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For topics pertaining to writing a formal statement on one's proposed research, usually for the purpose of obtaining funding or acceptance into a faculty position. It is also frequently called a "research plan".

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Can I submit my Research Proposal as a Writing Sample for a US PhD application in Humanities?

I noticed that in US PhD application forms there is no separate portion for attaching a PhD research proposal. The writing sample I have is an essay from an undergraduate class and non-academic ...
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I want to use the same topic as my MA research for a PhD

I believe there's ample room for further exploration within the actual framework of my MA project. I'm very satisfied with how I've organized my work, and the fact that I couldn't fully execute it (...
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Writing a six-year individual (group leader) research proposal (in machine learning)

I am planning to apply for a young research group leader grant. (Specifically: the DFG Emmy Noether program.) This is for a six-year funding period, including funding for myself as a group leader and ...
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How to approach potential collaborators via email?

From your experience, what are some of the best ways to approach potential collaborators via email? Specially for post-docs approaching faculty members (not to join their schools/groups) but to work ...
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how to write a research proposal on a defined Master's by Research project

as the title suggests, how can i write a research proposal for a very defined research project? I am an undergrad in Life Sciences (UK) and I understand I have to state why I'm interested in said ...
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Is expanding post-doc research idea independently as a faculty a good idea?

I am currently a postdoc in the US, and will likely become a STEM tenure-track assistant professor at an R1 university. Background. During my postdoc, I was working on a project that was unsuccessful ...
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How should one 'pitch' a research idea to someone in another institution?

And moreover, how to do so outside of one's own discipline? I realize the burden of entry is necessarily high in this kind of case, but if I have a literature search, discussion, and conclusion ...
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What costs should one take into account while planning a workshop?

Imagine an STEM-based (European or North American) grant proposal in the last phase of which a workshop is desired to be held in order to better disseminate research results among not only researchers ...
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Change of research project due to personal family issues

I am going through a personal issue and would like to help my family with part of the PhD scholarship I receive. However, to do this, I would need to return to my hometown (where my family lives) and ...
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PhD Proposal: Application for funding

I am applying for a PhD and currently rewriting the proposal which will submitted alongside my application. I would appreciate guidance on whether it is wise to include the names of possible funding ...
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Found mistake in hypothesis of the Research Proposal after receiving interview call. What should I do?

I am an international student who applied for PhD in the Department of Social Science in UK. I had submitted the proposal as a part of my application for which I received an interview invitation. ...
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How to handle conflicting instructions when applying for a grant?

I'm applying for a grant renewal. There are subtle and not-so-subtle differences between the solicitation document and the submission instructions document with regards to which materials (e.g. the ...
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Postdoc delegates work to PhD: who gets to be PI for a small proposal? [closed]

A postdoc delegated a (newly joined) PhD student to write a small proposal for computing time. She wrote a reasonable first draft, but it needs heavy editing that the postdoc will now do, and submit ...
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How to explain typical number of publications during a PhD in a grant application?

A grant application requires me to elaborate on typical output indicators in my field (pure mathematics). In particular, I want to explain that 3-4 articles during a PhD is a good amount for my field. ...
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Can a modification of an existing method be still named original resarch

I have found a method in Computer Sciences that I have modified to solve some subject related problems. Are those tweaks of existing methods still be considered as original research? Or is it just ...
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Advice for PhD: Number of Applications (Humanities)

I am currently a postgraduate whose degree is near completion, and I would like to apply for a PhD in the United Kingdom. I am a first generation student which means that I have limited awareness of ...
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Can I deviate from my fellowship proposal?

I got the prestigious Marie Curie individual fellowship (postdoc). The proposal I wrote is good but I'm not sure if I want to stick to it 100%. What is the expectation for such fellowships in this ...
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How to find a research supervisors and a research team?

I am finishing my master’s degree in computer science this year. After my first year I understood that I have a big passion for research in the field of AI and cognition. However, the research ...
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Can I provide citations in the abstract of a project proposal [duplicate]

I am writing a project proposal for the first time but I am in dilemma whether I should add the citation in the abstract as well or not. Any suggestions?
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One Proposal, Two Submissions (NSF GRFP and NDSEG)

I'll be applying this coming fall to start a master's program in fall 2024 and plan on applying for both the GRFP and NDSEG for potential funding. I was wondering if there are any guidelines about ...
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Is it okay to reuse the structure of an old grant proposal for a new proposal?

I am currently working on a grant proposal. I have previously successfully applied for a grant from the same grant provider and thus I am now planning to use the same structure for some parts of the ...
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How to write research proposals for several PhD applications?

PhD hunting is not an easy task. I have to search a Phd position on several PhD portals and social media groups. For each application, they ask to write some sort of research proposal, motivation ...
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research statement/proposal for a (pure-)math-PhD?

When applying for PhD programs outside your home university, the university you apply to usually requires a research statement from you. However, this isn't the case when you reach out for a Bachelor'...
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Is it considered unprofessional to submit a grant that you will most likely decline?

Summary: I want to apply for a grant with current group at university X. However, I will likely decline it if awarded because I actually want to work with different group at university Y (no hard ...
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Is there a possibility that an NSF proposal recommended for funding might not be awarded the funds?

