Advertised PhD projects

posted
02-May-18, 23:23
by Wejdans
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posted about 1 year ago
A friend of mine who did her PhD has told me that she picked her PhD project title from FindPhD and was not asked to submit any research proposal. However, whenever I find an interesting project, it says that I must submit a proposal and I have no time to write one. Can anyone explain this to me? Thanks.
posted
03-May-18, 13:37
edited about 12 seconds later
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posted about 1 year ago
I think simply that it varies by institution and probably whether funding has been sourced.

I just had to apply through UK Pass for mine and if I remember had to write a cover letter, personal statement and include references and academic transcripts. Because it was studentship, the research proposal and funding had already been done for me.
posted
03-May-18, 14:49
edited about 26 seconds later
by rewt
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posted about 1 year ago
Depends on the funding method.

In the UK a lot of supervisors write a project title that fits their research and they get funding organized themselves for the project before advertising it. Then they are looking for a student to do that project where they are looking more at the student (Though I did this and was still asked to write a mini-proposal as part of the application). You have a bit less academic freedom but it means the money is there and usually, you have a good research question with some sort of plan.

Or you can write your own proposal and apply for funding yourself. But I don't know much about that method except it can be competitive.
posted
04-May-18, 00:30
edited about 22 seconds later
by pm133
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posted about 1 year ago
Quote From Wejdans:
A friend of mine who did her PhD has told me that she picked her PhD project title from FindPhD and was not asked to submit any research proposal. However, whenever I find an interesting project, it says that I must submit a proposal and I have no time to write one. Can anyone explain this to me? Thanks.


Only you can explain why you have no time to write a PhD proposal.
posted
05-May-18, 16:36
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posted about 1 year ago
Presumably because the deadline is imminent...
posted
05-May-18, 16:37
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posted about 1 year ago
You may have to quickly hash something together and get as much feedback as you can from others on it (especially helpful since you don't have a lot of time) or else wait til the next round of deadlines... I'd go for it - you just never know!
posted
07-May-18, 12:19
by pm133
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posted about 1 year ago
Quote From Tudor_Queen:
Presumably because the deadline is imminent...


I didnt read it that way but you might be right.

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