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: Tuesday, March 30 (noon Pacific)

Information Sessions

Information sessions will be offered online.

Thursday, February 11, 2021, noon (register)
Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 5 p.m. (register)

Please check our calendar of events for further details.


  • 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.

Instructions and link to application


UW Fulbright-Hays Recipients, 2020-21


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