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  1. Hey everyone! Is anyone planning on applying for the Boren Scholarship/Fellowship for the 2017/2018 year?
  2. I have a decision to make between two schools for a PhD program in a humanities field. The first school, School A, has an advisor who I've worked with extensively and am confident in his abilities, commitment, etc. We have a great working relationship and he's mentored me through virtually all of my career. He even is recently coming off of a Fulbright Scholar assignment. I was able to secure a fellowship through this school that would give funding through summers as well as fall and spring semesters. The downside is that the school is lesser-known, and thus could be perceived as lesser. They would also presumably have fewer resources due to their "ranking" and size. The city that it's located in isn't that great, but it is affordable. School B is more well known. It's not Top 10 well known but it's bigger, higher "ranked" than School A, and would likely have more resources. I base this off of my time doing my Masters where I attended a large well known school. I've been assigned two advisors who seem reputable, but I've been down the road with my Masters where the professors at larger schools don't have time for students. Is this different for a PhD student/program? Or was this a more school-specific scenario? School B is in a very popular city (read: expensive) that I would love. They're offered me an assistantship (plus healthcare, which is a pretty substantial savings) but summer funding is not guaranteed. So the funding provided by School B essentially comes out to the same amount as School A, but in a location where the cost of living is more than double. At either school, on paper, the advisors should provide me with the knowledge and background I need. Am I off base in thinking that, after the first two years of courses, I could travel while working on my dissertation? If this is the case, School A might actually provide me more opportunities simply due to the fellowship and cost of living. Is this possible? Does a "fellowship" look that much better on a CV? I'm looking for any insight, experience, opinions... much appreciated in advance!
  3. Hi there, ANyone else applied for either the AAUW international fellowship or the Margaret McNamara Fellowship and heard back from them yet? I am anxiously waiting for the results. Going a bit crazy ;(
  4. Hey, I saw some old forums on here from past years of students applying for the GEM Fellowship Program and I wanted to see if anyone that applied was interested in discussing/updating each other about it. Here is the link to a few of the past years of these discussions: GEM 2016 GEM 2015 GEM 2014 Hoping to see some of you out here!
  5. So I got into Georgia Tech with a TA and Virginia Tech with some crazy fellowship thing that seems like it guarantees me 2 years at 30k but is renewable and ill get all 6 years funded by it. Georgia Tech seems to have everything besides the funding... better advisor(s) and more closely aligned research goals. What do I do?
  6. Hey guys, I am an international student who will be coming to the US this fall for a PhD in the Humanities and I need help understanding the offers I am receiving. Most of all: How much money will I actually have after taxes etc.? If Georgetown offers me 28000 for 8 months, what is the net value that I will have in my bank account? I will speak to the director of my program again next week. Do you think I can ask about that? Thanks a bunch for any insight!
  7. I am currently a first year Masters student in Psychological Research, and I want to apply to a PhD program in Quantitative Psychology next year. I recently heard about predoctoral graduate fellowships, and I am highly interested into applying for them (mainly Ford Foundation and NSF GRFP). However, I don't know very much information about the process (there has never been an applicant in my program), and it is unclear to me what information is accurate online. Does anyone have any advice for the application process (in psychology in particular)? Are there any great guides or websites I should be looking at? Is there a way to access past proposals that have been successful? Thanks for your help. Even basic information is helpful considering I just started looking at these today.
