Monday, April 11, 2016

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program deadline April 22

U.S. Department of Education
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program
Internal Submission Deadline: Friday, April 22, 2016 at 5:00 PM EST

The Fulbright-Hays DDRA (Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad) program is administered by the U.S. Department of Education.  The purpose is to provide support opportunities for graduate students to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies in specific priority geographical areas for periods of six to 12 months.

Types of Projects
Projects deepen research knowledge on and help the nation develop capability in areas of the world not generally included in U.S. curricula. Projects focusing on Western Europe are not supported.
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; and
  • Possesses adequate skills in the language(s) necessary to carry out the dissertation project.

Duration of the Grant:
Students may propose research for 6 to 12 months. The fellowship may not be renewed.

Expenses Covered by the Award:

  • Travel expenses, including excess baggage to and from the residence of the fellow to the host country of research;
  • Maintenance and dependents allowances based on the cost of living in country(ies) of research for the fellow and his or her dependent(s);
  • Project allowance for research related expenses such as books, copying, tuition and affiliation fees, local travel and other incidental expenses;
  • Health and accident insurance premiums; and
  • $100.00 administrative fee to applicant institution.

Application Process 
Institutions of higher education in the United States are eligible to apply for grants under the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program. Students must apply through their institutions in which they are enrolled. Proposals should be prepared in the electronic format available through the Department of Education website. Applications must be submitted electronically using the G5 system.

It is the student’s responsibility to contact the University of Kentucky’s Fulbright-Hays Project Director to inform him that they intend to submit an application.

Brian A. Jackson, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean, Graduate School
Fulbright Hays DDRA Project Director
202B Gillis Building 40506-0033
Phone: (859) 257-7126

Official Internal Deadline: To allow time for internal review the application must be submitted by the student in the Department of Education G5 system and received internally by the Project Director on or before Friday, April 22, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

The Department of Education website,, provides application and grant submission information as well as the slide presentation from the FY 2015 DDRA webinar.

Click here for a PowerPoint document to assist you in completing the e-Application.