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Careful planning and paying attention to detail are essential to creating a research proposal that stands out. Here are some tactics to help your research proposal stand out from the crowd. #AcademicTwitter #research #academia #PhD @PhDVoice @PhD_Genie Image
Start with a strong introduction.
Indicate the research issue or knowledge gap, emphasizing its importance and relevance. Make a compelling case for why your research is significant and worthy of attention to grab the reader's attention immediately. Image
Show that you have a solid grasp of the body of literature.
Conduct a thorough analysis of the pertinent studies in your discipline. Show how your proposed research expands upon and adds to the body of knowledge, emphasizing the special features and fresh perspectives. Image
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Speaking at the #PhD 3rd Year Forum @CamUniGeography @Cambridge_Uni. Main focus is #governance of #conservation related relocation in
@mytadoba #Tiger Reserve tho it considers socio-economic (v brfly #ecological) outcomes) #Wayanad #Wildlife #Sanctuary is a satellite site Image
Grateful to my co #travellers @Krithikasampath
@SamirTadoba who made it easier & FUN! Also
@jituramgaokar @nandkishorkale1 and his incredible team @PrajaktaDH #PoonamDhanwatey. the generosity of the villagers🙏 @bhask286 for his support
And the funders who made it possible -shukriya
@stjohnscam @CamUniGeography
The @ruffordgrants #SMUTSGrant @RGS_IBG
2 more years to go.... #university #team #phdlife #research
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With all the rage about ChatGPT, have you ever wondered about the differences between AI and more classical technologies? Join me for a brief tour, with its relation to Aerospace. @RedDivulga, @filarramendi, @uc3m y @doctoradoUC3M.  @PhDAaeroUC3M #PhD #Aerospace #Engineering
ChatGPT, and its equivalents work like buttonsmashing. You have a bajillion buttons, and them you mash, tweak, and tune them randomly. Like this young Alien Stu is doing in the Pixar short movie Lifted.
Stu is trying to learn how to abduct humans. I know, a very Aerospace oriented scenario. Consider him as Chatgpt in its beginnings. He pushes random buttons, and not surprisingly, nothing really works. However, the more he tries, the more he learns the buttons
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In this thread, I’ll be breaking down my #PhD thesis completed @IMESuoe in 2022 with the support of @alwaleed_centre. I aimed to explore the early development of Tafsīr through the exegetical contributions of Sufyān al-Thawrī (d. 161/778).
#Tafsir #Quran #Exegesis
The complete thesis is available @EdUniMainLib Research Archive:…

