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    Loujoelou reacted to SwelSeal in Anybody else applying to a PhD straight out of undergrad?   
    I just started my PhD right out of undergrad. I do think that those who have done a masters are slightly ahead, but only by a little. People say the difference evens out after the first couple years.
    But I have some advice for applications. Look at the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program. If you're competitive and have good advisors now, I would try to apply now (it's due the week of Oct 22), and if you don't get it, you can apply again once you're in a program.
    Best of luck!
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    Loujoelou reacted to Hope.for.the.best in Anybody else applying to a PhD straight out of undergrad?   
    I applied and did my PhD straight out of undergrad (now a postdoc). Yes, many students have been working in the lab as research assistants for a while, which means they have more research experiences, but you will catch up eventually. Don't worry about being younger than most students. Doing a PhD requires a lot of time commitment and it can be challenging to fit that in when you also have family commitments like young children. So it is actually an advantage to do a PhD earlier in your life. 
    I am happy to talk more about my experience if you are interested 
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    Loujoelou reacted to Ronnygeologist in Fulbright 2018-2019   
    Hi all, I enjoy reading this thread and would like to connect with all great people in this room! I got a 2018 Fulbright Thai Graduate Scholarship and will pursue my PhD in Paleoceanography at Texas A&M University starting this 2018 Fall. I am so excited as this will be my first time to live abroad. I am looking forward to exploring every opportunities that await. So, should you have any recommendation for me to live in the US, or even specifically at College Station, it will be my pleasure.
    Also, if anyone of you is interested in coming to teach English in Thailand, I am more than happy to keep in touch.
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    Loujoelou reacted to TheMightyQuinn in Fulbright 2018-2019   
    Glad to meet another Australian semifinalist! I'd be affiliating with the University of Melbourne. What about you?
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    Loujoelou got a reaction from TheMightyQuinn in Fulbright 2018-2019   
    Hey! I have no idea, but am glad to see a fellow potential Australian Fulbrighter! Congratulations on being a semifinalist. I am a semifinalist for the open study/research award myself. What university/city would you be affiliated with?
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    Loujoelou reacted to ASemiPatientSemiFinalist in Fulbright 2018-2019   
    The Italian committee be like:

        I be like:

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    Loujoelou reacted to jbconnor in Fulbright 2018-2019   
    Come on guys, move to slack so we don't have to deal with fake notifications messing with our emotions and reverting the chat all the time.
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    Loujoelou reacted to Tactopoda in Fulbright 2018-2019   
    Hi all! Recently made an account. Any other semi-finalists for study/research in South Korea? 
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    Loujoelou reacted to maicafe14 in Fulbright 2018-2019   
    Finalist for the Fulbright to Belgium!
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    Loujoelou reacted to Maverick_88 in Fulbright 2018-2019   
    Congrats! Since Luxembourg and Belgium do orientation together, I will see you in Brussels
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    Loujoelou reacted to Maverick_88 in Fulbright 2018-2019   
    I did. Finalist for Fulbright Research to Luxembourg. I received the email yesterday at 5:41PM EST.
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    Loujoelou reacted to Maverick_88 in Fulbright 2018-2019   
    Just received an email that I am a finalist for Research in Luxembourg ?
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    Loujoelou reacted to Maverick_88 in Fulbright 2018-2019   
    That was the first thing I did...lol
    I hope good news is coming for the rest of you
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    Loujoelou reacted to dbookworm in Fulbright 2018-2019   
    Longtime lurker, semi-finalist for country in Central Asia, had my interview last week and felt decent about it! It's my second time applying and I was an alternate last time, so I'm really hoping to get it! Sending lots of good wishes to everyone applying, hopefully they're punctual with their notifications.
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    Loujoelou reacted to emopeacock in Critical Language Scholarship 2018   
    Accepted for Turkish!!!!!  I’m in the middle of class and started losing it while the teacher talked about STI’s. 
