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  1. Dear All, I applied PhD programs in Economics however, I will probably not get accepted due to lack of research experience. So I would like to start preparing for next year, any suggestion where to find pre doctoral fellowships? Thank you D.
  2. Hi everyone, I applied for the Davis Fellowship to study French at the summer intensive language program at the Middlebury Institute in Monterey. The application just closed a few days ago so I was just wondering if anyone else applied for it as well! 馃
  3. Has anyone heard back from the American Academy in Rome (AAR) about acceptance/ rejection decisions re: the 2020 Rome Prize? The interviews for the "Humanities" applicants were supposed to be on February 24 but I never heard anything. Probably bad news... Any insight would be appreciated. Even timelines from last year? Thanks!
  4. Hey everyone, I was thinking of applying to the Fr茅d茅ric Bastiat Fellowship offered by the mercatus centre of George Mason University. Does anyone have an idea about this fellowship? I checked online but there was limited info available regarding this.Except their official page and 1-2 interviews of former students there's barely anything.I'd like to know your opinion about the fellowship and the acceptance rate if you have an idea!! i would appreciate anything on this thank you all!!
  5. Hi all- I have been following this forum for a long time so very excited to post! I am 25, originally from NYC/NJ, currently living in San Diego, CA working in biopharmaceutical advertising. I did AmeriCorps right after I graduated from college and served as a high school English teacher in the South Bronx. I also worked all throughout high school and college as a camp counselor. I am so excited to be (hopefully) returning to the field of social justice. I hope to concentrate in Children and Families with a Clinical pathway (based on what the programs I apply to are offering). I applied to Columbia on November 29th and received an email today encouraging me to apply to a fellowship. I am wondering if anybody else who applied has received something like this? Just curious if it means anything...it involved education, which I clearly expressed interest in in my application, but is more global whereas I am hoping to serve within NYC. Just for kicks, here are the schools I am applying to: Columbia- Applied November 29th for ED Boston U- Applying by Jan 10 for ED NYU- Applying by Jan 10 for ED Hunter- Applying by Feb 1 for ED UT Austin- Applying by Jan 15th (regular deadline) Michigan - Applying by March 1 for ED I am also considering Rutgers 馃檪 Thanks and good luck to all!
  6. I was wondering if anyone that has been accepted to the English PhD program at Texas A&M received any information on fellowships nominations? I received an offer with stipend and all on Feb 4th, but I鈥檝e received better offers and now I鈥檓 just waiting to see if they will offer a fellowship or not. This is a top choice for me because of location and faculty , but the stipend is half compared to another more prestigious offer I鈥檝e received.
  7. Hi All, I'm pretty bad at navigating this site so forgive me if this thread already exists for 2018 but I've been looking at a 2015 edition of this thread and it seemed really helpful so I figured I'd start one for this year. I'm currently trying to decide between: Rutgers: Interdisciplinary. 2 years. full ride. possibility of GA positions worth 7k a semester. #20 in US News Rankings (don't know how they do these but...) University of Florida: Arts + Technology. 3 years. full ride. 22k/year teaching fellowship (20 hrs/wk). #82 in US News. USC: New Genres. 2 years. Waiting to hear back on funding. #69 in US News. Florida State University: Interdisciplinary. 3 years. full ride. 8k/year teaching fellowship (10 hrs/wk) #69 in US News. I'm currently pretty stuck between Rutgers and UF. It's hard to ignore Rutger's stature and proximity to NY but it's also hard to ignore 22k/year in Gainesville, Florida (this would feel like a fortune) and the added bonus of a 3 year program with lots of individual attention. Any input on either the specific programs or just best modes of thinking for identifying the right school would be super appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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    Ross Fellowship

    One of my schools has offered me a Ross fellowship. The main "rules" seem to be that: - You don't teach the first year, but you teach subsequent years (cool by me) - You have to take at least 9 hours of classes during the long semesters, and 6 hours of classes in the summer. If you don't take classes in the summer, you don't get paid for the summer months (fair). Of course, I'm full of questions: Is there any tension/drama between people who have TAships, versus fellowships? Am I opening myself up to be, I dunno, ostracized? Is it something that looks good on one's CV, or is it not "important" enough to go on there? Do most programs offer enough classes during the summer that there are 6 hours of summer courses available? Is there a reason *not* to take classes during the summer? I'd rather get done with coursework and go onto the dissertation sooner rather than later.
