May 4, 2008

Funding Rate

I totalled all the grants I've applied for over the years to fund my dissertation. Between 2005 and 2007, I applied for $88,952 in dissertation research grants. My funding success rate is 26.5%. Man, academia is hard. Convincing granting agencies to fund social science research is also hard. If I add in the three diss completion fellowships that I also didn't get, my success rate falls to 15.8%. So in case the last post made you think I am under any illusion that I am awesome, you can rest assured that three-quarters of the time, granting agencies just laugh at me.


Lara said...

Something to look forward to, I guess...

Sara said...

I think that's still a pretty good rate for being a grad student. Everyone is having trouble getting funding. We're facing 5% acceptance rates in my field. I think you're doing great!

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