Horb

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About Horb

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    Literature, Music, Soccer, and German.
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    Fulbright Research Grant to Germany

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  1. Fulbright 2017-2018

    CONGRATS!
  2. Fulbright 2017-2018

    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.
  3. Fulbright 2017-2018

    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.
  4. Fulbright 2017-2018

    I'm 25 and won a Fulbright. Age does not matter all. There are people in their 40s who win.
  5. Fulbright 2018-2019

    I found the Fulbright website to be pretty useful for this: "The affiliation letter should indicate the author’s willingness to work with you on the intended project and it should speak to the feasibility and validity of what is being proposed. The letter should also indicate any additional resources or contacts that the adviser can provide to support the work."
  6. Fulbright 2018-2019

    Things they should include: What your work is Why it is exciting How it fits with their research What resources they can provide (office space, lab equipment, library access, etc.) Your plan for meeting That'll help get you a strong letter.
  7. Fulbright 2018-2019

    Are you applying for the open grant? Because all partnership awards are for study. The acceptance rate is very low (more so than other countries). I was a semi finalist so if you questions pm me.
  8. Fulbright 2018-2019

    Yeah, GPA only matters if the poor grades are in necessary subjects (like you're doing an anthro project and all your anthro grades are, like, Cs and Ds). That is when it may make the committee pause.
  9. Fulbright 2017-2018

    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.
  10. Fulbright 2017-2018

    Did you apply at-large or through your school? Your school might have a record of it.
  11. DAAD Applicants for 2016-17

    I wouldn't celebrate until I get a DAAD official notification. I'm not a DAAD employee, so I can't answer your questions with any certainty.
  12. DAAD Applicants for 2016-17

    Yes.
  13. DAAD Applicants for 2016-17

    Read through previous posts and you'll find the answer. It usually means nothing.
  14. Taxes and fellowships

    Yeah, I think I pay, like, $4000 or something, and my state has rent deductions too!
  15. Taxes and fellowships

    It depends on how they are doing their withholdings, how much they are able to deduct, etc. I'd be shocked it someone making 32K is only paying 1000. Even when I was working retail at $8.25 an hour I was having 15-18% withheld, if not 20%. Also, big note: I'm not a tax professional by any means, but a quick google search suggests the following: For someone making under 75K, they would be taxed $1,855 plus 15% of the amount over $18,550. That is just for federal. State and local taxes would be taken out as well. Now, your friends might get a lot back if they have deductions, but maybe they mean after deductions they only pay $1000, but they should be "paying" more throughout the year? I'm not sure. I would just recommend budgeting 15% to pay for quarterly taxes.