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It's common for funding to end during a prospective PhD student's expected stay, especially in places where a PhD takes 5 or more years. If grants are for about 3-5 years then this is almost a certainty. It's not unusual to get a student late in a funding cycle - maybe there wasn't an appropriate student for the role until now, maybe a prior candidate went ...


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Not a direct answer since I can’t presume to know what someone else would do, but you have several misconceptions about how university departments think and act, and maybe understanding them would help guide your thinking. Departments are quite used to spending money on “nothing” — your derogatory but totally inaccurate term for students who leave without ...


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It's impossible to answer in the general sense. The two main constraints on PhD admissions are funding and mentorship capacity. Someone who received a fellowship turning down the department might not free up any money, so it is possible the department does not have enough money to accept more people. But that does free up a supervisory spot. So if the PI ...


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I don't see any reason to express where you learned about a job advertisement, except if it was emailed personally to from whoever you learned about it, and not widely distributed. However, usually these are mass emails sent to a large number of people (recognizable by several factors). In that sense, I don't see any reason why you would need to state how ...


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Definitely talk to your professor. As Bryan Krause says, not in an accusatory tone. Just inquire. You can say that you read that the project expires ini 2022 and you'd like to inquire what the plans are for that project or any follow-up projects. Maybe the project will get an extension (which might still not be enough to finish a PhD). Or maybe a follow-up ...


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Not necessarily in the same department, but in a case in which the university bothers to have a waitlist and notify people that they are on it, then I would think that is is more likely than not that it will be offered to someone on that list. But, it may be that people from different departments are on the waitlist, so it might not be offered to someone ...


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