  8. Hi Everyone, I just wanted to make a thread regarding the Chancellor's Fellowship that is offered at the UC schools. When I was accepted into UCSB, I was informed that I was nominated for the Chancellor's Fellowship, which is a central university allocated fellowship. I tried looking online for information regarding the fellowship and the process of receiving it, but couldn't find much, so I wanted to share the information that I have now that I received it. Congrats and goodluck if you're in this situation! I'd like to preface that this information is not verified as being true, but that it's the information that I found online and that I gathered from the process. I was informed that I was accepted into the PhD CCSP (clinical, counseling, and school psychology) program at UCSB about a week after the 1/20/17 interview day. I was called by my POI and told told of my nomination for the fellowship on the same call that I was informed of my acceptance. I was told that I was nominated by the department and that at that point, it was just a waiting game until the university makes a decision on the nominations (coming from all departments). I was called by my POI immediately after he heard the decision that I was chosen for the fellowship, which was on 2/24/17. I found online that each department gets a certain number of nominations for these types of fellowships depending on how big the department is. This is true for both the Chancellor's Fellowship and the diversity fellowships (Cota Robles). Typically the number is about 3 or 4 nominations per fellowship per department. The department nominates you and submits all necessary documents -- you don't have to do anything as a nominee. Here's a link to the most detailed info I could find online regarding this process. http://www.filmandmedia.ucsb.edu/academics/graduate/grad-binder/grad-dinder.pdf It's a little outdated in regard to the amount of the stipend, but information still sounds applicable. Here's an outline of my Chancellor's Fellowship offer. Not sure if this is how it is for every recipient, since I've only seen my offer, so please keep that in mind. " Chancellor's Fellowship Package A stipend of $24,000 from Graduate Division for each of three years (from the first five years of study) A supplement of $5,000 summer support in the summer following your first year A teaching or research assistant position at approximately 50% time (for the other two years) Payment of fees and UC health insurance for five years; in employment years Graduate Division pays any balance of fees after fee remission; in stipend years Graduate Division pays any balance of fees not covered during appointment periods by required UCSB graduate student fee remission Payment by Graduate Division of supplemental nonresident tuition (if required) for the first year of study Access to University housing for the first year, renewable for up to six years (provided Housing and Residential Services’ requirements are met) The schedule of your financial support during your UC Santa Barbara graduate tenure will be as follows: Year 1: $24,000 Graduate Division stipend year, $5,000 supplement (following Spring) Year 2: Departmental teaching assistantship or research position Year 3: $24,000 Graduate Division stipend year Year 4: Departmental teaching assistantship or research position Year 5: $24,000 Graduate Division stipend year Should additional departmental funds become available, you may receive a letter from your department providing supplementary support to this Chancellor's Fellowship." I've accepted my offer to attend UCSB and take the Chancellor's Fellowship. I heard from the housing department that this fellowship might also give me priority for Student Family Housing, which I'm very happy about. I do not know much about the fellowship outside of this information since I have yet to attend graduate school yet. Just hoping that passing along this information is helpful to someone in the future.
  9. Should we expect to hear back from the Harvard FLAS Fellowship committees before April 15th? I really don't want to commit to something before I know how much it will cost.
  10. Hi everyone, I've received an admission offer from Stanford for a humanities PhD with an offer of $28,000 as fellowship stipend. (Tuition, health insurance, summer support fellowship. will be separate). Estimated budgets for living expenses on the Stanford Website are coming up to $38,000 a year(http://financialaid.stanford.edu/grad/budget/index.html). Being an international student, there is simply no means by which I would be able to pay the balance amount of nearly 10000 dollars from my own pocket. I would appreciate any insight on whether expenses at Stanford really do come up as high as 38,000 a year or if the stipend amount might be sufficient with careful spending? Thank you all for your help! PS- I am a single, and would have only myself to support
  11. Hi, I have been accepted to Purdue and recommended for the Purdue Doctoral Fellowship. I understand that it is a competitive award so I would like to increase my odds of getting it. Is there any advice on if it's advantageous to commit myself to Purdue early to increase my odds of getting this fellowship? Or are they more likely to award me the fellowship to try to get me to go there if I have not yet accepted the offer to attend Purdue? Any suggestions and experience with this would be helpful. Thanks in advance.
  12. Hey! So I was just accepted to a Master's program, and they are giving 15k (plus insurance). It is conditional to me taking Microeconomics and getting a B or better, but I'm not too concerned with that. I just spent a few minutes calculating some things, and I need another set of eyes. Tuition & Fees: $25700 Housing (cheapest and an 8 minute drive away): $450 per month ($5400) Bills: $6900 *includes car payment, food ($150 per month), cell phone, and car insurance Living Expenses Total: $12300 I also have two education awards totaling 10k. So my calculated cost of attendance is 38k. Subtracting the fellowship and my ed awards it's 13k out of pocket. Does it make sense to take out 13-15k in graduate student loans to handle my day-to-day costs? Also, the school's calculated CoA is 46,633. Am I undershooting my costs? Apartments are kind of high in this area, but the apartments I'm looking at offer the cheapest and probably most convenient living arrangements. Thank you for you help. This is the best offer I've gotten so far.
