Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research

The Fulbright-Hays GY 2018-2019 competition has not yet been announced. We expect this to open in early spring. Please check back then for more information regarding updated deadlines. 


Program Overview

The Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship Program provides prestigious opportunities for doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. Students may request funding for a period no less than six months and no more than 12 months. Projects in Western Europe are not supported.

Note: Fulbright-Hays will not fund applications to the following countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Cuba, Marshall Islands, Djibouti, Egypt, Gambia, Gaza, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Micronesia, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, or Yemen.

This year NYU will have two internal deadlines.

The first NYU internal deadline will be for students who would like to receive feedback on their application. After feedback is issued, these students will be able to access and revise their application before resubmitting. In order to receive feedback, students must submit by the first deadline. 
The first NYU internal review deadline is Tuesday, February 28.

The second and final NYU deadline will be for students who do not wish to receive feedback on their application. All applicants and their recommenders must submit all documentation to the G5 online application system by the final NYU campus deadline of February 28. Late applications will not be considered. 
The second and final NYU deadline is Tuesday, March 7.

Fulbright-Hays DDRA Application Instructions and Resources

NYU-GSAS Fulbright-Hays DDRA Information Sheet
The Graduate School has designed an information sheet to help navigate the logistics of the application. Please use this as a resource and a supplement to the official Department of Education application instructions.

U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays DDRA Information 
The U.S. Department of Education's Fulbright-Hays webpage includes a wealth of information about the program and competition. This information includes an in-depth review of the FY 2017 application instructions, program timeline and eligibility, FAQs, and a link to a pre-application webinar. Please read all application instructions before beginning an application.

University Committee on Activities Involving Human Subjects (UCAIHS)
A section of the Fulbright-Hays DDRA application requires applicants to indicate if Human Subjects Approval from an IRB is required. For more information about NYU's IRB process and to find out if a project requires IRB approval, please visit the NYU UCAIHS website or review the IRB Decision Tree.

For questions about the Fulbright-Hays DDRA competition, please contact gsas.fellowships@nyu.edu.










This applicaton support program is currently closed. Please read below for background information and feel free to email us with questions.

The purpose of the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (FH DDRA) fellowship is to contribute to the development and improvement of the study of modern foreign languages and area studies in the U.S. by supporting full-time dissertation research abroad.

Research projects must focus on one or more of 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. Research in Western Europe and the U.S. and its territories is not supported by this grant.

A student is eligible to receive a fellowship if he or she:

  • Is a citizen or national of the United States or is a permanent resident of the United States;

  • 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 or plans to apply language skills (in world areas vital
    to US national security) and knowledge of these countries in the fields of government, international development,
    and various professions; and

  • Possesses adequate skills in the language(s) necessary to carry out the dissertation project.

For more information on the FH DDRA, including more details on eligibility, visit the Department of Education website. You can also find our presentation about the award below. Information on the 2017 competition can be found here.

The 2017 program was announced on January 13, 2017.

Student applications for this fellowship are submitted through the University of Arizona Graduate College and Sponsored Projects, so applicants to the FH DDRA must meet internal deadlines established by this office. Completed applications were uploaded by March 3rd at 5:00 p.m.

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