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Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowships

Deadline: Anticipated 3/2023 ( Previous deadline 3/21/2022 )

Note for UIUC students:


The Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education (DoE), provides opportunities for graduate students to conduct full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The DoE defines "area studies" as a "program of comprehensive study of the aspects of a society or societies, including the study of their geography, history, culture, economy, politics, international relations, and languages."

Eligible Regions and Countries:

Applicants may propose research projects lasting from 6 to 12 consecutive months. Projects may begin as early as January 1, 2023 and must end by March 31, 2024. 

Students do not apply directly to the Department of Education for these awards. Instead, applications must be submitted on behalf of the applicant by the student's institution of higher education (IHE). Students must therefore work closely with their IHE for an application to be submitted successfully.

Eligibility: To be eligible, a student must:

Award amount:

To Apply:

Students must submit their individual applications using the Department of Education's G5 online application system. Persons providing references and foreign language evaluations must also complete and submit reference forms using the G5 system. A completed application should contain the items specified below:


To apply, students upload their applications to the Dept of Education's G5 online application system by the campus deadline.  Applications are then reviewed by the Graduate College and by the Office of Sponsored Programs. Once reviewed, the University submits all applications as part of a combined University package. The deadline for the University to submit to DoE is April 6. THE DEADLINE FOR STUDENTS AND LETTER WRITERS TO UPLOAD ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS, INCLUDING LANGUAGE EVALUATIONS AND LETTERS OF AFFILIATION, TO G5 IS MONDAY, MARCH 21 AT 5:00 P.M.  Applicants should not confuse these two deadlines. 

UIUC Contact:
Ken Vickery, PhD
Director of Fellowships
Graduate College

G5 Help Desk: 1-888-336-8930

URL:  Applicants should download and review thoroughly the FY 2022 DDRA Application Instructions found on this webpage under "Current Application." 
Federal Register Announcement:
2022 Application Webinar:



Categories: Annual stipend of at least $10,000; Social Sciences; Humanities; US Citizens, Nationals, or Permanent Residents; Dissertation Research; Research/Study Abroad; Unrestricted

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