Emailing potential PhD supervisor

posted
19-Apr-17, 22:14
by emeroz
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posted about 1 week ago
I'm planning to apply for a PhD project, and contacted the supervisor a couple of weeks ago to let them know I'm interested, and they replied to basically acknowledge that.
Since then I've come up with some questions about the project - is it ok for me to now email them to ask? or is it weird as it is a while after the first emails?

(Sorry if this is a really stupid question, but I'm still new to the whole applying for PhDs thing..)
posted
20-Apr-17, 09:49
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posted about 1 week ago
Of course it is fine to email them. How else will you ask the questions? You could acknowledge that it has been a while since your initial email if that seems polite. Good luck!
posted
25-Apr-17, 00:45
edited about 41 seconds later
by Pjlu 4 star member
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posted about 3 days ago
Hi Emery, do they keep hours available for student, and research student face to face advice? If so, email to ask whether you could make a time to catch up briefly and address questions in person might be a good way to proceed. A 20 minute conversation would be the equivalent of of several thousand words in an email. Sometimes making that personal connection helps if you are looking to establish an ongoing relationship. Good luck with your application.
posted
25-Apr-17, 00:46
edited about 8 seconds later
by Pjlu 4 star member
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posted about 3 days ago
Sorry about your name misspelling by the way, I've tried to correct this-but for some reason not working!

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