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On a CV, where do you put applications for external funding?

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When applying to graduate school, I consider it significant that I'm applying for external fellowships (since, in theory, it means the grad school may not have to fund me). Presently on my CV, I have a section for "national awards", and there I list

Blah blah blah award 1
blah blah blah award 2
blah blah blah fellowship (2016) (pending)


Would this be correct? Would "applied for" be a better term?
I won't hear back about the fellowship until shortly after I hear about grad school acceptances, so there's no opportunity to change it once I hear back.

Thoughts?
 

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(Pending) implies a certainty - i.e. you have been told, but the formal announcement has not been made. (Applied for) is not something that belongs on a CV. And, frankly, while you may consider it significant, the committee probably won't. At that stage of their careers, they've all applied for things they didn't get.
 
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(Pending) implies a certainty - i.e. you have been told, but the formal announcement has not been made. (Applied for) is not something that belongs on a CV. And, frankly, while you may consider it significant, the committee probably won't. At that stage of their careers, they've all applied for things they didn't get.
I agree about "pending". My professors told me to put it on there (since it may boost my application slightly, having applied for external funding) but I'm not sure.
 

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When applying to graduate school, I consider it significant that I'm applying for external fellowships (since, in theory, it means the grad school may not have to fund me). Presently on my CV, I have a section for "national awards", and there I list

Would this be correct? Would "applied for" be a better term?
I won't hear back about the fellowship until shortly after I hear about grad school acceptances, so there's no opportunity to change it once I hear back.

Thoughts?
Nobody cares about the applications; they only care about the successes- same for papers, people only care about papers accepted for publication. 'Pending' is marginally important.
 

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I would say "applied for" is the more accurate term. It may not help but I presume it won't hurt to mention it, especially if you think you have a reasonable chance of getting it. It is similar to listing a publication as "submitted".
 
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Also true. It does only take up one line, so I'm sure it can't hurt. I will have it listed as "blah blah blah Fellowship (application submitted)". Maybe unprofessional, but it can't hurt.
 

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