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    Loujoelou reacted to hflynn927 in Fulbright 2018-2019   
    Just made an account to reply to you. I’m an undergraduate semifinalist for Japan. Feel free to PM me! 
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    Loujoelou reacted to Samye23 in Fulbright 2018-2019   
    Just got accepted into my PhD program with funding! Yay!! I am eagerly awaiting my Fulbright notification so I send them my final decision...what are y'all's other options if the Fulbright results don't turn out as we are hoping it will?
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    Loujoelou reacted to breemartini in Fulbright 2018-2019   
    Hi all!
    I had my transcripts physically mailed (since my college does not offer "official" electronic transcripts), and I was freaking out a little bit since I haven't received notification by either Fulbright or my home institution's transcript tracking service that my documents reached their destination. As you all (hopefully) know, today (Feb. 20th) was the deadline for Fulbright to receive transcripts. I called this morning, and the woman who answered looked up my name and let me know that while my transcript hasn't been processed yet, "there is no reason to worry," and that a potential holdup with transcript processing/receiving is not cause for disqualification. She said they have received thousands of documents, and they they are definitely bogged down. Just thought I'd share for those who sent out physical transcripts as well!
    Best of luck to everyone! 
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    Loujoelou reacted to Strangefox in Very Very Stupid Question   
    When I write "POI" I mean "Person of Interest" - not sure about other forumers
    I guess sometimes once you get into a program your Person of Interest may transform into Person Oppressing Imagination
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    Loujoelou reacted to RM_USMC in Fulbright 2018-2019   
    Hi All
    Finally broke down and made this account once I found out I'm a semi-finalist for a Spain ETA -- good luck to everyone in the finalist stages!
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    Loujoelou reacted to ibette in Fulbright 2018-2019   
    Hi everyone! 
    I wanted to come in and share a quick thing for those who will receive the Research Grant next cycle. It seems like Fulbright provides "Research Enhancement Seminars" every year in a specific world region. This year it was in my region (Western Hemisphere). They e-mailed 5-6 countries Fulbright commissions for a call of research papers and if you happen to submit your current project and get accepted, ECA flies you to the host country to present your current paper/project and get peer-critique from fellow Fulbrighters from the region as well as an expert in the field. It seems like a mini-conference to help publish your Fulbright work and network. Given that, our Fulbright commission notified us in November about this opportunity and Jan 15 they gave us the paper submission guidelines which was due on Feb 1st. I just wanted to share this in case some of you are interested and happen to be in next years region of choice for the enhancement seminar (and you can start preparing your timelines).  Seminars are usually in the 7-8th month of the grant. It caught a lot of us off guard and some people had already made prior commitments so I wanted to share this in case you want to keep a look out for next year's seminar. 
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    Loujoelou reacted to thepictureisstill in Fulbright 2018-2019   
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    Loujoelou reacted to savay in Fulbright 2018-2019   
    I was on my way to a RPDR All Stars viewing party because I, like probably all of us, needed something to take my mind of off this thing -- and then as I was getting on the bus I severely sprained my ankle. So now I'm at home, with frozen vegetables for company, and nothing but time to anxiously google fulbrighter blogs and incessantly check embark/email/the spreadsheet.
    tomorrow will get here soon, I hope
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    Loujoelou reacted to iDance in Fulbright 2018-2019   
    Anyone else feel like Heihei from Moana when he realizes he's on the boat? 
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    Loujoelou reacted to Caraluna in Fulbright 2018-2019   
    Hello all, 
     I just want to let everyone know that Mexico has just sent out emails to let semi-finalists know about Skype interviews. I am thrilled to hear such great news and hope you all will also hear something soon! Whether or not you get it, just remember that it's an honor to simply apply! You'll end up right where you're supposed to be. Keep in mind that life has a funny way of surprising us and giving us opportunities when we least expect them. 
    Best of luck!!! 
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