  9. Hey guys and gals, I've recently been accepted for a Masters in Columbia University, but due to personal issues I wasn't able to find the additional time to apply to their internal fellowships and funding. Now that everything is right again in life and I have some time to take a breather, I realize it's already past most fellowship deadlines. Under the eventuality that nothing is available at all, I'd be able to pool basically every cent of my savings and make it work with student loans, but I'd rather not have that much debt if I can help it. Wondering if any of you know of any that are still open to this date? If not, could anyone suggest a good place to start searching myself? So far, I've looked into public databases but the process of looking at each individual grant and seeing if it fits my particular situation is rather time-consuming. Is there no better and more efficient way to do this? Also, is it common for graduate students to complete their studies without any internal or external grants in the U.S.? (My undergraduate tuition was less than 2000CAD for a semester so I could easily afford everything with a part-time job.) Here's a few circumstance-specific details: I am Canadian I identify as a woman I will be studying International history, specifically US-China-Japan relations
  10. I have received what I am pretty sure is an internal fellowship for my first year with no required work. I think I can TA if I want but I wouldn't have to and the fellowship is big enough for me to live on. In the remaining years I will work as a TA or RA with relative funding security. I would assume that 3 years of TAing would be enough for the academic job market and not working would be less stressful and give me the flexibility to work on research. It also includes a scholarship with I think I receive in addition to a waiver for years 2-4. It's my best financial offer so far and no work requirements seem really nice. The first year coursework at this institution is pretty intense and I was concerned about my ability to handle it, but if I don't have to work I would definitely be able to study enough to pass the first year exam. Is there any downside to missing a year of TA experience when I have the flexibility to work on research that is somewhat time sensitive and focus on coursework?
  11. So this post is predicated on me getting things that aren't set in stone yet, so its more of a hypothetical at this point. I want to go to a Geography Ph.D. program, but one where I can also focus on Gender Studies. There is one program that is a dual Ph.D. in Geography and Women's and Gender Studies, which I haven't heard back yet, but I feel really good about it. However, I definitively got accepted to another program which is less prestigious and they also nominated me for a university-wide fellowship and their department is raising their GA stipends. The second program, I would only be able to get a Women's and Gender Studies Certificate, which would enable me to do the same level of teaching a dual degree would, but I'm not sure which one I would go with, especially if it just comes down to money and areas the universities are in. What would you do in this scenario? Is there something I'm not considering (apart from I haven't actually been accepted yet at the first place which will 100% solve this problem, lol)?
  12. Hey everyone! I've been thinking about applying to the 2018 batch of this fellowship. I'm a first year PhD student at a state university (Ohio State University), but I have an MS degree from the University of Chicago and have gone for internships at UW-Madison and ETH-Zurich. My GPA is around 3.5. On the one hand I feel like applying, but on the other hand I feel like I don't stand a chance (it seems like most recipients are enrolled in higher-tier institutions). I know no one can tell me whether I would be awarded or not, but I was wondering if you could shed some light on what you honestly think my chances are... Thanks in advance for any feedback you can provide! Hey everyone! I've been thinking about applying to the 2018 batch of this fellowship. I'm a first year PhD student at a state university (Ohio State University), but I have an MS degree from the University of Chicago and have gone for internships at UW-Madison and ETH-Zurich. My GPA is around 3.5. On the one hand I feel like applying, but on the other hand I feel like I don't stand a chance (it seems like most recipients are enrolled in higher-tier institutions). I know no one can tell me whether I would be awarded or not, but I was wondering if you could shed some light on what you honestly think my chances are... Thanks in advance for any feedback you can provide!
