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Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad

This applicaton support program is currently closed. Please read below for background information and feel free to email us with questions.

The purpose of the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (FH DDRA) fellowship is to contribute to the development and improvement of the study of modern foreign languages and area studies in the U.S. by supporting full-time dissertation research abroad.

Research projects must focus on one or more of the following geographic areas:  Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Near East, Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere. Research in Western Europe and the U.S. and its territories is not supported by this grant.

A student is eligible to receive a fellowship if he or she:

  • Is a citizen or national of the United States or is a permanent resident of the United States;

  • Is a graduate student in good standing at an institution of higher education in the United States who, when the fellowship begins, is admitted to candidacy in a doctoral program in modern foreign languages and area studies at that institution;

  • Is planning a teaching career in the United States upon graduation or plans to apply language skills (in world areas vital
    to US national security) and knowledge of these countries in the fields of government, international development,
    and various professions; and

  • Possesses adequate skills in the language(s) necessary to carry out the dissertation project.

For more information on the FH DDRA, including more details on eligibility, visit the Department of Education website. You can also find our presentation about the award below. Information on the 2017 competition can be found here.

The 2017 program was announced on January 13, 2017. Applicants MUST meet the internal deadline of March 3, 2017.

Student applications for this fellowship are submitted through the University of Arizona Graduate College and Sponsored Projects, so applicants to the FH DDRA must meet internal deadlines established by this office. Completed applications must be uploaded by March 3rd at 5:00 p.m.

Last updated 20 Jul 2017