Skip to main content

Applications are now available for the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Award and will remain open until 18 April 2015. This award, supported by the US Department of Education and administered at UNC by the Center for Global Initiatives, supports Ph.D. candidates who conduct research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months. The grant provides travel expenses, maintenance allowance for the grantee and his/her dependents, books, and other research-related expenses and health insurance.


Applicants may be Ph.D. candidates in any department as long as the focus of the dissertation has an area studies and/or language component. Field work in English is generally not supported. Applicants must be U.S citizens or permanent residents, must demonstrate sufficient language skills to conduct research at their proposed location, and may not propose projects focusing on Western Europe. A full list of eligibility requirements and competitive priority recommendations are included in the full instructions online.

Application Instructions:

This is a limited submission award, which means that even though funds come from outside UNC, your application must be reviewed and nominated by the Center for Global Initiatives before you can progress to the national competition. Applications to CGI must be received  by April 18, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Interested students should view the full instructions online and may contact Beth-Ann Kutchma at with any remaining questions.

Comments are closed.