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  1. Hey everyone,,, I'm currently looking for PhD scholarships abroad. My desired research is multi-disciplinary & specific, so it's not easy to find professors who are specialized & willing to supervise me. It's something about human cultural evolution, & children's value formation. My current scheme in searching for scholarships is: search for professors who have relevant research interests --> find their universities --> find out if their universities offer fully-funded PhD programs & stipends so I can apply to them --> email the professor to see if she's interested, so I can apply to the university. However, sometimes I find announcements about university scholarships, like for ex., the Swiss government scholarships for international students. Do you think if I apply to such scholarships, & if I get accepted, would it be easy to find professors then (assigned in the university(s) of that scholarship) who are specialized & willing to work with me in that kind of research? Or should I only stick to the first scheme of applying to universities?
  2. This is a question I am trying to get legitimate, non judgment answers to. I'm not trying to debate anything. I just want kind, honest opinions. I have two medical conditions that qualified me for medical marijuana in the last state I lived in. It really helped me when I needed it (for the severe migraines especially). I've tried several medications from my doctors, but they did not help me. Now that I am looking into getting a PhD in criminal justice/criminology (yes, ironic, isn't it?) I'm wondering what percentage of college professors and researchers ever use marijuana. What do you think would be the likelihood of a PhD holder getting drug tested, (assuming they are not licensed in the medical field or something similar). I am by no means letting this impact my decision of applying for PhD programs, but it would be a comfort for me to know that if i once again obtained a medical card, I could use it and not worry a ton about my job. I am aware if I was a researcher for any major government departments I'd likely be drug tested initially. But what about professors? Thank you all!
  3. HELP! Has anyone else had this same problem??? I am applying to the same grad school that I attended for undergrad, which means that I will be potentially having the same exact professors that I have had for the last four years. All of my professors for my undergrad program are on the board of admissions for the graduate school program. Asking them to write the recommendations seems like a conflict of interest, because they are also the ones determining whether or not I will be accepted into the program. Although I have good grades in most of my classes, I'm not sure that any professors I've had in my gen. ed courses would even remember me, or know me well enough to write a strong recommendation. Has anyone else applied to the same Master's program as their Undergrad program? How did you handle this situation?
  4. HELP! Has anyone else had this same problem??? I am applying to the same grad school that I attended for undergrad, which means that I will be potentially having the same exact professors that I have had for the last four years. All of my professors for my undergrad program are on the board of admissions for the graduate school program. Asking them to write the recommendations seems like a conflict of interest, because they are also the ones determining whether or not I will be accepted into the program. Although I have good grades in most of my classes, I'm not sure that any professors I've had in my gen. ed courses would even remember me, or know me well enough to write a strong recommendation. Has anyone else applied to the same Master's program as their Undergrad program? How did you handle this situation?
  5. Wanted to share a computer science resource a couple of us in the HCI group at Brown have put together. It’s a crowd-editable spreadsheet of data of ~3,600 computer science professors. For example, where they got their degrees, subfield of expertise, their join year and rank, etc... http://drafty.cs.brown.edu It might be useful if you’re applying to Ph.D. programs or faculty positions, seeking external collaborators, or just to better understand hiring trends in CS departments.
  6. So I am between two programs, one has more of a theoretical focus and the other is more practical. So I asked my mst advisor and the mst director which they would recommend. They're response? "They're both great programs" and "Good Luck" Thanks, guys. That's a big help. Anyone else getting similarly unhelpful advice? (I do appreciate that they are willing to offer advice, I just want more. In all fairness the director did give a hint towards the program where he knows the director- which of course he does, he knows everyone. I hate decisions.)
  7. my professor said in his recommendation letter he has to write that i have a history of not completing courses. he said it is necessary and that because of it they will take the recommendation more seriously. he said he would not dwell on it and focus on discussing my excellent work, essays, and presentations. he told me to dicuss reasons for some incompletes on my transcripts. now im scared...my gpa is a 3.5 but ive had to retake some courses. my mother was ill and i was away from school alot and had to drop some courses or i failed them... i plan to address this in my statement. does anyone have any advice? is this going to seriously jeopordize my chances? my SOP is good and so is my writing sample...
  8. Contacting Professors

    Can anyone elaborate on the proper protocol for contacting professors? I'm applying to film/media PhD programs. I have researched and chosen the specific professors that my interests align with... I just don't know what I should say exactly... aside from mentioning their research and what I like about it, my interests, etc. How should I phrase all that? Thoughts?? Maybe a sample email? THANK YOU!!!
  9. I wish to apply for a PhD program in Computer Science next Fall. For personal reasons, I want to stay at a specific geographic region, so there are a small number of Universities that I can apply for. I was thinking about writing to some of the professors of those Universities whose work I find interesting. My academic record is good, but not extraordinary, and I have a few papers published in local journals. My GRE is scheduled in October. What should I write to the professors? Will it be something like an SOP? What things should I highlight? Or should I wait for my GRE score and then write? Your help and advice would be very much appreciated.