Questions tagged [phd]

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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PhD opportunity | Confusion [closed]

Recently I am offered a Ph.D. position ( Industry Project) in Australia and they want me to join ASAP. (It will be fully funded , fees will be waived off and even I will get monthly stipend) but my ...
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Replying potential PhD supervisor with documents

I applied for PhD at a University and receive a mail from the supervisor, he asked me to mail my cv and transcript. I am thinking to reply like this: Dear Professor XXX, Thank you for your ...
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When data is required to be submitted, is it before publishing the paper or after paper is published?

Shall I submit all my data and models to my supervisor before publishing the paper or after the paper is published? I want to submit my data and models after paper has been published, atleast abstract ...
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Switching field after a PhD in math

I am about to finish a PhD in mathematics with a thesis in an area in between differential geometry and PDE. I still have more than half a year, but I want to start thinking about my future. In the ...
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PhD in US for non american student [duplicate]

Does anyone know are there some standard procedures how can a non american student from small european university get accepted to PhD programme in mathematics in Graph theory in US? Is it enough to ...
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How to cope with regret and shame about not fully utilizing opportunities during PhD?

I am currently writing my PhD thesis and I was feeling guilty about the things and skills I could have attained during this period but I didn't. I have worked hard towards my research and have ...
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Planning to start a Bachelor's degree during my PhD: what to say to my advisor?

I am a PhD student on my second year. My advisor is one of the most understanding professors I have ever had the pleasure to work with: he is also one of the, if not the, most important researchers in ...
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Real Analysis Grade [duplicate]

Will a B in my Real Analysis course ruin my graduate school chancesfor top 50 schools? I have a ~3.75/4.00, and I want to go to graduate school for a PhD in Algorithms, Theory of Computation, ML, etc. ...
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Is it tough to apply for a CS PHD degree after several years in industry?

Advantage: Family support. My parents believed I should and are willing to offer some financial support. Actually they urged me. I am currently in a big company doing relevant work and I did great. ...
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“Working Plan” in PhD application

I am currently writing my "research proposal" for my PhD in Statistics application, basically I am asked to provide: Project description (activities, methodologies, expected results). State of the ...
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Is there any unwritten rule in the academia regarding the rate of paper publication during the PhD? [duplicate]

Is there any unwritten rule in the academia regarding the rate of paper publication by a PhD student? I.e. how many paper publication per year is considered as a good performance for a PhD student? ...
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Gift for mentor after his thesis defense?

I'm attending the thesis defense of one of my undergrad mentors this week. I owe almost everything about where I am today to him. I want to get him a gift, but I'm not sure what. He owns his own ...
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Do grad schools let you know whether you get a place and funding at the same time?

I know that there are often two processes after a PhD interview: the school will decide whether (1) you get a place; (2) whether you get funding. From your experience, did you hear back from your ...
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Chances of landing a post doc (Banach Space Theory) and tenure track position? [closed]

Currently I am a 2nd year PhD student in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. My research interest lies in functional analysis, particularly Banach Space Theory. I would like to know what are ...
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How to increase the chance for PhD admission while I am working?

I graduated as MSc. of Software Engineering in 2017, and then I started my career in the industry as "software tester". I am going to apply for the Graduate School of Decision Sciences in 2 years. ...
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How does a candidate look like when he applies for another PhD program while being enrolled in a program?

Suppose, someone is enrolled in a PhD program in a university 'X' in, say, Serbia (totally hypothetical and suits my analogy). After one year, after publishing 5-6 research papers, he thought that a ...
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Does a PhD done by paying tuition fees have the same gravity as a PhD done on stipend when it comes to academic career?

Some PhD programs charge tuition fees. Others are competitive. Does a PhD done by paying tuition fees have the same gravity as a PhD done on stipend when it comes to academic career? When does it ...
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Can a good but unremarkable PhD student become an accomplished professor?

Given that PhD students and professors often need to use different skill sets to accomplish their jobs, are there instances of people who had good but unremarkable careers as a PhD student, but much ...
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What should I include in my first email to a potential PhD advisor?

I am applying for Ph.D program, and I need to find an advisor to accept me in his group. I want to send to him a perfect email and get his attention to me. I would like some opinion on this matter. ...
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How do you properly put your published work in to your PhD thesis? [closed]

I have previously published a couple of papers in my PhD. I want to put them into my PhD. thesis as is. Is there any proper way to include the papers without doing any self-plagiarism?
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How to write a perfect email to prospective Phd advisor (Renewable energy) [duplicate]

I want to ask prof for his support to get a scholarship
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How do professors find consulting projects?

How do professors find consulting projects to be a part of?
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Do PhD students really publish so committee doesn't have to thoroughly read dissertation?

My advisor recently mentioned that the point of publishing throughout your PhD is so your committee doesn't have to read your dissertation to determine whether it's sufficient for a PhD--if you have ...
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Replying the rejection email from Professor

Recently I mailed a professor for a PhD position and got a reply after two days. The following is the reply I received from the prof. I am afraid we already found a candidate to fill this position. ...
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How to tell my PhD supervisors I want to publish without them?

I have had poor supervision from both my supervisors, but one in particular. Overall, neither provided me much intellectual support while I was doing my thesis in psychology. Early on, they were a ...
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Should I put “PhD Candidate” in a book biography?

