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Switching advisors after they got a grant

It is important to understand that the only person you owe anything to is you. Yes, technically, your advisor ... advised you, paid your salary probably, etc. At the end of the day, though, this is ...
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Switching advisors after they got a grant

The grant isn't your money to spend and correspondingly isn't your problem to worry about. If they're advising you to consider switching, then it seems unlikely you're going to generate bad blood with ...
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Is there generally a relationship between a dept's research grant numbers and the teaching loads they give PhD students?

There are two different issues here which need to be kept separate and unfortunately sometimes get conflated: How much non-teaching funding is available, so that graduate students have semesters (or ...
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Is there generally a relationship between a dept's research grant numbers and the teaching loads they give PhD students?

There is in fact one factor: how much the department wants to attract quality graduate students. To summarize how academia works: a professor running a lab (or team or group or whatever) is more like ...
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Is there generally a relationship between a dept's research grant numbers and the teaching loads they give PhD students?

I don't think there is any one factor, though I'm surprised by the impression I'm getting from your post of extreme variation in your field; I'm mostly familiar with extreme variation in teaching ...
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What is the workload like when being a volunteer reviewer for NSF?

I reviewed for CISE recently. I had, IIRC, 4 proposals to review. Reading and writing the review takes me about 3-4 hours per proposal. I try to split them in chunks of 2 hours, as it is ...
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What is the workload like when being a volunteer reviewer for NSF?

I was recently a first-time reviewer for an MPS panel. We were each given 10 proposals to review individually, over 2-3 weeks before the panel meeting. Proposals are strictly limited to 15 pages for ...
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Are R1s preferred over R2s in funding applications?

Research admin here who has supported AI folks in CS at an R1 institution for 8 years. There will never be a straight up preference from the government. Their "preference" is for well-...
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NSF grant proposal not reviewed despite being received

Research administrator here, so my perspective is from the university and not from a researcher. There is a way to check the status by whoever is PI or Co-PI. If you are Senior Personnel, but not a ...
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NSF grant proposal not reviewed despite being received

For most NSF programs, especially recurring annual programs, there are usually Way too many submissions for everyone's names to fit on a single screen, and Many panels with grouped expertise Most ...
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NSF grant proposal not reviewed despite being received

Some grants go for mail-in reviews before the panel. A poor mail-in review likely means that the proposal doesn't make it to the panel. I don't know which grant you applied for and I'm in DoE grant ...
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NSF grant proposal not reviewed despite being received

You really can't know, and it's a waste of your mental energy to wonder too much about it. Most programs run multiple panels if there are too many proposals. Some proposals fit poorly into the program ...
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NSF grant proposal not reviewed despite being received

You don't say what kind of grant. If it's a GRFP, there are hundreds of reviewers, and the odds of any given reviewer seeing any given grant are long. Further, if your prof is from your school, she ...
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What are my options if a prof ghosted me after agreeing for recommendation letter?

Anecdotally, I had this same issue occur to me. Some of the programs did not even look at my incomplete application, but one of them did and accepted me despite lacking the additional required letter. ...
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Emailing supervisor after applying for phd to discuss about research problem and funding

If the possible supervisor encouraged you to apply, (s)he is interested in your profile as much as you are interested in joining his(her) group! So you both share a common goal - make it work. Take it ...
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NSF two-ninths rule for soft money PIs

I've charged more than two months salary in a year to my NSF grants. The context is that I'm a mathematics faculty member, but my sponsored projects aim to advance the cyberinfrastructure of math and ...
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NSF two-ninths rule for soft money PIs

research admin here. This is a point of confusion with NSF, and has been for at least about 10 years. It's the proposal / post-award divide. It also depends on your directorate on how this will go. ...
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What are my options if a prof ghosted me after agreeing for recommendation letter?

What you can do now is work with the fellowship people to see what your options are. Explain, calmly, that a letter wasn't sent and you don't know why. Don't make accusations, but ask what might be ...
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What are my options if a prof ghosted me after agreeing for recommendation letter?

Look, many professors have problems with procrastination too. They agree to something that is far in the future, even though they might regret it later. It's a form of future discounting. A standup ...
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