“Dear Dr. Péter Galbács,
Congratulations! On behalf of the Fulbright Board of Directors in Hungary, I am pleased to inform you that you have been selected for a Fulbright Research Award for 4 months during the 2018-2019 academic year in the United States. We hope there will not be any obstructions in executing your grant. We will be pleased to welcome you among our Fulbright grantees and truly believe that your time in the United States will prove to be a successful and productive experience.”
I cannot tell you how happy and proud I am. From time to time I stop for a minute to tell myself that it feels as if it was a dream that has come true. But then I realize it IS a dream that has come true. The planning process has just started. There are a lot of details to consider since an important part of my project is to do extended library research at Duke and Chicago libraries. I am excited, admittedly.
Soon I will try to tell you more about both the process and my project, but today I would like to take pride in my award and to be simply happy.