Friday, December 2, 2011

Post-docs have to Pay for Application Fees (even though its a job)

Because of the job market these days, a large number of fresh of the press PhD students, particularly in philosophy, are doing post-doctorate fellowships. As is brought up in the below article, it is strange that universities charge an application fee because technicaly it is a job, not an degree program which one is applying for.

"Postdoctoral applicants in the humanities say they find themselves in a comparable situation as some university departments are charging an application fee. Some irate applicants have been lighting up a discussion board on the Internet to complain about the fees. While fees are the norm for applying to earn degrees, most say they are unusual for postdoctoral fellowships, which are jobs"

Read more: 
Inside Higher Ed 

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