  13. Hey there! I have been admitted to various universities for a Ph.D. Among them, University A offers me 15,000$ per year and University B offers me 26,000$ per year. Both universities are well ranked, good programs, similar cities... But I like better A, for the professors. Now, do you think that is somehow possible to try to negotiate a little bit the stipend and get some more money? The difference is shocking! Thank you!
  14. Did any of you apply to PD Soros this year? Here goes another cycle of anxiety.
  15. Hello beautiful & intelligent people, First of all, allow me to share a backstory. I was not so lucky last admission cycle. I applied to 3 PhD programs in US and UK, and failed big time - rejected to all! This year, I'm beyond grateful. Not only that I secured a generous scholarship from my country's government to fund 4 years of my PhD study abroad, but I am also accepted in 3 great PhD programs. One of which is USC, and they offer me a generous fellowship regardless knowing that I applied with external funding secured from my home country. I'm considering of accepting this offer. However, I have to choose one out of this two offers. To break down: USC's fellowship benefits: will cover 5 years with minimum stipend $26,000 annually (I'm eligible for stipend increase) before tax, full tuition waiver, insurance (+dental!), and student fees. This 5 year funding is actually 3 years of fellowship and 2 years of TA/RA. I am also eligible to apply for other grants (summer, travel, etc). Downside: does not cover my visa fees, flights, settlement allowance, etc. Required to teach for 2 years. Home country government scholarship benefits: will cover 4 years of full tuition at my chosen PhD program, insurance (no dental), $22,950 annual stipend (not taxed). They will also pay 1 return tickets from my home country, visa ($180), application fees ($100), 1 settlement fund $3200, annual book allowance $750. In addition, on my 4th year I will receive dissertation research grant up to $9,000. They have publication incentives too (about $750 per publication for up to 2 publications). I'm not required to teach. Downside: It only covers 4 years of my study, so I still have to find funding for the 5th and remaining years. I am also restricted to work or apply for other grants during this 4 years. Most importantly, since this is a government funding, I will not have the same academic freedom as I normally have. For instance, I have to restrain myself from criticizing my government in my research (this is very hard to do in my field!), AND the contract says that the government institution granting me the scholarship has the right for copyright transfer of my dissertation (which means shared royalty if published... or worst, CENSORSHIP! *yikes!*) I am leaning toward accepting USC's fellowship and turning down my government scholarship because my academic freedom is everything to me (and I hate the idea of sharing my dissertation copyright), but since I am already on their awardee list, turning down my government scholarship means that I will be blacklisted for their future funding projects. If you were in my/similar position, what would you do? Thank you in advance for reading and sharing your thoughts in this thread
  16. Dear fellow fellowship hunters - Besides the NSF GRFP, which now has a category for STEM Education and Learning, are there other field-based fellowships that STEM education PhD students would be eligible for? Or, perhaps I should be looking for fellowships related to Education? Thanks for any advice!
  17. Hi all! So I got incredibly short notice to submit a personal statement for this fellowship I was nominated for. They want one page but don't say if it should be single- or double-spaced. Any ideas on what may be more likely? Is there any sort of precedent 4 grad school, like how undergrad was nearly all double-spaced?
  18. Hello, Has anyone heard from ODI fellowship about calls for interview with the selection board yet? My application says it is under review on the website. But, I received an email when I had submitted my application stating the shortlisted candidates will be informed by end of January. Today is the end of January! Any inputs?
  19. I am applying to 'ABC' fellowship. Should I name my title to be 'ABC Fellowship Application Statement'?
  20. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington has two openings for Post-Doctoral Research Fellows: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Immunogenetics: http://bit.ly/2fe6SsO Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, B Cell Response to Vaccination: http://bit.ly/2fmUSnq At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch's pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer with minimal side effects. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation's first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women's Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network.
