Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad

COMPETITION ANNOUNCED: The 2017 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) provides institutional grants from the US Department of Education to fund individual doctoral students to conduct research in other countries in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to twelve months. This is an annual competition.

Competition Deadline: The National Deadline for institutions is Tuesday, March 14, 2017; however, the Duke internal deadline* is
March 3, 2017
If you think you are interested in applying for a Fulbright-Hays DDRA fellowship in this competition, contact Nancy Hare Robbins (nancy.robbins@duke.edu).  Please be aware that the campus (internal) deadline generally falls at least two weeks before the national deadline to allow for required processing by the Duke University Office of Research Support. You must submit your application and all supporting documents, including evaluations from three academic references and a language evaluator, no later than the campus deadline of March 3rd in order for it to be forwarded with Duke’s grant application – no exceptions.

Duke fellows selected for funding in the 2016 Fulbright-Hays DDRA competition: https://igs.duke.edu/2016-fulbright-hays-doctoral-dissertation-research-abroad-competition-fellows.

You can access a current Fulbright-Hays DDRA application at: [ www.g5.gov ]. 

ELIGIBILITY

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 submit applications through their institutions.

A student is eligible to receive a fellowship if s/he meets all of the following criteria:

  • Is a citizen or national of the United States or is a permanent U.S. resident;
  • 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. Generally this means being at the advanced level in your research language.

Students may propose research for a period of no fewer than six months, and up to a maximum of twelve months. This 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 allowance based on the cost of living in country or countries of research for the fellow;
  • Project allowance for research-related expenses such as books, copying, tuition and affiliation fees, local travel, and other incidental expenses; and
  • Health and accident insurance premiums.
  • In some cases, it is also possible to request dependent allowance(s) (maintenance only).

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

A fellow shall:

  • Maintain satisfactory progress in the conduct of his or her research;
  • Devote full time to research on the approved topic;
  • Not engage in any gainful employment during the fellowship period; and
  • Remain a student in good standing at his or her institution.

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

A final report is due from each fellow 90 days after the end of the grant period. Students should contact their institution’s project director for electronic reporting instructions.

    APPLICATION PROCESS

    Applications are submitted entirely on-line, including transcripts [ www.g5.gov ]; however, one hard copy of your application and one official transcript of your graduate work must be received by Nancy Hare Robbins no later than the campus deadline of March 3, 2017. The Fulbright-Hays DDRA grant is an institutional application, which means that all documents and correspondence for this fellowship from the Department of Education must be submitted through Duke University [http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/applicant.html].

    Again, please be aware that the campus deadline* is generally at least two weeks prior to the national deadline to allow for internal processing by the Duke University Office of Research Support. You must submit your application and all supporting documents, including evaluations from three academic references and a language evaluator, by the campus deadline in order for it to be forwarded with Duke’s grant application – no exceptions.

    If you think you are interested in applying or would like additional information, contact: nancy.robbins@duke.edu to be included on a “Prospective Applicant” listserv. This will enable you to get updates on the process, as well as helpful tips for creating your application package.

    IMPORTANT:  2017 Campus Deadline* is Friday, March 3, 2017

    Contact:
    Nancy Hare Robbins
    Assistant Director
    Duke University Center for International and Global Studies
    2204 Erwin Road, Room 118, Box 90404
    Duke University
    Durham NC 27705-0404
    919.684.6454