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Fulbright 2017-2018

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Hey everyone- my apologies if this has already been discussed- I have looked through the thread and couldn't find anything, but if it's there, please direct me! I received my grant authorization document and have turned in all of my forms but still have not recieved anything that gives even a vague estimate of departure date. Any idea when/ how I will receive that information? I want to figured out my plans sooner than later :P

 

Additionally, do folks know what the policy is on staying after your grant is finished, not returning to the US/ going to another country? I may find this all out at my PDO next week but I'm really hopefully y'all will have insight on departure date Q's!

 

Cheers

Coco

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Hi everyone, just popping in to post this Facebook group that a few of us made for incoming Fulbright grantees to the UK. Please join if you'll be in the UK 2017-2018!

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On 9/9/2016 at 2:16 PM, JKay said:

Hi all,

So glad this forum exists, and hope everyone is having a smooth time with their application! I'm applying for a research grant to Lithuania. I just graduated undergrad in May so I'm applying through my alma matter for now. I've created my own project that's involving interviews with other people, and I'm confused about what an individual ethics review means. I have obtained a letter of affiliation and am under the impression that most obtain an IRB approval from the Lithuanian University before they arrive but after they submit the Fulbright application.

For the U.S., I tried to submit an IRB app  to my alma mater for review but they said it may not count sense I am no longer an employee or student there. The committee also suggested I apply at large and obtain one through the department of state? 

Is anyone doing research on humans/animals outside of a graduate program? How did you go about getting an ethics review? Hope this makes sense:)

Thanks guys!

Hi JKay. Did you find a response to your question? I had a similar one. Thanks.

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To UK fulbrighters from US:

Hi all! I have a visa question. For those of you applying for a UK visa from outside the US
, did any of you find it necessary to submit your Grant Authorization Form with an official letterhead and stamped by the Fulbright Commission? I have the GAF, but it will take some time to get it on an official letterhead. Don't have much of that. I am willing to get it done, but I was wondering what you all did. Appreciate the help!

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On 6/27/2017 at 10:23 PM, Sigwarz said:

To UK fulbrighters from US:

Hi all! I have a visa question. For those of you applying for a UK visa from outside the US
, did any of you find it necessary to submit your Grant Authorization Form with an official letterhead and stamped by the Fulbright Commission? I have the GAF, but it will take some time to get it on an official letterhead. Don't have much of that. I am willing to get it done, but I was wondering what you all did. Appreciate the help!

Hi Sigwarz! I'm planning to send the GAF in with my documents, but not on letterhead or with the Fulbright Commission's stamp. At least in my case, the funding from the Fulbright grant was listed in my CAS, and so my understanding is that sending along the GAF isn't strictly necessary, but I thought to include it just in case.

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Hi all! If anyone is heading to La Rioja, Spain on a Fulbright grant next year, we made a Facebook group!

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Hi all, 
Do you guys still have access to your Fulbright app? I'm applying for a special ETA and it would be incredibly useful to be able to access my application, but can't seem to get it. 
I was given this link: https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/usa/29/but when I try to access the application, I receive this message: "This application is no longer current. To access the most recent version of this application, please go to  http://iie.embark.com/apply/usstudent. I don't get any further than that -- there's no account associated with the email that I used to apply last Fall, it looks like the two links are totally independent of each other. 
Any advice at all is welcome! 
 

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4 hours ago, moderatedbliss said:

Hi all, 
Do you guys still have access to your Fulbright app? I'm applying for a special ETA and it would be incredibly useful to be able to access my application, but can't seem to get it. 
I was given this link: https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/usa/29/but when I try to access the application, I receive this message: "This application is no longer current. To access the most recent version of this application, please go to  http://iie.embark.com/apply/usstudent. I don't get any further than that -- there's no account associated with the email that I used to apply last Fall, it looks like the two links are totally independent of each other. 
Any advice at all is welcome! 
 

Did you apply at-large or through your school? Your school might have a record of it.

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On 7/7/2017 at 8:13 PM, Horb said:

Did you apply at-large or through your school? Your school might have a record of it.

at-large, unfortunately... 

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10 hours ago, moderatedbliss said:

at-large, unfortunately... 

Honestly, just email Fulbright what you posted here (about the links) and see what they say. This year, make sure you store multiple backups in multiple places.

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On 7/1/2017 at 2:17 AM, inkstainedarm said:

Hi Sigwarz! I'm planning to send the GAF in with my documents, but not on letterhead or with the Fulbright Commission's stamp. At least in my case, the funding from the Fulbright grant was listed in my CAS, and so my understanding is that sending along the GAF isn't strictly necessary, but I thought to include it just in case.

Thaaanks! I just got my vignette. I ended up submitting the GAF with a letterhead but no stamp. Fulbright does not have an official stamp. This was fine. I chose the "better safe than sorry" route and included everything. Might as well have squeezed myself into that UPS envelope. :rolleyes:B)

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On 10/07/2017 at 9:30 PM, Horb said:

Honestly, just email Fulbright what you posted here (about the links) and see what they say. This year, make sure you store multiple backups in multiple places.

Ended up getting a pdf! For anyone that runs into the same issue, email Embark and they can help. 

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Anybody here by chance apply for a "Special" (Spring) ETA Fulbright? Deadline was about a week ago or so... here back at the end of August!

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Hi everyone,

I just published my first blog post that details my Fulbright ETA journey to Indonesia. I landed yesterday and launched my blog the same day too. Here is the link

 
I hope you enjoy! Don't forget to subscribe, like, comment, see photos of my adventure and provide feedback and suggestions. Also, do let me know what you want to hear about my experience! 
All the best!

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Hey everyone, 

Does anyone have any data/ guesstimates about the average age of Fulbright ETA'ers? I'm 24 (will be 25 at start of the Fulbright, and worry a wee bit about feeling old). Subjective info is absolutely welcome as well. Thanks! 

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On 8/11/2017 at 11:52 AM, moderatedbliss said:

Hey everyone, 

Does anyone have any data/ guesstimates about the average age of Fulbright ETA'ers? I'm 24 (will be 25 at start of the Fulbright, and worry a wee bit about feeling old). Subjective info is absolutely welcome as well. Thanks! 

I'm 25 and won a Fulbright. Age does not matter all. There are people in their 40s who win.

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1 hour ago, Adelaide9216 said:

Hello,

 

can you combine a Fulbright with another scholarship (i.e Vanier or Trudeau)?

Depends how much the award is and what it'll be used for. If it is used for the same things you're funding with a Fulbright, Fulbright will (most likely) alter your funding package. For example, if Fulbright was providing 1000 Euro per month for 10 months and another ward would offer you 1000 Euro, they might deduct the 1,000 from the 10,000 total they would pay you. But it depends on the amount and what it is used for. Also, note that they can rescind the Fulbright if they found out you got funding from another source and did not report it.

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On 12/08/2017 at 10:58 PM, Horb said:

I'm 25 and won a Fulbright. Age does not matter all. There are people in their 40s who win.

But are there people in their 40's doing Fulbright ETA's? Can't help but feel like age-wise, there would be a fairly significant difference between research and ETA Fulbrights. 

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1 hour ago, moderatedbliss said:

But are there people in their 40's doing Fulbright ETA's? Can't help but feel like age-wise, there would be a fairly significant difference between research and ETA Fulbrights. 

I'm sure there are, but it depends on country. Some places have age restrictions for ETAs. I guess my point is, if there isn't an age restriction, then it is fair game. You'll have to explain how this fits in with your life now. Why a 40 year old would want to do an ETA is probably different than why a 20 something would, but as long as you do that, you shouldn't be facing any discrimination.

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