Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program

Application Deadline: June 3, 2013

CFDA Number: 84.022A
Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS- 050213-001

The U.S. Department of Education and the International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office is pleased to announce a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program opportunity.

Under the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Program, the institutional grants provide fellowships to enable doctoral students enrolled in modern foreign language and area studies programs at U.S. institutions of higher education to conduct dissertation research overseas for 6-12 months.

Duration: Applicants may apply for a maximum grant performance period up to eighteen months in duration; proposed start and end dates should be October 15, 2013-April 15, 2015.  The minimum time abroad is six weeks total.

Eligible Applicants:  U.S. institutions of higher education.

Eligible Participants: An individual is eligible to participate in a Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship if she/he is: (1) A citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States; (2) is a graduate student admitted to candidacy in a doctoral degree program in modern foreign languages and area studies at a U.S. higher education institution; (3) is planning a teaching career in the United States upon completion of his or her doctoral program; and (4) possesses sufficient foreign language skills to carry out the dissertation research project. An individual applies for a fellowship by submitting an application through the institution of higher education in which the individual is enrolled.

Financial Provisions: The institutional award may pay travel expenses to and from the residence of the fellow and the country or countries of research; a maintenance stipend for the fellow and his or her dependents related to cost of living in the host country or countries; an allowance for research-related expenses, such as books, copying, tuition and affiliation fees, local travel; health and accident insurance premiums; and other expenses in the country of study deemed necessary for the project’s success and approved in advance by the U.S. Department of Education.

The DDRA program will not provide funds for: 1) visa fees; 2) passport expenses, including photographs; (3) equipment costs (laptops, digital cameras, records, etc.); (4) research or transcription assistants; (5) language tutoring, tuition, or fees that might be required by the American grantee institution, (6) medical expenses such as malaria pills or vaccinations.  Please note that students may not accept certain grants (IIE, Boren, IREX, Japan Foundation) in the same fiscal year that a US/ED Fulbright-Hays grant is awarded.

The application package will be available starting May 2, 2013 at www.G5.gov, please scroll to the bottom of the page to e-Application Packages. Both the student and the institution of higher education must complete portions of the application correctly and submit via the G5 e-Application system. For more information, please go to http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/applicant.html.