Will my Fulbright grant be denied because of my ADHD?
April 22, 2012 6:43 AM Subscribe
I was selected for a 2012-13 Fulbright Core research grant, but I'm concerned about the medical clearance. Does my ADHD diagnosis mean I'll be denied clearance?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (4 answers total)
I can't seem to be any information about situations similar to mine, so I'm hoping someone here can share their experience.
My ADHD is managed very well; although I take medication semi-regularly, I don't absolutely require it. I've managed for a long time without medication, and I have other ways to cope - such as calendars and lists. The medication I usually take isn't available in the host country.
I'm concerned that the committee will automatically assume that I may not be able manage, and thus deny my grant on those grounds. My primary care physician has included the ADHD info on the medical clearance forms, which I have to send to the Fulbright committee soon.
Does anyone have experience with this? Any advice? Am I worrying needlessly?