NDEP Budget Increase!

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NDEP Budget Increase!

Postby Guest » Mon May 01, 2017 1:16 pm

Good news, all.

https://rules.house.gov/sites/republica ... 20FY17.pdf

The National Defense Education Program (of which SMART is a part of) is receiving a 10 million dollar budget increase, which is a 14% total increase (see page 261). This can only be good news for the number of SMART awards issued.
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Re: NDEP Budget Increase!

Postby guest » Mon May 01, 2017 1:36 pm

If so, people should check to see their status on the "temp closed" and "incorrect username/password" messages :)
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Re: NDEP Budget Increase!

Postby Guest » Mon May 01, 2017 5:51 pm

That's great! I wonder if this will change anything. On the pessimistic side, maybe SMART knew this increase was coming and picked the scholars accordingly but was waiting for it to become official before announcing. On the other hand, maybe that 14% increase is evenly distributed among the programs NDEP funds, in which case we could see around 30 people more get accepted compared to last year's numbers (I computed that number by taking 14% of last year's awardees).
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Re: NDEP Budget Increase!

Postby Thursday » Mon May 01, 2017 6:22 pm

Does this mean announcements will be made this week?
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Re: NDEP Budget Increase!

Postby anon123 » Mon May 01, 2017 6:37 pm

I hope announcements are made this week! Anybody think they will?
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Re: NDEP Budget Increase!

Postby BME Guest » Mon May 01, 2017 9:46 pm

guest wrote:If so, people should check to see their status on the "temp closed" and "incorrect username/password" messages :)


I still get the "incorrect password" for the Award page, then the error message below when I try to login after resetting it.

"We're sorry, but something went wrong. We've been notified about this issue and we'll take a look at it shortly."

I know that I was at least referred to a SF that I didn't select as part of my top 3 only due to proximity (I'm married with a house) - their PMs collaborate with many of the PIs I do research with and they told me during their visit to our lab.
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Re: NDEP Budget Increase!

Postby Guest » Tue May 02, 2017 10:09 am

guest wrote:If so, people should check to see their status on the "temp closed" and "incorrect username/password" messages :)

Has anyone's status on the award page actually changed?
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Re: NDEP Budget Increase!

Postby Guest » Tue May 02, 2017 7:44 pm

Guest wrote:
guest wrote:If so, people should check to see their status on the "temp closed" and "incorrect username/password" messages :)

Has anyone's status on the award page actually changed?


My emotional status changes every time I visit the award page, does that count?
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Re: NDEP Budget Increase!

Postby hoping » Thu May 04, 2017 5:16 pm

Guest wrote:Good news, all.

https://rules.house.gov/sites/republica ... 20FY17.pdf

The National Defense Education Program (of which SMART is a part of) is receiving a 10 million dollar budget increase, which is a 14% total increase (see page 261). This can only be good news for the number of SMART awards issued.

What is the legislation number on this so we can follow it on congress.gov?
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