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

(Russia, mathematical sciences)

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:April 8th, 2008 11:40 pm (UTC)
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check your mail. not email, real mail. i was angsting and clicking 'refresh' all for naught, and i finally checked my mailbox to find a packet from IIE that had come days ago.

good luck!
-taiwan ETA
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From:wileyokiley
Date:April 11th, 2008 09:50 pm (UTC)
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Congrats! Did it come to your permanent address?
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From:spoonfeeding
Date:April 9th, 2008 12:45 am (UTC)
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got my letter today- I'm an "alternate" for the Indonesia ETA, not a grantee. Boo.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:April 12th, 2008 12:07 am (UTC)
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Also waiting. And checking my mail 2-3 times a day.

The barrage of questions (What are you doing after you graduate?) bring it repeatedly to the forefront of my mind. I now realize that waiting for the "recommended" letter was easy because I only had to think about it on occasion and questions were easily deflected. I only had to say, "I won't even know about the first round for a few months!" and they would not ask again. But now professors greet me with, "Any news?" and I must shake my head and smile sadly.

Do you have any strategies to make the wait easier?

(Russia, creative writing. As a fellow Russia applicant, did you see they've changed it from 30 Full / 10 ETA to 20 / 20? I'm hoping that goes into effect for next year and doesn't change things for this year, but one never knows. It's a bit disconcerting.)

And now, to the mail room . . .
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From:wileyokiley
Date:April 12th, 2008 01:46 am (UTC)
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Hooray, Russia! I didn't see the change in grant distribution before you mentioned it, but my best guess is that this year, they had more applicants for ETA than for full grants, so they changed the allotment accordingly. Anyway, as for strategies to make the wait easier: reddit has been the #1 way of diverting my attention since freshman year. Works all too well sometimes...

But we'll have decisions on Russia very soon, from what I understand. Two weeks ago, I was accepted for a CAORC summer language initiative grant (also to Russia), and I had my campus adviser call the Fulbright office in NY (long story, but the CAORC grant would impact the Fulbright plans). They said then that Moscow had already made the decisions, and that applicants would likely hear within three weeks. My apologies if that news makes you anxious... but the end of the wait is near! Желаю вам успехов!
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From:wileyokiley
Date:April 14th, 2008 11:59 pm (UTC)
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Just got my package in the mail! (Good news, I'm a Fulbrighter!) You should be getting yours shortly, if you live further from New York than I do... keep us posted!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:April 15th, 2008 01:15 am (UTC)
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Congratulations, congratulations!!! Or should I say, поздравляю!!)))))
I'm still waiting, but I'll post once I know, one way or the other.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:April 16th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
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Mine came today with good news, so as long as the medical examination goes normally, I'll be a Fulbrighter, too!

I was a little disappointed it didn't include the dates of the orientation. Any idea when we learn those?
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From:wileyokiley
Date:April 17th, 2008 12:08 am (UTC)
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I called Jon Adler, and he said July 11-18 (I think the 18 was the end date... not sure. SIlly me, I didn't write it down). Вас поздравляю!!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:May 25th, 2008 07:16 pm (UTC)
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Maybe you know for sure now, but I was told the dates for the orientation are July 9-11. I'm a current Fulbright Russia grantee who was invited to chat it up with you guys.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:May 26th, 2008 02:38 pm (UTC)
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Also, there's no way the orientation would last 8 days.
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From:spunxie
Date:April 14th, 2008 02:19 am (UTC)
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Hey,

I drove myself nuts waiting to hear from Norway - I was checking all physical and electronic mailboxes on the hour. When I finally heard, I screamed and disturbed the other people in my lab.

It's good to hear
a) that other Russian Fulbrighters haven't heard yet and
b) that Russian Fulbrighters will hear soon.

A close friend of mine applied for an ETA to Russia, and it is making her nuts that she hasn't heard back yet.
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From:wileyokiley
Date:April 14th, 2008 11:58 pm (UTC)
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I got it, I got it!!

Off for a celebratory round of drinks! (btw, I'm tipping my glass to all of you guys too... go all of us!)
From:(Anonymous)
Date:April 20th, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
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Congrats everyone! Did the letter/package come to your permanent addresses?
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From:wileyokiley
Date:April 20th, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC)
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It came to my temporary (school) address---though that didn't prevent me from making the four-hour round trip to my house to check my permanent mailbox while my parents were on vacation... I had the letter waiting for me at school when I came back from checking their mail one night!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:April 21st, 2008 03:55 am (UTC)
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Ha! I don't blame you. I'm practically climbing the walls at this point... Thanks for the info :)
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