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Employer side of CPP and EI deductions for postdoctoral fellowship (CANADA)

If I win a competition for an internal postdoctoral fellowship award, can employer side CPP and EI be deducted from this in addition to employee side? Shouldn't the employer side be deducted from ...
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Do universities generally allow faculty members to teach while getting NSF summer salary?

What is the general practice for universities in USA in deciding if there any conflict between receiving 2 month salary funded by an NSF grant (the maximum) and teaching a Summer course (which ...
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Why do some PhDs programs pay monthly salary, some don't?

I found that some Ph.D. programs pay monthly salaries like real jobs (EUR2300/month for a period of 36 months): Medical University of Vienna, AT many pay minuscule monthly stipends like pocket money ...
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TVöD rank for an engineer in Germany

I am a French citizen currently employed by an Institute part of the Helmholtz association. I had been looking forward to starting this position for a while and was a bit in a rush when signing my ...
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Does fellowship replace PhD salary?

I'm currently applying to PhD positions, and was also advised to apply for a fellowship, but don't I need a PhD supervisor first? Even if I do get it, does that mean it replaces the salary given by ...
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how would you consider an offer of 8000 shekels (2460 USD) in Israel for a postdoc position? [closed]

Hi, how would you consider an offer of around 8000 shekels (ca 2400 Euros or 2460 US Dollars) in Israel for a postdoc position? A bit of context: it would be a 3rd postdoc, applicant's age 36 yo, with ...
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Is postdoc stipend taxable in Germany?

I will have a postdoc fellowship in Germany with a stipend contract, not a working contract. Therefore, I won't have the pension or other social benefits. Health insurance is paid by the organization ...
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UK faculty salaries are much lower than US – is there any upside?

I was looking at faculty jobs, and most of the jobs in UK publish the salary range and band, which (from my understanding) is essentially non-negotiable and adopted by most universities in the UK. It ...
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Once tenured, is a faculty member guaranteed a minimum salary?

Tenure protects a faculty member's job from many threats; however, does it also generally guarantee a minimum salary? I am especially curious about fields, such as engineering, where there may be an ...
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How do professors advance from 2nd to 1st class in France?

There are three classes of professors in French universities: second, first, and exceptional. I understand that within each class there are several ranks which seem to be based mostly on time since ...
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How do I go about asking my supervisor how he'll remedy a mistake with my stipend?

I'm a PhD student at a university that is in the process of evaluating updates to stipend policies and one of the students involved in providing feedback on said policy updates. During a meeting a few ...
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Supplementing Postdoc Salary with stipends while on NIH training grant

Is this possible? If you are funded under a T32 and they provide a stipend are you allowed to raise your salary with additional money from a PI or other smaller rewards? I know I wont be rich on a ...
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Postdoc in the UK, still in probation period. Can I still ask for a salary increase?

Basically the title says everything. I came from a very low ranked university outside the UK (Africa). During my PHD, I worked as a part time lecturer at another University in my home country for 1 ...
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Not being paid for work contracted to institution when I am the sole worker

I work in a small, specialised, tech research team in a UK HE institution. I have recently been asked to do some consultancy work involving a separate institution. Although I will be the sole ...
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9 vs 12 months distributed pay options and quiting your job before the end of the school year

What if you opt for the 12-month pay but quit your position before the end of an academic year? (For example, give 30-days notice in December). Do you forfeit your 3 months of distributed pay that ...
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Can an H-1B holder work for a foreign institute? Does this affect the future application for permanent residency? [closed]

I am an H1-B holder working at a university. I was recently invited to join a research project in Europe as an external investigator (I will receive a small amount of salary). I consulted with the ...
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What advantages do professors have over equivalent industry and government researchers?

Tenure track professors at USA R1s, ideally in STEM, help me understand: in 2021 what advantages do professors have over equivalent industry and government researchers? I am tenure track at a top 5 ...
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To which EG (Entgeltgruppe) does a master's graduate belong to in Germany?

I am a Master's student, soon I will be finishing my master's thesis. I am looking for a full-time job and would like to know the exact Entgeltgruppe I belong to. I am studying in Baden-Württemberg, ...
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Are all PhD stipends the same amount?

Controlling for a specific department/university/fellowship do more desirable students get better stipends? For example, is everyone who's offered an RA position at University of Washington (or ...
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Postdoc positions - a new trend?

I have observed a new trend in the academic life. I think it is something worthwhile discussing. Many postdocs choose to leave American and European positions and pursue appointments in Asia, and more ...
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PhD salary for DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) Collaborative Research Centre

I've been selected for a PhD position in a medical school at Lower Saxony in a DFG Transregio Collaborative Research Project. Even though I'm yet to receive my contract, I am curious to know if my ...
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"Extra teaching" (compared to the standard contract) for Italian researchers

For researchers (RTDa, RTDb, associate and full professors) in Italian universities is it possible to have some "extra" teaching duties (compared to the standard contract)? How would one ...
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The university gave me a pay check less than my offer letter, what can I do?

I am a grad student at one of the University of California campuses. In my offer letter, it stated: Congratulations! On behalf of the Committee on Admissions and Awards and the Graduate Group in (...
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Do universities benefit from making salary information public?

In the United States, I think it is required by law in several states to make salary information at universities public. In general, in most western universities, it may not be very hard to find ...
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How do university professors earn money beyond their salary?

How do university professors earn money external to their salary from the institutions where they teach? As far as I understand: Obtaining funding from government/companies for doing research. ...
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How to negotiate salary raise after promotion to associate or full professor?

