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Questions regarding the academic projects including either thesis projects or other projects which may be done in the universities with support of academies and in collaboration with faculty members and students.

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What should I do if I messed up my pre-thesis project and I just want to end it as soon as possible and switch a group for master thesis?

I am currently part of a research group where members work on a wide range of topics, from nuclear model calculations to quantum entanglement SPDC. Our professor has a laid-back approach and likes to ...
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How do I save my group project and my mark?

I'm concerned about two members in my Marketing Simulation school group project this year. Let's call them Member A and Member B, respectively, in this. Besides me, there are 5 members in this group. ...
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Starting an independent research project as a PhD student

I am a 2nd-year student in a 4-year PhD program. I want to apply for an additional scholarship in October 2024. One of the conditions of that scholarship is to present papers at conferences and/or ...
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What should I do if my group members are uncooperative after a warning?

I'm doing a marketing project with five members (including me), and I was elected to be the group leader. (I also forgot to say that it's a school marketing project) As part of the project, we made a ...
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How hands-on should an academic supervisor be? [closed]

I'd appreciate any resources describing how 'hands-on' an academic supervisor should be. I've found in my own supervision that it has varied from quite high-level guidance to quite detailed guidance. ...
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When does a research project become qualified to be published as a full-fledged scientific journal paper, and when doesn't it?

I am working on an AI project related to protein structure detection, etc. My supervisor told me that this project cannot be published in a journal but has to be published as a chapter in a book (a ...
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I ghosted a professor for two months. Not the first time this happens. Facing mental health issues but trying to recover. what to do now?

I am a delayed graduation facing (failed some subjects before, repeating a semester right now) 5th year integrated masters' student in a STEM field. I spoke to this professor about working a master's ...
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Do retired researchers keep a personal web site? [closed]

A retired researcher may still like to keep some unfinished work, maybe as a good hobby. Therefore, I am wondering if it's better to keep a personal web site to keep those previous works such as ...
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How to get started on doing a research internship or a project in Mathematics?

I am an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics at an Indian University. I want to get involved in a research internship, or a project in Mathematics. I don't know where to ...
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I feel so overwhelmed by my professors' work. When and how to approach them for undergraduate project?

I am a 3rd year Undergraduate Student looking to work on mini-Projects/Projects under professors in my department. I am interested in Signal Processing and Communication Systems, and while I have done ...
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How can I learn to trust the Ph.D program course of study again?

I am a fourth year neurodivergent doctoral candidate with an accepted Master's (both in Experimental Psychology) and have posted a decent amount on here. Hopefully, this post means that I can stop ...
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Advisor not responding to MS student, not sure if he hates me

So I'm a MS student in Computer Engineering just doing a capstone project as one of my requirements for graduation. My advisor had been nice and assigned me a partner to work on the project. However, ...
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Advisor never included me in their research

I am a current 4th year Ph.D. student in social science. In my first year, my advisor asked me to focus on my courses so I did no research even though I wanted to. In my second year, I proposed my own ...
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What happens if another PI puts me on their payroll?

I’m fairly new to the research world and currently working with a university research institute. My PI put me on a project for a lab he is collaborating with from another research institute. The work ...
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Advice to coordinate a long-term research project [closed]

I have been granted a five-year project to conduct my own research. The project not only covers the salary but also offers a budget to hire personal assistance and purchase lab equipment. It is an ...
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How should I talk to my advisor about changing the research topic after already choosing one?

I started an engineering PhD program this year with an excellent advisor that I get along well with. I just finished my first semester where students are mostly required to focus on coursework with ...
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What happens to project money?(USA, federal)

I was involved in several projects which got considerable funding from the US federal government. In retrospect I feel there was a substantial amount of equipment that should have been purchased/built ...
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Can I still mention a project as research project if it was/will not be published in my cv for graduate studies application?

I have done several projects with novel approaches to some problems during my computer science undergraduate studies. Some are course projects but still novel algorithms. These projects have not been ...
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Project organization: files, docs, organization + icloud storage

I have separated my question into sub-questions as suggested in the comment by user “padovapadova“ ( see my original post) I started my PhD 3 weeks ago. I already read a lot of information, research ...
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Can I ask my professor to allot me mentor while I am doing reading work for a theoretical project?

I am a master's student in Physics and currently working on my thesis work and I am having a hard time grasping some mathematical concepts needed. Most of my friends are working on simulation work, ...
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Is it a good idea to explore other field of research when you are sure of your interested area?

I am currently pursuing master's in Physics. In my university, there aren't many professors in my field of interest i.e. Astrophysics, the professors whose work I was interested in, declined me the ...
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What are some warning signs that a PhD project will fail?

Professors looking for PhD students will often have several ongoing research thrusts that students can work on. These may correspond to different three- or five-year grant awards, for example, or they ...
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Should I change my phd supervisor?

