Apply for the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Grant!

The 2023-2024 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) competition is now open.

The deadline for submission of a complete application, including all supporting documents, is: Monday, April 10, 2023 at 8:00 am.

The Fulbright-Hays DDRA funds doctoral candidates (US citizens, nationals, or permanent residents) to conduct research in other countries in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of 6 to 12 months. The grant does not fund research whose focus is on Western European countries (though it does allow & fund research visits to western European countries that are part of a larger project focused elsewhere).

Click the link for information on the application process & campus guidance, documents, resources, and deadlines.

We will offer 2 information sessions in the weeks ahead, one in-person and one online:

Thursday, February 16, 4-5pm

In-person: 336 Ingraham Hall


Tuesday, February 21, 5-6pm

Registration is NOT required for either session; they will be broadly similar so interested students need only attend one of the sessions.

We have past successful proposals available for review if you are interested in looking at those. Assistance will be available throughout the application period to meet and discuss the program, review statements, and otherwise assist applicants. For questions related to the Fulbright- Hays Grant please contact:

Mark L Lilleleht
Fulbright Coordinator, UW-Madison
Ph 608.265.6070

Good luck!