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Thread: Grants database?

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25-Apr-18, 21:42
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Thank you Rewt, precious information. I will contact the hosting university and ask to be put in contact with some funding co-ordinator to discuss the topic.

Meanshile, I have found this website which looks full of information about grants of any kind. Hope it could turn useful to others!

Thread: Grants database?

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25-Apr-18, 18:07
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posted about 21 hours ago
Here another that might turn useful to other postgraduates:

Thread: Grants database?

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25-Apr-18, 18:01
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Hi Rewt,

I had used once a database that was working quite well (monthly subscription) but can't remember the name. As soon as I will find it again, I will post it here. Meanwhile I have found this search algorithm. Try to see if it is good also for your fields: https://www.grantforward.com/index
It looks nice.

Indeed I was wondering about asking the faculty - often they tell you "That would be great - if you find some funding". Should I answer something like: "have you got any idea if there is some external funding I could apply for?" to the advisor or should I maybe send an email to a specific office in the University?

Thread: Grants database?

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25-Apr-18, 12:36
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Hi all,

I received an invitation for a research visit in the USA to collaborate with an expert of my field. I have messaged already the Mellon Foundation to ask for possible grant opportunities.

Has anybody any grant database that would like to suggest? (In my case it's Humanities/Arts, but other fields can turn useful to other people)

Best

Thread: Journal scientific moral integrity

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18-Apr-18, 22:42
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Hi there. I try to follow the efforts of Tudor_Queen to open some discussion for those interested.

Recently it has happened to me to write an article. There were 2 main journals I could submit my paper to. One more fitting with the article's content but with no blind-review while the other less fitting but blinded. I have chosen the latter on the idea of scientific moral integrity.

Indeed I was impressed by this article

The second interviewed researcher named Eva, says that the most important thing she pays attention when accepting or denying a review is indeed the scientific moral integrity. Do you think should researcher prioritize blind-reviewed journals?

This is a little off-topic but still of interest to many PhD and postdocs I guess.

Thread: 10 truths a PhD supervisor will never tell you

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18-Apr-18, 13:10
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I would really like a "I like" button for this topic.

Anyway, maybe it's different for humanities, but my supervisor and the head of department have recurrently denied this statement: "As a prospective PhD student, you are precious. Institutions want you – they gain funding, credibility and profile through your presence."

Thread: Dissertation survey - Urgent

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18-Apr-18, 13:02
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Is a PhD-related work fitting with your purpose?

Thread: Citing Authors I haven't read

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18-Apr-18, 10:09
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I don't know if it is right or not ethically. It's quite common for sure:

Thread: quitting PhD after 6 years

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13-Apr-18, 16:38
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You can always start again. Just start something that you feel motivated to do.

Thread: Postdoc - being introduced by PI?

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13-Apr-18, 13:05
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Hi everyone,

I have searched for this topic on this forum and found nothing, so I wanted to know your opinion on this theme: on many websites that speak about postdoc applications - in particular for US Universities (in my case Stanford, which advises to contact first a mentor and then apply for an internal fellowship) - they suggest it's better to be introduced to your mentor by somebody (like your PI).

Do you think this suggestion is good?

Thread: Second year Oxford PhD student here, I run a PhD advice/support YouTube channel you might like

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13-Apr-18, 11:25
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Yep man, same here. But I discovered it's just because we have to remove the dot (".") from the link at the end

Thread: How many emails to potential postdoc advisor?

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12-Apr-18, 21:23
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Hi Bewildered, thank you for your advice.

I am looking for US universities right now, as indeed as you notice for the UK it is a timing matter. But once it has happened to me a very funny episode: in October/November 2017 I contacted a Prof. in Edinburgh that was sharing with me many interests, and sent him 3-4 emails but he never replied. A few months later, though, he said to my supervisor to be interested in being my external examiner when asked for it :D

Thread: How many emails to potential postdoc advisor?

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06-Apr-18, 10:27
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Second option: work with me on a fellowship application. Any advice?

Thread: Jealous of phd co-student

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05-Apr-18, 16:48
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Honestly, I can understand your feeling. I was jealous myself of an incompetent PhD colleague that was only good at getting funding and opportunities for the project, and because this he was praised for the work of others. But that's part of system, you have to accept it. Learn from it, and ask your supervisor a honest opinion on what you should do / a plan to improve your outcomes.

But honestly, it you think that it's 'not enough', you are probably already doing a great work. Keep giving yourself a chance.

If you don't feel motivated, that could be a problem in the long run, as you could start a hostile behaviour to counterattack the problem. I suggest you to understand how your supervisor is, and to learn how to communicate with him as soon as possible.

Thread: How many emails to potential postdoc advisor?

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05-Apr-18, 16:09
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Hi all.
I am trying to find a postdoc position, and the first step is to get in touch with somebody. And it happened with a few universities that no staff that I contacted multiple times (at distance of 1-2 weeks from one mail to another) have replied. Somebody tells me to continue contacting them, as they are busy, etc. But many times I just feel like molesting people that do not want to be contacted, and "I should understand myself to quit it". I have tried with different methods: short email of interest, long email, short email with cover letter + attachments. Now, I have three questions:

1) What is the temporal interval I should let pass in between two emails?
2) When should I give up - if I should?
3) Sometimes I am attracted by some universities because the potential mentor has just similar interests to mine (broad), sometimes because the university specialises in my field (narrow) but I feel just complementary to their program as nobody there has my exact interests. Is there anything better between these two options?
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