CageFree Posted July 24, 2014 Share Posted July 24, 2014 (edited) I find myself struggling to write the personal statement portion for my Fulbright application (this is the one for US students going abroad to conduct research). I'm trying to avoid talking about my project directly, since that's what the Statement of Grant Purpose is supposed to do. I am a historian. My parents were born in the country I study, and we moved there when I was young, though I have been back in the United States since I was a teenager. My research is not in any way connected to any family relations. I am not sure whether I should focus more on a) how I became interested in what I'm researching, or b )how my connection to the country in question makes me a potentially good 'ambassador,' so to speak. I have what I would call a binational identity, and I think that would be an interesting angle/theme, but my research is not at all about that. Ideally, I'd combine the two, but we only have one page to write. My question is whether I should focus on a) or b ), or whether I'm just approaching this the wrong way altogether. Edited July 24, 2014 by CageFree Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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