The U.S. Department of Education has awarded grants totaling $306,628 to seven doctoral students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, through the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) program. The students will use their DDRA grants to conduct research in other countries for six to 12 months.
Nationally, the Education Department awarded $2.94 million in DDRA fellowships to 83 doctoral students at 37 institutions in 23 states and the District of Columbia.
With seven awards, UW–Madison received the second-highest number of grants among all institutions, tied with the University of California, Berkley and just behind the University of California, Los Angeles, which received eight awards.
“All students need to develop global competencies to succeed in their careers and communities in the 21st century, and these programs provide critical support to help educators and students develop these skills,” says U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.