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Does my contribution to an editorial project merit a more formal acknowledgment?

For the past several years, I've worked remotely and without pay in an archive in order to assist a colleague (who has actually left academia) with a book project. The project consists of compiling an ...
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How to Find a Professor for a Summer Internship in My Field?

I'm an undergraduate student looking to gain practical experience in my field of study through a summer internship. I understand that working under the guidance of a professor can be incredibly ...
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Seeking Collaborators for Unpaid AI-HCI Field Research: Strategies and Platforms

Is there a practical approach or platform to find unpaid undergraduate or graduate students interested in collaborating on AI-HCI field research studies? I'm looking for enthusiastic individuals who ...
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With Twitter's mounting troubles, when is the time to jump and where to? [closed]

Twitter has been useful for keeping an eye on relevant research and ocasionally for a bit of peer support through the PhD journey, as well as for sharing some work-related links, announcements, ...
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Bad experiences at conferences, worth going anyway?

I went to a conference I my field for the first time in the last month. I have severe social anxiety but can usually hide it. I was there for learning and didn’t have a paper. I expected some ...
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What are my options post PHD as a blissfully ignorant, neurodivergent candidate about to graduate with few marketable skills?

I entered academia despite my suboptimal "stats" (GPA, research experience, etc.) because I was allured by the idea of focusing on a research project. Even my Master's advisor noted how I ...
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Networking at potential future workplace

I am currently finishing up my PhD, and already have a postdoc position lined up for a few years. Following that, I might like to move to a different country to work there for a few years. Now my ...
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How to find researches outside of your specialty as a Phd student?

I am a starting CS Phd student whose research involves high performance computing in the form of PDE simulations. My specialty is thus in numerical methods for solving PDEs and all of the regular high ...
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How much does networking matter for a career in academia?

I know in industry, it's all about connections "It's not what you know; it's who you know." To what extent is that true in academic hiring?
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Question on Networking Etiquette

During a conference last winter, I had the opportunity to have an informal interview with a PI from "University A" in Boston. Although the position was not immediately available, there may ...
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Networking in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics: How to Build Professional Relationships and Expand Your Network as a Master's Student?

As a master's student in theoretical and mathematical physics, I've been advised that networking with fellow scientists is crucial for securing a good PhD position and building a successful career in ...
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Are informational interviews helpful in academia?

I'm not yet on the tenure track, but would like to be. Over my 8 years of contract work at the faculty level, I've racked up a lot of accomplishments (research, teaching, collaborations, mentorship) ...
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How to find job seekers in a big conference? (Like the AMS-MAA Joint Meetings)

I am heading to the AMS/MAA Joint Meetings in Boston soon. My mathematics department in Xiamen University (Malaysia) has a couple of open permanent positions this cycle, and I would like to meet job ...
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Realistic chance to get internship through workshop paper at big conference (ACL) in Canada as a foreigner (CompSci)? [closed]

I am finishing my undergraduate studies soon (CompSci) and am currently writing a paper. I am still deciding whether to submit it to a smaller conference or to a workshop at a big conference. (I don't ...
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Received three letters of recommendation, but decided not to attend PhD program

I was planning on attending a Ph.D. program at my undergraduate alma mater, and I requested letters of recommendation from two professors and a previous employer. All three of them wrote and submitted ...
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Typical agendas for meetings among PhD candidates

The graduate students of my institute want to establish a regular meeting (two hours, once a month) just for themselves. All of us are happy to have this regular opportunity of sharing ideas & ...
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How important is networking at conferences really?

I'm a final year computer science PhD student and I've been to several conferences so far. My thoughts: Typically I've talked to other PhD students and postdocs about research/ life. But there's ...
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Schoolteaching Research and Academia [closed]

I am struggling getting research interest in a suite of schoolteaching research topics. I feel that many of my topics should not threatening and should be of interest to schoolteachers and ...
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What happened to ScholarlyHub?

Does anyone have an update on the status of the launch of the open-access research-social-network ScholarlyHub? Is this still an ongoing project or did they quit? There was much coverage after their ...
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Is MLA Humanities Commons a valid alternative to Academia.edu etc.? [closed]

I've recently discovered MLA's Humanities Commons network and its CORE repository. It seems a viable non-profit alternative for sharing and preserving scholarly work to commercial ventures such as ...
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How to ask friends for help?

I have some contacts on a social networking site who are much more knowledgeable than me. Some are PhDs/professors and some work in big tech companies (Google, Facebook, etc.). Every now and then, I ...
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Cold-emailing researcher from same country

I am a PhD student in the final year of my PhD who has been struggling with creating new connections in my field, especially due to the current Covid situation. Conferences are only taking place ...
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Is it rude to visit a professors office during the summer if they have not responded to my email?

I understand that a somewhat similar question has been asked before, but my parameters here are slightly different. Essentially, I have been emailing a professor since early April about joining their ...
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How can I get involved with applying my expertise in a specific subject?

I have recently obtained my MS in data science, and am interested in applying it in a few specific fields - urogynecology, microbiome research, and others. I'm still connected to my university as a ...
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Is offering jobs to students I'm teaching as a "representative of industry" OK?

I have a simple question to which I was unable to find a simple answer. I was hired by a university as a "representative of industry" to deliver some courses. In my groups I have several ...
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Enquiring about postdoc opportunities: should I contact professor directly or via recommendation/networking?

