The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad competition has been announced with a mere 30-day window.
The deadline is June 3, 2013, but since budgets have to be approved by the Office of Sponsored Programs and the applications forwarded to Washington by CGA, the effective deadline will be in about 3 weeks. Applications may be made for 6 to 12 continuous months of research within an 18-month period. There will be somewhat over $3 million available for c. 86 awards ranging from $15,000 to $60,000. The application will be completely on-line utilizing the U.S. Department of Education G-5 system: www.G5.gov
The ideal applicant for this prestigious award is an advanced graduate student, U.S. citizen or permanent resident, who will have been advanced to candidacy by the end of September 2014 (for the minimum 6-month award), or preferably by the end of March 2014 (for a 12-month award). Additional points are awarded to applicants whose projects will utilize one or more of 78 less-commonly taught languages, and those that will utilize advanced proficiency in that language in one of the following fields: economics, engineering, international development, global education, mathematics, political science, public health, science, or technology. Projects that focus on Western Europe are ineligible, though research in Western Europe is allowed as part of a project that focuses on Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere, excluding the U.S.
MSU’s guidance team will once again be comprised of Dr. David Wiley (SOC) and MSU’s Fulbright Adviser, Dr. Roger Bresnahan (WRAC), both of whom will be available to consult with individual applicants. Dr. Wiley and Dr. Bresnahan will have a special session on the application process next Tuesday, May 7 from 4-6PM in 201 International Center to answer questions about how to apply and secrets to winning proposals.