Fulbright-Hays DDRA 2017 competition is open

The 2017 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) competition is open. The deadline for submission of a complete application, including all supporting documents, is 9:00 am, Monday, March 13, 2017.

The campus deadline is the final deadline for student applicants. Go to http://iris.wisc.edu/funding/students/ddra/ for information on the application process & campus documents.

The Fulbright-Hays DDRA funds doctoral candidates (US citizens, nationals, or permanent residents) to conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months. The grant does not fund research whose focus is on Western European countries.

For 2017 there are two areas identified as competitive preference priorities: projects that use any of 78 priority languages selected from a list of Less Commonly Taught Languages; and projects conducted in the fields of economics, engineering, international development, mathematics, political science, public health, science, comparative or international education, or technology.

The USED International and Foreign Language Education office will provide a pre-application technical assistance webinar for the 2017 DDRA program on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at 2:00 pm EST. To participate in the webinar, register @ https://educate.webex.com/educate/j.php?RGID=r858e6518670369ddd934709a6fc22be7.

We will also offer a Fulbright-Hays DDRA information session for UW-Madison students on Friday, February 10, 2017, 3:00 – 4:00 pm in 206 Ingraham Hall.