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Questions about the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree, including requirements such as dissertations and university programs leading to a Ph.D.

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Defending my PhD thesis in interdisciplinary work (mainly social sciences) in a life sciences college

I am a PhD student in a life sciences college. My PhD project is in collaboration with another research institute specializing in Biomedical ethics and religion. So my PhD work happens to be more of ...
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Can someone be awarded the title of doctor without having been a doctoral student?

I'm just still a student, and the question doesn't concern me, but I'm really curious about the answer. In class, during a break, our assistant was discussing with us (the students) the research that ...
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Can you receive a PhD offer in late April? [duplicate]

I had applied for PhD to a university, I was asked to sit for an interview in late January with my prospective supervisors who told me that they like me. 15th April has passed and I have had no ...
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How to deal with an advisor that refuses to accept my evidence for a negative result?

I am in what should be the final year of my PhD. Essentially, the problem is as follows: The goal of my thesis is to reduce the uncertainties in a study performed by a previous PhD student. I have ...
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How to get back to academia after a rough phase?

I am looking for some advice to return to academia around financial math and related branches. I used to be a pure math enthusiast. Back in my school days, I was a competitive mathematician (qualified ...
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Is there a disadvantage when applying for a PhD program that starts in the spring rather than in the fall?

This question is related to, but is slightly different from, this one. I'm currently in a PhD program in electrical engineering in the US. After passing my qualification exam, I've decided not to ...
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Looking For PhD in Advertisement [closed]

I'm seeking an advertising University in the Netherlands or Belgium for my PhD. Any suggestions? Thx
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Concerns after Submitting Abstracts to a Special Issue

I am a PhD student in social sciences, currently based in the UK. I came across a CfA from a special issue published by an esteemed US university Press last month, which was quite relate with the ...
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Switching advisors after they got a grant

I am a third-year PhD student, and I have lost interest in my research area; after finishing up a recent project, I have had trouble for several months coming up with a new project in my advisor's ...
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Writing a thesis in MS Word or LaTeX? [closed]

I wonder what is the trend or reaction of academia towards writing a thesis in MS Word or Thesis. I am in the process of finalizing my PhD thesis, which is in MS Word for now. I am equally proficient ...
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Transitioning from a PhD in Chemical Engineering (control theory) to a Postdoc in Chemistry? [duplicate]

I'm currently navigating the final stages of my PhD journey in chemical engineering. My research has predominantly focused on analytical optimization methods for robust control problems, often framed ...
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Concurrent MA and PhD programs at different universities?

I was accepted into an MA in economics at a very prestigious school without funding and a PhD in politics at a reputable state school with full funding/stipend. My intended research in the PhD program ...
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"All Rights Reserved" is the same as "Copyright"

In my dissertation I have mentioned Copyright © 2023 , [My Name]. All Rights Reserved. In order to upload it on the HAL Thèses website (belonging to the French government), I shoild choose a license ...
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Is there generally a relationship between a dept's research grant numbers and the teaching loads they give PhD students?

To me, one of the most important factors that differentiates a good PhD program in the US and a bad one is the teaching expectations placed on the student. In some departments, PhD students are ...
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How to read when the professor changes mind and rejects you [closed]

In my PhD program, I would like to go abroad to visit a foreign university, and ideally engage in research there. The thing is, I have met a relatively famous professor, who has agreed, in-person, ...
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What do you think of some journals with high IF, but not famous?

As a PhD student, I always go through many journals and found out that some journals have a high IF, but mostly they achieved it because they do not publish many papers per year. One example in my ...
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How to know root dimensions of any concept [closed]

Basically I want to know the different dimension or aspect that always exists for a concept, event, situation etc. We all have seen that concept have different dimension like it's social dimension, ...
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Can my former PhD supervisor publish my research work without my permission?

I have been working as a research assistant at one of the U.S universities for 4 year. Generally, I was not in a good relationship with my PhD supervisor. After the graduation, I found that my PhD ...
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Copyright for PhD Thesis? [closed]

Which of the following copyrights is most suitable for a PhD thesis and how do each of them restrict the use of the ideas presented in the thesis? 1. Copyright © [Year], [My Name]. All Rights Reserved....
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Internship as a Chemistry PhD student [closed]

I am going to start my PhD in Chemistry this fall, and I am quite clear about moving into the industry after my degree. My offer letter states that I am not allowed to pursue any external employment, ...
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Vicious academic circle [closed]

I received some answers in this thread, but there are new ones that I would like to discuss with the academic community. A little less than a year ago I received my PhD degree. By this time, my ...
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Applying to PhD programs with only 3 years of undergrad in the US

I am an undergraduate at UC Berkeley majoring in statistics. I can graduate in three years because of high school credits. I originally thought I should add another major or just take lots of extra ...
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Lecturers in my department presenting on a similar topic to me

Last year I presented my PHD topic at a conference and some lecturers from my university attended. This year I am presenting at the same conference. I can see the lecturers are again also attending ...
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Giving up fully-funded phd offers for masters? [closed]

I am a senior undergraduate student double majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics. My current research interests are in turbulence, dynamical systems, and data-driven methods. This year, I'...
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CV: list remote visiting PhD student position

I am a PhD student from Europe. I was supposed to spend a few months in the US to work on a research project. Due to personal issues (mental health), I decided to come back to Europe after just a few ...
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Is it okay to ask your undergraduate final project supervisor for a letter of recommendation for Phd admissions?

