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Fulbright 2017-2018

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5 minutes ago, AnnMarie said:

Do you think we will hear about it this week? I'm so scared.

I think we will be lucky if we find out this week. I think it might be more likely that we find out early the next week (starting with the 20th). Fingers crossed for this week though! I can't go on this way! 

P.S. How is Outlander going? :)

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2 minutes ago, Mossy.artist said:

I think we will be lucky if we find out this week. I think it might be more likely that we find out early the next week (starting with the 20th). Fingers crossed for this week though! I can't go on this way! 

P.S. How is Outlander going? :)

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!

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8 minutes ago, AnnMarie said:

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!

Well the past two years it has been 3/19 and 3/20. Now that I look at those dates on a calendar I've realized that 4/20 last year was a Sunday! :0 How strange! So going by those, it would make sense for next week to be more likely than this week.

It just gets better and better with each book! So glad you are enjoying the series :D Now you can watch the show too! 

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@AnnMarie Oh, you know, I just realized that the dates between the spreadsheets are not the same for Poland?? Well now its really a mystery! 

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7 hours ago, Stormtrooper1138 said:

Where is everyone a semi-finalist to?

Research in South Africa! 

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1 hour ago, Luka said:

ETA Georgia!

 

I'm currently a PCV in Georgia! You're in for a TRIP! (in a good way)

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8 hours ago, legato said:

I am applying an MA in Music Education from the Institute of Education at UCL. My focus is alternative practices in English music classrooms. The British system of music education is very holistic and comprehensive, allowing students to study modern popular music, as opposed to the US system which tends to be very focused on ensemble performances. What are you hoping to study/research?

Also best of luck to you!! :)

That sounds great! I'm applying for an MSc in One Health/Infectious Diseases at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London. It's a taught master's with a research component, so while a specific research topic hasn't been fully hashed out, I've gotten professor support from their program to work with them on a highly pathogenic parasite in poultry on which he's already conducting research, which ties is nicely to the type of research I had already been conducting as an undergraduate. This program would really just be a dream because there is truly nothing like it anywhere else on the planet, and it has a dual teaching component taught through the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, which is basically the global gold standard institute for infectious disease research. I'm a huge nerd about all this, haha, I could gush about it forever. 

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Fugured out that Indonesia has sent out notifications on Tuesday and Friday's alternating every year ..... I don't know whether I should be excited for Tuesday and Friday or scared .. 😦

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13 hours ago, Mossy.artist said:

@AnnMarie Oh, you know, I just realized that the dates between the spreadsheets are not the same for Poland?? Well now its really a mystery! 

I was going to say! Last year was the 15th :o that is strange. I wonder why the sheets don't match up.

And I'm super excited to finally start the show!

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Research in Germany! It's gonna be tomorrow or Tuesday, I can just feel it!

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25 minutes ago, maelia8 said:

Research in Germany! It's gonna be tomorrow or Tuesday, I can just feel it!

Well it's gonna snow a ton Tuesday so the offices will most likely be closed.

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Research in Hungary! Anyone lurking apply for Hungary too?

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I would love to hear thoughts about taking the Fulbright vs. a fully funded master's program. Is the Fulbright prestigious enough that the master's should be turned down and taken the next year? Do you think it is easier to get a master's funded once you have a Fulbright on your resume? More thoughts?

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21 hours ago, Stormtrooper1138 said:

Where is everyone a semi-finalist to?

Research to Morocco! 

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5 minutes ago, LibbyCreek said:

I would love to hear thoughts about taking the Fulbright vs. a fully funded master's program. Is the Fulbright prestigious enough that the master's should be turned down and taken the next year? Do you think it is easier to get a master's funded once you have a Fulbright on your resume? More thoughts?

Well I was accepted into a fully funded PhD program and was still waiting to hear back from Fulbright three years ago and was essentially told if I got it to take it because I'd get into better schools. However, this was for study/research. I've heard ETAs only help in certain fields.

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3 minutes ago, Horb said:

Well I was accepted into a fully funded PhD program and was still waiting to hear back from Fulbright three years ago and was essentially told if I got it to take it because I'd get into better schools. However, this was for study/research. I've heard ETAs only help in certain fields.

