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US/ED Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowships

Fellowships are only for a narrow range of students in certain PhD programs in the social sciences or humanities who need to conduct 6-12 months of dissertation research abroad.  


All eligible applicants must declare their intent to apply by February 18, 2019 by emailing the Program Advisor (see below). 

Campus deadline: March 4, 2019 (11:59 pm EST)

Application Submission:

All application materials are submitted online through the International Institute. You must be on the U-M applicant email list in order to receive information and materials related to applying.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents who will be PhD candidates by the time the actual research begins, and who are currently enrolled in a U-M department or program where they specialize in non-West-European area studies and a modern foreign language. They must prove sufficient foreign-language capability to carry out their proposal, which must be for approved dissertation research that cannot be conducted in the United States. 



To be added to the applicant email list and declare your intent to apply, send an email to the Program Advisor with your name, department/program, year in program, field of study, anticipated (or actual) date advanced to candidacy, and brief answers to the following questions:

(a) in what country or countries do you propose doing your dissertation research?

(b) how much time have you or will you have spent there prior to your planned dissertation research?

(c) what foreign language or languages will you use for your research abroad (besides English or your native language)?

(d) how proficient are you in those languages?

(e) is there anything whatsoever about your planned research that either American officials or host-country officials might find in any way controversial (politically, socially, culturally, or religiously sensitive)?