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Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad (FRA) Program

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Program Office: International and Foreign Language Education

CFDA Number: 84.019
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants
Also Known As: Fulbright

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Program Description

This program is designed to contribute to the development and improvement of modern foreign language and area studies in the U.S. by providing opportunities for scholars to conduct research abroad.

Types of Projects

This program funds fellowships through institutions of higher education (IHEs) to faculty members who propose to conduct research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies to improve their skill in languages and their knowledge of the culture of the people of these countries. Funds support: travel expenses to and from the residence of the fellow and the country or countries of research, a maintenance stipend for the fellow related to his or her academic year salary, and an allowance for research-related expenses overseas such as books and photocopying, tuition, affiliation fees, local travel, and other incidental expenses.

Additional Information

This program provides grants to institutions of higher education to fund faculty to maintain and improve their area studies and language skills by conducting research abroad for periods of 3 to 12 months. Proposals focusing solely on Western Europe are not eligible.

Last Modified: 02/26/2024