I have recently finished my PhD and I'd like to contact a professor to introduce myself and express my interest in doing a postdoc in their group. My doctoral supervisor is familiar with this ...
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How to find internship or supervisors if not in academia?

I don't have a MSc in STEM, however I gained some professional experience in data-science, but outside of academia: I coauthored a data-model at my former startup, described in a patent application ...
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How to network as a new graduate student in a new country

First of all, let me admit something from the beginning; I don't understand exactly what is meant by networking in an academic setting. I am a new Master's student in a country where I never studied ...
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PhDs in the UK: should you know supervisor beforehand?

(context: undergrad/integrated masters student in a math-related field, planning on a PhD in a CS-related field) In Asia (at least in India and Singapore), students are generally expected to ...
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Is it rude to leave and switch to a lab that's collaborating with your own lab (and how to go about doing so)?

I've signaled to my advisor and collaborators my intent to quit pursuing my PhD at the school I'm currently at. I essentially gave a 3-month notice while I get as much done as I can on one of our ...
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How to network with people in virtual conferences?

After the coronavirus pandemic, most conferences have switched to the virtual mode and it is most likely that this will be the norm for some time now. I understand that networking will be much harder ...
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Do I have to tip the bartenders and hotel staff, when a U.S. University hosts an event for researchers?

Prior to the COVID-19 lockdown, I attended a generously-funded research meeting that included a hotel stay, free dinners and bar drinks. There was a dedicated bar section just for us. 😋 I always ...
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How to prevent my introvert nature from being a barrier to success in grad school and future academic life?

I don't ask questions during class/meetings/seminars out of the fear of embarrassing myself. I am also not able to intiate interactions with people I don't know beforehand e.g. Visiting professors/...
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I drunkenly told a professor something fundamentally wrong about a friend's thesis work. Should I clarify and/or apologize?

TL;DR: I told a professor something fundamental about a friends' work that is absolutely wrong, and I should have known, but I was drunk. Will it help the situation if I clarify and apologize via e-...
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Is it okay to send a connection invitation on LinkedIn to an academic event director?

As a just graduated student, I have submitted my contribution proposal for an academic event and the organising committee has accepted it. Despite I have still met none of the above mentioned ...
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positioning yourself for research positions after graduating from a PhD in a different country

I asked this on Reddit also but didn't get any responses so I am trying here. I am a first year PhD student thinking about how I can start to better position myself to get a research position after ...
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Do I owe potential collaborators an explanation for late follow-up?

I had a meeting with a potential collaborator month ago, and at the meeting I had agreed to email them within a week. However, shortly after I began going through a stressful divorce. I am worried ...
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What to expect, prepare, bring to a short-noticed meeting solicited by a University Press editor?

How to prepare for a meeting/discussion with a major University Press editor when they solicited/sought you out on short notice (4 days)? Because I didn't solicit them, I don't have a full manuscript -...
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How would someone go about creating something like the Pew Research Center? [closed]

I live in India. I've found that analyzing any sociopolitical issue objectively is almost impossible given the lack of data. If I wanted to close this knowledge gap by starting something like the Pew ...
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Found a major flaw in paper from home university – to which I would like to return

During my Ph.D. in condensed-matter physics, I published a paper together with two other students. The research group of the university that I am originally from (in Madrid, Spain) happened to work on ...
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How to approach a professor giving a presentation to work with him?

I am a master's student in Applied Math with two undergraduate degrees in physics and math. There is a professor who is coming to my university to give a talk on his research, and I read his abstract ...
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Is it recommended to email a professor at other institution to work with him over the summer

I am currently an undergraduate in mathematics and physics and graduate student in applied mathematics in the US. I am looking for a research position/internship for the summer (somewhere other than ...
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Tips on finding research groups that focus on credit scoring based on alternative data

Despite conducting a thorough Google search implementing all the tips provided in answers to this question, I still haven't managed to find a single active research group (at a university, or a public ...
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do's and don'ts of networking for a PhD student in a conference?

My field is Telecommunications (Engineering). I am going to a very huge conference in our field where I am presenting my work as well. I want to take this opportunity to hone my skills of networking, ...
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How could I network during my Phd?

I am thinking a bit ahead of time and I would like to do some networking with some groups in my research field, for probably a future postdoc opportunity with them after my PhD. However I am afraid my ...
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List of peer review platforms and social networks [closed]

I recently stumbled upon Publons, a social network of peer reviewers, with a database of potential reviewers, along with their areas of expertise, stats, and contact details. I wonder if there are ...
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When should I get business cards and how much do they actually matter as a graduate student who has not yet built up their CV? [duplicate]

Context: I am a graduate student within the social sciences, who will be obtaining their Master's degree on their way to Ph.D. (hopefully by the end of this academic year). Though I have not yet ...
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How to grow as a researcher outside of research?

I am a Ph.D. student (after mid stage) working in theory. I do as much hard work as I can, but there is something I think I am missing. My experience so far is many people don't know what I do and ...
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How to increase my collaboration "network" as a new faculty?

I recently got a tenured (yes, permanent) faculty position in mathematics. During my PhD and postdoc, I collaborated with the same people on some projects, one big and one small, but most of my time ...
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I am going to start my PhD in the next few months. How you would you recommend that I start networking?

I am an Indian and I will be starting as a Chemical Engineering Ph.D. student in the US this fall semester and I am looking for some tips regarding how I should start networking before I start my ...
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