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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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? ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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'...
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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 ...
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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? ...
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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? [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 ...
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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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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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