This U.S. Department of Education program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months.
The institutional project period is 18 months, beginning October 1, 2014 through March 31, 2016. Students may request funding for a period of no less than six months and no more than 12 months within that time period.
This grant is available to Ph.D. candidates who wish to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. Projects focusing on Western Europe are not eligible for funding. The grant provides travel expenses, maintenance allowance for the grantee and his/her dependents, books and other research-related expenses and health insurance.
Ph.D. students from all departments are eligible if the focus of the dissertation has an area studies and/or language component. Field work in English is generally not supported.
Specifically, a student is eligible to receive a fellowship if he or she:
Applicants submit a proposal electronically through G5, the Department of Education's Grants Management system. It is recommended that applicants format their narrative proposal using the Fulbright-Hays Technical Review Form as a guide.
STEP #1: Complete this interest and eligibility form
STEP #2: Review FAQ
STEP #3: Align narrative proposal with the Technical Review Committee FORM
STEP #4: Submit online application by 5 pm June 13, 2014
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