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Everything posted by maelia8

  1. Thought I'd start a new thread for this year. Is anybody else applying? My campus internal deadline is October 19th, so I'm already hard at work on the application. I may have found a discrepancy in the instructions ... for the research grant, the daad.de scholarship database states that the research proposal should be maximum 10 pages, while the daad.org checklist states that it should be maximum 5 pages. I'm not sure which is correct. Does anybody know?
  2. @pup do you think that they are doing several rounds of gradual acceptances and eliminations, or does the fact that we are still at "selection made" when others seeking research grants already got rejected a week ago is a good sign?
  3. Good luck, all of you still waiting on East Asia notifications!!! Fingers crossed that you hear good news today
  4. Anybody accepted try logging in to the Self-Service Portal yet? I did and nothing showed up (i.e. it let me log in but the grant listing was blank).
  5. Just checked, last time I got that stuff on May 3rd - it was a list of points indicating rights and responsibilities ("Rechte u. Pflichten").
  6. @afdp awesome, good luck to you! I think I'll create a private message thread for all of us headed to Berlin for research to discuss moving, planning, and possibly meeting up
  7. @Dilemma1 and @patient0 you guys have been such a positive and helpful presence on this forum, I'm so sorry to hear you weren't accepted! Best of luck with other scholarship applications, I'll be rooting for you!
  8. @eloise94 Welcome to GC! I'll be using the Geheime Staatarchiv Preu├čischer Kulturbesitz and the Bundesarchiv primarily, and plan to be in Berlin most of the time (thanks Prussia for centralizing everything in the 19th century!).
  9. I'm trying to remember how it all worked back then in 2012 ... pretty sure it was all electronic by then. My records indicate a fillable PDF and the necessity to get a signed and scanned bill of health verified by a physician.
  10. Awesome, sounds like a plan! Excited to start looking for apartments - in Berlin, the hunt is real
  11. @Herbie @Horb (that is really funny when I see the two next to each other, haha) Where in Germany will you be? I'll be in Berlin
  12. @Horb Congratulations! It's been a long road for us but we both made it!! Couldn't be happier for you
  13. Just got notified - I got the research Fulbright to Germany!!!!!! Best possible news to wake up to here on the West coast <3 SO HAPPY!
  14. ... aaaaand that's another day without Germany either. At least now I'll probably get notified over Spring Break and can ugly cry all alone rather than in public on campus if necessary
  15. My department posted our internal research year fellowship application today, due April 6th ... but I refuse to fill it out until I hear back from Fulbright and DAAD. It would be so nice to instead email the dept. back saying "thanks, but I already got external funding so no need to compete with my peers!"
  16. At least they generally seem to be doing the acceptances and rejections at roughly the same time ... DAAD has been sending them out randomly on totally different days, sometimes a few acceptances, sometimes a few rejections ...
  17. My colleague got 8.5/10 and was also rejected, so if there's a cut-off, it must be higher than that ... kinda weirded out by the timing though, as it was apparently after 8pm on the East Coast and around 1 am in Germany when he got the notification? Maybe they had it on timed release?
  18. Heads up, another person in my program got an email about a research grant earlier today (rejection), so fingers crossed that the rest of research applicants hear back soon! Hopefully the fact that I haven't heard back yet is a good thing if they sent out rejections earlier? Mine still just says "selection made."
  19. Oh, did they already release Germany ETA? When? Congratulations to the successful ETA applicants!
  20. My advisor is a foot shorter than me and male, so a hug would be ... weird ... to say the least. The only prof I've ever hugged is the sole female member of my qualifying exam committee, after not having seen each other for a long time over winter break. In my opinion it's very gender-socialized - I'd feel super weird getting hugged by any of my male profs, but female profs hugging me wouldn't bother me at all.
  21. since Netherlands already released last week, Germany seemed tantalizingly close, but it seems there's been a move away from Western Europe to Latin America today ... all bets are off!
  22. Hope you remembered to wear green, @Horb! Otherwise you might get pinched
  23. I was an ETA in Mainz, Germany and had a wonderful time! Best of luck to you, I hope you get it! Now I'm in it for research and hoping my luck hasn't run out with Fulbright just yet
  24. Good luck today, all! I'm genuinely surprised we haven't heard back from Germany yet, but who knows. At this point, I've stopped making bets and predictions.
  25. Due to a series of unfortunate events, I ended up being to go-to person to buy the food for our working group for this term. I've spent over $300 on food so far and promptly submitted receipts, but the accounts secretary is incompetent and every time I go in there, she seems surprised that I'm requesting reimbursement at all, and can't figure out what account to take the funds from! About to buy another $100 worth of food today and hoping I see some of this money again before the end of term ...