Applications Now Open: Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA)

The 2022-2023 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) competition is now open.

The deadline for submission of a complete application, including all supporting documents, is 10:00 am, Monday, April 4, 2022.

Go to for information on the application process & campus guidance, documents, resources, and deadlines.

The Fulbright-Hays DDRA funds doctoral candidates (US citizens, nationals, or permanent residents) to conduct research in other countries in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of 6 to 12 months. The grant does not fund research whose focus is on Western European countries (though it does allow & fund research visits to western European countries that are part of a larger project focused elsewhere).

For 2022 there are two areas identified as competitive preference priorities: projects that use the Less Commonly Taught Languages (defined as “any modern foreign language except French, German, or Spanish”); and projects conducted in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computer science, education (comparative or international), international development, political science, public health, or economics.

Applications outside those competitive priorities are welcome and encouraged – and awarded.

They will offer 2 information sessions in the weeks ahead, one in-person and one online:

Thursday, February 10, 4-5pm

In-person: 336 Ingraham Hall


Wednesday, February 16, 5-6pm

Via Zoom:

Registration is NOT required for either session; they will be broadly similar so interested students need only attend one of the sessions.

Mark Lilleleht will be available throughout the application period to meet and discuss the program, review statements, and otherwise, assist applicants. They also have past successful proposals available for review; please contact Mark at if you are interested in looking at those.