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How to read when the professor changes mind and rejects you [closed]

In my PhD program, I would like to go abroad to visit a foreign university, and ideally engage in research there. The thing is, I have met a relatively famous professor, who has agreed, in-person, ...
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CV: list remote visiting PhD student position

I am a PhD student from Europe. I was supposed to spend a few months in the US to work on a research project. Due to personal issues (mental health), I decided to come back to Europe after just a few ...
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After 2 interviews, I've been invited to visit the campus for 2 weeks. Looking for advice as I prepare for this trip (5500miles away!) [closed]

The position is for a full-time faculty professorship in my field (humanities). I was one of 10 invited to apply. My first two interviews went very well. I have been told that I am the only candidate ...
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Is it worth resubmitting updated application materials a second time over poor sentence flow?

I am a fourth year doctoral candidate in Experimental Psychology who should be graduating this summer with my Ph.D. I recently resubmitted application materials for a visiting position one month after ...
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Resources for searching research internships

I'm a master's student in computer science and ML, currently on the lookout for research positions within my field. I'm aware that finding such opportunities can be quite challenging, given the ...
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NTT carreer paths [closed]

I am an AbD PhD Candidate in history, currently navigating the complexities of the job market. Recently, I had job talks for both a tenured track position at an R1 PUI institution in another state (...
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Who is responsible for paying for an on-campus visit for a faculty interview?

I am applying for faculty positions. I am worried that I may have to spend thousands of dollars for flights, hotel, and other transportation depending upon where I travel for the interview. I am ...
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Contact chair after VAP position ended to express interest in an RTF position?

I spent 2 years in a Visiting Assistant Professor position, which just "ended" after 4 tenure track positions were filled. I was not considered for any of them. My best guess is that I a) ...
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The academic lifestyle and climate change [duplicate]

I've got a friend who's currently travelling around the US visiting collaborators, attending conferences, giving talks, and building a giant carbon footprint. Considering our planet is on the verge of ...
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Is a PhD visitor considered as a visiting scholar?

It is common for PhD students (at least in Europe) to spend some months in a different institution. Can this be later included on CV as visiting scholar? It seems the definition varies depending on ...
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What "ice-breaker" type activities would be suitable for a grad student open house event?

My department (engineering) is hosting a day-long open house event soon, and I have been asked to prepare an ice-breaker/trivia type activity for 30 minutes between a couple of sessions. Could anyone ...
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Pros and cons of length of research stay [closed]

I am a Ph.D. student in the Social Sciences at a German university. I want to apply for an exchange program at a research institute in France, which is very relevant to my research. It is a very big ...
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Delayed payment as visiting researcher

I have been in another country as a visiting researcher to participate in a research project of which my university is a partner. It was agreed by word of mouth that I would be paid soon after arrival....
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How to take leaves as a Visiting Researcher? [closed]

I am a PhD student employed by a German university, and I am in the middle of a six-month J1 visa in the US as a visiting researcher in another university, still paid by my German employer. Those six ...
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What is meant by "representative of a University" in French universities?

I am planning to visit a British laboratory. They asked me to sign a form by the representative of my home university. I do not understand who this representative is supposed to be: our director or ...
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I am an international PhD student and I want to do a visiting research VISA, Which type of visa should I do ? ( I want finance myself )

I am a Tunisian PhD student, at my last year of PhD, I found a lab from UK and I want to do a visiting research PhD with them (during 7 months), PS: I will finance myself. I don't have a big ...
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How to find the opportunity for a PhD visiting research? [closed]

I am a Ph.D. student in my third year. I was hoping to find an opportunity to do visit research in some other universities. Are there any suggestions on the way to find an opportunity?
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How can I have productive meeting with a very prominent researcher?

Summary: I am a shy/introverted PhD student and I have a collaborator at another university. They are setting up a meeting for me with an important researcher in the field. What should I even say in a ...
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What indicators might point to a successful research stay? [closed]

I will be going to Norway in January for a 3-month predoc research stay. I would like to hear your opinion on what aspects you would consider successful in a research stay. Making contacts, advancing ...
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What's the meaning of Visiting Researcher / Ass. Professor?

I want to know how actually (and on the basis of what) visiting researcher (for PhD students) or visiting Ass. Professor (for lecturers) opportunities are offered worldwide (especially for USA/Canada) ...
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What are secondary "visiting" positions?

Note that I'm not talking about "visiting professor" or "visiting lecturer" positions in the US, which seem to be full-time non-tenure-track positions offered at some US ...
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Do you list a long-term visit as an affiliation (in a paper, presentation, etc.)?

As a frequent long-term (more than a year) visitor (with official visitor status) to a different nearby institution, would you list it as an additional affiliation? Much of the experimental work (the ...
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How to present apparent gap in employment CV, due to visiting research position that wasn’t formally employment?

In between two postdocs, I spent four months as a fully-funded participant of a research “special programme”. In practise, this was much like my other postdoc positions: it was full time work on the ...
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Should I offer to come to campus if given a phone interview?

I applied to a faculty position at a university (a small state school) near my hometown and I just received an email invitation for a Skype interview later this week. Coincidentally, I am visiting my ...
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Is it reasonable for a guest lecturer/class speaker to ask for a stipend?

I'm not in academia currently, but a former professor from grad school has asked me a few times if I would give a talk to his classes based on my professional experience. I have said yes the past two ...
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University students and staff think my son is rich. Is there a possibility of altering this mentality? [closed]

My son is in his second year at a UK univ. It guarantees accommodation just for first...students rent privately themselves. It discretions other year. For privacy, I won't say his degree. We live in ...
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Invitation to visit university for PhD

Recently, I have been interviewed for swedish phd and I have gone through several skype interviews and writing task. They have send me an email that I am a strong candidate. Now they are asking for ...
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How to write an email to a professor to inquire about a visiting researcher position?

I am currently a postdoc and plan to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship as the funding to be a visiting researcher in other institutes. However, to be eligible for applying the fellowship, I would ...
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Is it common to work as a visiting scholar at a company while employed as a postdoc in a university?

I am currently employed as a postdoc at a US university. I was wondering if it is possible/common for postdocs to work as visiting researchers in industry while employed as a postdoc? I know that ...
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How to explain that I do not want to visit a country due to personal safety concern?

I have been invited to visit a professor in a different country. I am very reluctant to go. The government of this country is currently under investigation by the UN for suspicions of crimes against ...
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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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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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