Questions tagged [government-institutes]

On research institutes that are not part of a university, that are owned by or otherwise affiliated with a national government.

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How does the government shutdown in the United States affect research projects at universities and national labs?

Has federally funded research at universities and work done at the national labs in the United States been halted due to the government shutdown? If so, what typically happens then? Do researchers ...
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Advantages and disadvantages of doing PhD research at a non-academic lab

What are the advantages and disadvantages of doing your PhD research (in science, math, or engineering) at a non-academic lab (like a government or industrial lab) vs. the traditional academic setting?...
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Are faculty positions more competitive than government research lab positions?

Whenever I've been in the audience of a faculty interview presentation, I left impressed but demoralised. It appears the bar of making it as far as the interview is very high indeed, and I don't know ...
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Government Shutdown - application deadlines for fellowships and grants [closed]

Will application deadlines for federally-funded fellowships and grants be extended, due to the ongoing government shutdown here in the States? Is there even anyone to contact (and get a response from)...
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Is it possible to get a PhD through government/industry/military lab, and if it is, what is the process?

Is it possible to apply for a PhD through a government or a military research laboratory? If so what would be the process? Is the qualifying exam required? How is that scheduled? How about course ...
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What is the CNRS? [duplicate]

What is CNRS? From Wikipedia, we learn that CNRS "is the largest governmental research organisation in France and the largest fundamental science agency in Europe."