Principal supervisor: Andreas Görke, @IMESuoe
External examiner: Nicolai Sinai, @FAMESOx
I analyzed exegetical traditions attributed to Sufyān, recorded in a unique and fragmentary manuscript in @RazaLibrary Rāmpūr. It has largely escaped a detailed historical-critical assessment in previous scholarship.
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#नई_शिक्षा_नीति को केन्द्रीय कैबिनेट की मंजूरी।
👬 भारत सरकार द्वारा प्रस्तावित केन्द्रीय सरकार की कैबिनेट की स्वीकृति के बाद,
36 साल बाद देश में नई शिक्षा नीति लागू हो गई!
कैबिनेट ने नई शिक्षा नीति (New Education Policy 2023) को हरी झंडी दे दी!
नई शिक्षा नीति की उल्लेखनीय👇
बातें सरल तरीके की इस प्रकार हैं:
👬 Five Years #Fundamental
1. Nursery @ 4 Yrs
2. Jr KG @ 5 Yrs
3. Sr KG @ 6 Yrs
4. Std 1st @ 7 Yrs
5. Std 2nd @ 8 Yrs
👬 Three Years #Preparatory
6. Std 3rd @ 9 Yrs
7. Std 4th @10 Yrs
@BablieVG 👇👇
8. Std 5th @11 Yrs
👬 Three Years #Middle
9. Std 6th @ 12 Yrs
10.Std 7th @ 13 Yrs
11.Std 8th @ 14 Yrs
👬 Four Years #Secondary
12.Std 9th @ 15 Yrs
13.Std SSC @ 16 Yrs
14.Std FYJC @ 17Yrs
15.STD SYJC @ 18Yrs
@Jai__Hindutav 👇
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The German Federal Minister @starkwatzinger's amendment proposals to the Academic Fixed-Term Contract Act are an absolute slap in the face to everyone who's been invested in calling out current issues with German #academia and suggesting genuine solutions. #WissZeitVG 1/ Slogan from the ministry's webpage "Gute Arbeitsbedingu
For a start, much of the proposed "reform" is just hot air. E.g., Encouraging universities to give #PhD candidates an initial 3-year contract: Thankfully, most already do this and those that don't aren't going to be won over by a new "it would be nice if you could..." clause. 2/ Qualifizierungsphase vor der Promotion (R1): Ziel: Wir schaf
Nothing about changing the fact that the 6-year cap on #PhD contracts applies regardless of whether the contract is 50%, 75% or 100% FTE. Thus effectively confirming that doctoral researchers on part-time contract are expected to complete their PhDs in their free time or quit. 3/
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I have been researching relocation of people from #ProtectedAreas - v contentious – and also v nuanced. There r many issues/problems related to it, which I hope to discuss/address in my #PhD but here I share some good practices in #Wayanad #Kerala of people moving out from 1/6
#forests outside PAs. The people apply & then are funded. Conflict with #elephants is acute. Most-not all-people esp the younger generation have aspirations for better #education, jobs etc when they move out but find themselves disadvantaged as they lived in remote #forests 2/6
There is rarely skilling & other such support provided post relocation. But here, in #Wayanad the #Kerala #Forest Dept #RebiuldKerala has a program to provide skills to rebuild the lives of the displaced such as tailoring, electrical, driving etc 3/6
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All the horrible things I have thought and done during my #PhD that I was absolutely sure nobody else was thinking or doing

(but which, actually, they all absolutely were)

#phdlife #phdchat #phdtips #academicchatter #academictwitter @ThePhDPlace @PhD_Genie
🗯️ They're going to figure out that I'm not actually capable of doing this work

🗯️ I have no idea what I'm doing

🗯️ I don't think I'm ever going to figure out how to plan and structure this thesis
🗯️ I don't even get the most basic theories in my field that everyone else seems to be quoting off the top of their heads

🗯️ I've honestly never heard of Foucault / Bourdieu / Irigaray / Donna Haraway until right now (theories we 'should' all know in feminist/gender studies)
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Unpopular opinion: There isn't actually anything you HAVE TO DO in your #PhD or #research>>>


#phdlife #phdchat #phdtip #academictwitter #academicchatter
Yeah, yeah, I know all the agency vs structure people are going to crawl up my arsehole now and get very angry.

But what about privilege?!
But what about systemic oppressions?

Okay but hear me out first...
Apart from things like, say, breathing, there are few things that we inherently HAVE TO DO

Whenever we say we *have* to do something, it is actually a choice we are making about what we prioritise + value more

I'm not saying this is easy
or that the choices are equally weighted
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Some people are starting PhDs about now. Here are the Seven Secrets of Highly Successful Research Students. Secret 1: The care and maintenance of your supervisor. You have to learn how to work effectively with your supervisor. #PhD #PhDForum #7PhDSecrets
Secret 2: Write and show as you go: This is show and tell - not hide and seek. #7PhDSecrets
Secret 3: Be realistic: It's not a Nobel prize. #7PhDSecrets
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Got questions about how I trade?
Who I am and how I started?
Or what resources I recommend to learn trading?

🧵Check this thread before you ask questions or DM me 👇

⚠️I never DM first
⚠️Beware of imposters
⚠️I do not manage anyone's money
⚠️I am not selling anything
Frequently used abbreviations in my tweets:
About my trading:
- I am a full time trader trading the US stock markets
- I traded part time for 10 years from 2011-2021 while studying #Economics at the @UChicago
- I have been trading full time since 2 years after graduating from my #PhD at @Yale
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Say goodbye to high #ArticleProcessingCharges!

