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  1. Hey everyone! As a newly enrolled master's student, I would want to apply for TAship positions at the Biomedical Engineering department at Johns Hopkins University. Can someone throw light about the entire selection process and how is it is like to be a TA?? Are you already expected to be an expert in the area in which you would be getting the assistantships or you are allowed to learn and earn at the same time??
  2. Hello. I have recently earned an A+ on my MA thesis. I also have professors willing to write good references. I had always assumed that if I did a PHD I would simply carry on here because my life is here. However, considering my grades, perhaps its worth a shot elsewhere - a better university where I could stand a better shot at getting a TT job afterwards. Can someone weigh in on these questions? 1. Is it reasonable to contact philosophy depts and scholarship offices in order to "shop around" for the best stipends/scholarship (I am somewhat worried at how arrogant this might seem). 2. Would an A+ on my MA and decent written references land me a real shot at a top ten (like Harvard or NYU) or is it naive to think grades matter - perhaps letters from advisors and writing samples matter more? How about the grades alone getting my into a top 20, (like Australian National Uni)? 3. I am older with a partner and dependent child. Does anybody know the best package for a guy like me? For example, ANU is tempting because of their scholarship amount, travel/moving allowance, and dependent-child allowance - but it doesn't cover fees. Auckland, on the other hand, covers fees and offers 27K. Any insights into these practical considerations would be much appreciated. If I was younger and less tied down, I suppose I'd just aim for the best schools with the most topic - relevant faculty (that is, potential advisor). But being older with a family makes this trickier. THANKS! David
  3. I was looking into Columbia's Ph.D and Ed.D programs and was unable to find clear information on how Teacher's College handles Ph.D funding. On the website it says "Ph.D. students normally receive the annual prevailing stipend and appropriate tuition and health fees for five years, provided that they remain in good academic standing and, in the case of student officers, have discharged responsibly their pedagogical or research duties." Other programs that I have looked at have more or less stated explicitly that all Ph.D programs have their tuition covered for 5 years. Does anyone know if tuition is covered for Ed.D programs/Ph.D programs at Teachers' College? What's the funding like (if any) for these programs? Thanks for your help!
  4. Hi Folks, I'm involved with the Graduate Student Association at my current home institution where I'm an M.A. student (Lit and Cultural Studies). The organization is currently trying to encourage grad students on our campus to sign the following petition (see link below) to restore tax exempt status to graduate and postdoctoral stipends. Personally, funding represents a tremendously important factor when it comes to pursuing a Ph.D. in the Humanities. In fact, there's really no way I would be able to attend grad school without such funding. Nevertheless, stipend sums are typically modest, to say the least. Therefore, I hope you will take a few moments to look over the petition and, hopefully, add your signature to it. The website (whitehouse.gov) requires you to register before signing, but you can opt out of additional emails by unchecking one of the radio buttons. https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions/#!/petition/restore-tax-exempt-status-graduate-and-postdoc-stipends-gradtax/NrB1FcZn I hope it's all right that I've posted this here. Many signatures are still required, so please encourage your grad student friends to support this, as well.
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