If we still apply for a grant
, then we have to wait for the opening of applications, then the period for accepting applications, then the period for considering applications. All this takes about a year
, and at the end there comes a letter with one paragraph in which we are notified that we have not received a grant, but we can submit again, but only with a different subject.
At the same time, it is advisable to have published articles in peer-reviewed, highly rated journals in order to apply for a grant. Reviewing each article takes about six months to a year, after going through all stages of the review, if the editor considers it necessary to accept your article for publication, then you will be put in the queue, this is a few more months. At the same time, all this time you need to somehow live, pay for the fare, for food.
To publish several articles in rating magazines, you need to wait for a quite tangible amount of time, a couple of years to get a couple of refusals to receive grants and all this time: we have to go around as we can, wait a few years for financing, not get it further and again "somehow to survive"
Several years ago, our Prime Minister Dmitry Anatolyevich
simply advised all doctors, teachers, and scientists who receive little salary have to go into business. Here is such a decision from the head of the government of the country for all occasions.
Neither I nor the second researcher get anything for my research activities, while my Phd programm for 3 years I received 100 euros per month
without bonuses and surcharges, do research work, do software development, publish in rating magazines, attend conferences, pay organization fees from 150 to 550 euros, food, transportation costs and all this for 100 euros per month without a single surcharge.