Mar 15

Funding: Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program is now accepting applications for funding for research conducted abroad for modern foreign language and area studies. Applications must first be sent to the Office of Student Affairs before they are sent from there to the Department of Education. The internal deadline for applications is Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015.


The below information about the program and the application process is provided by the GC’s Office of Student Affairs

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program (DDRA) funds individual dissertation level doctoral students to conduct research in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of 6 to 12 months. This program is sponsored by the U. S. Department of Education (ED) and is not related to the IIE Fulbright program, which is run by the State Department. The Fulbright-Hays DDRA Program is for students who intend to conduct dissertation research outside of the United States, excluding the countries of Western Europe, and is of particular interest to (but not limited to) students in the social sciences.

The ED published the application for the FY 2015 Fulbright-Hays competition on February 27, and its application is available on the ED website via the following URL: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/applicant.html

Please note that because Fulbright-Hays awards are granted to students through their educational institutions, all applications must be vetted by the Graduate Center’s Student Affairs office prior to being submitted electronically to the Department of Education.

Prior to 2010, the Fulbright-Hays awards were announced in the fall, and six to eight weeks ahead of the application deadline. In recent years, however, the process has become less predictable. Given the timing and duration of the current application period, the Graduate Center’s internal deadline will be Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in order to allow for proper review and vetting of applications prior to the ED’s transmittal deadline of Tuesday, April 28, 2015No extensions to this deadline will be possible.

If you have any questions about or are interested in beginning the application process, kindly contact institutional application liaison Cori L. Gabbard by email (cgabbard@gradcenter.cuny.edu), in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. Please do not contact U. S. Department of Education personnel directly.

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