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I have 4 people wanting to become grad students of mine here at UCR. I need to hurry up and apply for NSF grants to support these people - deadlines are coming up. There are various possible choices of where I could apply:
Physics of living systems, October 24.
Mathematical physics, October 31.
Probability, October 23-November 7.
Mathematical biology, November 1-15. ("May be selected as a secondary program", but they suggest applying to the related program with the earliest deadline.)
Looking at the proposals that have been accepted, Probability seems better than I might have thought - there are some proposals Markov processes that seem not drastically different from what I'm thinking about.
Of course the problem is that I'm not a known 'big name' in any of these areas except mathematical physics. So, maybe I should write an application emphasizing statistical mechanics and submit it to Mathematical Physics.
I don't even know if it increases my chances, or how much it increases my chances, if I apply to more different grants! I feel like a complete newbie, though I did get an NSF grant under the category Physics at the Information Frontier, which helped support Mike Stay and Alex Hoffnung for several years.