The price of a GRFP, part 1

Natalie Telis

I had some downtime a while back (literally; the cluster I work on was down) and so I cracked open some analysis I’ve been doing on the side for a while. I like to switch off analyses and work on some side projects to keep me working, but not burnt out, and so I picked up a dataset I’ve been working on for a little while: the NSF GRFP awardees. 

A dear colleague letter

About 2 years ago, the NSF made a policy change announcement, summarized here (capitalization & other emphasis mine):

NSF will limit graduate students to only one application to the GRFP, submitted either in the first year OR in the second year of graduate school. … GRFP continues to identify and to inspire the diverse scientists and engineers of the future, and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, and veterans to apply….

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