Monday, March 9, 2015

#MicroblogsMonday: Bad news, Good News, Good News

No Fulbright for me. Gutted to say the least, not sure what I could have done differently as the interview went very well, so hopefully I will get a better idea when I get feedback in April. Maybe there was just a better candidate!

Meanwhile I had also been shortlisted for internal funding through my University to sponsor the trip the the US, I went for interview and I heard just last friday that they funded me! They did cut the budget (expected) but it's still better than nothing.

Both Mike and I will retain our salary for the duration of our stay (we have booked the flights, 29th of May-24th of August) which is great news and we have probably also found a house to rent in Davis too!


8 comments:

  1. What a rollercoaster!! So sad that Fulbright didn't pick you. And Woohoo for going to America!

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  2. Sounds like it worked out well in the end! You'll have an adventure for sure. I wish I lived even remotely close to Davis. You need to venture inland. Lol! Best wishes on the big move.

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  3. I have been thinking about you a lot and wondering if you got it. So sorry to hear that you did not get Fulbright. Glad you got the funding you needed though - that is great news!

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  4. I must have missed it - where in the US is Davis?

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  5. Take some, lose some. The good thing with getting older is that one learns to deal better with news, both good and bad. You're doing quite alright, I'd say. :-)
    Good luck with everything!

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  6. Congratulations on the gains! Though sorry about the Fulbright.

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  7. I'm so thrilled on the trip being funded! That's awesome. I'm sorry about the Fulbright, but I hope that the feedback provides some answers. No matter what...I'm am SOOOOO looking forward to seeing you and your lovely family again (several times, I hope) this summer! You may even be around for Pumpkin's Welcoming party!!!

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