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more good news on the academic front

I just got a notice from my school that I'd won a distinguished fellowship. I'm a doctoral candidate so I get paid by the school through my department's budget and in return provide services to the school (in my case, teaching the required freshman philosophy course). There are also distinguished fellowships which are funded through special donations and are "competitive" - not all grad students receive them, they're typically worth slightly more money, and sometimes they come with extra minor requirements like meeting with the donors, keeping some offices more informed of your progress, etc. - nothing too onerous. Mainly they look good on the CV.

I just heard that I got one of them for next year, and didn't realize I was even under consideration. This makes me very happy in a they like me, they really like me sort of way - I've felt very much like a midling scholar here, and I'm wondering just what I did to stand out, or if it's not as prestigious as I'm thinking! (May be something everyone receives and I just never heard of it...) In any event, it's definitely a good ego boost.

ETA: It is indeed a competitive fellowship, and means I get an extra year with no teaching duties. Yayz indeed!

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altariel
Apr. 11th, 2012 02:12 pm (UTC)
Very gratifying!
marta_bee
Apr. 11th, 2012 02:26 pm (UTC)
Indeed!
roh_wyn
Apr. 11th, 2012 02:35 pm (UTC)
Congratulations. Extra nice because you weren't even expecting it!

dwimordene_2011
Apr. 11th, 2012 04:28 pm (UTC)
WOO HOO!
Go, Marta! Congratulations - that is *the best* news for a candidate. At a certain point, even though time is money, you *really* need the time to work and write, and to have that financial support, without having to split your attention between teaching, researching, and writing, is so necessary.

ellynn_ithilwen
Apr. 11th, 2012 04:58 pm (UTC)
Yay! :)))
aliana1
Apr. 11th, 2012 08:44 pm (UTC)
Marta, that's so awesome! Congrats to you; you richly deserve it, and how wonderful to have all that time to focus on writing and research!
just_ann_now
Apr. 11th, 2012 11:26 pm (UTC)
More with the kermitflailing! I'm very pleased for you and very proud of you.
radbooks
Apr. 12th, 2012 12:53 am (UTC)
Congratulations for that too!!!
gardengirl6
Apr. 12th, 2012 03:36 am (UTC)
Congratulations! That's great news. I'm very, very happy for you!
mrowe
Apr. 12th, 2012 06:25 am (UTC)
Congarats! (again)
hhimring
Apr. 12th, 2012 08:24 am (UTC)
That's wonderful news!
fallingtowers
Apr. 12th, 2012 10:14 am (UTC)
Congrats! That's fantastic!
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