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Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad (FRA) Program

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As announced in the Department’s regulatory agenda, the Department intends to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding this program that will address 34 C.F.R. §663.21(c)(3), which currently reads as follows:

(3) The applicant's proficiency in one or more of the languages (other than English and the applicant's native language), of the country or countries of research, and the specific measures to be taken to overcome any anticipated language barriers . . .

Interested parties will have the opportunity to comment on any proposed changes to these regulations at that time.


Faculty Research Abroad competitions are held annually, pending the availability of funds.

We do not anticipate holding a competition for this program in FY 2023. However, interested applicants may wish to review the below information to begin preparing their application materials for the anticipated competition in FY 2024.

Federal Register Notice

Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards dated March 17, 2022 | PDF (249K)

Current Application

The FY 2022 grant competition for this program is closed.

Funding Opportunity Number: ED-GRANTS-031722-001

For reference only: FY 2022 FRA Application Instructions: MS Word (440K)

Please note that the definitive, official application instructions will be in the G5 system.

Tips and Assistance

A Pre-application webinar for the FRA program is available to stream beginning May 11, 2022 3:00 p.m. ET at The webinar will cover a variety of topics, including FRA program requirements, selection criteria, and frequently asked questions. The webinar premiere features live chat with IFLE program officers.

We will host live Q & A sessions via Microsoft Teams to answer specific applicant questions. The dates, times and links to attend the live Q&A sessions are as follows:

May 25, 2022 3:00 – 4:00 pm (ET) Click here to join the meeting

June 9, 2022 12:00 – 1:00 pm (ET) Click here to join the meeting

Application Contact

Pamela J. Maimer, Ph.D.
International and Foreign Language Education
Faculty Research Abroad Program
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20202
Telephone: (202) 453-6891

Last Modified: 04/20/2023