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AnnMarie

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  1. Hello to everyone! Since the last Grant cycle is coming to an end and the next cycle's application is now open, I figured it would be helpful to begin this next thread! Congratulations to the last cycle's grantees! Let's help each other out in the Fulbright process. This is a great place to ask questions, get familiar with the process, and chit chat to blow off some steam! Good luck to us all!
  2. I've met a person who have applied for the Jordan Fulbright and won. They loved it! I hope you decide to apply From my understanding with the health clearance, as long as it doesn't hinder your teaching or research you are completely fine. I know you mentioned that yours doesn't effect your ability to function. You could always email the Fulbright foundation and ask! I'm sure they would give you a very clear answer about it. The current political turmoil going on in the U.S. does through a wrench into the Fulbright process. Though, I think it makes the Fulbright that much more important. It was created to help strengthen ties and relationships between countries to facilitate cultural understanding. From the sounds of it, you'd make a very good candidate with a diverse background. I share in your concerns with our political state, though.
  3. A little bit about myself. This will be my second time applying for the Fulbright. The last cycle I was designated as an alternate. After some research, it seemed like my country usually only finds extra funding for ETA's. So I'm applying again. I'm going for Poland research. Feel free to introduce yourself and where you are applying to.
  4. I spoke to my Fulbright advisor this morning. Alternates typically don't hear back until the end if May/ first few weeks of June. It's like a 3rd round really.
  5. Question for people here. So I got an alternate status but I'm already touching up my application to resubmit next year since I strongly believe in my research. I had an interview and the panel that spoke to me seemed perplexed about my community outreach part of my application. (I don't know if ETA applicants have to do that). But I love nature and I spend most if my time out in it while not in work. So I contacted a nature park in warsaw to volunteer for. The people that interviewed me didn't seem impressed by it and said my skills would be better used for volunteering in a local immigration NGO because my project was on immigration to Poland. This threw me off because I was under the impression my community outreach could be geared toward anything. I guess my question is this: what was your community outreach idea and was it in the same field as your project proposal? I've already contacted an NGO in warsaw to see if I can volunteer with them for next year.
  6. Yes. Put it on your resume. I have a few professors that were alternates for big grants that listed it on their CV. It's an accomplishment and makes you stand out. Academics do it. On another fun note, I also found out your college advisors list your achievements on their CV. If you are awarded a grant or become an alternate, they list you on their achievements because it makes them s more competitive professor/advisor. They have to have been the one that advised you through college, though. So my advisor now has me posted on her CV as a Fulbright alternate.
  7. It's been 10 days for me as well. I think it's super early for alternates. A lot of them hear back in late April. I've also seen a lot if Alternates hear back in June. Basically any time in the spring you might hear back. I think expecting an email or call anytime before late April is too early to lose hope. But I'm in your boat too. Trust me. I got in touch with my country's Fulbright page from previous years and asked to hear from their alternates. They all told me they heard back very late. Like mid June late. Edit: I forget. We're you an alternate for the Fulbright Poland too? Poland generally notifies alternates in May-June from what I've found.
  8. This is so true. Like someone said before me, being an alternate is it's own hell in itself. Lol. But there is a lot of movement. I'm rooting for you though! I've also heard of a lot of movement happening in May and June! While it would be frightening to hear so late about the Fulbright only to leave so soon, that would be exciting! So there is that possibility. Some people initially accept only to withdraw later on. Keep the hope strong!
  9. Congrats!!
  10. I was looking at our own Google docs spread sheet. Aside from that, I've been looking at a lot of alternates stories and I also emailed my advisor of my status. We still have a good shot. Sometimes additional funding turns up last minute in April it's hard to know how many alternates there are, though, seeing as how not every Fulbrighter is on here. I would presume there are 2-3 for 20 grants? Perhaps I'm over estimating. I sure hope so! I am keeping my fingers crossed. Congrats to you!
  11. Last year, from out list, there were 2 alternate and both were given the Fulbright in the end. That's what's keeping my hopes up.
  12. Poland just notified. I'm an alternate. :/
  13. Since we are talking about the places we are from, is anyone here near or from the Nashville/Murfreesboro TN area? Perhaps we can grab a bite to eat and talk about our Fulbright ideas together.
  14. I was going to say! Last year was the 15th that is strange. I wonder why the sheets don't match up. And I'm super excited to finally start the show!
  15. Oh my goodness the anxiety! Why do you think so, though? And oh my goodness the first book was so good! I got the 2nd one and I've already read half of it!
  16. Do you think we will hear about it this week? I'm so scared.
  17. Research for Poland!
  18. Eeek! It's happening! Let us know what the emails say.
  19. Poland has been notorious for notifying on March 15. I think just one year it came out on the 28th and the year before it was the 21st? I'm super glad my school district is on spring break next week (I'm a substitute teacher). That way I have time to process all the feels regardless of what my email says.
  20. Surprisingly, the wait after my interview might be my easiest wait yet. It just feels all out of my hands now and I'm halfway toward finding out if I got it (3 more weeks). I've been keeping crazy busy though. I started working out again in the beginning of January and I go to the gym 4 or 5 days a week depending. I've been working a lot as a substitute teacher. And any time I have that is going to work or working out I spend with some friends. I've also started a few new shows on Hulu and netflix. I even started a new book series (Outlander) and I've been reading it until 3 am. So far, it has gone by fast and without stress. Thank goodness. Hopefully that holds up in the final week of waiting. Lol I think the main thing is to overwhelm yourself with new hobbies and friends. Days go by in a blur!
  21. We're facing the same thing with Poland! I'm so nervous! It seems like February is going by so fast.
  22. Hey everyone! Do we get some kind of email notifying is that our transcripts arrived safely? Or do we just kind of have to hope they made it safe? I sent mine out 2 weeks ago and I feel like they should be there by now.
  23. I actually wondered this too. That and who hangs up first. But my committee called me 20 minutes early! That was surprising. And they were the ones to hang up first.
  24. I had no idea ETA ones were done later! It's super easy. They will ask why the fulbright, why Poland, how do you see yourself as an ambassador, why does this make it a good time for the fulbright, how you would adapt in a new culture, and MAYBE about how your Polish is. and if they ask if you have any questions at the end, just ask something along the lines of "what advice would you give a Fulbrighter in Poland". It's not so bad!
  25. Lol! That's exactly what I was thinking/ hoping! They were on the ball the year. how did your interview go?