Today is the final deadline for all four of my fellowship applications.
- Marshall and Mitchell Scholarships – due 1st October
- Fulbright Grant – due 8th October
- Gates Cambridge Fellowship – due 15th October
It feels great to be finished, but now I’m antsy waiting to hear about the final candidate interviews. I should start hearing back over the next few weeks. With little else to occupy my time (except reading Ken Follett’s World Without End), a few weeks feels like an eternity. So in true fashion I’ve decided to be proactive.
I have already sat through three interviews to gain university endorsement. Supposedly those went well. I also had a horribly awkward video interview for the Mitchell application. I would say that one went less well, but who can blame me when I was talking to a blank screen?
The posts in this series will focus on some of the questions I was asked during these four interviews, but which I would answer differently today.
- Tell us about your proposal.
- What do you do for fun?
- What do you miss most about the US?
- Why grad school and not research?
- What do you say to people who generalize Africa as a country?
- What would Africa look like today if the colonial lines had not been drawn?
- What are the criteria for a humanitarian intervention?
- Would you ever consider a job in government?
- What is something you regret and how would you handle it differently today?
- What are your favorites…?