The U.S. Department of Education has awarded 2013 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) awards, totaling $265,123, to six doctoral students from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. These students will use their Fulbright fellowships to conduct research abroad for periods of six to 12 months.
Nationally, the Education Department announced 80 DDRA awards, totaling more than $3 million, to 34 institutions of higher education. UW–Madison’s total amount is second-highest nationally, behind the University of Chicago, which received $281,325.
“In an interconnected, competitive global economy, the only way to secure our common future is through education,” says U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. “These grants will ensure a steady supply of graduates with expertise in world languages and global issues, helping to build stronger and more productive ties with our neighbors and fostering international collaboration.”