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Mar 30 2012

*insert academic joy here* :D

This fell into my inbox this morning:

“Congratulations! I am pleased to inform you that you have been selected to receive a 2012 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship.”

:D :D :D :D

Can’t say anything else. Too busy dancing around the room.

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  1. 1
    machintelligence

    WOW! Congratulations!!

  2. 2
    Shane

    Congrats Jen!

  3. 3
    Ray Moscow

    Excellent. Congratulations!

  4. 4
    Kevin, 友好火猫 (Friendly Fire Cat)

    Yay! Congratulations!

  5. 5
    Alyson Miers

    *pops champagne*

    w00t!

    Congratulations! You’re gonna rock that ‘ship so hard!

  6. 6
    Zugswang

    That’s great news, especially in an environment where jobs and grant money are becoming increasingly hard to come by.

    A bunch of my post-doc friends got turned down over the last couple of months for a variety of different grants, and recently, about 1/3 of psychology PhD students did not get matched for internships (which is a condition of graduation in just about every accredited program); that is an incredibly high number.

    Take time to celebrate; this is a bigger deal than most people will realize.

  7. 7
    Ian Mitchell

    Great news, Jenn. Congratulations. What a huge deal!

  8. 8
    Per Edman

    I assume this is a good thing and would celebrate accordingly if I knew for sure.

  9. 9
    movablebooklady

    Outstanding! Dance on!

  10. 10
    Jessica

    WOOOO!!! YAY!

  11. 11
    Physicalist

    Awesome. Congrats.

  12. 12
    Lxndr

    Good on you! Glad to hear!

    I don’t know enough about your work, but your posts make me think you most likely deserve(d) it. :) Congratulations!

  13. 13
    sonofslj

    Very large congratulations!

  14. 14
    Aubergine

    Congrats Jen!

  15. 15
    RobinK

    I’m dancing in my desk chair for you! That’s so fracking awesome – congratulations :D

  16. 16
    jamessweet

    Did you use a jackal skull?

  17. 17
    Aratina Cage

    That’s stupendous! Congratulations! :)

  18. 18
    Timid Atheist

    Awesome, awesome! Congratulations, Jen! o7

  19. 19
    Tsu Dho Nimh

    *insert Snoopy happydance here*

    Congratulations

  20. 20
    James F. McGrath

    Congratulations!

  21. 21
    phatone

    Congratulations !

    This would mean no more TA/RA – ing and you would be able to focus full tine in research, correct ?

  22. 22
    Tom Singer

    Congratulations, Jen. Was this the grant application that you had the issue regarding your personal statement on? Would you mind letting us know what direction you went with that?

  23. 23
    simonallaway

    Fantastic news! well done! 1000 points to Gryffindor!

  24. 24
    ischemgeek

    Congrats!

  25. 25
    sisu

    Congratulations!!!

  26. 26
    Eskeptrical Engineer

    Holy crap! Congratulations!

  27. 27
    Ophelia Benson

    That’s HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Congratulations!

  28. 28
    sunsangnim

    Congratulations!

  29. 29
    neatospiderplant

    Congratulations!

  30. 30
    joy

    Woot!

  31. 31
    pramod

    Awesome! Congratulations!

  32. 32
    AlanMac

    ‘K

  33. 33
    Praedico

    Congratulations!

  34. 34
    Utakata

    Um…being somewhat ignorant on acedemic traditions (ie. I think I know what a PhD means), what exactly is a 2012 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship? O.O

    …also, I’ll conclude from Jen’s and everyone elses reactions, it’s likely very important. So congrats also!

  35. 35
    Jen

    Yep. I get a higher stipend for the next 3 years and it is very prestigious. I think something like 10% of applications receive awards. Yay :D

  36. 36
    Jen

    Hahaha.

  37. 37
    Jen

    My department is a little weird with its requirements. Everyone has to teach a quarter of intro genetics their third year and a quarter of an advanced class their fourth year no matter what. So that won’t change for me.

  38. 38
    Jen

    Yep. I changed a couple of words to sound less harsh but have the same overall meaning, but I definitely kept all the activism and blog stuff in there.

  39. 39
    Jen

    It’s a very prestigious fellowship. Means I receive a higher paycheck for the next three years, and that I have something shiny and awesome to put on my resume haha.

  40. 40
    msapa

    Congratulations!

  41. 41
    RW Ahrens

    Shiney and awesome things on resumes are really, really important things to have, especially in this day and age!

    Congratulations! I almost feel like a proud granddad…cause I read your blog, and I’d bet I’m old enough to be your granddad – or at least a great uncle.

