fellowships

I am non-EU citizen working as postdoc at a university in Denmark. Not so long ago I won two postdoc fellowships, of which I accepted one, and that's where I am currently getting my salary from. I can ...

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