SPEAKER: Dr. Ross Fenimore is the project director for the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program and works with the Office of Fellowships and Financial Services in the Division of Graduate Education. He will also cover information about the Fulbright US Student Program.
- The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study, conduct research, and/or teach English abroad. In addition, Critical Language Enhancement Awards are available to grantees for study of critical need foreign languages before or during their grant period.
- The 2024-25 application cycle is predicted to open in April 2023. It is highly recommended that you attend an information session in order to become familiar with the Fulbright US Student Program and the campus application procedure.
- The Fulbright-Hays DDRA Program, sponsored by the Department of Education, provides grants to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research abroad, in modern foreign languages and area studies, for periods of 6 to 12 months. Projects exclusive to Western Europe will not be considered. Eligibility is open to most fields including competitive preference points for projects with a thematic focus in the areas of STEM, computer science, public health, education, international development, political science, and economics. A modern foreign language must facilitate the project. The grant period is expected to run from January 2024 to March 2025 (students propose a project within that timeframe). Students do not need to be advanced to candidacy to apply; however, should a student be awarded, they must advance prior to activating the grant. The grant includes generous funding for legal dependents to travel with the fellow during the research period.
- 2023 APPLICATION: Students must apply through the UCLA Division of Graduate Education. Students may complete this survey (https://forms.gle/ZApeYuXQFCSwR1Vm9) to indicate their interest.