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Fulbright-Hays Program

Interested students should read these essential tips about suspended countries and the online system before submitting an application. 

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months.

Projects deepen research knowledge on and help the nation develop capability in areas of the world not generally included in U.S. curricula. Projects focusing on Western Europe are not supported.

The program is funded primarily through an annual appropriation from Congress to the Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions also contribute through cost-sharing and indirect support, e.g., through salary supplements, tuition waivers, and university housing. Most grants require a commitment of one academic year, although in some cases advanced doctoral candidates and candidates in the creative and performing arts may submit requests for grants of not less than six months. Applications are considered from candidates in all fields.

Application requirements:

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

Learn more: Department of Education Website

Internal Deadline: March 31, 2015 at 5 pm 

External Deadline: April 28, 2015 

Special Instructions: Brown students must apply online using the Department of Education application system before the internal Brown deadline. Please look at the presentation attached below for tips on navigating the application process. For additional information, contact the University’s Fulbright Program Adviser (FPA), Associate Dean for Academic Affairs John Tyler

Application: www.g5.gov.