Several posts on this website discussed the negotiation process and tips for new faculty in US. However, I wonder if there are any possibilities or tips to negotiate the salary after being tenured and ...
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Difference in business school pay across developed countries

Why is the pay for tenure-track faculty at business schools in developed countries other than the US substantially lower than (and often only a fraction of) their US counterpart (with the exceptions ...
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I couldn't negotiate my postdoc salary during HR meeting, should I try days later? (I haven't received the formal offer yet)

I had a meeting with HR last week. During the meeting, the recruitment officer talked about a lot of things very quickly in the first 5 meetings: "you will receive a formal offer in the next few ...
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Doing an unpaid Post-Doc in the US with own savings, visa

I was wondering if it is possible to do an unpaid post-doc in the united states (Boston, MIT) for one year, especially in regards to the needed visa (I am german). I am unsure if I would be eligible ...
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How do academic salaries work in Belgium

I'm looking at salary scales published by a Belgian institution. I see figures published for monthly salaries. Is there a reason why annual salaries are not published? Is the annual salary not as ...
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Moving from Switzerland to Germany during my PhD, how do they count working experience I already have?

I am currently doing my PhD in Switzerland. Since my professor recently get a job in Germany and will move the whole lab there, I need to go with her. That brings up to the question of working ...
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What does TVL-E13/2 mean?

I know that the TVL system exists but I am not sure if TVL-E13/2 would mean it is 50% of TVL-E13 or what does the "/2" mean, could someone explain please? I've seen it in multiple PhD ...
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What are the ways a professor in top R1 public universities can increase their salaries (through research)?

I understand that professors can pay themselves +2/9 of the 9-month salary to cover summer. Are there other ways to use research grants (private or public) to increase salaries (working in research)? ...
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Counting PhD years for Tvöd salary in Germany

I know about the calculation for the "Entgeltgruppe" and the following "stufe". My question is: if someone had a contract for, let's say, 3 years then this person needs 2 more ...
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UK Post doc salary and National Insurance scheme for an expat

I've been offered a post doc position in the UK and I'm trying to understand how the whole package works so I can make an informed decision before I accept or reject. Say for example, I've been quoted ...
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Salary and academic career in Italy

What are the average salaries for the steps of an academic career in Italy (RTDa, RTDb, Associate Professor, Full Professor)? In the vacancy announcements that I've seen, this information was not ...
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Teaching duties in Italy for researchers, associate professors, and full professors

What are the teaching duties in Italy for researchers (RTDa & RTDb), associate professors, and full professors? In particular, I'd be interested to know, for each position, the number of courses/...
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In what countries/programs is a graduate student bonus common?

I just learned from this question My professor skipped me on Christmas bonus payment that in some cultures/degree-programs, PhD students get bonuses. I had never heard of this. However, I'm most ...
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Do postdoc salaries or other academic position's salaries differ much between US and Canada?

I hear that the salaries in US are generally higher with lower taxes compared to Canada. Is this true for postdoc salaries or other academic positions? Sites such as glassdoor give roughly the same ...
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Where is it acceptable to mention an abnormally high stipend?

Student X's GRA stipend is more than double that of their peers in the same major. They wonder if this is appropriate to mention this as a negotiating tool in certian scenarios. One reason for this is ...
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PhD in the Netherlands: Can I negotiate the starting step in my salary scale?

I am going to join a PhD position in one of the TUs in the Netherlands. This question pertains to the salary I can expect. I have worked 2 years after my bachelors and 3 years after my masters. For ...
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TA salary between different university departments

Recently, I was talking to some fellow grad students and the issue of money came up. I was shocked to find out my two friends who are TA's in the philosophy and physics departments at the same ...
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How can a PhD holder safely negotiate the salary level for a TVL E13 position?

Unlike the question Safely negotiate a salary for a PhD offer - Germany where the goal was to negotiate the % of the salary of a PhD position, my post instead focuses on the specific level (Stufe) of ...
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Taking money for your research outputs?

As an academic working at a university, is it wrong to (personally) accept money for your research outputs? Would this be a bargain you would be happy to take? EXAMPLE: Suppose you are a Mathematician ...
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Are the opportunity costs of pursuing a STEM PhD in the US higher than decades ago?

Here are some things that are well-established: Being a PhD student is a (albeit, temporary) career-path with the poorest education-level/income ratio in the United States. It has been estimated that ...
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Does a 3-year PhD experience in a non-German EU university count in determining the salary for a TVL-13 (100%) position?

I was wondering what paygrade (Stufe) I am likely to get for a position advertized as TVL-13 (100%), knowing that I have a 3-year PhD experience from a EU (non-German) university. The postition's ...
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Postdoc salaries/taxes in California (Caltech) for foreigner

I have seen some confusing information online. I am looking into postdoc positions at Caltech (Pasadena, CA). From my understanding, the annual salaries are somewhere in the 55k - 60 k range. What ...
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What am I being paid for? (postdoc)

I am currently doing a postdoc in mathematics in Europe (staying vague for anonymity...). For various reasons I am seriously considering leaving academia at the end of my current postdoc, which ends ...
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How does "salary savings" typically work? [duplicate]

For each grant I write, I ask for summer salary. This is usually about a month of pay. Since I'm on a 9 month contract, this means that I can fill in three months of salary from grants. In the ...
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Estimating postdoc salary with "30% ruling" in the Netherlands and is postdoc a "scientific" position?

I'm trying to estimate the salary of a postdoc position in the Netherlands. I know that if approved for the "30% ruling," 30% of the gross income is tax-free. But, there are three category in the 30% ...
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