  42. 42
    Strider

    Congratulations!!!!

  43. 43
    npyundt

    Congratulations!

  44. 44
    Paul Durrant

    Well deserved! Congratulations!

  45. 45
    Ashley

    WOOT! Congrats Jen!

  46. 46
    Sili

    Doesn’t hurt to get teaching experience.

  47. 47
    Sili

    Congrantulations!

    And here I thought your proposal supposedly sucked – according to reviewers I shan’t mention by name.

  48. 48
    Tom Singer

    That sounds like what I would have done, as well. I’m glad it worked out for you!

  49. 49
    Diane

    Oh my gosh!!!! You’re amazing! Congratulations!

  50. 50
    Donovanable

    AHHHHH! As a someone headed in the direction of grad school, this makes me hugely envious. Congratulations and many internet hugs :D

  51. 51
    eigenperson

    Congratulations!

    I bet you had no trouble with the “broader impacts” bit — you know, having a widely read blog and being a “community organizer” and all.[/envious]

  52. 52
    procrastinator will get an avatar real soon now

    Well done.

  53. 53
    Joey Maloney

    Well done, Jen, congratulations!

  54. 54
    Dr. Nick

    Congratulations! I enjoy few things more than glad tidings from NSF.

  55. 55
    PJG

    That’s amazing news, congratulations!

  56. 56
    Wendy

    Yay!

  57. 57
    Rieux

    Curses! I specifically instructed my elected officials to make sure that my precious tax dollars didn’t fall into the clutches of scheming infidels, especially ones who dare to write horrible “dogmatic” atheistic things on their applications.

    What is our proud Christian Nation(tm) coming to?

  58. 58
    Ophelia Benson

    Remember all that stuff about “loser” and faffing around on the internet and going to events and blah blah blah instead of doing it right like *cough cough cough*? Remember all that? Well ha fucking ha. I say HA FUCKING HA.

  59. 59
    'Tis Himself

    Conga rats!

  60. 60
    'Tis Himself

    That’s what we like about Ophelia. She’s so demure when butter isn’t melting in her mouth.

  61. 61
    PDX_Greg

    I can’t think of a more deserving person! Congratulations, and thanks for keeping us enlightened all the while!

  62. 62
    Georgia Sam

    Congratulations again! Some day everybody will know your name & I’ll be telling people “Yeah, I was reading her blog when she was in grad school.”

  63. 63
    Buxley

    Congratulations! Well deserved! =)

  64. 64
    Keaton

    Congrats, Jen

    Having applied for that fellowship twice without success, I know how hard those are to get. Congrats, and enjoy it! You better be buying beer for everyone :)

  65. 65
    Ophelia Benson

    [beams seraphically]

  66. 66
    SamG

    Terrific! Good for you!! Congrats!!!

  67. 67
    jaranath

    Excellent news!

  68. 68
    imnotspecial

    Congratulations. Can I adopt you?

  69. 69
    Kelly

    YAY!!! Congrats! I just got the same email today, and I have been bouncing up and down with joy ever since. I’m happy you get to share the joy!

  70. 70
    Joe Dickinson

    Congratulations!! My (ancient) memories of applying to NSF. I had applied to grad school at Yale and Johns Hopkins. I had a fairly prompt response from Hopkins; admitted with support. Nothing from Yale. One day I get the note from NSF that I had been awarded a fellowship. Something like two days later, I received a form letter from Yale more or less as follows: “congratulations on your (fill in the blank) fellowship. We are pleased at this time to offer you admission to our graduate program (i.e., would you like to spend your NSF fellowship at Yale?)”. Guess where I went.

  71. 71
    Cal

    Wow, that’s awesome. Congratulations and well done!

  72. 72
    F [i'm not here, i'm gone]

    Oho, w00t! Way to be!

  73. 73
    cr0sh

    Congrats, Jen; this is awesome news!

  74. 74
    hall-of-rage

    An NSF?? Nice!

    You must be doing some serious stuff! And also be able to write (research statements) well. Oh, wait… :)

  75. 75
    vernonlee

    Longtime reader, first-time commenter moved to write to say:

    Congratulations!

  76. 76
    gAytheist

    Congratulations indeed. I’m feeling a bit nostalgic today. On Friday I retired from my job as an NSF program officer, but I’m glad to know they’re managing without me :-)

    Of course, I have to admit I had nothing to do with the Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

  77. 77
    John Moeller

    Congrats Jen, you deserve it!

  78. 78
    Brad

    Holy shit! That’s a very big deal. Congratulations!

  79. 79
    fullyladenswallow

    Congrats Jen! Good on you!

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