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DCTXK

Ford Foundation Predoctoral fellowship 2017

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I'm starting this forum for those who applied to the for fellowships predoctoral competition. If you want, comment with your field and standing (e.g. Non starred, first year etc)! 

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Hey! 

First time applicant here, my field is Bioarchaeology - joint between biological anthropology and archaeology. 

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Second time applicant, first year PhD student in human-centered computing
 

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Well, today is the last day to upload supplemental material. How is everybody feeling about their applications? @bposadas What did you change about you app from the first time you applied? 

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First time applying as well. I think it is a long shot at this stage in my career but I will be satisfied if I at least get honorable mention.

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On 1/10/2017 at 9:20 AM, DCTXK said:

Well, today is the last day to upload supplemental material. How is everybody feeling about their applications? @bposadas What did you change about you app from the first time you applied? 

I changed the whole thing...

When I first applied, I was a master's student in one discipline preparing for a PhD program in another. One of my weaknesses was that I didn't have enough guidance at the time to write a strong proposal in my new field. The other glaring weakness was that my master's adviser wrote one of my letters. At the time, he and I had a falling out and he knew nothing about my new field. One of the reviewers actually mentioned how I need to share my essays with my letter writers so they would know what I wanted to do... which I had done... that's how much he didn't know about my new field. 

I actually got pretty good reviews, just not enough to get anything. That's one tip I learned, if you don't get it, ask for the reviews immediately after its announced so you can address the issues and try again.

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First time applicant here too!! I am happy everything is in, but the waiting game will be a struggle.

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15 hours ago, dillwithit said:

First time applicant here too!! I am happy everything is in, but the waiting game will be a struggle.

If it helps, I got my notice last year around March 30th. So only 2 1/2 months to go!

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The website says April 2017 is when the notifications go out.

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First time applicant. I'm currently a first year PhD student in Informatics.

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Third year grad student in Genetics & Genomics program at University of Florida (6-7 yr PhD program); first time applying....Good luck everyone!

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Now that I have heard back from most of the programs I applied to, it's time to start angsting about my fellowship applications.  First time applicant, Sociology

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Well, I guess we are all about one month away from the news. Hopefully everyone on this thread gets good news. 

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Hello! Yes, @Sasha Genius, angsting is a good word for it, haha. I'm a second year Education/Writing student, so this is my last chance. What programs are you considering?

I hope we all hear good news too, @DCTXK!

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Hey everyone!

New to the forum, first year PhD student in Anthropology and first-time applicant as well -- best of luck to everyone! 

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Hi all!

First year applicant. Been accepted to start PhD in astrophysics/astrostatistics/astroinformatics. I'm just ready to get the results. Applied in November, upload all docs in January. I'm tired of waiting.

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Well, everyone, today I tried to look at my application and wasn't able to. I think this is a sign that its getting close to "that" time!

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On 3/15/2017 at 8:25 AM, DCTXK said:

Well, everyone, today I tried to look at my application and wasn't able to. I think this is a sign that its getting close to "that" time!

Seconded! Are we finding out before April 15?

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On 3/15/2017 at 8:25 AM, DCTXK said:

Well, everyone, today I tried to look at my application and wasn't able to. I think this is a sign that its getting close to "that" time!

Same here!

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9 hours ago, Kaede said:

Seconded! Are we finding out before April 15?

I don't know. But I do know that on last year's thread people started finding out on the 29th of March. Hopefully this year will be the same. 

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On 1/31/2017 at 3:33 PM, GatorGrad2020 said:

Third year grad student in Genetics & Genomics program at University of Florida (6-7 yr PhD program); first time applying....Good luck everyone!

Go Gators! Hopefully we can add two new fellows to UF! :D

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I also applied; PhD in ethics with a focus on interreligious cooperation and political responsibility. I'm in the first year of my program, but still have a few left. Also, first-time applicant too. Curious to see what shot I really have at this - guess we'll all find out soon!

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