Here is the ultimate guide to publishing your next paper for FREE: 🧵👇

#AcademicTwitter #openaccess #postdoc
@PostdocVoice @OpenAcademics @StoriesImg
@ThePhDPlace #phdlife #phd
1. DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals - 1) Go to 2) Search for journals 3) Apply filter "Without: APCs"

After finding a journal, check if they're indexed or not.

I was surprised by the number and quality of articles I saw on DOAJ.
2. University Agreements: Your University may have an agreement with specific scientific journals to publish articles for FREE or at a reduced cost.

Check your University's website for details. @UofT, for example, has 100% waivers with 8 publishers:…
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How to become a Scientific Illustrator? 🔬🎨🖌️
I receive this question almost every day. Below is some information and tips on how to become a scientific illustrator! Ask me any questions in the comments!
#illustration #sciart #career #phd #phdlife Image
1) Develop your artistic skills: Scientific illustration is a highly specialized field, and it requires a high level of skill in illustration, drawing, and design. Take classes in art, drawing, and graphic design to develop your skills.
2) Learn about the scientific subject matter: Scientific illustrators need to have a deep understanding of the scientific concepts they are illustrating. Take courses in the sciences, such as biology, physics, or chemistry, to gain a solid foundation in the subject matter.
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🚨🌊Are you ready for the Thursday thread 🧵of job #opportunities for early-career #scientists in marine and #ocean #Science?


Look down there!👇

#ECR #PhDchat #PhDjobs #ScienceJobs #PostDoc #Academictwitter #Internships #Researcher
🚨🌊@giulia_ghedini lab at @IGCiencia in Lisbon is recruiting a postdoc ( and offering a research fellowship (master required) ( to work on metabolic adaptation in phytoplankton communities

🚨Deadline: 31st Jan
🚨PhD opportunity!

5-year teaching & research studentship at
@PlymUni with @DrSimonIngram and @ClareEmbling studying #cetacean #abundance, #distribution and exposure to #shippingnoise joint with @CefasNoise…

📢Deadline: 26th Jan
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How to find a bioinformatics #PhD position? I'm following these steps and you can take as well:
1. Look for open positions at universities and research institutes. Many academic institutions have websites that list available PhD positions, so you can check the websites of institutions that are of interest to you.
2. Network with people in the field. Attend conferences, workshops, and seminars related to bioinformatics, and talk to people about potential PhD positions. You may be able to find out about opportunities that are not widely advertised.
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Create the perfect digital Lab Notebook 📒🧪🧬 that links to your Reference Manager and Notes!

A Step by Step guide using Obsidian + Calendar Plugin:


#phdlife #phdchat #phdvoice #phdforum #phd #AcademicTwitter #AcademicTwitter Image
1. Install @obsdmd to create your first vault.

If you are in academia and have not worked with Obsidian yet, then your world is changed forever today 😮 (Check out why, here:

Let's move on to creating our lab notebook... Image
@obsdmd 2. Let's install the Calendar Plugin.

- Go to the Obsidian preferences
- Click "Community Plugins"
- Click "Browse"
- Search for "Calendar"
- Install and Enable the plugin ImageImageImage
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Writing a literature review can be overwhelming...

These tools will help you with each review part: from keyword selection to reporting 🪡

#AcademicTwitter #AcademicChatter #phdvoice #phd #phdchat #litreview #OpenScience #litreview
1. Formulate your query

Formulate your search strings in a transparent, easy-to-understand, and scalable way at

It shows a visual representation of your search string and converts it to fit any database of your choice Image
2. Explore the whole research domain

Already have a seminal article and want to dig further?

Use to build a comprehensive knowledge graph specific to your domain

Simply insert an article's url and enjoy the structured and comprehensive outcome Image
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this thread sums up #academia so well. i hated so much of it, but kept telling myself the 10 % i love (the research) made up for the 90 % of shit the majority of the time.

i delayed leaving because of that 10 %.

