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2022
Thank you for patiently waiting to receive an update regarding your SROP application. This cycle we received over 900 applications for SROP, so our process of making offers was extremely selective and extensive. We wanted to inform you that the selection committee has concluded our evaluation, matching, and invitations process and unfortunately, we will not be able to invite you to participate in the 2022 Summer Research Opportunity program (SROP) at Northwestern University. This decision may have been made due to a number of factors such as your specific research interests, number of spots per department and/or lack of an available faculty mentor for the summer.  Due to the volume of applications received, we unfortunately are unable to provide individual feedback. We appreciate your understanding and interest and look forward to engaging with you in other ways.​​​​​​​
Purdue University, Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)
Hello - thank you for applying to the Purdue University Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP).  We received hundreds of applications, and although there were many qualified candidates, we were only able to select 25 individuals to participate in SROP on Purdue's campus this summer.  All offer letters to those individuals have gone out and our application review process is now complete for SROP 2022.
Affirm Lab, Boston College School of Social Work
"Thank you for your application and interest in the Affirm Lab! All of our applicants were extremely qualified. Unfortunately, there were a number of promising scholars whom we could not accommodate. We regret to say that we are unable to offer you a research assistant position in the Affirm Lab. It was a pleasure to read your application materials, and we are honored that you considered the Affirm Lab.​​​​​​​"
2021 
UCSF Emotion, Health, and Psychophysiology Lab Summer Internship Program
“This year we received an unprecedented number of applications from a diverse range of applicants for a limited number of positions. I regret to inform you that we are unable to offer you a position in our lab this summer. Sometimes even outstanding applicants whose research interests closely match those of our program may not be accepted.”
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Thank you so much for your interest in obtaining a position through the Summer Undergraduate Research Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for the summer of 2021.  Unfortunately, we are not able to offer you a position this summer.  Over 1,200 applications were received, and we were only able to place about 100 students in laboratories for the summer.  We greatly appreciate your interest in the program. 
UW Autism Center: Apex Summer Camp Program 
We hope this message finds you well, and thank you again for your interest in our clinical internship program. After much consideration, our committee has determined that we do not have an internship position for you this summer.  
Our program received an unprecedented number of applications for this summer, and our roster filled quicker than ever before. We strive to provide a robust training experience for our staff, and in doing so, carefully consider the number of interns to whom we can offer a position. Your application and interview impressed our committee, and we would absolutely welcome you to apply for future summers. 
2020
Mental Health America’s Young Mental Health Leaders Council (YMHLC) 
“This year we received hundreds of applications from incredible young leaders dedicated to promoting mental health and wellbeing in their communities, making it a very challenging selection process. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer you a position on this year's YMHLC.” 
Tracksmith Creative Fellowship
“Unfortunately, we’re unable to move forward with your project at this time. We wish you the best of luck with your creative endeavors and encourage you to reach out if there are ideas or submissions for our Journal or METER that you’d like to propose in the future. This was our first-edition of the Fellowship and after receiving over 350 incredibly strong applications we hope to repeat and refine it in the future.”
Sarah Lawrence College Justice Fellowship 
“It was a difficult decision to select candidates for the Justice Fellowship program.  There were many wonderful applications, and the selection process was challenging. At this time, we would like to offer you an alternate position for this program.”
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