Is there a possibility that an NSF proposal recommended for funding might not be awarded the funds? If so, what could be possible reasons? Also, how long does it typically take for a recommended ...
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Difference between literature review and introduction part of a research proposal

I have started writing a research proposal on a topic of my interest. I am confused about the difference between the introduction and literature review sections. What I have observed so far by going ...
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Norms around who contributes to the diversity section in grant proposals?

So we're writing a big grant proposal with about 10 PIs. My supervisor is the lead PI. In our small group meeting going through the proposal, once we got to the diversity section my PI suggested that ...
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I submitted a bbsrc fellowship proposal. Does my institute own this material?

I have applied for a bbsrc fellowship. It was not funded. Now I am leaving this institute. In my contract it is written that all electronic material produced during the working time belongs to them My ...
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Are there changes in the process and culture around grants, funding and publishing with changes in countries or institutions?

Currently, as a graduate student in the social sciences, my supervisor has given me a short list of federal institutions that give out the majority of grants to all levels of academia, they share ...
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How to read a lot of research papers?

TL; DR: At least for the next few weeks, I'm going to be overwhelmed with reading a lot of research papers one after the other, sometimes even at the same time. How to deal with this? Are there any ...
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What can I do if a grant proposal was rejected by a reviewer making false claims and using straw men?

Being an experienced reviewer, I know that rejection can be frustrating, but also fruitful and a good learning experience. There are many kinds of reviews (good, bad, constructive, opinionated, short, ...
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How to proceed with a postdoc research idea (in the UK)?

I am a UK-based PhD candidate with viva scheduled in a few weeks' time. I have a research idea that I would like to work on post-graduation, and I have also identified an organisation (in the UK) and ...
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How to write six month work plan for theoretical field?

I need to write work plan for six months. My field of research is mathematical physics, I have mathematical work (calculations), not using any lab. I need to write following points. Please provide ...
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Can I submit a research proposal (originally made for a PhD) for postdoc fellowship under different PIs?

I made a research proposal for a PhD position. I was able to secure a conditional offer from a UK university but did not secure funding as the UK prof did not fund my project. After completing my PhD ...
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Multiple proposals assigned to the same study section in NIH

I would like to know everybody's ideas about having multiple NIH proposals being reviewed in one study section/scientific review group (group of peer reviewers that evaluate proposals on a particular ...
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Proofreading Struggles and Research Proposal Feedback

First off: I really like my supervisor. I’ve worked well with her, I’m on her research team for her own research and I really appreciate her and look up to her. Long story short. Continuous feedback ...
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How to refer to experience in area X in a proposal when my work in area X is classified?

I am writing a postdoc proposal which will involve work in area X. Area X can be studied from a theoretical or applied perspective, and the proposal involves the latter. While my PhD has focused on ...
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answering questions in a PhD proposal template

I have received an email from a university in the Netherlands in which the professor asked four candidates, including me, to write a proposal. In that proposal, I am asked to answer some questions. ...
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writing research proposal for extending work

Many suggestions are focused on the original idea of the research proposal, for which it should be unique, for it to get accepted. However, little or no suggestion at all to write a research proposal ...
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Unclear comments from research proposal review

My research proposal received many comments such as "is not convincingly sound", "is not convincingly demonstrated", "is not convincingly developed". I was not able to ...
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Is it conventional to not have author on the 2nd page? [closed]

I have seen an academic proposal which has the following style for headers: On the 1st page, there is no header. On the 2nd page, there is a header, but there is no author on the left From the 3rd ...
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How can I enumerate the past research to show my research is noteworthy?

I'm working under a professor as a research assistant. She is preparing a proposal for research she wants to do with unmanned vehicles. A part of this proposal is showing that the past research doesn'...
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Can I only consult surveys when writing a research proposal?

Suppose, I need to write a research proposal for a Ph.D. application, and I have limited time on my hand as the deadline is approaching very fast. My topic is as follows: A novel multiscale method ...
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Research Experience in PhD Proposal

I am applying to a (UK) PhD programme in theoretical computer science/maths and I am currently writing a rather technical research proposal. I have experience working on (very) closely related ...
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Is it necessary to describe co-authorship in research proposal?

I am writing a research proposal for a possible university visit. I intend to also mention my recent publication where I am the first author. This led me to the question: Suppose I am writing a ...
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Is it appropriate to change author order before submitting grant proposal?

In 2020, I started to work on a grant proposal for the Austrian Academy Science Fund to fund a two-year postdoc. After two months, I was told by my prospective supervisor that the proposal was so good,...
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Is it ethical to be dropped as a sub-awardee / co-PI after helping to write a grant proposal?

I co-wrote a proposal with two faculty members who mentored me during my PhD. Since I am now a non-tenure track Assistant Professor at a different institution than the other two, I was to be given a ...
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No reply from PhD supervisor after meeting

I met up with a potential supervisor two weeks ago and they were very keen on my topic (on literature). They took a hard copy of my draft proposal to read and told me I will be contacted in a week. ...
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Not citing the methods in the grant proposal [closed]

Last year, I wrote a proposal for DFG, a German body funding, with my colleague and we got money to hire three PhD students on my side, and two on my colleague’s side in another university. In the ...
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UK PhD application, is having the professor helping with the research proposal a must?

all I am writing regarding research proposal requirements in the UK PhD applications. I am checking biology+CS CDT programs, where the professors list possible research topics with a one-page ...