The faculty members of the Graduate Program Committee—David Fitzgerald, Kwai Ng, and Amy Binder—read 14 proposals, organized into two pools: applicants who are pre-candidacy (10 proposals) and applicants who are in candidacy (four proposals). All applicants received a brief set of comments from each GPC member.
Graduate students at all levels in the department are doing wonderful work, and it is clear that faculty advisors have been instrumental in helping students develop their research projects. All three GPC members are impressed by the level of accomplishment all around. We are only sorry that, due to resources, we could not fund more proposals.