Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) 2012 competition:
The competition for grants for the 2012-13 academic year is open as of today, Tuesday, May 15, 2012 on the Federal Register site, https://www.federalregister.gov/agencies/education-department. The Dept of Education site has posted the competition to http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/applicant.html and a link to the www.G5.gov electronic application system.
The campus deadline for submission of the DDRA application is 12:00PM Thursday, June 7, 2012. This deadline is required in order to meet the institutional national deadline of 4:30 PM EST on Thursday, June 14, 2012. This is a much shorter application period than is normal due to the very late competition cycle. All application materials including all support documents (letters of recommendation, language evaluations, affiliation letters and graduate transcripts) must be submitted electronically by the CAMPUS deadline. One hard copy of the PDF application document is due in 328 Ingraham Hall by the CAMPUS deadline; hard copies of support documents are not required. I am still in the process of updating documents; you should read through all of the application information available in the Federal Register announcement and set up an electronic application as soon as possible. If you anticipate applying for the DDRA, please send me an email asap. You should be in close contact with your referees and language evaluators about the extremely short time frame, the necessity of submitting their letters electronically by the CAMPUS deadline (no exceptions are possible), and the fact that any electronic application system difficulties MUST be addressed through the G5.gov system; I cannot help with any technical difficulties.
The Fulbright-Hays DDRA is open to graduate students who are US citizens or permanent residents, anticipate doing PhD research abroad, have significant area studies course work at the graduate level, and whose research involves extensive use of a language than English and/or the applicant’s native language. The institutional project period is 18 months beginning October 1, 2012; during this period no less than 6 or more than 12 consecutive months of research must be conducted.
There is an absolute priority for research in countries OTHER THAN Western Europe (no projects that focus on a Western European country will be considered, although research can be conducted in Western Europe for projects that focus on non-Western European countries). There are 2 preference priorities: 1. projects that focus on any of 78 less commonly taught languages (this priority has existed for years); 2. projects that focus on using advanced language proficiency in one of the 78 LCTLs and are in the fields of economics, engineering, international development, global education, mathematics, political science, public health, science, or technology (this priority preference is new).
The application format will be similar to that used in years past; however, they will be using a new electronic application system, www.G5.gov.
Erin Crawley, firstname.lastname@example.org/262-9632 is available to advise about any aspect of this competition.