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    Sociocultural Anthropology

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  1. vmassie

    Wenner Gren 2017

    @daykid me too *fingers crossed*
  2. vmassie

    Fulbright Hays DDRA 2017-2018

    Update: I was just notified that I've moved from alternate to principal status.
  3. vmassie

    Wenner Gren 2017

    Did anyone here happen to have applied for the May 1 deadline? Or does anyone know if there is a separate thread for the people who submitted apps for the May 1, 2017 deadline? Just trying to keep tabs on when to expect they send the final round of notification.s
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    Fulbright Hays DDRA 2017-2018

    @EndoftheLine honestly I haven't learned much. Mostly that if I don't hear anything, it's likely a no. And it sounds like, while the official date is October 10, we'll probably be notified about the status of the app by the end of the month. I have no idea about rank and alternate status, or if DoE even makes that available to campus coordinators. Where is your work based?
  5. vmassie

    Fulbright Hays DDRA 2017-2018

    Unfortunately, I think so. I was just speaking to my campus coordinator about what to expect as an alternate, and it sounds like the case with Fulbright is that no answer is a no. =(
  6. vmassie

    Fulbright Hays DDRA 2017-2018

    I received a personal email from my university coordinator yesterday (UC Berkeley). For better or worse, I'm one of the folks who is in limbo as an alternate. My area is Sociocultural Anthropology and Science & Technology Studies, and my field site is Cameroon.
  7. vmassie

    "safety" schools

    I completely agree with what everyone has said. You can maybe have a personal back-up list (i.e. you can rank the programs you apply to based on professors you would most like to work with, resources, geographic location, etc.). But there is no general "safety" school, which is a major difference in the approach to graduate admissions in comparison to undergraduate admissions. And in all honesty, my "safety" school was the program that actually rejected me.
  8. vmassie

    Made a mistake?

    You're right. I think the problem is that I'm a perfectionist, which heightens the "buyer's remorse."
  9. vmassie

    Made a mistake?

    Hi everyone, So we're finally in the post April 15th decision deadline. I made my decision a week before but now, after reading a few articles yesterday, I'm worried that I made a mistake. Is that normal?
  10. vmassie

    NSF GRFP 2010-2011

    It means you got it. The same thing happened to me. Congrats!
  11. vmassie

    NSF GRFP 2010-2011

    True story.
  12. vmassie

    NSF GRFP 2010-2011

    This is killing me. I want to know...but then I don't. I wish I hadn't found this thread, but it's also a bit cathartic to know there are other anxious people in the world.

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