Archive for October, 2007


Updates on fellowship deadlines

October 25, 2007

First, I hope you and your families are safe and at home.

Some people have been asking me about deadline changes for the Fulbright-Hays and DAAD grants because they or their recommenders were affected by the fires. If you are in this situation, please email me as soon as possible to let me know the specifics. We’ll see if we can find a work-around. For now, the deadlines (October 31 and November 1, respectively) stand.



October 19, 2007

After a long hiatus brought to you by Fulbright, I’m back. I’ve had some questions about grant application procedures for various fall awards, so here’s the deal:

1. DAAD: submit to me as soon as possible, but definitely before 11/1. We’ll send your applications for you after naming our priority candidate.

2. Fulbright-Hays: Fulbright’s sweeter, less demanding cousin. Everything should be done online besides giving me a paper copy of your transcript by October 31.

3. NSF: No, you don’t have to go through the campus rep.; those of you in the physical sciences may want to talk to Professor Wulbert, anyway, because he knows his grants. The usual caveats about respecting his time apply. I have an example of a successful NSF essay, too. FastLane for everything else.

4. NSF Doctoral Dissertation completion grant: the only trick to this one is that your faculty advisor has to submit on your behalf–again, through FastLane. No campus deadline.

5. SSRC: Nothing on this end at all.