Wishing you lots of luck and not too many sleepless nights - I so remember that from the AHRC a couple of years back - finally heard on the 22nd Aug! I also remember the letterbox vigil and the feeling of nausea mixed with excitement followed by deflation every time the post arrived and nothing from them. Hopefully the ESRC are more clued up with delivering the letters lol! Hope you're both successful, keep us posted :-)
' nausea mixed with excitement followed by deflation every time the post arrived and nothing from them', feel exactly the same way, only with email! I can't stop checking it. hopefully the weekend'll take my mind off it and by next week we should know...thanks to all and good luck to those waiting too!
I just had a quick look on the ESRC webpage and found this information:
(robin) Decisions are sent via the ESRC Institutional Contacts at the HEI by early August 2010. We no longer send results to individual students. Do not contact the ESRC for decision results. If you require information from ESRC please use the following email: [email protected]
So, the email will not come from them directly but through the uni you are applying through. Here is the page which shows all the institutional contacts: http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/opportunities/postgraduate/HEInominated/Index.aspx
Hope this helps
I'm in the same boat as all you - I've contacted my HEI Nominated Contact, and she reckons 'early' August, but ESRC are putting back some call closures so don't hold your breath. Also, the section posted earlier missed something out, below is the full copy. The main bit is ESRC POST A LETTER to the Uni (we ARE in 2010, right?), so even if the decisions are out today, we have to wait for the post before we then have to trust in the administrative prowess of the uni department . Chin up peoples!!!!
1.23 When will the results be available?
Due to changes in ESRC payment methods, the ESRC will notify the University's Nominated Contact of their successful students. The ESRC will NOT send letters to students or supervisors. Universities will be notified of the results in late July/early August 2010.
Students, supervisors and institutions are asked not to contact ESRC to find out any decisions on individual applications. We will notify the nominated contact with the results only by letter, we cannot provide information on results either by telephone calls or emails. In addition, the ESRC will provide the nominated contact with the overall grades of all proposals received from that institution. This information will be made available to HEI contact with the notification of successful Students.
Taken from: http://www.esrcsocietytoday.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/Images/Je-S%20Guidance%20Notes%20for%20Submission%202010%20(3)_tcm6-25861.pdf
That's a good idea, but do you mean when we get the emails from our respective uni's, or when the ESRC tells our respective uni's (if we know)? This is assuming that both these things won't happen on the same day.
OK, I think we have pretty much tacitly agreed to post when we get our results. So I bet that it will be this Friday (6th) that the first person announces their news, either good or bad.
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