I just started the process for my Q clearance for a fellowship research position. Unfortunately, I have some concerns that I might be disqualified. When I applied, accepted, and started work for the fellowship, I was not informed that I would be going through this security clearance process. I was told about 2 weeks into the position that I was being recommended for the clearance. If I had known the intensity & scope of the background investigation for the clearance, then I might not have accepted the position. Now my concern is that I will lose this fellowship if I am disqualified.
Has anyone heard of a person losing their fellowship because of failure to get a Q clearance or any other type of clearance? If so, can you explain the situation and final outcome?