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June 11th, 2009

debsinenglish @ 03:34 pm: Fulbright Application to Germany
Hi All,

I am entering my 2nd year of an MA/PhD program in English Literature. I am applying for a Fulbright to Germany to study at Humboldt. i think I have a solid and compelling project, a 4.0 graduate GPA and excellent recommendations from academics who are very well known in Germany, who know me and my work very well.

My question is about the language requirement. I understand that for most European countries, language proficiency is required. Hwoever this does not seem to be the case for Germany. My German language skills are not good. I will be spending this summer there (on a fellowship at Humboldt University in Berlin), which I hope will improve things but I have had no formal coursework in Gemran. Will this hinder my application? Any comments or insights based on experience would be much appreciated! Also, if you have unrelated advice you would like to share, I would appreciate that as well.


June 5th, 2009

alwaysmoi @ 10:36 am: GPA
Hey guys!

To any past Fulbrighters or someone who knows a Fulbrighter---what was your/their GPA like? I've heard the standard "well, if you have excellent activities or leadership roles, you can still get the scholarship," but it seems that these days there are plenty of students who have a 4.0 GPA and fantastic activities/leadership experiences on their resumes. Also, is it a drawback to come from a smaller, private university?

For the record, I'm a dual major in meteorology and communication (minor in international relations), with a 3.76 GPA and a pretty good stack of internships/extracurriculars. So it's not exactly a low GPA, but neither is it brilliant----and I'm planning to apply for a Fulbright to the U.K. for 2010-2012, which I hear is one of the toughest countries to get.

Any advice, thoughts, or comments are appreciated!

January 19th, 2009

satine @ 12:42 am: 您好!!
Hi! Taiwan ETA with a Critical Language award applicant here. I'm terribly nervous and having graduated this past December all I have on my mind is this Fulbright... and the possibility of not getting it.

However, to those who have been accepted, I was wondering how many students prior have been awarded the scholarship in your school? Not only am I terribly nervous because my school was naive about the whole process, but also because my college has had only ONE Fulbright Scholar. And it was a grant won in 93-94 for some research project on metals in the Czech Republic. (My school has a very large Fine Arts department.)

In relation: do you think that the fact that my school has not had many grantees may work in my favor? I am a double major in Asian Studies and English. My GPA is decent (3.5) and I've studied abroad twice in China (for Mandarin), once was through a Fulbright Hayes. My school is confident in me, but then I am the largest skeptic and my school the largest optimist. (It's like they've never seen anyone driven before and is astonished by that factor. UGH.)

AH!! Just wanted to share the anxiety and agony of being a Fulbright applicant!! The limbo is killing me, there are 12 more days, and if I get past that...it sounds like two and half more months? I don't know how I'm going to survive! But I guess, good luck to us all!! 加油!

July 28th, 2008

euphoric1dr @ 11:01 am: questions for a fulbright neophyte
hi guys, i'm new to this community and i'm considering applying for an ETA grant for the next Fulbright year. I know I want to teach in East Asia, and I'm having trouble deciding between Vietnam and Korea. It seems as though Korea would be best because they accept about 80 ETA's, whereas in Vietnam they only accept about 10. But I'm not even sure if Vietnam accepts ETA's because it looks as though last year, no grants were awarded at all for Vietnam (2008-2009). what would my chances of being accepted be like, do you think? Also, do ETA's need letters of recommendation? thanks so much guys =)

July 11th, 2008

chop_sockey @ 02:39 pm: Affiliates in Japan
So, I'm having a heck of a time finding an affiliate in Japan. I've e-mailed TONS of professors and libraries, to no avail. My proposal is in the area of media studies, and there are plenty of people in my area/related areas at universities in major cities, but no one has responded (I started contacting people months ago). Does anyone know of organizations through which I might have better luck finding an affiliate? Alternately, has anyone applied in this field or in cultural studies, Humanities, etc. in Japan before and found someone to work with? If it helps, I'm a PhD student, so I wont need proof of constant supervision-- just someone/some organization willing to write a letter stating that they'll be there in case I need help with my research. Thanks!

April 28th, 2008

taylorsprs @ 05:44 am: UK
Is anyone else still waiting for notification about the UK Fulbright? I'm anxious.

April 7th, 2008

wileyokiley @ 09:38 pm: UNFFFF
Going crazy. Who else is waiting?

(Russia, mathematical sciences)

January 14th, 2008

wileyokiley @ 05:33 pm: I'm Scared / Я испуганная!
I applied for a full grant to Russia (in the mathematical sciences), and I just got notification today that I've got a 30-minute telephone interview... in Russian... a week from today. AAAH!

Advice would be MUCH appreciated--what do they ask you? Is it all in Russian? Because although I'm a Russian major... I'll be damned if I can talk about math in Russian for 30 minutes straight. Do the other countries even DO phone interviews?

June 29th, 2007

flutterbychild @ 09:18 pm: Proposal examples...in the arts...
Are there any samples of proposals, especially for creative (visual) arts study? I am beginning to narrow things down (thanks for everyone's help yesterday) to a few African countries, but I can still use more help...


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June 28th, 2007

flutterbychild @ 03:58 pm: Confused...Where do I begin?
Hello all,

I am just beginning my application process for the 2008-2009 Fulbright, and I really don't know where to begin...I am clueless as to how to choose a host country, and solidifying my project ideas. I want to study contemporary African or Brazilian art--my undergrad degree is in art--but I am also interested in the use and making of art with sexually abused children. I'm sorry if I sound confused; I really am. In case you are curious, samples of the kind of artwork I do can be seen on my profile page...

Thanks in advance!

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