  13. NRC Research Associateship Programs The National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine offers postdoctoral and senior research awards on behalf of 23 U.S. federal research agencies and affiliated institutions with facilities at over 100 locations throughout the U.S. and abroad. We are actively seeking highly qualified candidates including recent doctoral recipients and senior researchers. Applications are accepted during 4 annual review cycles (with deadlines of February 1, May 1, August 1, November 1). Awardees have the opportunity to: 路 conduct independent research in an area compatible with the interests of the sponsoring laboratory 路 devote full-time effort to research and publication 路 access the excellent and often unique facilities of the federal research enterprise 路 collaborate with leading scientists and engineers at the sponsoring laboratories Benefits of an NRC Research Associateship award include: 路 1 year award, renewable for up to 3 years 路 Stipend ranging from $45,000 to $80,000, higher for senior researchers 路 Health insurance, relocation benefits, and professional travel allowance DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE Applicants should hold, or anticipate receiving, an earned doctorate in science or engineering. Degrees from universities abroad should be equivalent in training and research experience to a degree from a U.S. institution. Some awards are open to foreign nationals as well as to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. ABOUT THE EMPLOYER The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine鈥檚 Fellowships Office has conducted the NRC Research Associateship Programs in cooperation with sponsoring federal laboratories and other research organizations approved for participation since 1954. Through national competitions, the Fellowships Office recommends and makes NRC Research Associateship awards to outstanding postdoctoral and senior scientists and engineers for tenure as guest researchers at participating laboratories. A limited number of opportunities are available for support of graduate students in select fields. For more information or to apply visit the NRC Research Associateship Programs.
  14. Hi guys... In American universities, does sending an application makes me considered for fellowships automatically, or does one have to submit additional material or requests to be considered for fellowships?
  15. Can anyone clarify or explain to me how NSF fellowships work in conjuction with receiving department funding? I've been interested in applying for a NSF fellowship but I'm not sure when I should be doing so. This would really help me a alot and hopefully others!
  16. Hi! I'm curious if anyone in a clinical program has applied for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, especially with the recent changes. This is the relevent info from their application materials: Individuals are not eligible to apply if they will be enrolled in an area of graduate study focused on clinical practice, for example, counseling, social work, as well as patient-oriented research, epidemiological and medical behavioral studies, outcomes research and health services research. Ineligible clinical studies include investigations to provide evidence leading to a scientific basis for consideration of a change in health policy or standard of care, and includes pharmacologic, non-pharmacologic, and behavioral interventions for disease prevention, prophylaxis, diagnosis, or therapy. Graduate study focused on community and other population-based medical intervention trials are also ineligible. I've had mixed advice from mentors: some say you can get around this by applying with a super "general science" research program, and others say its not worth it. What's the deal? Should I just stick with NIMH/NIH fellowships?
  17. Hi all, I wanted to know if there are any scholarships available for someone on the following masters program: Masters of Science, Forensic and Biological Anthropology Track. I found a few, but would like to expand my options. Thank you and good luck to you all!!!
  18. Probably quite clear from the title: Where should I be looking for additional fellowships for funding to attend graduate school in the United States as an international student? I've already been accepted, and I have been awarded some stipends by the school. However, if I can, I would like to be able to apply for a few others in order to better my quality of life as a student who cannot work outside of the institution.
  19. Does anyone know anything about the selection process for university-wide fellowships, or has anyone been selected for one and had some light shed on how they were chosen? I read a paper on the use of the GRE in this process (found here) and I'm mostly interested in this quotation: "To tell the truth, it is basically a GRE competition." (Referring to the final selection of fellows by a grad school committee.) How true is this in general? I know selection will vary from school to school (the study above was only conducted across 9 schools), but I wonder if the GRE plays more of a role in the outcome than a lot of schools care to admit. P.S. - Sorry for the spam in this forum resulting from yesterday's "blackout."
