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Not to fan the flames of obsessive email refreshing, but... Last year it appears decisions were sent out on March 15th (the third Friday in March), so it's possible that decisions could go out th

Hello everyone,  I reached out to the Ford Fellowship Office via email yesterday. I inquired about possible delays in receiving fellowship decision letters/emails. Their response was decisions le

hi all, I was awarded the pre-doctoral fellowship (about 15 min ago)! this is my 3rd year applying and my field is psychology. Goodluck everyone!

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To update on this thread — it seems like members of the fellowship review panel are meeting up for final decisions for the next couple of days: https://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/FordFellowships/PGA_086216

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11 minutes ago, Physicsisphysics said:

Yeah! I wish there was more talk about fellowships other than the GRFP, but of course, the Ford is targeted towards an entirely different audience.

By the way, does anybody know what the acceptance rate is for the Ford? I'm sure it's selective, but I have no clue and couldn't find anything online!

I sent my materials to my region's Ford liaison for review and she told me it's about 5%.

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59 minutes ago, neuropsychnerd said:

Anyone know the stats on how many people in the psychology field get the Ford Fellowship? I applied but felt like there were no resources on how to have a competitive application so it felt like a shot in the dark. 

There's not many stats on the Ford in general. But there's a press release of all the winners from last year (http://nrc58.nas.edu/FordFellows20/ExtRpts/PressReleaseRoster.aspx?RptMode=AW&CompYr=2019&Layout=wwwLibs%2fUtil_Web%2fPageLayouts%2fApplPrintLayout) which you can browse.

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Not to fan the flames of obsessive email refreshing, but...

Last year it appears decisions were sent out on March 15th (the third Friday in March), so it's possible that decisions could go out this week (closer to the 15th) or next week (the third Friday of the month). It does seem that many of these grant decision emails go out on Fridays. 

In the meantime, I was just poking around on the Ford Foundation website, and it seems that there's a new link ("Review Result") which wasn't there the last time I checked. When you click on it, it says "Review results will be available one to two weeks after the review"–as a post above pointed out, the scheduled review of applications seems to have happened last Thursday/Friday, so decisions being communicated this week or next would make sense in light of this as well.  

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