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  1. Have you looked at Texas State University? They just started a PhD program in anthropology. Texas State not only has a body farm, but also has a fair amount of researchers in Mesoamerica. Most of the schools in Texas have researchers that do work in Belize on the Maya, if that is something that interests you. You can always PM me if you have questions!
  2. She said "about", so I'm sure there's leeway with that. Especially since I'm sure they're conscious of the April 15th deadline and how they factor into those decisions
  3. Hey y'all, I was just at a conference with the NSF head of my academic field, and she said that they were implementing a new computer system, so the application processing this year is running almost a month behind. Hope this helps!
  4. After many years of being on here, I've noticed iterations of this question every season! For those of you starting your search, you may find this helpful https://anthroacademic.wordpress.com/2019/03/14/__trashed/
  5. This is saying that 5.5% of TT positions came from foreign institutions in general meaning, multiple universities. 21% of American graduates land a TT job, but they also make up 94.5% of TT positions. So actually, odds are very slim for foreign PhDs, unless you are coming from an high ranking foreign university (e.g. Oxford, Cambridge, Kyoto, etc.). 5.6% of PhD hired came from Chicago alone. That's one university whose graduates make up 5.6% of all PhD's hired versus 5.5% of a bunch of foreign universities. That's insanely good because only a few people are graduating each year with their PhD
  6. Has anyone successfully applied for this? If so, did you receive a notification from your host scientist or JSPS first, and when did you hear back? Thanks!
  7. What do you mean by this? Does that mean that they offer you a TA/RA-ship each year? Because that is pretty standard for a PhD program. Unless you have a fellowship, there is no such thing as a straight up stipend, no strings attached. But, that being said, it's really up to you. If they aren't offering any funding, then you risk having to take out an exorbitant amount of student loans for the program, which in our field, is not worth it because the pay afterwards isn't great. If you really want to pursue this and you are okay with taking on a financial burden, then go for it! Another th
  8. Hi there @Sawdust&&Diamonds! It looks like you've gotten some great feedback. I actually just wrote a post about how to choose a graduate school, and though most of the stuff has been covered by the comments, you might find it helpful to look at! https://anthroacademic.wordpress.com/2019/03/01/how-to-choose-between-graduate-schools/
  9. Congrats on your amazing acceptance! Michigan is awesome. FWIW, Ann Arbor is one of the best cities you could be in for school (but I’m biased, it’s my alma mater). It has so many great restaurants, lots of events going on at any given time, and just a great energy from students that’s inspiring. If you have any questions about Ann Arbor, or the university itself, feel free to pm me
  10. Thank you for your insight, I just had no idea! I figure it's worth trying, otherwise I'll always wonder.
  11. So, I realized that I'm eligible to apply for GRFP (Woohoo!). However, I had a few questions, and hopefully someone in here can help! As far as intellectual merit goes, do they ask for your undergraduate and graduate transcripts? (I completed an MA, but it has been more than 2 years and I just started my PhD program last semester.) Would they weigh graduate GPA more heavily than the undergraduate GPA? My graduate GPA is excellent, but undergraduate... not so much. I just want to make sure they have a holistic review and don't immediately throw it out because of my old undergraduate GPA fr
  12. Hi! They don't do interviews, but they do invites for a campus tour. Also, they take longer than some of the other schools. So I wouldn't stress too much right now You'll probably hear in the next week or so
  13. Hi all, Just a quick note: I keep seeing users that end up deleting all of the data except around 5 universities. Please refrain from doing this, so everyone is able to see all of the data. If you want to add to the spreadsheet, please feel free to do so. Just don't delete existing data! Thank you
  14. Really??? I would have thought our packages would have been lower!
  15. FYI, Kent State also interviews. If you're not invited, you won't be admitted.
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