One lazy afternoon, I received an email from a friend who shared a link and asked me if I’m interested to apply for a UNDP-sponsored short course on negotiation and mediation as an instrument of conflict resolution being regularly conducted by the Clingendael Institute (the Netherlands Institute of International Relations).
Naturally, I said resoundingly, “Yes!”
So I immediately filled up the online form for about an hour and then clicked “Submit”!
Hopeful to be accepted, but not necessarily expecting.
Two weeks after, I received an email of my application’s acceptance.
Back to school again.
This time, in the Hague. In the Clingendael.
1. Knowing a hyperlink is one thing; clicking it is another.
2. In applying for a fellowship, be always hopeful, though not necessarily expecting.
3. There’s no harm in actually submitting an online application even if you are not sure of being accepted. Who knows, you will have your luck!
(An excerpt of the forthcoming travelogue, “Hugging the Hague: Winter Stint at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations,” Mansoor Limba (Amazon.com, 2018.)