I am a PhD Candidate and fortunate enough to be an author on a technical book. Should I put "PhD Candidate" in the biography? The book will persist forever, but that title will not (presumably, I will ...
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“References” in research proposal for PhD application

I am currently writing my "research proposal" for my PhD in Statistics application. I'm using quotes because technically this is not (or could not be) the actual research that I will perform during my ...
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Love Courses, Hate Research?

I'm in the third year of my physics PhD, and although I have done very well in courses and passed the written candidacy exam, I have already switched research advisors twice and all three times I ...
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Didn't attend field-specific conferences during my PhD; how much of a disadvantage is it?

During my mechanical engineering PhD, I was not able to go to my field specific conferences and had to go to diverse conferences. Thus, I couldn't interact with researchers directly in my field of ...
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Getting PhD in an adjacent field I plan to pursue

I recently completed a mathematics BA and have started 4 year ROTC commitment in the US military. The military has offered to let me get my PhD in Operation Research(OR) while being on Active Duty(...
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File / Data / Script management as a PhD

I started my PhD 7 months ago, and as I generate more and more data, and do more and more analysis, my folder structure is getting out of hand. I wanted to ask for best practices and opinions on how ...
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How much does the PhD degree name matter when landing in a job?

I am considering doing a PhD in a great lab/with a great advisor (and already convinced the PI). But I got in another program rather than the supposed program with the name of my subject of study, e.g....
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How to deal with an adviser that wants to force you to get his desired results?

I'm doing research for my PhD thesis based on a sensitive subject related to biomedical applications. In fact, our workflow is: Build a computational model Verify the developed computational model ...
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Would it be a waste of time to apply to a lecturer position in my school at a different department after PhD?

I would like to apply to some lecturer positions after my graduation which is in August. My school happened to open a new position as lecturer in another department that I am not familiar with ...
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How to reply this mail from potential PhD professor?

I have mailed to a professor and got the following reply in half an hour: Thank you very much for your interest in the position and your application. We will start evaluating applications today and ...
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Trouble handling simultaneous PhD application in two different teams of the same institute

So, there are team A and team B of the same institute and I have been interested in both since I started looking for a PhD, especially in team B. I have been writing an application for team B but had ...
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Towards the end of PhD with just one publication. What are my options?

I am a PhD student in Computational Materials Science in the US with just one publication in a Q1(according to Scimago Journal Rank) or Q2(according to Journal Citation reports) journal. Another as co-...
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the paper status was back from “decision in process” to “under review”

I submitted a paper to Journal of comparative physiology-B. After major revision, two reviewers gave me minor revision (only change one word) and the editor was pleased to consider publication. After ...
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Is it better to have a strong thesis, or to follow personal interests during PhD?

I'm a second year US PhD student in applied math. For the last year I've been working on one project with my advisor and another one of her students. We have also started a collaboration with a ...
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Unfair evaluation of written qualification [closed]

I recently took my Ph.D qualification exam. Out of the 4 exams I took, I passed 3 and I failed one. My professor failed me because I failed the written one and because of that, I failed the oral exam ...
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What should be my prime focus for the next 2 years to improve my chances in securing an academic position?

I am a 5th year PhD student in Materials Engineering in the US. My research involved simulating a 3D printing process. I was able to publish 1 paper in my field related journals (IF around 2) and 3 ...
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How similar does a potential supervisors research have to be to mine?

The proposal I’m shopping around revolves around three broad topics and I’m coming across a lot of academics who are experts in one or two of these areas and I have only been able to find one who hits ...
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What to do about an ongoing research project that does not work?

First of all, I am sorry if this sounds like a simplistic question. But I am a first-year PhD student and this is really troubling me. As per the requirements of my department, all first-year PhD ...
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Should I turn down a PhD offer or defer for another year? [closed]

Two years ago I applied to a PhD program that I was really excited about and thought was a good fit for me. I made it clear in both my application and the interview that I needed funding. Everything ...
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How to know if one is suitable for pursuing academia or Research work their entire life? [duplicate]

I am a PhD student in engineering in an university in Canada. I am close to completion of my thesis but I am not very proud of my work. I have couple of publications from my work, all in decent ...
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Applying for a PhD in Europe as a South American. Do i convert all my grades to GPA or ECTS scale

I'm applying for a PhD position in Europe. I'm from South America and our grading system is quite different. As a requirement i need to send a transcript. Do i need to convert all my grades to GPA or ...
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Got into a PhD program but no funding?

I got accepted into a PhD program, but I wasn't offered any funding through assistantships. I emailed a person in charge, and I was told that if I receive good grades in the first semester, it would ...
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When to apply for postdoc positions if papers will be submitted to journals after submitting the PhD thesis?

My field of study is Computational mechanics and branch is mechanical engineering. I will be submitting my thesis in September. Subsequently, I will be submitting my 3 manuscripts to journals for ...
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PhD Journey 2nd Year: Looking for perspective/focus

Without being too specific to my own problem, I wanted to ask your opinion/experiences about research process. Recently I have read that a mediocre idea that is perfectly executed is much better than ...
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Transitioning from experimental to theoretical research after masters

I just graduated last summer and currently have a chance to do a research masters in applied physics in North America. The proposed project is very experimental in nature. My ultimate goal is to earn ...