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Questions tagged [visiting]

Questions about navigating logistics, opportunities, and etiquette when visiting an academic institution or colleague.

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How does the funding for visitors to a Max Planck Institute work? [closed]

I am regularly invited to visit a collaborator at a Max Planck Institute. I purchase the flight tickets myself, and then get re-imbursed. I spend quite a lot of time trying to look for a good deal on ...
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Can auditing students attend consultation hours?

Assume a university allows students to audit classes informally, so they're not enrolled and don't pay, but they attend classes anyway. Obviously, no one has obligation to allow these students to ...
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Adding affiliation due to a 1-month visit during a salary gap

I worked at University A and did a research stay during one month at University B; I was not paid by them, but I got funding (from a third agency) thanks to them for accepting my visit during a salary ...
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Bench fees: typical procedure and rates for visiting students?

Over the summer I visited a research station at a different university to collect data for my PhD work. I received an invoice (nearly two months after the fact) for bench fees related to my stay in ...
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Suggestions for official PhD/department visit (not interview)?

I realize this question may not have an explicit answer - if so I will remove promptly as per guidelines. I have an upcoming visit to my top-choice program where I will be meeting potential ...
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How to find a “virtual” mathematics conference?

How can I find conferences in mathematics which accept guest articles/notes without the guest physically visiting the conference? I have two problems which prevent me to physically visit conferences: ...
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Asking to visit a university, and be given workspace for a week

We have a few questions on offering to give a talk at a university. And the general response is that is pretty acceptable. It is basically asking to be invited as a speaker. What I am wondering about ...
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My adviser is leaving: what should I do as a third year PhD student [closed]

I am a third year PhD student at one of Universities, say school A, in the USA. I've already taken my qualifying exam and I'm planning to take my general exam next quarter. My adviser notified me ...
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Would it be professional to ask my host to cover my dining and commuting expenses?

I'm a M.Sc student in europe who is collaborating with a prof on a research project. He works in an institute which is in a different city than mine. He has offered to cover my up and down weekely ...
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How to contact another PI as a PhD student wishing to discuss their research? [duplicate]

I'm halfway through my PhD and will be visiting another country for a conference. While I am there I would like to talk with some of the local researchers and hopefully visit their labs and discuss ...
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What am I doing to scare away prospective PhD students?

During PhD admissions, our department assigns each admitted PhD student both a faculty and grad student contact, and we make every effort to express our excitement and enthusiasm about the student ...
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Is is inappropriate to bring a +1 to a gradate school recruiting weekend?

I have a recruiting/visit weekend coming up for one of my prospective PhD programs (to which I've already been admitted). Travel is covered, and my hotel is paid for. Food is provided the entire ...
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How to answer questions *honestly* about some professors from Visit Days students?

We are having Visit Days soon, and we (current grads) are expected to have one-on-one conversations with visiting students with research interests closest to ours. One typical question we get, "How is ...
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How important is a grad school visit?

I need some grad school advice and I will try to be brief. School A and School B have invited me to a grad visit weekend on the same dates. I booked the trip with School B before I knew there was a ...
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Can I invite myself to a lab to give a talk?

I am a postdoc and will soon(er or later) begin a faculty position. At the moment, due to a rough academic job season and an increasing sense of feeling limited in what I can do in my current postdoc, ...
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What is expected if one wants to visit a research lab as a fresh PhD graduate?

I'm planning on visiting a lab during my trip to another country. I'm just getting my PhD, so I'm not a student anymore, and maybe not experienced enough to be a visiting lecture. Visiting students, ...
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What is meant by “research visit”?

I am a Ph.D. student of computer science and just have started working on a research problem. Some fellow Ph.D. students have mentioned the term research visit. For a professor, these things make ...
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Should I include “visiting” in my visiting assistant professor, or just call myself assistant professor?

I have a visiting assistant professor (VAP) position, and that is how I list myself on academic sites like ResearchGate and LinkedIn. I have on more than one occasion, however, seen that people in ...
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Visiting scholar vs. Visiting Researcher?

This question is partly inspired by Visiting Student/Scholar. What are the differences, if any, between a Visiting Researcher and a Visiting Scholar in terms of hiring, duties, and prestige? Or do ...
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Undergraduate visiting student advantages

I have been recruited by a professor on a well-known university in the US east coast for a visiting student program during the summer (it's an only-research program). Since this program isn't an all-...
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Purpose of meeting with the dean and provost during campus visit

I was invited to a campus visit for a faculty position at a university in the U.S. The visit will include a job talk, a class presentation to students, meeting with faculty members, meeting with the ...
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Etiquette for a very short lab visit by a PhD student?

I’m a PhD student travelling to the US for a conference and my supervisor has contacted a former colleague to arrange for me to visit his lab. Under the current circumstances, I only have 2–3 days ...
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How to know whether a visiting professor will charge the university to present a lecture to academic staff?

In the faculty that I am currently working on we have contacted a Professor who would be giving a workshop in my city. Because of that we have invited him for a meeting for discussing collaboration ...
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Getting prepared for a short-period visit in a research group

Recently, I have applied for a Ph.D. position in a research group abroad. I have received an invitation as a respond to my request for a visit for a one week to their research lab. Actually, I am ...
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Potential advisor offering to fund visit to lab

I'm planning on travelling to another country to meet a potential PhD advisor (we're both in Europe). He has said his lab will cover the expenses. Is this usual practice? I'm from a country where ...
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How to work collaboratively with previous supervisors?

