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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PhD funding with a Pass at Masters?

So, I just finished my Masters at a top University in the UK but I was awarded a Pass. I recently met up with a potential supervisor at another top institution about my proposed topic - and she really ...
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How are university departments receiving corporate funding?

I learned in class that some departments of universities, such as the medical departments, receive funding from corporation that bypass the university administrators, such that the research finding ...
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Do research/teaching assistantships count toward financial requirements of visa applications?

This answer says most PhD students in US universities are funded through research or teaching assistantships. So research or teaching assistantships count toward any financial requirements in terms ...
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extraneous background for grant applications

In many grant applications (the NSF GRFP is the one I have in mind), it seems I need to write about my background and broader impacts of the proposed research. I am an undergraduate studying math, ...
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What to include in a motivational letter for research grant?

I was thinking of what would one include in a motivational letter for a Phd grant/scholarship at the cross-section between mathematics and economics? I have no experience in processes of this kind, ...
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Funding opportunities as a guest researcher in the US

I have an opportunity for a monthlong stay this summer in a laboratory in the US. I am looking for funding sources that would be available for such a stay. Looking at the NSF website, I couldn't ...
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Are there grants that sponsor transition into faculty positions (K99, etc) in not biology-adjacent fields?

In my field (biophysics), I know of a few grants that can be received as a postdoc, which provide funding both as a postdoc and as a new faculty member. One example is the NIH K99 "Pathway to ...
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Strange/impolite to request a faculty I've not met before to have a look at a postdoc research proposal I've written?

I'm submitting postdoctoral applications to a few places to receive external grants, and I've written a proposal all by myself. However, I'm planning to come back to academia after two years in ...
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IBM/Google PhD Fellowship along with current salary

In Germany, PhD are covered by salary as a research assistant. But, is it possible to apply for an extra scholarship like IBM/Google PhD Fellowship? If selected, is it legal to take both fellowship ...
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How to categorize/name survey expenses in funding proposal budget section?

I am writing a funding proposal. I am finding it difficult to fit the following expense into a suitable category. Can I title it as 'Survey Expense'? (note that there are no specific categories, but ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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NSF S-STEM timeline of results during pandemic?

How long does it typically take to hear an answer from NSF S-STEM grant application? I have heard that a positive answer will usually be received after 3 months. However, 4-6 months after, then it's ...
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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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Post-Doc foundation fellowship vs. private contractor (ORISE vs. McNeal)

I'm a post-doc research fellow working in a government lab and my supervisor has "offfered" to renew my position through a private contracting company (McNeal), instead of the my current funding ...

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