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aspiringscientist

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About aspiringscientist

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    United States
  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
  • Program
    Developmental Biology

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  1. aspiringscientist

    2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    5-7 sounds like a good number to send. Most of mine that have asked for lists of PIs have asked from somewhere from 8-12
  2. aspiringscientist

    Stanford Knight Hennessy Scholarship

    Anyone get good news? A no for me!
  3. aspiringscientist

    2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    Kind of niche question for yall: so I have a fellowship interview coming up that applies to a specific school. I think they'll strong arm me and force a reply pretty soon after a potential offer - however I have interviews scheduled at a number of places after I think that deadline would be. If I'm offered it and take it, do I just pull out of all the interviews I have scheduled? It'd be bad form to attend other interviews when I've essentially said yes to this other place with a specific fellowship, right?
  4. aspiringscientist

    2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    I didn't apply to SCRB, but I do believe the first full round of invites for all home programs have gone out. I'm not sure if there will be more spots if people turn it down, but it's possible
  5. aspiringscientist

    2019 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admission Results

    I sent a thank you note the evening after mine! I think it's just polite to do so. When I had mine there was no mention of an on campus interview, but they replied to my thank you note saying I would hear back in the next 2 weeks. Abt 10 days later, I received an invitation for an on campus interview
  6. aspiringscientist

    NSF GRFP 2018-2019

    Yeah that definitely means there's a delay if not worse. It says all panels, including virtual (which is how GRFP reviewers rank applicants) will be canceled and likely be rescheduled for a later date. Lets hope it only ends up being a delay.
  7. aspiringscientist

    Stanford Knight Hennessy Scholarship

    Not really hopeful... but looking forward to January 16th for the waiting to end
  8. aspiringscientist

    NSF GRFP 2018-2019

    So, since the US government is in a partial shutdown that includes NSF... does anyone know if that will affect us? NSF has stopped distributing some grants recently because of the shutdown
  9. aspiringscientist

    2019 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admission Results

    The one I had for Caltech was 15 minutes too. They started with "tell us about your research experience" and then asked a few follow up questions. Then what I want to get out of grad school, why I chose to apply to them. And then left 5 minutes for questions from me. Its not a lot of time but it let's them gauge your ability to communicate and your enthusiasm! So yes they probably want to know your not a serial killer, but maybe also that you can communicate ideas well, are enthusiastic about science and their program, and that the research experiences you described on your application is true.
  10. aspiringscientist

    2019 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admission Results

    I had a similar set up for Caltech. It's likely a prescreening - I'm not sure what percentage of people tend to move forward after, if I had to guess I'd probably guess somewhere from 50-75% of prescreened applicants get invited for on-campus interviews. Its a good sign they asked this from you! It means they have taken an interest in your application and you made it through the initial rounds of review.
  11. aspiringscientist

    2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    not for Micro and immuno, but I did hear back from Dev Bio program within Biosciences. However, it seemed very clear in the email that they weren't finished. On the Stanford Biosciences Website it says interview invitations are not sent out until the week of Jan 7, and that you should hear back but the end of january. The interview weekend for all Biosciences home programs is Feb27 to Feb3
  12. aspiringscientist

    2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    DId you send your W9 form? There was a secure email - the W9 is needed prior to arrangements. I had said I would attend in mid Dec and was sent flights by maupin travel on Dec 20. (I've since dropped out for UNC, so I don't have any more info past that as I ended up declining my offer on the 20th)
  13. aspiringscientist

    2019 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admission Results

    Thank you!!! and in defence of the neuro programs, I think there are a lot more people interested in neuro than my specific specialization choice of developmental bio, so they probably just have a lot more applications to comb through, you'll all hear back in the next month I'm sure!!!
  14. aspiringscientist

    2019 Neuroscience PhD Applicants and Admission Results

    Hey, I received a Stanford invite for Dev Bio yesterday, but the home programs all run on their own schedule. I don't even think Dev Bio is done sending invites honestly. Don't get freaked out because a few people heard - looking at the results page it seems like a small number trickle in around this time but then the vast majority of biosciences invites go out around Jan 10.
  15. aspiringscientist

    2019 Applicant Profiles and Admissions Results

    I did as well! Very excited!
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