The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad grant program for 2017-18 is now OPEN. Please share with doctoral students in (or affiliated with) your program.
The institutional deadline for transmittal of completed applications is March 14, 2017. For GMU applicants, OSP and the Office of Graduate Fellowships will require completed applications to be
submitted by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in order to complete the process of university endorsement and transmittal.
Please note that the Fulbright-Hays program is a specialized program for doctoral dissertation research abroad and is distinct from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. This announcement should be shared with doctoral students
in your program, particularly those planning to conduct dissertation research abroad. This competition is open to US Citizens and Permanent Residents.
Applications for the Fulbright-Hays DDRA awards are submitted through the Department of Education’s G5 online application system. If you are considering applying to the Fulbright-Hays DDRA, please contact the Director of Graduate
Fellowships Dr. Kay Agoston for additional information and instructions on how to set up your application.
The Federal Register document linked above contains important information about the types of research supported by this program, and must be read carefully. In particular, please note that research in Western Europe is NOT SUPPORTED.
This program also awards special preference to applicants conducting research using less commonly studied languages. Priority languages are listed below. In general, applicants will be expected to have a sufficient level of proficiency in the language to
conduct independent research. The use of translators or assistants will NOT be supported. Heritage speakers may apply.
(1) Research in the following countries is not eligible and will not be supported: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg,
Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, or Vatican City. All other countries/regions are considered. Proposals involving multiple countries are allowed. However, if one of the countries involved
is on the list of non-supported countries above, ONLY research in the supported country (or countries) is eligible, and your proposal should focus on that aspect of your research.
(2) Within the parameters of the above rule, projects that focus on use of specific priority foreign languages will be awarded extra points in the review process. These are: Akan (Twi-Fante), Albanian,
Amharic, Arabic (all dialects), Armenian, Azeri (Azerbaijani), Balochi, Bamanakan (Bamana, Bambara, Mandikan, Mandingo, Maninka, Dyula), Belarusian, Bengali (Bangla), Berber (all languages), Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cebuano (Visayan), Chechen, Chinese
(Cantonese), Chinese (Gan), Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Min), Chinese (Wu), Croatian, Dari, Dinka, Georgian, Gujarati, Hausa, Hebrew (Modern), Hindi, Igbo, Indonesian, Japanese, Javanese, Kannada, Kashmiri, Kazakh, Khmer (Cambodian), Kirghiz, Korean, Kurdish
(Kurmanji), Kurdish (Sorani), Lao, Malay (Bahasa Melayu or Malaysian), Malayalam, Marathi, Mongolian, Nepali, Oromo, Panjabi, Pashto, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Portuguese (all varieties), Quechua, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Sinhala (Sinhalese), Somali, Swahili,
Tagalog, Tajik, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Tigrigna, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur/Uigur, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Wolof, Xhosa, Yoruba, and Zulu.
(3) Certain fields of study will also be awarded extra points in the review process. These are: economics, engineering, international development, mathematics, political science, public health, science, comparative or international
education, or technology.
Note that for #2 and #3, it is not required that you be using one of the listed languages, or studying in one of the listed fields. Project that fall outside these preferences will be considered, and each year awards to such
projects are indeed made. It is simply that projects that do meet these priorities will be awarded a few extra points, which gives them a modest boost in the review process. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Agoston.