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$3.2 Million in Grants Awarded for Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad


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Today the U.S. Department of Education announced the award of the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) grants, totaling more than $3.2 million, to 34 institutions of higher education. At these institutions, 84 individual fellowships were awarded to doctoral students to conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies, for periods of six to 12 months. Under the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program, research projects deepen knowledge on and help the nation develop capability in areas of the world not generally included in U.S. curricula.

"We need increased international collaboration through education," U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said. "Such collaboration can inform and strengthen our reform efforts nationally, even as it helps improve standards of teaching and learning—and fosters understanding—internationally."

The Fulbright Program, of which the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program is a part, dates to 1946 when the late-U.S. Sen. J. William Fulbright sponsored legislation to create the program as a means to increase mutual understanding between America and the rest of the world.

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program holds an annual competition, based on funding. Eligible applicants are American institutions of higher education. Students apply through the institution they are enrolled in.

Following are the recipients of the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program:

Institution

Total Institutional Award

University of Michigan

$112,637

University of Pennsylvania

$100,482

George Mason University

$59,075

University of Texas,  Austin

$54,664

University of Denver

$20,292

Washington University

$28,846

University of Wisconsin

$112,302

University of California, Santa Cruz

$70,939

New York University

$154,846

Ohio State University

$34,896

University of Virginia

$29,622

Johns Hopkins University

$55,924

University of Chicago

$448,899

University of California, Berkeley

$226,812

Michigan State University

$143,724

University of Colorado, Boulder

$44,581

Stanford University

$146,030

Cornell University

$150,224

Columbia University

$66,702

University of California, Davis

$33,059

University of Illinois

$38,413

Auburn University

$27,066

Harvard University

$87,112

University of Florida

$97,060

Northwestern University

$53,927

Syracuse University

$55,434

Brown University

$57,784

Indiana University

$93,740

University of Washington

$41,175

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

$150,409

University of California, Los Angeles

$264,208

Yale University

$32,476

Georgetown University

$104,536

Princeton University

$41,880


Total for Prinicpal Awards

$3,239,776