NSF GRFP results up

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NSF GRFP results up

Post by g0rteks » Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:13 am

I got honorable mention, does that mean anything or is it just a polite rejection.

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Re: NSF GRFP results up

Post by Dishsoap » Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:05 am

It's better than a rejection! Plus you got valuable feedback for next year's application (or the year after's).

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Re: NSF GRFP results up

Post by TakeruK » Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:34 am

It's a lot better than a rejection. Not everyone gets an honorable mention. I think it's something like 16,000 applicants, 2000 awards and 2000 honorable mentions (the # of honorable mentions is about the same as the # of awards). So getting one means you are in the top quartile of applicants. Try again next year!

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