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isilya

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Hi all!

 

I've read the NSF GRFP FAQ page and I think I'm clear on everything but I just want to see if I'm misinterpreting anything.

 

I'm planning to write my proposal based on the research that my dream PI does (I'm already doing something very similar, so hopefully it won't be too hard!!). So I'll mark that institution as my "proposed university" on the GRFP application. And then if I don't get in there or decide not to go there, etc., I can change my institution, right? And I can change my research if I end up doing something else, right? It seems like it won't be a problem as long as I'm still in the major field of study. My main worry is that this proposal is going to be labeled as "Psychology - Psycholinguistics", but if I want to do more neurolinguistic-y things later, it might be considered "Psychology - Cognitive Neuroscience". Will that be an issue?

 

Also, how the $%&# am I supposed to indicate that I'm getting 2 bachelor's degrees?? There's only room for one major field of study on the online application!! Should I add a second institution that's the same as the first, but just fill out a different major? I've also had this problem with some graduate applications  :(

 

Thanks! 

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There is a whole thread about the NSF GRFP application for this year here: 

 

See if your question has been answered there already.  If not, I'd post your question there - it's more likely to get an answer.

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I had an NSF GRF.

 

And then if I don't get in there or decide not to go there, etc., I can change my institution, right?

 

Yes.

 

 

And I can change my research if I end up doing something else, right?

 

Yep!

 

My main worry is that this proposal is going to be labeled as "Psychology - Psycholinguistics", but if I want to do more neurolinguistic-y things later, it might be considered "Psychology - Cognitive Neuroscience". Will that be an issue?

 

Nope!  Nobody will be checking up on you.

 

Also, how the $%&# am I supposed to indicate that I'm getting 2 bachelor's degrees?? There's only room for one major field of study on the online application!! Should I add a second institution that's the same as the first, but just fill out a different major? I've also had this problem with some graduate applications

 

No, I wouldn't do that.  If they don't have an option for a secondary major or minor field of study, I would just use a slash.  Cognitive science/linguistics.

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