Fulbright-Hays--Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad

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Competitions are held annually, pending the availability of funds.

Current competition: FY 2020
Applications available: December 17, 2019
Application deadline: February 18, 2020

Federal Register Notice

Current Application

The FY 2020 grant competition for this program is now open. Applications for FY 2020 are available online through the Department’s G5 system at www.G5.gov between December 17, 2019 and February 18, 2020.

Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-121719-002

  • FY 2020 DDRA Application Instructions: PDF (1.5M) | MS Word (613K)
    Please note that the definitive, official application instructions are in the G5 system. The funding opportunity number for FY 2020 applications is ED-GRANTS-121719-002.

Tips and Assistance

A pre-application webinar for the DDRA program is now available to stream on IFLE’s YouTube channel. The webinar covers a variety of topics, including DDRA program requirements, selection criteria, and frequently asked questions.
We will host a webchat to answer specific applicant questions at 2:00pm ET on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. To participate:

Application Contact

Dr. Pamela J. Maimer
International and Foreign Language Education
U.S. Department of Education
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Room 258-24
Washington, DC 20202
Telephone: (202) 453-6891
E-mail: ddra@ed.gov


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