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    Ann Arbor, MI
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    Bioinformatics / Epidemiology

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  1. jmillar

    Grad school and mental illness--how do you cope?

    At my current university, this is true. If you hold a fellowship, they cover the annual fees for healthcare. But we have really good healthcare, so very few copays and meds are not too expensive. At my last university, this wasn't the case. Once I got to my new university, I set up time to go to the office for students with disabilities, which has made the transition more smooth.
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    How did you find TheGradCafe?

    I was a McNair Scholar and I think it was mentioned in one of our seminars. Now whenever I go back to give a talk to them, I always mention Grad Cafe.
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    Immunology/Microbiology PhD Program Suggestions

    I'm rotation right now through the Microbiology & Immunology (combined) department at UMich. If you're looking for an umbrella program, they have PIBS, which allows you to rotate in 14 different departments to find your fit. It is also walkable/bikeable and not too hot. You can see current student statistics here (choose Microbiology & Immunology in the top Field of Study drop down menu): https://tableau.dsc.umich.edu/t/UM-Public/views/RackhamDoctoralProgramStatistics/ProgramStatistics?:embed=y&:showAppBanner=false&:showShareOptions=true&:display_count=no&:showVizHome=no&FOSDParameter=All+Rackham
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    Ann Arbor, MI

    It was around May 20th, for starting in September.
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    Stipend budgeting/taxes

    You can still be on an internal university fellowship and not have taxes withheld (happens where I go). This will depend on a number of things: What type of funding (fellowship, RA, TA), what allowances you claim on your W4, and the state taxes in your area (if you keep your residence in a previous state or switch to Tennessee). If you have specific fellowships, taxes won't be withheld for you, but often in those cases you won't have to pay FICA tax, which is close to 8%. Assuming you have no special circumstances, filing single, making less that $38,000 a year, your tax rate will be 12% (more complicated than this: if you go for simple standard deduction, everything after $12,000 is taxed, with the first extra $9,500 taxed at 10%). If you switch your residence to Tennessee, they don't have income taxes, so you wouldn't have to worry about that part.
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    NSF GRFP 2017-18

    For me, I'm using 3,4,5. I wanted to finish teaching my first year and during my second year I switched institutions and had a one year fellowship.
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    NSF GRFP 2017-18

    Because I just can't focus this week, I've put together a table of past GRFP due dates and numbers of applicants so people in the future can compare the length of time between due date and notification. Data! Due Dates (~# applicants) 2019: Oct 22-Oct 26, 2018 1 2018: Oct 23-Oct-27, 2017 1 2017: Oct 24-Oct 28, 2016 1 (13K applicants) 2 2016: Oct 26-Oct 30, 2015 3 (17K applicants) 4 2015: Oct 29-Nov 4, 2014 5 (16.5K applicants) 6, 7 2014: Nov 4-Nov 8, 2013 8 (14K applicants) 9, 10, 11 2013: Nov 13-Nov 19, 2012 12 (13K applicants) 10, 11, 13 2012: Nov 14-Nov 18, 2011 14 (13K applicants) 11 2011: Nov 15-Nov 22, 2010 15 (12K applicants) 16, 17 2010: Nov 2-Nov 12, 2009 18 (12K applicants) 10, 19 2009: Nov 3-Nov 12, 2008 20 2008: Nov 1-Nov 9, 2007 21 (10K applicants) 10, 19 2007: Nov 1-Nov 13, 2006 22 2006: Nov 2-Nov 9, 2005 23 2005: Nov 17-Dec 10, 2004 24 2004: Nov 4-Nov 6, 2003 25 2003: Nov 7, 2002 26 2002: Nov 7, 2001 27 2001: Nov 7, 2000 28
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    NSF GRFP 2017-18

    Likely around 3am-5am EDT. Not sure what time it came out last year.
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    NSF GRFP 2017-18

    2014: 3:07 AM EDT 2015: 2:55 AM EDT 2016: 5:05 AM EDT Stayed awake for the first two. Fell asleep for the last and woke up to the email.
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    NSF GRFP 2017-18

    I'm having trouble finding a specific thread for 2005. I'm going off the list made 10 years ago on CC. It's possible it came out on a Friday and people first posted about it on a Saturday. 2006 came out on a Thursday, though.
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    NSF GRFP 2017-18

    Procrastinating pretty hard here today, so I've compiled a list of release dates since 2001: 2007: 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 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 References: GradCafe, CC 2006, CC 2007, CC 2008, CC Past List
  12. You can tell we're nearing the end of the season.
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    NSF GRFP 2017-18

    Not sure what happened to the Bank section in the last few hours. So much spam recently.
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    NSF GRFP 2017-18

    The previous years email contains the decision.
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    NSF GRFP 2017-18

    I got a notification from info@nsfgrfp.org .
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