2017 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Competition now open

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Competition for the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program Award opened on Jan. 13 and will close Friday, March 3. This award, administered by the U.S Department of Education, provides funding to doctoral candidates interested in conducting international research in foreign languages and area studies. The grant is for six to twelve months of research and is for areas of the world that are not extensively studied in United States curriculum.

The deadline for the application is Friday, March 3. An informational session will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in 226 Burrowes Building.

This year, there will be approximately 90 awards available. The award covers travel expenses, a living allowance (stipend), project allowance, health and accident insurance premiums, and the administrative fee to the home institution. Applications will only be considered for 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 (excluding the United States and its territories). Competitive priority will be given to applicants who choose to focus on specific regions, languages, and areas of study. More information can be found in the Federal Register.

To be eligible, students must be either citizens of the United States or permanent residents and must be in good standing at their institution. There also is a language proficiency requirement. 

To begin the process application, you must first compete and return the university application form to Sarah Lyall-Combs (cgsinfo@psu.edu). For additional information and instructions, visit the Center’s DDRA page.

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Last Updated February 06, 2017