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jmillar last won the day on April 1 2018

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About jmillar

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    Ann Arbor, MI
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    Bioinformatics / Epidemiology

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  1. jmillar

    NSF tenure/reserve advice as undergrad?

    That is correct, unless something changed this year. I went on reserve status the first two years to use other university funding sources.
  2. jmillar

    Deciding between two fellowships

    Does your university participate in cost sharing? Here is an example of what that can look like: https://rackham.umich.edu/funding/funding-types/cost-sharing-by-rackham/
  3. jmillar

    NSF GRFP 2018-2019

    They're talking about this: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18573/nsf18573.htm It said 1,500 for this year, but perhaps they decided to honor the previous solicitation. Next year will likely have 1,500 awards.
  4. jmillar

    NSF GRFP 2018-2019

    You also cannot yet be enrolled in a new graduate program when applying after a two year gap. The only way this works is if you are applying to start a PhD program in Fall 2020.
  5. jmillar

    NSF GRFP 2018-2019

    Maybe it's only for newer awardees? I got it in 2016 as a MS student and have only been required to send yearly updates. This sounds maybe like something extra the department/university has requested? We turn ours in every May 1st. (Except for this year, it's been pushed back until May 15th. That likely means students will have until then to accept new awards as well.)
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    NSF GRFP 2018-2019

    There are many programs where you are "guaranteed" funding, but the form that takes can be very different between universities, and even between departments. In my department, most people are funded by training grants or their PI's grants. In the department my housemate is in, people are funded almost solely through Teaching Assistantships, which take up a considerable amount of time. Being able to have a few years without teaching to focus solely on research is huge and a big reason why many of them apply as already matriculated grad students.
  7. jmillar

    NSF GRFP 2018-2019

    Woah, I feel like I haven't seen you in two years! Good luck with this cycle!
  8. jmillar

    NSF GRFP 2018-2019

    If it says received, it should be under review. For people that were rejected early for formatting issues or ineligibility, emails were sent out previously.
  9. jmillar

    NSF GRFP 2018-2019

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    NSF GRFP 2018-2019

    They were reinstated:
  11. jmillar

    NSF GRFP 2018-2019

    They used to have this data available, but it has been absent from their website for the last decade. You can see the 2008 cycle here: https://slideplayer.com/slide/1426742/ and up to 2004 cycle here: https://web.archive.org/web/20041207031455/www.ehr.nsf.gov/dge/programs/grf/grfstat.asp
  12. jmillar

    NSF GRFP 2018-2019

    I remember hearing in the past that they scale the awards by field to the percentages of people who applied that cycle, trying to keep the acceptance rates similar across fields, but I can't find any sources at the moment.
  13. jmillar

    NSF GRFP 2018-2019

    Made a quick graph looking at % accepted, stipend amount, and big changes over the last couple of years for the GRFP. Made a guess of ~13000 applications based off the last two years to make an estimate of acceptance for this year.
  14. jmillar

    NSF GRFP 2018-2019

  15. jmillar

    NSF GRFP 2018-2019

    Oh, jeez, I missed that. Looks like it will be the case for the next two cycles as well. ( https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18573/nsf18573.htm )

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