She will be my third referee. First one is my Master's thesis supervisor and the second was my masters co-supervisor, both phds. The person in question has just recently undergone her phd proposal ...
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How do I deal with crying in front of my supervisor?

I just started my PhD two months ago and I am already feeling stressed out. I don't know how to find a research gap and I'm also not good at communicating or explaining anything. My supervisor told me ...
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My PhD supervisor is doing nothing and is probably involved in academic misconduct. What should I do?

I am in the third year of my PhD and so far I have published one paper in top tier journal. I did all the work by myself. However after I finished everything, my supervisor told me that he would ...
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Will Israeli Military Service Affect My Chances of a Physics Master's Program?

I'm currently studying for a bachelor's degree in physics and computer science in Israel, after which I will enroll into the military (due to Israel having mandatory military service). I will most ...
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Should I mention on my resume that I've been enrolled in a PhD program when applying to a new one?

This question is related to, but slightly different from, this one. I'm currently in a PhD program in electrical engineering in the US. I've been in this PhD program since 2021 (3 years). After ...
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How do you respond to people who say pure mathematics has less value than applied mathematics because "it doesn't have any practical application"?

I'm a Math PhD student in pure math. Many times I have encountered people who just doesn't value pure math or does not see the beauty of pure math. Most of the time these are those people who haven't ...
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Bad "breakup" with supervisor. What do I do?

Throughout the completion of my master's thesis, my supervisor suggested that we continue on to a doctoral program together. And after successfully defending my masters thesis, he requested weekly ...
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Is a recommendation letter from my PhD advisor unethical? [closed]

After finishing my Ph.D, I asked my advisor to provide me a recommendation letter for a possible future application, and they replied: "according to my standards it is unethical to provide ...
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Advice on Picking Grad School with Goal of Getting Academic Job at Small College

I am a student looking to pursue an academic career in computer science. I enjoy doing research and understand that is a big part of getting tenure and jobs. Importantly, I also very much enjoy ...
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Post-doc vs Research Fellow on CV after Phd thesis submission

I submitted my PhD thesis in February, and now I'm a research fellow for 1 year at an Italian university. I will defend my PhD thesis in summer. In the meantime, I'd like to apply for some jobs so I'm ...
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When is the right time to inquire about the status of my manuscript after second round of revisions?

After resubmitting my manuscript following revisions for the second time, when should I contact the journal? Here is a timeline of the process thus far: First submission: March 2023 Request for major ...
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Do German company sponsored Ph.D. students deserve the Ph.D. title? [closed]

Do German company-sponsored Ph.D. students deserve the Ph.D. title? I recently came across a post on social media that there's a BMW employee who got accepted to the BMW Ph.D. Program Promotion. So ...
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Structuring Cumulative Dissertation "Framework" Chapter

I have completed all the requirements of my PhD and I will now write the accompanying "framework" chapter. I am at a German University, and my work is on political science. According to my ...
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Does the German PhD system, wherein supervisors examine their students' theses, lead to a conflict of interest?

I understand that in Germany, a PhD student's thesis is (almost?) always examined by their (two) supervisor(s) (and that a further examiner is only called in in the case where both examiners award the ...
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Changing Ph.D. supervisor or changing (applying for a new) PhD project

I have moved abroad to do a PhD in Europe (in a STEM field). Currently, I am in my second year, and I have realised that my supervisor has little to no knowledge about the fields (simulations and ...
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Should I wait to apply for Ph.D in Machine Learning - US/Canada

I'm a 4th year CS and Stats student with a 3.86/4.00 GPA in the US and about to graduate soon. I want to apply to top-35 ML Ph.D. program in the US. As we all know, ML Ph.D. has become insanely ...
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What should be the standard procedure for covering the expense in the case of independent research publications for a PhD student?

I am preparing an independent research paper to publish in an open access peer-reviewed journal. Independent means: my PhD supervisor doesn't have any contribution in this. Since my supervisor doesn't ...
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Coming back to finish my PhD after 4 years

Four years ago, I withdrew from my Ph.D. program for several reasons. I had passed all exams and only needed to write and present my disertation, I had a 4.0 GPA, several publications under my belt ...
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Not having a reference from my supervisor

I was working as a research assistant in Germany for 3 years in the field on cell and molecular biology to write a doctoral thesis at the end of the project. But unfortunately, my supervisor was very, ...
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Doing a PhD in a slightly different department than research focus?

So I have been offered an amazing fully-funded PhD to do a project that I love, with lovely, supportive supervisors and the opportunity to work closely with a non-academic partner in a way that will ...
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Shall I go for volunteers or pay for people who help me with my research

I am doing my PhD, I have a scenario that requires the assistance of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to review and answer questions regarding documents used in my research. This process may take a few ...
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PhD scholarship applicability for low GPA in Bsc and good grades in Msc [duplicate]

I have done my Bsc.Eng ( civil and environmental engineering). In first 2 semesters i got good GPA 3.64 and ranked 9th from 250 students and selected to civil and environmental engineering program. ...
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Pursuing a PhD in quantum computing [closed]

I'm looking for a PhD in Quantun Computing, but I don't know how or where can I achieve that. Currently I'm in Chile finishing my Bs. degree in physics. I also want to know if there is any ...
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Partially funded PhD in Germany

I have been offered a PhD position in a German institution, however, it is not a job or fully funded position. While I plan to apply for a full scholarship moving forward, just in case, is it ...
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Uploading PhD dissertation to ResearchGate [closed]

My PhD dissertation has already been uploaded to the HAL Theses website. Would it be beneficial to also upload it to ResearchGate?
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