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Thread: PhD Funding for 4th Year [Lack of data during PhD]

20-Aug-19, 01:14
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posted about 10 months ago
Hi there,

I am on my 3rd year of my PhD and my funding is close to the end and I won't finish my PhD on time. I asked my supervisor to fund my forth year, but he said he won't, and I need to work hard or fund the PhD by myself.

Basically I had some really low quality data to work during my PhD (impossible to work with) and I was always complaining to my supervisor to invest buying a better equipment to collect better data. My supervisor was being unreasonable saying I already had good quality data and took 2 years and a half to convince him to buy the good equipment, after my papers were getting rejected because of the low quality of data. Now that I finally have the data that I want, my PhD is really close to the end. So I have 4 months to work with the good data and write the thesis!

Since my supervisor doesn't know much about the topic of my PhD, and totally unaware of state of the start, it was always really hard to convince him to buy the correct equipment.

How can I request extension of funding of my PhD, since the delay is totally fault of my supervisor? I don't want to be paying to do my PhD because my supervisor is a completely ignorant about my topic and his lack of support created this situation.

Thanks in advance!
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