#AcademicTwitter #phdchat #ucuRISING
leaving required a sort of mourning (appreciate this sounds dramatic); i was losing my identity as an academic

my skills and knowledge are so specialised who would even want me anyway?

why would i even want to lose what i have? i have academic freedom after all!!
then my planned redundancy went ahead even though we were eligible for furlough. my next plans (to go to Sweden) fell through because of the plague.

there were no jobs. i stopped being an academic by force. i thought i'd be miserable.
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Dont fall for divisive tactics painting #academia as an ivory tower job.

The reality for many is similar struggles to any highly casualised sector

#UCURising #AcademicTwitter
Yes there are perks working in academia, and it can be a cushy job, but guess who hogs those?

Hint: the predominantly white abled upper middle class older guys
The kinda people who think they can relate cos they "did some teaching during my PhD too" (near verbatim words from ex @UniofBath VC to me when discussing casualisation in a meeting with her)
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Because last week was a busy week for #insulin tweets, @KhrystaBaig and I have saved this Tweetorial for our new @JAMA_current paper for busy time. AHEM, remember? 👇 Follow along, will you? 1/10 Image
A little background before we dive into GIFs. While #insulin isn't free, it is only $35 on some plans in #PartD as part of the @CMSinnovates #SeniorSavings Model. But who saves money under this model? 2/10…
The #SeniorSavings Model allows plans to cover insulin at $35 copays with every fill. But in 2021 and 2022 you had to enroll into a plan to get $35 insulin. If you didn't pick a Model participating plan, you could have paid too much! 3/10
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Proud moment! My First, First Author paper is finally published! Happy Monday News! 🥳

An organ-on-chip model of pulmonary arterial hypertension identifies a BMPR2-SOX17-prostacyclin signalling axis ➡️… @CommsBio #PAH #PhD #PhDChat

Here's the Tweetorial👇
Inspired by #OrganOnChip technology, we sought to create a model of the pulmonary vascular wall in order to investigate the underlying mechanisms of vascular remodelling in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (#PAH). Image
All of our chips were produced in-house from raw materials.

We created an endothelial-smooth muscle cell interface on our chips and applied laminar fluid shear stress (6 dynes/cm^2) over the endothelial monolayer which enhanced barrier function when compared to static controls. Image
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Writing a literature review is not rocket science. Most scholars just don’t know where to start 🚀

Here’re four tools that will help you turn a literature review into an enjoyable process:

#AcademicTwitter #AcademicChatter #phdvoice #phd #phdchat #litreview
🔺 shows you all the articles on your topic and cross-citation. Search using keywords, DOI, titles, and authors to visualize your field of interest
🔺 comprehensively maps your research topic by 1) showing the main research streams within it, 2) identifying all relevant concepts and terms, and 3) clustering similar articles to make learning easier. It's a must!
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It’s that time of the year🎃when students are deciding if to apply for #PhDpositions👻

Even though #Academia is far from perfect:doing a #PhD is valuable.

It develops unique & important skills that will stay with you forever

These PhD skills are totally☹️not discussed enough👇 Image
1. Ability to work interdependently🔁(independently & with others).

Doing a PhD requires individual planning, as well as collaborating and working within teams. The ability to dive really deep into both these areas *simultaneously* is one of the defining features of a PhD.
2. Self-motivation & drive

Doing a PhD can also be hard & frustrating😮‍💨. You'll sometimes find yourself working alone, with no clear goals on the project, and no end in sight.

Making it work somehow nurtures your ability to motivate yourself when faced with hard situations.
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Failed to find an image for your academic presentation here? I'll show you how AI can draw your wildest fantasies 🤖🧵

#AcademicTwitter #academicpresentation #phdlife #phd #AI #presentationdesign @PhDVoice @firstphdchat
🥇 is so far the best AI image generator I’ve seen. You can select the theme, style, and size of the output image

Look at the “cat in a funny hat studies marketing” and “horse is writing an academic paper with her supervisor”! ImageImage
🥈 works faster than imgcreator but is not always 100% fit (am I the only one counting legs of the "horse supervisor"?) ImageImage
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