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The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) currently lists 1,845 open access journals in the field of Medicine that do not charge any publication fees. You could use the advanced query functions to the left to narrow down your discipline (e.g. to Internal Medicine), and browse through the list of journals to find some that may be suitable to you. That way ...


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I would suggest that you don't raise the issue, for a couple of reasons. First is that you don't know how it will be read. Some people might see it as an invalid excuse, rather than a valid one. Others might wonder whether it will affect your work in future. It is impossible to say. Saying such things won't, in particular, give you an advantage. Second, it ...


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Suggestion 1: I notice you've spent most of your career at the University of Cambridge. Are you a member of the Cambridge Philosophical Society? Providing financial support to a member in this situation sounds like the sort of thing they might consider to be within their remit (assuming that they don't know of some good reason why you really should be a ...


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For most institutions, the degree date is the day that the university actually hands out the degrees, not the date that you fulfill the requirements for the degree. At all the universities that I am familiar with, this happens only at fixed times of year, and your degree will be on the first such date after you fulfill the requirements and submit the ...


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My (unofficial) transcript shows this (redacted and emphasis added): -------------- DEGREE EARNED MM/DD/YY -------------- BACHELOR OF ARTS (DEGREE) CUM LAUDE WITH COLLEGE HONORS IN DEGREE UNIV:150.0 TRANSFER: 37.0 EXTENSION: 15.0 GPA: 3.83 Check your transcript (I've heard some universities don't do unofficial transcripts, so you may have to pay) for the ...


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In general, you should reach out to the person you'd like to collaborate with and go from there. Email professors you're interested in - they can help deal with the bureaucracy of their institution (approval to host etc). Bear in mind that some universities set stringent internal deadlines on applying to certain fellowship schemes. Whether you'll be PI ...


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I do not know exact details of the UK system but I have colleagues there so at least I have some general idea of the UK system. My impressions of Quebec come from doing grant committee work for the provincial government. In Quebec the dominant language is French: it may or may not be a requirement to learn it but if you don’t you’d miss out on much the ...


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You seem to have some misunderstandings about undergraduate education in the US. A bachelors here provides a general education along with a specialization. The general courses are about 40% or more of the total. For example the CS program at UIUC seems pretty typical to me. Note the wide variety of courses, including the humanities. UIUC is a highly ranked ...


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The main reasons I can think of to do a postdoc are Continuing your research work, expanding your academic portfolio Getting good reference letters from leaders in your field. Expand your domain knowledge - if you are interested in a new field, a postdoc with a relevant host is an excellent way of familiarizing yourself with it. Practice your academic ...


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It likely depends on the source of the funds. If you were paid by the department at a State university, then the likelihood is that it is a Yes. But if you were paid through a grant then the answer might be no, but might depend on some things. I suspect you should ask the department, or, alternatively, answer Yes, but qualify it somehow/somewhere with the ...


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In Australia, you would be specifically prompted to provide this information in pretty much every type of application under "career disruptions" or in a section about "relative to opportunity". It would be considered normal to make a statement similar to your example. There would be no need to identify the type of disorder. Whatever it ...


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