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  1. Subject tests have been canceled until April 2021 ( https://www.ets.org/s/cv/gre/the-americas/ ). I would hope programs waive them for the coming cycle.
  2. They are supposed to be equally important, but I could see some reviewers being more lenient on one or the other due to their preferences.
  3. Since the new solicitation has already been released, looks like it's time to start a new thread for the upcoming NSF GRFP cycle. Biggest changes were the identification of specific priority research areas: “n FY2021, GRFP will emphasize three high priority research areas in alignment with NSF goals. These areas are Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Information Science, and Computationally Intensive Research. Applications are encouraged in all disciplines supported by NSF that incorporate these high priority research areas.” NSF has stated this will not change their review proce
  4. I made a column that mentions if you can submit the GRE even if they are waiving it, and whether they explicitly recommend it or not. In several cases, I've added "strongly recommended" if mentioned.
  5. Many programs are waiving the GRE right now: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1j-7-kThlYphF9D0HX1aSNFYl8ksFrIgD68Qz0njHYAY/ There are currently 788 entries: 344 permanent, 444 temp for COVID-19 (Masters: 672, Doctoral: 116). So far I've counted 116/198 CEPH accredited programs, with 21 from the top 25 ranked by US World News. With the SOPHAS application opening on August 18th, it's possible we'll see more additions in the coming weeks.
  6. Still waiting for more clarification from NSF. A letter has been written to NSF and is still collection more signatures, in hopes to reverse the change or get more clarification on how this will be carried out in the review process. https://jasonjwilliamsny.github.io/grfp2020/
  7. I had that happen twice. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  8. I remember hearing in the past that the number of awards in each category is proportional to how many apply for those categories. This was from someone who was a GRFP reviewer for 20 years.
  9. I've seen several people on twitter that got emails saying their proposal was rejected for being disease related, so you would likely have received an email if that was the case for you.
  10. Went through my emails to find the time for 2014: April 1 @ 3:09 AM Eastern
  11. Assuming the same amount of people apply this year as last year (~12,200), the acceptance rate this year would be about 13%, which I've placed on the graph below with the question mark (green is stipend level, blue is acceptance rate).
  12. Originally they said they were going to reduce last year's to 1,500, but then they decided to award 2,000. You can see through the Awardee List (says 2,052 but that's due to 52 people being offered the award after others turned it down, it was 2,000 on the original release date). Also here you can see some info here: https://www.nsf.gov/ehr/Pubs/grfpoutreach2020.pdf On slide 5 they give last year's success rate of 16% with ~12,200 applications. The program solicitation for this year and next says it will be 1,600: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2019/nsf19590/nsf19590.htm
  13. Not sure of any still open for Fall, but you should check out the Point Foundation for next year: https://pointfoundation.org/point-apply/apply-now/
  14. 2019: Tuesday, April 9 2018: Tuesday, April 3 2017: Friday, March 17 2016: Tuesday, March 29 2015: Tuesday, March 31 2014: Tuesday, April 1 2013: Friday, March 29 2012: Friday, March 20 2011: Tuesday, April 5 2010: Tuesday, April 6 2009: Friday, April 10 & Tuesday, May 19 (released in 2 batches) 2008: Tuesday, April 1 2007: Friday, March 23 2006: Thursday, March 30 2005: Saturday, April 9 2004: Thursday, March 18 2003: Friday, April 4 2002: Friday, March 15 2001: Tuesday, March 20 Pretty consistent Tuesday or Friday for the past 15 years. Usually ne
  15. I did several pre-interviews with professors, but this was to gage whether a professor was a good fit before applying to the programs. If you have an interview weekend already scheduled, I'd wait to talk to them until the in person interview. Make sure to get an idea of what they work on ahead of time, for both people you are and are not interested in working with.
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