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: June 18, 2018

Information Sessions

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 3–4:30 p.m. (Register →)
Thursday, February 22, 2018, 10–11:30 a.m. (Register →)


  • 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 Fellowship 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.

Instructions and link to application


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