Fellowship Interview Series

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.

  1. Tell us about your proposal.
  2. What do you do for fun?
  3. What do you miss most about the US?
  4. Why grad school and not research?
  5. What do you say to people who generalize Africa as a country?
  6. What would Africa look like today if the colonial lines had not been drawn?
  7. What are the criteria for a humanitarian intervention?
  8. Would you ever consider a job in government?
  9. What is something you regret and how would you handle it differently today?
  10. What are your favorites…?
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10 responses to “Fellowship Interview Series

  1. Pingback: 1. Tell us about your proposal | The Menace of the Years

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