Fulbright-Hays DDRA 2021 competition open; info session & technical review scheduled

The 2021-2022 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) competition is now open.

The deadline for submission of a complete application, including all supporting documents, is 10:00 am, Thursday, April 1, 2021.

Go to http://iris.wisc.edu/funding/students/ddra/ for information on the application process & campus guidance, documents, resources, and deadlines.

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 6 to 12 months. The grant does not fund research whose focus is on Western European countries (though it does allow & fund research visits to western European countries that are part of a larger project focused elsewhere).

For 2021 there are two areas identified as competitive preference priorities: projects that use the Less Commonly Taught Languages (defined as “any modern foreign language except French, German, or Spanish”); and projects conducted in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computer science, education (comparative or international), international development, political science, public health, or economics.

Applications outside those competitive priorities are welcome and encouraged.

We will offer a Fulbright-Hays DDRA information session and technical review on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 5:00 – 6:00 pm via Teams. Advance registration is required be emailing your interest to the IRIS Awards Office, awards@iris.wisc.edu.

Mark Lilleleht, the UW-Madison’s Fulbright Program Advisor, will be available throughout the application period to meet and discuss the program, review statements, and otherwise assist applicants. We also have past successful proposals available for review; please contact Mark if you are interested in looking at those.

DDRA information session to be held on February 16, 2021