DoED Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship Program

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Apr 6, 2022


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DOED Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad DDRA Fellowship Program
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Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: April 6, 2022.

Pre-Application Webinar information:
The Department will hold a pre-application meeting via webinar for prospective applicants. Detailed information regarding this webinar will be provided on the Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad website at Additional information for new potential grantees who are unfamiliar with grantmaking at the Department may read about the discretionary grant process and funding basics resources at (Funding 101 Basics).

The absolute priority is: Specific Geographic Regions of the World. A research project that 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).

Competitive Preference Priority 1--Focus on Less Commonly Taught Languages (2 points). A research project that focuses on any modern foreign language except French, German, or Spanish. Competitive Preference Priority 2--Thematic Focus on Academic Fields (2 points). Applications that propose dissertation research projects in modern foreign languages and area studies with an academic focus on any of the following academic fields: Science (including climate change), technology, engineering (including infrastructure studies), mathematics, computer science, education (comparative or international), international development, political science, public health (including epidemiology), or economics.
Competitive Preference Priority 3--Promoting Equity in Student Access to Educational Resources and Opportunities (2 points). Projects implemented by one of the following entities: Historically Black colleges and universities (as defined in this notice); Minority-serving institutions (as defined in this notice); or Tribal colleges and universities (as defined in this notice).