I am thinking that first I will finish my PhD and during the time of Academic Training I will apply for the waiver.
What is your thought on it??
I have a feeling that my previous sponsor will not support my waiver and will give a negative view. On the other hand, my PhD research is aiming at fulfilling the goal of the sponsor: international cooperation and social justice issues (I am researching on Indian issues and field site is also in India). I have a strong argument that being here in the US and continuing my research (even after PhD) will help my country as well as international community. I am also engaged in teaching this subject in the university.
[Ford Foundation is a private funding org but program of fellowship is being managed by the IIE, that’s why my case seems like Fulbright]
Against this backdrop, what will happen if my sponsor gives negative view but my statement of reason is effective and very strong? Will the DOS consider my argument?