Fulbright-Hays DDRA: How to write a successful proposal

Two information sessions are scheduled at UW–Madison for graduate students considering applying (or re-applying) for a dissertation research grant through the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA), administered through the U.S. Department of Education.

The sessions are Wednesday, November 7, and Thursday, November 15, from 4 to 5 p.m., in 336 Ingraham Hall.

General information about the program will be provided, but the focus of the sessions will be on the Technical Review and how to use it to write a successful proposal.

The U.S. Department of Education has introduced a competitive preference priority for students who have advanced training in one of 78 priority languages and are doing research in the fields of economics, engineering, international development, global education, mathematics, political science, public health, science, or technology.

All students in any field must have strong graduate course work in area studies relevant to their country of research. Students interested in applying for this grant are strongly encouraged to attend either session.

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months. Projects that focus on Western Europe will not be considered.

To be eligible for this federally funded program, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and and be enrolled in a PhD program at a U.S. institution.

Please review the information on the Department of Education website, ; and the Fellowships Office site, http://www.intl-institute.wisc.edu/fellow/ for details about the campus procedure.

A national application deadline has not yet been set; that information will first appear on http://www.ed.gov/news/fedregister.