Post # 1
The deadline for my field’s NSF applications are due on the 7th, but as I’m flying to a conference tomorrow (I say tomorrow as in after I wake up, but technically I mean today), I’m really stressing over it. I’d love to commiserate with anyone also working on applications (and a reason to take a break from research/personal statement revisions)!
Post # 3
@qwerty2k1: I never applied when I was in grad school, but I just wanted to wish you good luck! I feel your pain about those research statements!
Post # 4
@Olympia: Haha, thank you! I can use whatever luck I can get! Yeah, my statements are a real pain right now, because I’ve got all the information I want in them but now they’re too long! Sounds like you can relate 🙂
Post # 5
It’s been a little while since I wrote one, but my SO is revising his now in preparation for faculty job season. It has been a looong process. At one point he totally restructured it because it was too long and not engaging enough at the beginning.
Hopefully you can get someone to read it over for you — a fresh set of eyes might help you decide what can be cut.
Post # 6
I have not but I’ve helped plenty of grad students apply for a variety of funding.
Good luck, don’t stress too much!
Post # 7
I’m planning to apply for an NRSA next year, but with the funding situation being what it is, we’ll see how that goes. good luck to you!! get as many people to read your stuff as you can, and don’t stress out too much. can you resubmit for NSF (the way you can for NIH)?