I am a PhD from institute-A, recently completed 1 year postdoc from institute-B and now joined as a postdoc in another institute-C. I have few pending works in my previous institutes A and B. So I ...
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Combining Visiting Professor with TT

I currently work as a TT Assistant Professor in a very comfortable and welcoming top-100 university in my field. My wife lives in another country for the time being and I would like to spend more time ...
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Wife: advantage or drawback when asking for visiting student position?

My wife and I are both PhD candidate in major-but-not-elite French universities. We study in completely different fields. She got a visiting student position in the US for 1 semester as of January ...
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Should I contact professors directly if a visitor's office exists?

I want to visit certain laboratories at Tokyo Institute of Technology (TITECH) when I go to Japan three weeks from now to get a feel for the research they do and if I would be a good Master's ...
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Should I add a short-term visiting scholar affiliation in paper submissions?

I'm currently a visiting scholar with a small stipend at one institution, but will be there for a short period of half a year only. At the same time, I'm still affiliated to and get a salary from my ...
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Visiting a research lab as an undergraduate?

Some context: I'm an engineering undergraduate student seriously considering doing a masters degree in a japanese university once I complete my current degree (in two years) In the next month or so, ...
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Host prof stole my Ph.D. topic during my visit [closed]

I have been a visiting researcher to fulfil my Ph.D. and to do the experimental step of my Ph.D. A month ago I understood that my host professor stole my Ph.D. topic and idea and he is writing a ...
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Visit to a different university - is it OK to bring my girlfriend along?

I am a PhD student, and I was recently invited to visit a university which happens to be at a very attractive touristic location. It goes without saying that the purpose of the visit is purely ...
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Invitation to visit a colleague's university, who usually provides support for this?

In the past year, colleagues or collaborators have informally extended an invitation to visit their University, maybe to meet potential collaborators and give a talk. In general, is it normal for the "...
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Accepted in MSc program but not invited for a visit?

I tried looking this up online and could not anything related to this, so figured asking here would make sense. Kind of related to this. Here is the story: I live in US (not an International Student),...
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To what extent do visit weekends impact graduate school applicant's final decisions?

Is there any study/survey that tried to quantify to what extent visit weekends impact graduate school applicant's final decisions? (final decision = which school to attend) I mostly interested in the ...
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Funding opportunities as a guest researcher in the US

I have an opportunity for a monthlong stay this summer in a laboratory in the US. I am looking for funding sources that would be available for such a stay. Looking at the NSF website, I couldn't ...
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What should be the theme of a presentation in a research visit?

I am having a one-week research visit in a far east country. I was asked by the head of the hosting group to give a presentation. I have never done this before, hence I am quite confused about the ...
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Is it advisable (or even usual) to invite a foreign member of doctoral jury to give a lecture just after the defense? Or is it inappropriate?

I will have my doctoral defense next month, in Italy. In my jury there's a foreign member, who comes on purpose from Belgium (I know him in person and I invited him to be member of the jury, through ...
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Applying for long term visit during PhD

I am a final year PhD student in string theory. I couldn't apply for post doc positions as I didn't have sufficient number of publications. Now since my thesis work is almost complete I am looking for ...
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How to visit an institute when looking for job?

I am a lab technician (microbiology & molecular biology) and biology student, and I am currently seeking for job in some institutes in the UK. After sending my CVs to the HR departments, I usually ...
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What does “auditing a course” mean?

I am visiting an American university for a year. In my invitation letter and further instructions, it is written that I can audit any course that I want (subject to the agreement of its professor). ...
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How to find connections to go abroad as a visisting PhD student?

I'm PhD student and I want to go abroad as a visiting PhD student. Is it recommended to contact professors directly if you want to collaborate as a visiting PhD student? or it is better to get ...
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How to get ready for a visit to a lab where I would like to do undergrad research?

I am a senior physics major and I recently applied to a national lab that is associated with my university. I applied for a student research position through their website (uploaded my resume and ...
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How to give a good lab tour?

I am often called upon to give a "lab tour" to visitors, including but not limited to: prospective graduate students candidates for summer research positions (including undergraduate and high school ...
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What weight does a visiting assistant professorship in a different field carry in tenure track faculty applications?

I am finishing my PhD next month in Philosophy. I've been offered a Visiting Assistant Professorship (VAP) in Mathematics at a very good (nationally recognized) Small Liberal Arts College (SLAC). I ...
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Acknowledge funding institute, sending and hosting universities

I have a question that is related to this one and it is about a paper acknowledgements section. I am an economist. I am currently working in university "A." I am preparing a paper, and in this ...
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How to become a visiting student in a UK University

I'm about to finish my BSc in Computer Science, and in September I'll start an MSc in UK. What if I don't want to waste my time during the August and September months? Would it be feasible to ask a ...
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Is there Visiting Administrator in academia?

I am event manager in our university. I see that academics are very mobile through visiting scholar plans. I wonder if you have every seen mobility of university administrators? I am very interested ...
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Why and how do professors go for sabbatical? [duplicate]

I read several questions about sabbatical leaves in this website. When checking a faculty list, it is common that some are on sabbatical leave and some are visiting professors. When emailing ...