I'm currently starting my phd program in theoretical physics, specifically in quantum gravity. I completed my masters studies in exactly the same field, under the supervision of Professor X. During ...
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Details on MSCA projects

Recently I saw an advertisement for a phd position within an MSCA doctoral network. I know the title of the network project as well as the grant number. Is it possible to get the details of all the ...
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Same motivation letter for the same project but in two different places? [closed]

Let us assume that I have applied for a post doc position in place X on a project Y in collaboration with university Z, and they asked for a personal statement. A week later, another post doc position ...
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Problems with my boss in academia: who to ask for some advice in Austria?

I have some problems with my boss at a university. The problem does not only include cooperative aspects. It also involves some problems related to a post-doc project that I developed and that I gave ...
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Applying for a Master thesis/project in the UK when from another UK University or from abroad

In many countries (such as France, Spain, ...), (science) master thesis is a research project of a couple of months spent in the lab/field under the supervision of an academics, at the end of the year ...
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Hiring freelancers for research projects

Professors in research universities often rely on graduate students as research assistants who work on a variety of tasks including analysis, coding, experimentation, and writing. When funding is ...
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Credit as Undergraduate Researcher PI

(PI: Project Initiator, I get this term from proposal-writing) I am an undergraduate student (and have been off and on over the last 7 [now almost 8] years). I went to a professor at my university ...
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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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How do I ask for an advanced topic to a Prof? [duplicate]

I asked a prof for a project and he gave me a book to read. However, I am already familiar with its content(I did an online course). I want to request him to change my topic. Is it okay to ask for a ...
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PI advertising the same project I'm working on

I'm a new postdoc working in a project I really like. I've been there for three months and I'd say I'm doing an acceptable progress. My PI is lovely and we get along quite well, however not long ago I ...
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How to deal with toxic postdoc and have independent projects?

It has been three months since I joined as a postdoc. This is my first post doc position. I work along with another postdoc to set up pipelines for lab projects. This postdoc that I working along has ...
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Is it a good practice to discuss about my research topic or supervisor's name with others?

I am doing my final year research under my supervisor for my Master's degree. I also wanted to do a short project to utilize my summer vacation. So, I approached a professor who was teaching a ...
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How to conduct research project using R programming language [closed]

I am a student of Energy policy and International relations, I have earned a certificate in R basics with the purpose of conducting research/analysis in formulating the policies for the energy ...
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Is it morally acceptable to leave an academic project which brings value to thousands?

I am a university professor, Egypt, and one of my academic research projects five years ago, on which I spent a really long time, was to develop and evaluate an online community and library of freely ...
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My project is being reassigned to a postdoc and I will no longer be involved in it out of a sudden. Please share your thoughts

I am a first year CHEME PhD student and I’d appreciate some feedback on my situation. I recently developed a hypothesis and a concrete potential project. My advisor was also very excited about the ...
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A letter of support for a grant from an independent practitioner

I am applying for a grant and am strengthen my proposal with letters of support. I will probably need help in a domain that I am not familiar with (i.e. Ophthalmology). A friend of mine is an ...
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It has been 5 months since my postdoc appointment in a project and I have still not started my work. How can I tell this to my advisor?

I have been working as a postdoc with my PhD advisor since June 202O. Since March 2021, my funding comes from an industrial project X that is very new to me. I never worked with the simulation ...
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Could I include non-academical projects to my CV for phd application?

I have just joined this community and I am going to apply for a CS PhD for Fall 2022. Currently, I am preparing my CV. Since I have been working in the industry as a software engineer for roughly five ...
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Is paraphrasing my own texts using online tools is okay?

I am currently writing my master's thesis. I came across paraphrasing tools quite recently too. I saw that sometimes my texts are not very clear and repetitive (although I can explain an idea in an ...
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How to get projects under professors as a undergraduate? [closed]

I am about to enter into the 3rd year of college. I am pursuing a physics major, and I want to do some kind of project work under some professor. The problem is, we have been taught only about basics ...
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Is it ethical to hire someone to program for a study project?

There is a small study project at university Z if someone did it and wrote a report, will be award an extra certificate. The project can be done as group work. The project was started with 2 person X ...
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What are the risks and benefits of being the first PhD of a new supervisor?

I am interested in a PhD project which will be supervised by somebody who has never supervised a PhD student before. In fact, this research group is not yet completely established. On their website ...
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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 should I talk to professor if I have been absent from project for weeks due to mental health issues?

I am an undergraduate student. Four weeks earlier my professor asked me to work with him on a literature survey project. He asked me to update him every week about the status of the project. The ...
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How should project based assessments be implemented in order to prevent cheating?

Project based assessments are advocated by some as an alternative to oral exams and written exams for assessing students' knowledge at the end of a course, for example here: How to detect cheating ...
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Should I ask professor for recommendation letter for graduate school if a month earlier he declined to give me recommendation for some internship?

One year earlier I did a project under a Professor, I asked him for a recommendation letter for an internship program, but I couldn't get selected. Then this year I asked him for an internship program ...
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Potential downsides to requesting an extension

I am curently working on my final year project which has a deadline in 3 weeks. This deadline has already been extended by 1 month from the previous deadline (which would have just passed) for ...
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How do I find summer projects in math?

I'm a sophomore undergraduate majoring in mathematics, and I'm pretty sure about eventually applying to graduate school in pure math. However, I haven't done much other than coursework so far, and I'm ...
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