A brief update for UW-Madison graduate students interested in the 2018 Fulbright-Hays DDRA competition. We just received the following notice from our program officer in DC:
We did receive level-funding for the program and will have a competition. We are looking at a tentative date of mid-late May for the NIA with a tentative mid-late June for a closing date. Awards will be made by September 30th.
Please note that these dates are tentative but there will be a competition and interested students should start planning & preparing for it. Also remember that in addition to coordinating UW-Madison applications we are here to help! So…
The requirements and application aren’t likely to be much/any different than they’ve been in previous years. You can review last year’s information (and learn more about the award itself) on our website @ https://iris.wisc.edu/funding/students/ddra/.
If you think you will be applying this year it is strongly recommended that you get started on the following:
- Connect with your recommenders to let them know you’ll be asking for a letter of support. You’ll need three. Actual solicitation of the letter is done through the G5 (online application) system so don’t ask for the letter yet; but faculty travel so you’ll want them to be expecting the ask when the competition opens.
- You can and probably should start working on your proposal & bibliography as time allows. The IRIS Awards Office has samples of past successful proposals in its office. If you would like to review those please reach out – email firstname.lastname@example.org – and we can set up a time for you to come by and review them.
- If you are interested in participating in a peer review process – where proposals are shared with colleagues, read & reviewed, and then discussed in a group setting – please email email@example.com as soon as possible indicating your interest and where you will be between now and the end of June (whether here in town or outside Madison). The IRIS Awards Office will coordinate this but it will be useful to know if anyone is interested and who might want to participate remotely and who would be available to meet in person.
As soon as we receive word that the competition is open we will set the campus deadline, finish updating the campus information sheets, post everything to https://iris.wisc.edu/funding/students/ddra/, and start letting folks know!