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How to deal with potential nasty issue of asking for PhD opportunity within the same topic from two different supervisors?

I'm not from Europe, but about to finish my masters there. Through my thesis, I was introduced to the wonderful world of topic A, where I was tutored by the research group G. My supervisor and I were ...
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Is there a portal that will let me find historical PhD candidates who worked under a given supervisor?

I am a freelance writer doing some reporting on the 120th birthday of a scientist who died in the 90s. I've already talked with one of his colleagues and have plans to talk with more of them, but I'm ...
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Found an error in data after conference paper submission deadline [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to a top conference in my field. I found an error in my data several hours before the deadline. I tried to resubmit. However, the submission website required checking my paper ...
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professors reply "I will get in touch in future if a position is available"

I asked one of my professor my interest in pursuing a PhD in her group (who was a great mentor during this year). She told that no position is available and hope that new positions will come in the ...
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Dissertation acknowledgements: thanking a professional for medical treatment?

I'm currently working on the acknowledgements section of my doctoral thesis. I suffered from severe depression during my time as a PhD student and received tremendous support from a particular nurse ...
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To break or not to break with advisor at the end of a Ph.D.?

I am a Ph.D. student in the U.S. in my final year. During my 2nd year, I wasn't very excited with where my project was going, and I had the idea of adding a coadvisor to the mix, whose research I ...
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Graduate Career Advice - Re-applying to Stronger Programs Next Cycle After Initial Acceptances [closed]

I am a senior undergrad going into a Ph.D. this fall in the field of polymers/chemical engineering, and while I have already gotten accepted into strong programs in that field, I have this lingering ...
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NSF Career Grant Eligibility

Is someone who is not a US citizen and doesn’t have a green card but is working as a faculty at a state university in the US eligible to apply for an NSF CAREER grant? I am not sure if citizenship/...
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Am I able to pursue a research project independently as an adjunct? What are my options?

I'm a young (early 20s) adjunct professor teaching part-time at a private college in the United States - I was very lucky to get my adjunct position! My full-time job is doing consulting and contract ...
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What does Unconditional firm mean?

I recieved an offer of place for a PhD at a British university, which I accepted. My application's status was updated to : Unconditional firm, but due to my unfamiliarity with the British system and ...
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Is a "PhD by prior publication" recognized the same as a conventional one?

A "PhD by (prior) publication" is an alternative way of pursuing a doctoral degree, where the degree is awarded based on a portfolio/collection of (related) papers that the candidate has ...
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Is the “purpose” of a Ph.D. merely to gain general entry into the world of professional research, or is the research topic critically specific?

I myself may some day wish to do a Ph.D. I have sometimes thought about if I would want to choose a theorist or academician whose work and whose personality I gravitate towards, even if I am not ...
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A question about choosing LORs in a particular case

I know that the topic of letters of recommendation is already a topic in this community and I have read many posts about it, but it seems to be a topic that never ends up raising new questions. Here I ...
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Revision took way too long to finish - how do I handle the situation?

I am a postdoctoral fellow in a STEM field. Quite some time ago, I submitted a long research book project to a publisher. I received two positive referee reports in August 2022. I have not yet ...
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Attaching previous reviews - avoiding pitfalls of desk rejection? [duplicate]

I just got rejected during a review process in a prestigeous journal. The paper has received a lot of valid criticism, which (to my best current knowledge) could be incorporated in its further ...
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Submit to journal and poster session at conference simultaneously in social science

In social science are you allowed to submit to a journal and conference (poster session) at the same time? The conference I'm looking at does not indicate that you can't post your results elsewhere, ...
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Pages: Cite an article from a journal

I want to cite an article from a journal, e.g. AMS. So in the journal, there are several articles from different authors. Actually I thought that in my bibliography I have to print "pages 56-67&...
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is this plagiarising an economic model

I am currently writing an undergraduate economics thesis in collective household behaviour. I have found a paper that uses a mathematical utility model very similar to one I have been working on ...
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How do I cite correctly when the magazine has lots of authors?

I want to cite from this paper(link goes directly to the page I need). I only want this short article there from the Author "M.E.Proth". As I have seen, I can download a bib-file, but I ...
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Should I write a follow up email? (UK Academic position) [duplicate]

I had an interview for a lecturer position on a Friday. The panel mentioned they would give an answer the following week. The week has passed and Im wondering if I should contact them with a follow up ...
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What academic search engines support searching in full text?

I am a researcher in the energy field. I am trying to search for academic publications without the keyword optim* (where * represents a wildcard) not only in the abstract and title, but also in full ...
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What is considered good/acceptable grade in Germany?

Currently, I have graduated my Bs degree in Computer Science with 3.04 GPA out of 4.00. When I translate my GPA to German grading system, it shows me 2.44, if I consider the lowest passing grade as 2....
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What is the academic culture like in Spain for PhD candidates (Work-Life Balance)?

