Despite being an assistant professor, I do not understand the logistics of graduate students playing competing funding offers against each other. I know it happens but what is "the right thing to say"? A good friend asked me about this and I realized I was not so savvy as a grad student. What does one say? Whom does one ask? Does this really work? Is it worth trying?
If I quit my graduate program, which is largely being paid for in full by my university and the state, will I suddenly owe money? [more inside]
Can you explain what it means exactly to be "fully funded" in a Ph.D. program? [more inside]
Where does an American start to figure out how to fund a graduate education abroad? [more inside]
Graduate funding: I got it but don't want to accept it yet because I'm waiting on word from better graduate funding. How do I deal with this? [more inside]