The Department of Education will soon announce opportunities for the 2016 Fulbright Hays Research Fellowships. It is likely that the deadline will be in April.
This program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in non-Western countries for periods of six to 12 months. The goal of the fellowship is to “deepen research knowledge on and help the nation develop capability in areas of the world not generally included in U.S. curricula. Projects focusing on Western Europe are not supported.”
Based on a scan of last year’s projects, students pursuing History, Latin American Art, Spanish, Portuguese, Educational Policy, Linguistics, Musicology, Sociology, Political Science, Geography, International Development, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Religious Studies, Public Health, Communication Technology and Ecology were funded.
Students must apply through USC. Please direct anyone who is interested in applying to the graduate school. We would be happy to provide additional information and resources.
A student is eligible to receive a fellowship if he or she:
• Is a citizen or national of the United States or is a permanent resident of the United States;
• Is a graduate student in good standing at an institution of higher education in the United States who, when the fellowship begins, is admitted to candidacy
• Is planning a teaching career in the United States upon graduation; and
• Possesses adequate skills in the language(s) necessary to carry out the dissertation project.
Duration of the Grant:
Students may propose research for 6 to 12 months. The fellowship may not be renewed.
Terms and Conditions: A fellow shall:
• Maintain satisfactory progress in the conduct of his or her research;
• Devote full time to research on the approved topic;
• Not engage in any gainful employment during the fellowship period; and
• Remain a student in good standing at his or her institution.
Expenses Covered by the Award:
• Travel expenses, including excess baggage to and from the residence of the fellow to the host country of research;
• Maintenance and dependents allowances based on the cost of living in country(ies) of research for the fellow and his or her dependent(s);
• Project allowance for research related expenses such as books, copying, tuition and affiliation fees, local travel and other incidental expenses;
• Health and accident insurance premiums