hunter Posted April 22, 2009 Share Posted April 22, 2009 I have just one unfunded admit from one of the top 10 state schools. The prof with whom I am interested in working says that at present he cannot commit to advising/funding as he is not yet heard abt some of his grants which he has applied. He expects that 1-2 students would graduate by year end to next year and plans to take on new students for that position if he gets funding going for it and hence cant commit to me right now. He says typically unfunded admitted students get some stable funding early in their first year. The students there say quite a few of them join PhD w/o assured funding and are always able to secure funding. I am doing my Masters at a low ranked state school(60-70) and I can continue here for my PhD. My advisor here is an assistant prof. I am not sure whether to take the risk of joining a top ranked program w/o funding. I share a good relationship with my current advisor, but the opportunities at the top school seem good. Particularly, if i seek an academic job at the end of my PhD, i think I will face a tough time if I continue here. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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