  20. Hi. I have an invisible disability that involves a chronic health condition and a language processing disability. This recent fall, I started my graduate program at a new university. The university is an R1type university in Canada. Moving to a new place meant I had to adjust to a new health care system and wait in line for a new specialist, which I have yet to see till today. The wait line at student health services was also very long (7 weeks for a new appointment). Long story short, I have been struggling terribly. The stress of a new program and such has also left me sick most of the beginning of the first term. (Note that my disability allows me to have the standard accommodations in place like a tape recorder and extra time for exams, but it doesn't address the actual realities of my situation.) Every day in class and lab has been a terrible uphill climb for me. As I missed a bunch of work at the beginning, I spent an inordinate amount of time playing catch up. Of course by then, a lot of other work started to pile up and i was behind again necessitating more catch up. It was a vicious cycle. I felt like the stupidest person in class as I constantly feel like I'm in a fog from the lack of sleep, my speech is affected because of my disability, and I'm just stressed out, period. It doesn't help that my classes are taught by different professors every day. They call on me in class and I struggle to talk on the spot due to my language disability. I am terrified of approaching my profs because it feels like I will be telling the entire faculty (because classes are taught by a different prof every day) about my problem by the end of the year and I will be known as the stupid student. Being new, I also don't know whom I can trust yet. My new supervisor is great but she is only tangentially related to my program and I don't know if she would appreciate playing "mommy" to personal issues when I really should be able to figure this out. And so I spend so much time studying "extra" hoping that I will be "extra familiar" with the material that when they call on me I can by-pass my language disability and answer them (I can't but I try). That, of course, just means I spend more time stressing, less time sleeping, and digging myself deeper into the hole I'm already in. Has anyone been in this "I really should know how to deal with this better by now" situations? When I was an undergrad, I had the opportunity to get to know my profs and could explain my disability to them. The problem with the way my current doctoral program is structured just makes this so much more difficult. Also I am worried how performing badly so early on in the program is gonna affect my chances of applying for fellowships? (I have a very strong undergraduate GPA and publications) Will the department think they made a mistake admitting me? I will be applying for fellowships in the summer and will have to impress my department before I can get to the university competition. How will a bad first term affect me? And if you're wondering, yes, I'm terribly tired from this horrible term and just overwhelmingly stressed and sleep-deprived. Thank you. Edit: I know this post falls under several sections such as "The bank" and "Coursework, advising, and exams." Apologies if this should have gone there instead!
  21. I applied to a doctoral program in Louisiana. I love it to death, and gladly would go except the funding is very low. Especially coming from Texas, the funding for students here is over 2x the amount. I have talked to students in grad school in LA but I really don't want to accrue a large amount of federal loans. Does anyone have any ideas of the funding options in the state?
  22. I recently got my acceptance into my first program Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey! They have great funding for Peace Corps and other service organization vets. I have no such background, just non-profit work. They offered me $5,000 per semester or $20,000 total for all four semesters. Is that typical at MIIS? Has anyone had success asking for more in the past?
  23. I am applying to a few MA programs in education (educational technology, to be exact), and a few of the applications require short answers (1500 characters max). For example, in the scholarship portion of the Columbia app, it asks: Have you worked or volunteered in your anticipated program of study? If yes, please provide the details (e.g. teaching, event support, other jobs). If there are other pertinent aspects of your previous academic work and/or work you plan on doing in the future that you would like to share, please feel free to add this information. Are the answers to these questions meant to be mini essays, or simply where I list my experience? I would be happy to explain myself more than I already have in my SOP, but I don't want to bore or annoy the admission committee by repeating any information. Does anyone know the purpose of these short answers? What are admissions committees looking for here?
  24. One of my application asks, "Have you applied for or been awarded a government, foundation, or private fellowship?," following the standard "Please list any honors you have received (such as Dean鈥檚 list, placement in national competitions, etc.)." What do you guys think?: Does the fellowships question pertain to previous fellowships awarded and completed, or those obtained for future graduate studies, to which you're now applying? I ask because as an undergraduate, I was awarded a fellowship toward my thesis research, but I'd previously been listing that under the "please list any honors" section. Now I'm a little turned around as to where I should list that information... Thanks in advance!
  25. Dear all, I am posting this because I am starting to understand that even if I do get into a Ph.D. program, their funding and stipend might not guarantee that I will live "comfortably" (as in can survive without too many sacrifices). From some of your posts, I also understand that funding varies and since my "GPA" and GREs are not the most competitive, I might not receive something that survivable (provided I am offered admission somewhere -- if the mighty gods of the adcomm hear me and think I lack modesty and prudence). Parallel to my googling this stuff, I thought I could try and ask for help from actual people. - does it happen that a candidate is admitted to a program but the funding is not enough for living expenses (rent, food, food, food, food - food - etc.)? - as I said, I am starting to understand that I shouldn't rely on the program/school's funding alone, and should actually be sniffing around for outside awards: do I understand correctly? Are there any incompatibilities between outside fundings and program funding that I should be aware of? - are the awards the same as grants? Like grants for vegetarians, grants for women, grants for people with two big toes... (no offense, I think toes are awesome) This would be the only questions for now. Since it's all obscure, I don't really know what to ask yet. Thanks ! NB: I am not a toe fetish. Again, no offense.
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