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    Interwar pacific world international history; Japan; British Dominions; British Empire; Japanese language
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    PhD History (hopeful)

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  1. Also thought about this after reading up on the Frank Knox Fellowship. I did see at least one recent recipient listed who was in history (a program that guarantees funding) - I think I might email them, actually. Did you learn anything?
  2. Canadian aiming at US PhD programs (2020 start) here. Fullbright Canada has me all confused. I can take the award (15k usd) to the American institution I list in my application (enter three in a dropdown, maybe list more in the actual written part itself?) -- I get that part, except maybe if I get in only somewhere I didn't list in my application. The problem is I am planning on applying to maybe 8 or more schools. Should I just append a list in the SOP? Maybe in a footnote? Also, the deadline is Nov. 15 which is causing me some troubles. Some schools aren't due for a month or more after that. What's more, I actually have plans to meet with POIs sometime likely AFTER Nov 15 but before those schools' deadlines. But Fullbright Canada asks for proof that your application has been submitted by Nov 15 for their internal deadline. Do all the Canadian applicants deal with this every year? Good luck to everyone.
  3. Jason Dittmer's Diplomatic Material: Affect, Assemblage, and Foreign Policy, Philip Roth's Portnoy's Complaint (hilarious), and a work on Global History (Historiography) in Japan by an amazing prof at Tokyo University named Haneda Masashi.
  4. Is there a reason for that? Maybe I will try to make a copy out of the changelogs.
  5. Was the document culled to reflect only 2018 offers? The chart is much, much shorter than I remember.
  6. I would be careful when explaining Japanese immigration laws as 'favorable.'
  7. If you take a MEXT scholarship, getting into a Japanese uni get much easier. How about TouDai? You get full ride and guaranteed stipend for the duration of your programme - it carries through from an MA to a PhD, both of which the university would have you complete. The MEXT application process includes a research proposal. Apply for it through a JP embassy in your home country. There is also the 'university route,' but that is a little more complicated and the particulars seem more of the 'case-by-case' variety. Alternatively, where did you have in mind?
  8. You would have to write the entrance examination, in addition to all the steps of obtaining MEXT. If you can make it through all the rounds though, the security is unmatched -- the scholarship continues for the duration of your studies in Japan and is automatically extended if you move on from MA to PhD. Moreover, you are given up two years as a 'research student' to prepare for those entrance exams while taking advantage of affiliation with that institution. I would add to @hirosh's post that an 'in' with your prof can help big time on the entrance process. At another national university, for example, the interview provides a great opportunity to make your case to your supervisor and a few other faculty members. This might allow you to make up for a weak showing on paper. It's all about who you know.
  9. I will add h-net to this to create the perfect combo of self-updating info-feeds. Even a quick glance while on the train, in line at the bank, etc, can spark a future interest or opportunity! Good post @AP
  10. I am very glad that this thread enticed so many great comments. Thanks a lot for your opinions, everyone.
  11. Thanks for the input guys. I'm gravitating towards academia.org so its not really an issue of time. I guess I was just waiting for someone to say that its sort of arrogant to put a cv up that shows your scholarships/etc while still in a department with your peers. Then again, I quit making friends ages ago ...
  12. I have been thinking through the pros and cons of having your CV up online (on your private homepage or academia.edu, for example) as a current grad student. Is there a good time and a bad time to do this? What does everyone think? Is your CV out there already or are you keeping on your hard-drive, only sending it out when necessary, at least until that PhD is conferred. . . ?
  13. There seem to be only about 10 schools in all of North America that have paid for access as of yet. None of them are in Montreal. I am done in a few months and it would take farrr too long to have my library begin the process of purchasing access right now. And you are right about ILL - the problem is, citations I have as entry points are old as hell and vague at best. I would need to browse. Anyway, thought I would throw a line out.
  14. I was wondering if someone might offer me their assistance in accessing the Japan Times archive. This is a relatively new archive (found here) that only a small number of American universities have purchased access to. Please PM me if you feel generous enough to offer me your library account -- if, of course, your library is one of the few who has subscribed (Yale, Princeton, University of Iowa all seem to have). A shot in the dark, I know. Worth a short nonetheless! Thanks
  15. One thing I never really understood - that is 41 institution wide, right? Does that mean everyone is ranked within the institution on a single 'list.' I always thought that the departments themselves doled them out ... Anyone got any clues? ex: A PoliSci applicant is offered and declines. Does someone waitlisted in EngLit move up one or does a waitlisted PoliSci application move ...?
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