I just received a rejection from UCSD yesterday. Im really quite bummed about that since it was my #1 choice. So far that makes 2 rejections and 4 MIA. :(
The applications are free. Also, they may not find out soon enough, so it'd be easier for them to just assume they were funded.How is it ethical are even legal to "accept" hundreds of time-consuming applications for a research program that has not even been funded. Don't you think they should warn the applicants that their funding is not secure or something? I would be really annoyed if I find out I applied to an REU that is not happening this summer.