Thank you for your prompt month-and-a-half late reply to my application for scholarship extension. While I am of course disappointed that you have elected not to continue funding my research, I understand the wisdom of your decision to move funds into more administration and half-baked marketing schemes. I hope that the university is able to use that funding for a more productive and useful purpose, such as more iPads for first year students, or the Vice-Chancellor’s executive bonus for this year.