  21. I'm a PhD candidate in Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy Studies (housed in the Department of English and Comparative Literature) at UNC-Chapel Hill, and I'm passing on an announcement about a new fellowship we are offering to 2017 applicants. We are a small but mighty program that has strengths in health humanities, disability studies, technology studies, digital humanities, and writing center studies, and our program is enhanced by our close proximity (and ability to take courses) at Duke University and North Carolina State University. Feel free to reply to this post if you have questions, or I'll happily respond to inquiries at sasinger@live.unc.edu. Wishing applicants all the best this season! --------------- The Department of English and Comparative Literature at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is pleased to announce the inaugural Erika Lindemann Fellowship for an incoming PhD student in Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy Studies. This fellowship honors Erika Lindemann, Professor Emeritus at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who is a national leader in rhetoric, composition and literacy studies, recipient of the CCCC Exemplar Award, and author of the award-winning book, A Rhetoric for Writing Teachers, now in its fourth edition. The Lindemann Fellowship provides $20,000 of additional summer research funding (distributed over four years). Additionally, the Lindemann Fellow will follow a sequence of professional development opportunities to prepare them to be a superior teacher, researcher, and administrator. This sequence will include rotations in program administration, teaching resource material development, peer instructor mentoring, and program assessment, as well as involvement in faculty- and student-led research projects.The PhD program in Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy Studies is selective and highly individualized, fostering a close community of scholar-teachers. Our four award-winning tenure-line faculty members are exceptional mentors and have an outstanding record of placing graduates in tenure-line academic positions. Many of our students’ dissertations and subsequent monographs have won national awards. Visit our website to find out more about our program and community.All rhetoric, composition, and literacy applicants to the PhD program in English and Comparative Literature will be considered for the Lindemann Fellowship. However, applicants are encouraged to mention their interest in the fellowship in their statement of purpose. To learn more about submitting an application, please visit our department website. Please contact Todd Taylor, Distinguished Professor and Director of the UNC Writing Program, for additional application and program details (twtaylor[at]email[dot]unc[dot]edu).
  22. Hey Forum, I'm currently working on the Liber Ero Fellowship and was wondering if anyone else is working on this as well? Has anyone applied for this in the past? The best of all, does anyone have a successful application they would be willing to share? Hope to hear from someone soon! J
  23. I am anxiously awaiting to hear about the finalist decisions for the Rangel fellowship and looking forward to starting my Pickering fellowship application. Is anyone else in the same boat? I am nervous because I think my background is slightly "untraditional" (if there is such a thing) because I've been working in the private sector doing management consulting for the past two years.
  24. Thanks to a generous donation by the Estate of Daphne Davis Kendis, the University of Mississippi's Department of English annually awards the Harold J. Kendis Fellowship to the top-ranked Ph.D. applicant pursuing Medieval Studies. Please visit http://medieval.olemiss.edu for more information. Harold J. Kendis Fellowship 2017.docx
  25. Hey everyone, I'm a second year grad student in neuroscience. I applied for the NSF GRFP last year and didn't get it and I plan to apply again this year. My question is as follows: I really like my essays from last year, and ideally I wouldn't want to change them very much, other than modifying them slightly to reflect how my graduate work has progressed over the first year (including achievements, etc.). For the research proposal essay I would still like to use the same proposal, and add a tiny bit about how I have already been working in the direction of that proposal. For last year's application, I got all good to excellent marks from whoever reviewed my application, so based on that feedback it seems like I just need to make it a bit better in order to serve a good chance at getting the fellowship (and I think adding my 1st year achievements and research might do the job). So, my question is: will reusing the majority of my essays from last year hurt my chances in any way? Tied into this question: I imagine a new set of reviewers will be assigned to read my essay; will they have any access to my essays from last year? I imagine that if they don't have any access to my last year's application, then my plan above would work just fine.... What do you guys think? Thanks in advance!