Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad
The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program provides support for graduate students to conduct dissertation research for six to 12 months outside the United States. The research must cover topics in modern languages and area studies (projects focusing on Western Europe are not supported). KU students must apply through the Office of International Programs. KU’s project manager Rachel Sherman Johnson will transmit the applications to the U.S. Department of Education.
- Is a citizen or national of the United States or is a permanent resident of the United States;
- Is a graduate student in good standing at an institution of higher education in the United States who, when the fellowship begins, is admitted to candidacy in a doctoral program in modern foreign languages and area studies at that institution;
- Is planning a teaching career in the United States upon graduation; and
- Possesses adequate skills in the language(s) necessary to carry out the dissertation project.
Expenses Covered by the Award
- Travel expenses, including excess baggage to and from the residence of the fellow to the host country of research;
- Maintenance and dependents allowances based on the cost of living in country(ies) of research for the fellow and his or her dependent(s);
- Project allowance for research related expenses such as books, copying, tuition and affiliation fees, local travel and other incidental expenses;
- Health and accident insurance premiums; and
- $100.00 administrative fee to applicant institution.