I tried to search for the tags of "Spain" and "PhD" but found nothing. I'm thinking of maybe doing a PhD in Spain due to ease of access to medical care that would be far more ...
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If you can fund your PhD, how it affects your chances of admission? [duplicate]

Most PhD programs in math has more applications that what the funding for program can afford if they admitted everyone. Assuming you have normal grades and good RLs, and you can fund your PhD program ...
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Interested in PhD right after undergrad [duplicate]

I am a final year Software Engineering student. It is a four year degree in Australia, where three year degrees are the norm. The final year (or Honors year) includes research and industry experience ...
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Professor offered to write a letter without prompting

I’m applying for a fellowship, and I contacted one of the professors to ask him about his experience (just tenured last year, but very well-known in the field and won that fellowship in 2014). We’ve ...
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How do I Become a Theoretical Chemist/Physicist with a Chemistry Background? [closed]

I have a Masters in Chemistry. I'm UK based, and in my early 30's. I live with family. I have Asperger's and psychosis. I find chemical theories fun and interesting. I've dabbled in a little math and ...
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Suggestions for learning new techniques during postdoc training

I am about to finish my PhD. My PhD work mainly have computational biology focus(60%) and rest of them are experimental biology. Due to lack of experimental biology goal I am thinking of learning new ...
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Evaluating participation in case-based business courses [closed]

For instructors doing online, synchronous teaching: For case based courses we will significantly give grades on students' engagement in the discussions. If this applies to you, what tools or ...
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Will a British MRes degree be beneficial for applying to US PhD programs

I'm a BA(Hons) Sociology graduate with a 2:1 in my degree. I applied to some PhD programs in the US but was rejected with no reason provided but it was likely due to a lack of research experience ...
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Professor nominated for award asks for a recommendation from a Dean, who is also on the Award Committee. Ok or No?

Is it conflict of interest when a faculty member who is a nominee for a university award competition, asks for a letter of recommendation from a Dean, who is also on the review committee that decides ...
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In mathematical essays, is "at x=a", "for x=a", "when x=a", "if x=a", or even "with x=a", a better choice? [closed]

Which one of the following sentences sounds better to a native ear? At $x=a$, $f(x,t)$ is an even function of $t$. For $x=a$, $f(x,t)$ is an even function of $t$. When $x=a$, $f(x,t)$ is an even ...
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Effect of cold temperatures on exam performance

Recently, at a university I know, students sat one of their exams in a room that was (apparently) about 40 Fahrenheit (4.4°C) because the heaters had broken. They also had to take their coats off due ...
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Do I need to declare conflict of interest as a lower level contractor at the organization?

I am writing a paper about whether in the United States, referees in my sport are biased towards players with certain attributes. I am also employed as a referee in this sport and have credentials ...
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How can I do undergraduate research in high school without special math programs?

I'm a 10th grader and I really love math. I study it at the upper undergraduate level, participate in competitions, engage in the philosophy of math, etc. But I've been wanting to do research while I'...
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Convincing evidence of an assistant professor's research independence

I am back to the university that I got my PhD, as an assistant professor now. My mentor is now the department head (but not when I was a PhD student). Given that we are working on similar subjects, I ...
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I want to change my PhD supervisor after two years, I have a DAAD scholarship. how can I write email to ask PhD position from other groups?

I am considering changing my PhD supervisor after two years into the program and currently hold a DAAD scholarship. How should I approach writing an email to inquire about PhD positions in other ...
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How to interpret Chair’s email? [duplicate]

I’ve recently had an on campus interview and in response to my thank you email, I had this back from the SC. “You are certainly welcome! It was wonderful to host you, and gratifying to see you ...
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I received one bad (but still succesfull) grade. It is the first and (I hope) it will be the only one. How should I handle this my possible ac career? [closed]

This question is somehow related to Retaking an exam to improve a low, but passing grade. Why do universities not allow this? I have received the first bad (but still successful) grade in my studies. ...
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Retaking an exam to improve a low, but passing grade. Why do universities not allow this? [duplicate]

Life is tough, deadlines are strict, and failures are costly. But reality usually is not black and white. One can try again and one can improve oneself in real life. It is different with university ...
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Most important things I should do during my CS undergrad if I want to get into a PhD program in the US

I recently switched my major to Computer Science at a top university in Costa Rica. I'm seeking advice on things I should do during my undergrad to improve my chances of gaining admission to a ...
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Will I be facing entitled students everywhere?

I work at a small regional university in the United States. Teaching takes up a significant portion of my time and energy, but I still enjoy it. I primarily teach undergraduate courses in math and ...
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Status still “Pending decision” but date has changed [duplicate]

I submitted a paper to a Taylor & Francis journal. It was peer reviewed and the status has been “Pending decision” since January 30. On January 31, the status stayed the same but the date had ...
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IP protection when showing preprint work

This question is in line with What is an effective way to copyright my teaching material? but about preprint work, not course material. I produced a huge original database during a COVID break (sans ...
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What indicates instructors' experience in online technology? [closed]

My research is qualitative; it aims to explore the experience of EFL instructors about online teaching. What potential semi-structured interview questions about experience towards online technology ...
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Why do statistics journals generally have low impact factors, long publication times, and low acceptance rates?

I've been investigating statistics journals to submit my work to (specifically, an application paper). Many journals are specialized, others quite general. However, I've noticed that top journals in ...
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Am I being dishonest with my advisor by not being open about my future goals?

At my undergrad I was living only with research in my mind. I had great professors and I did very well academically, maybe overperformed is the right word. Then I did Master's also decently. I didn't ...
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How to deal with possibly lazy authors? [closed]

Let's assume a researcher received a paper to review. The paper is decently done and it is composed of an introductory part (about 30% of the work) and a complex part (about 60% of the paper). The ...
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How to recognize research paper from a literature review in the article missing headings?

In certain humanity fields articles are published without headings like Introduction, Methods, or Results. They usually do not describe literature research methodology (as it is probably always the ...
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I reviewed a paper that was rejected, and the authors have posted the paper online without corrections. Do I intervene?

I wrote a thorough review that included many suggestions for improving the methodology, and criticisms of their analysis. Initially, the main problem with the paper was that the authors only reported ...
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