The Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship Program provides opportunities for doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies.
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 in a doctoral program
• 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.
Research projects must focuses on one or more of the following geographic areas: Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Near East, Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (excluding the United States and its territories).
Preference is given to projects that make use of any of the 78 priority languages selected from the U.S. Department of Education's list of Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs).
The DOE is also specifically interested in funding research projects conducted in the field of economics, engineering, international development, mathematics, political science, public health, science, comparative or international education, or technology.
Students can read more about the opportunity in the Federal Register:
The application requires students to submit their proposals through USC and the DOE’s G5 system. To be considered, all of the required PDF documents will need to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday May 2, 2016.
Please feel free to contact us with questions.
Meredith Drake Reitan, MPL, PhD
Associate Dean for Graduate Fellowships
Office of the Provost
Adjunct Associate Professor
Sol Price School of Public Policy
University of Southern California