Monthly Archives: February 2015

DDRA peer review writing meeting

In anticipation of a possible early spring publication of the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) grant competition, I am organizing a peer review workshop. Please note: the grant competition has NOT yet been published, nor has a definite date been announced. However, the US Department of Education anticipates holding a competition this spring. In order to be assigned to a group, send me an email asap. Attending the workshop is not mandatory; If you are interested in participating in a peer review writing group and cannot attend the workshop, please send me an email and I will include you in a working group. Please register for the workshop by sending me an email with Peer Writing in the subject line.

Peer Review Workshop:
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
3:30-4:30 PM
336 Ingraham Hall

Applicants to the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program must be US citizens or permanent residents, must have significant academic preparation in area studies, have a project that involves research in a language other than English, and have a research area of focus that is NOT Western Europe.

CIES Fulbright Scholar 2016-17 competition open

Core Fulbright Scholar Program
The competition for the 2016-17 grant cycle is open.

The core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program provides approximately 800 teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.
– See more at
The application deadline for the Core program is Monday, August 3, 2015.. Applicants apply directly to CIES Fulbright.

Fulbright-Hays DDRA Tech Review Session

Monday, February 16
336 Ingraham Hall

Dr. Erin Crawley will hold an information session for GRADUATE STUDENTS who are interested in finding out more about writing a competitive proposal for the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) program. We will focus on the technical review questions used to evaluate proposals by the national committee, and discuss setting up peer review writing groups. Students who cannot attend the more general information session on Dec. 4 are welcome to attend this session, but please read about the DDRA program,

Applicants to the Fulbright-Hays DDRA must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

Fulbright US Student Session for Undergrads

Monday February 16
336 Ingraham Hall

Erin Crawley, the fellowships advisor in the Division of International Studies, is holding an information session about research and English teaching assistantship opportunities abroad through the Fulbright US Student grant program. If you are an undergraduate interested in pursuing a project abroad after you graduate, this session is for you. If you will be graduating in December 2015 or May 2016, it is not too early to begin preparing for Fulbright application deadlines in the fall (early September). If you are a freshman or sophomore and would like to learn more about this program, you are welcome to attend. Alumni are also encouraged to attend–this included those who will be graduating in May 2014! To be eligible for the Fulbright US Student program, you must be a US citizen. We will discuss the different types of grant categories, the application process, and how to start planning for your project.

Fulbright-Hays DDRA info session

There will be an information session about the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program for graduate students (applicants must be US citizen or permanent resident) on

Monday, February 9,
4:00-5:00, 336 Ingraham Hall.

Please register by sending an email to If you cannot attend the session, I can meet with you at another time.

Deadline information. Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) 2015 Competition anticipated time frame: According to the US Department of Education DDRA site, applications will be available in February and there will be a national deadline in April. There will be a mandatory campus deadline that will be approximately 2 weeks before the national deadline. The campus deadline cannot be set until the national deadline is published.

Program description and eligibility. The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program (DDRA) is a federally funded grant program and is open to graduate students who are US citizens enrolled in a US university and who will be conducting dissertation field research abroad. Graduate students must show strong area studies related course work at the graduate level to be considered competitive.

The grant will be published on the Federal Register first, so interested students should check this site regularly, Please look at the documents pertaining to the competition last May for an idea of what is to be submitted by the campus deadline,

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