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Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Award

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship provides funding for dissertation research abroad for graduate students pursuing non-Western European area studies. Geographic areas include: Africa; East, Southeast, and South Asia, Pacific Islands; Near East; East Central Europe and Eurasia; and the Western Hemisphere (excluding the United States and its territories).

UW DEADLINE: Friday, March 22, 2024, 9 a.m. Pacific

Office Hours

Interested applicants should watch our recorded information session prior to attending office hours (UW NetID required). 

Tuesday, February 13, 2024, noon–1 p.m.
Wednesday, February 14, 2024, 4–5 p.m.
Thursday, February 22, 2024, 9–10 a.m.
Friday, February 23, 2024, noon–1 p.m.

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  • Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
  • Ph.D. candidates in modern area studies, planning a career in teaching, government, international development and the professions
  • Proficiency in the language of the host country is required

Application process

UW students must apply through the Graduate School’s Office of Fellowships and Awards; please contact us for information. Applications are submitted electronically using the U.S. Department of Education’s G5 submission system. Applicants will need to register to use G5 prior to starting an application. Applicants should notify Project Director Michelle Sutton of their intent to apply in an announced cycle as soon as possible: mdrapek@uw.edu.

DDRA Application and Instructions


Michelle Sutton in the Office of Fellowships and Awards can assist you.

Awardee Stories

Two UW graduate students granted the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad award
The Graduate School is pleased to announce that two graduate students have been named awardees of the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Award to conduct research in 2020-2021.

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