UW Graduate School

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Award

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation 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: 9 a.m. PST on Monday, March 18, 2019

Information Sessions

The same session will be offered three times. Students may attend the sessions in person in Communications Building Room 032, or participate through the online webinar:

Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 9:30–11 a.m. (Register to Attend Online →)
Friday, February 1, 2019, 12–1:30 p.m. (Register to Attend Online →)
Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 4–5:30 p.m. (Register to Attend Online →)


  • 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 Fellowships and Awards of their intent to apply in an announced cycle as soon as possible.

Instructions and link to application


Michelle Sutton in the Office of Fellowships and Awards can assist you: gradappt@uw.edu or 206.543.7152.