- Be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
- Be a graduate student in good standing at an institution of higher education and will be a dissertator by the time you intend to start your DDRA-funded research abroad
- Proposing 6-12 months of continuous dissertation research abroad during the “award year” (18-month window for 2024: 10/1/24-3/31/26)
- Possess advanced foreign language skills to conduct the dissertation research project
- Be planning a U.S. teaching career upon doctoral degree completion
The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) 2024 competition is now OPEN. The deadline for students to submit their completed 2024 applications is 10:00 am CST, Thursday, March 28, 2024. Letters of support and language evaluations must be submitted BEFORE the student can submit their application. There are no exceptions to the campus deadline and no changes are allowed to the application after this deadline; incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the U.S. Department of Education.
Prospective applicants should contact Mark Lilleleht, the UW-Madison’s Fulbright Coordinator (256 Bascom Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org, 608.265.6070) to discuss their application. Mark is available to advise on all aspects of the competition and proposal. The Fulbright-Hays DDRA is an institutional award; individual applicants submit their applications through their home institution in the G6/G5 application system.
If you are interested in applying, please read & review the following material:
We also have project statements & bibliographies of past successful UW-Madison applicants available for review. Please email Mark if you are interested in taking a look at this material.
UW-Madison DDRA awardees will have the value of the International Academic Programs graduate course fee for their award term paid to them as a scholarship by the Graduate School. The UW-Madison Fulbright Coordinator will be responsible for notifying the Graduate School of the amount and duration of the IAP program fees for students who accept these awards.
UW-Madison Travel Policy precludes university-affiliated student travel to locations that are under a current U.S. Department of State (DoS) Level 3 or Level 4 advisory designation, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Warning Level 3 notice, and locations specifically designated as a “Travel Warning” location by the Provost. To read this policy and potentially request a waiver, see information on UW-Madison International Safety and Security website. Students hoping to travel to a location currently under a travel advisory SHOULD apply for a Fulbright-Hays DDRA award but it is the responsibility of awardees to secure any necessary waivers via the UW-Madison’s international travel policy. Notice that the above information applies to your planned travel if any part of your itinerary takes you through an area that is under a travel advisory. Questions regarding the UW-Madison travel policy should be directed to Ron Machoian, the UW-Madison ISSD, who can be contacted at email@example.com, or at 608.890.2446.