That's what I've been wondering- if my school choices would improve dramatically AFTER a Fulbright. My proposal is for a research grant in Hungary so I think this would apply for me. When I mentioned to my FPA that I was also hoping for a funded master's position she was almost offended! She was certain that the Fulbright is the better option. However, my research much like @Mossy.artist is a lot of field work without substantial academic support. I would be in a small town working a few days a week in a social service office and trying to do field research on the side. I am hopeful that would look good on a resume- or maybe people don't read past the words "Fulbright Fellowship?"

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22 hours ago, Stormtrooper1138 said:

Where is everyone a semi-finalist to?

ETA in Malaysia! 

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52 minutes ago, LibbyCreek said:

I would love to hear thoughts about taking the Fulbright vs. a fully funded master's program. Is the Fulbright prestigious enough that the master's should be turned down and taken the next year? Do you think it is easier to get a master's funded once you have a Fulbright on your resume? More thoughts?

My FPA and I talked about this a lot (during my days of optimism, before I was rejected from all the grad schools!). She said many programs will let you defer for a fellowship on the tier of Fulbright, and that if you can't defer, take the Fulbright and apply for grad school again in the following year. Her argument was that the grant's prestige opens up many, many, many doors and the amount of growth during a Fulbright will strengthen later applications. I'm applying for an ETA, not even a research, and not looking at anything related to teaching, and still she thinks the Fulbright will push me along in future career and academic endeavors. 

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2 minutes ago, aheather said:

My FPA and I talked about this a lot (during my days of optimism, before I was rejected from all the grad schools!). She said many programs will let you defer for a fellowship on the tier of Fulbright, and that if you can't defer, take the Fulbright and apply for grad school again in the following year. Her argument was that the grant's prestige opens up many, many, many doors and the amount of growth during a Fulbright will strengthen later applications. I'm applying for an ETA, not even a research, and not looking at anything related to teaching, and still she thinks the Fulbright will push me along in future career and academic endeavors. 

This is really helpful! Thank you. Do you think the Fulbright is well recognized internationally as well as nationally? I'd love to get a masters abroad and wonder if the prestige carries over? I completed my BA remotely and live hours from my FPA, which is why I am querying this community instead of asking her...

I guess I should take the GREs before we leave, if I get the Fulbright of course...

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1 hour ago, Horb said:

Well I was accepted into a fully funded PhD program and was still waiting to hear back from Fulbright three years ago and was essentially told if I got it to take it because I'd get into better schools. However, this was for study/research. I've heard ETAs only help in certain fields.

Having the ETA Fulbright in advance of applying for a PhD really helped my application in comparison to my stats right out of undergrad, especially since I got the second year renewal from the PAD in Germany after my first year of service.

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2 hours ago, Horb said:

Well it's gonna snow a ton Tuesday so the offices will most likely be closed.

Fingers crossed for Monday then! Hard to imagine here in sunny CA that it's still snowing other places, lol.

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12 minutes ago, maelia8 said:

Having the ETA Fulbright in advance of applying for a PhD really helped my application in comparison to my stats right out of undergrad, especially since I got the second year renewal from the PAD in Germany after my first year of service.

Another helpful comment. Thank you, I am also hopeful that my year in Hungary could be extended. It is an option, I don't know how candidates are selected to stay an extra year, but if I go I'll be aiming for that!  Now if I could find out my status...

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13 minutes ago, maelia8 said:

Having the ETA Fulbright in advance of applying for a PhD really helped my application in comparison to my stats right out of undergrad, especially since I got the second year renewal from the PAD in Germany after my first year of service.

This is why I said some fields, just to clarify. In mine, it wouldn't help much because it isn't viewed as being as rigorous a program, as self directed a program, and as academic a program as the other two. Obviously this depends on field or school. It can vary widely. I just heard from quite a few academics that the ETA isn't viewed as being ad prestigious or connected as the full grants.

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14 minutes ago, maelia8 said:

Fingers crossed for Monday then! Hard to imagine here in sunny CA that it's still snowing other places, lol.

My gut says Wednesday, especially if Tuesday is closed out by snow.

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