Education Department Awards $4.1 Million in Grants for 16 Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Short Term Projects and 80 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowships


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The U.S. Department of Education has announced the award of grants under two Fulbright-Hays International Education programs: more than $1.14 million has been awarded for 16 grants to institutions and organizations in 11 states for Group Projects Abroad Short-Term Projects; and more than $3 million to 34 institutions of higher education for Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) grants. The grant money was disbursed before the recent government shutdown and was not affected by the temporary lapse in funding.

"In an interconnected, competitive global economy, the only way to secure our common future is through education," said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. "These grants will ensure a steady supply of graduates with expertise in world languages and global issues, helping to build stronger and more productive ties with our neighbors and fostering international collaboration."

At the 34 institutions receiving DDRA grants, 80 individual fellowships are being awarded to doctoral students to conduct research in modern foreign languages and area studies in other countries for periods of six to twelve months. The goal of the research grants is to deepen knowledge of areas in the world not generally included in U.S. curricula.

The Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Short-Term Projects assist U.S. institutions of higher education, state departments of education, and private nonprofit educational organizations with the promotion, improvement, and development of area studies and modern foreign languages. The funds support short-term overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for groups of teachers, students, and faculty.

Both Group Projects Abroad and Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad are part of the larger Fulbright-Hays Program, which dates to 1961 when the late U.S. Sen. J. William Fulbright sponsored legislation for several programs that aim to increase mutual understanding between America and the rest of the world.

Both these programs hold annual competitions. Institutions of higher education are eligible to apply for the Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad program. For the Group Projects Abroad Short-Term Projects, state departments of education and private, nonprofit educational organizations are eligible to apply as well.

Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Short-Term Projects

State City Recipient Host Country Grant
AL Montgomery Auburn University at Montgomery Belize $70,000.00
CA Berkeley University of California, Berkeley China $79,750.00
CA Los Angeles University of California, Los Angeles Morocco $75,000.00
CT West Haven University of New Haven Morocco $55,733.00
GA Atlanta Georgia Tech Research Corporation Senegal $55,000.00
IA Iowa City University of Iowa Russia $75,000.00
MD Baltimore University of Maryland, Baltimore County Ghana $75,000.00
NJ Wayne William Paterson University South Korea $85,000.00
NY New York Teachers College, Columbia University Kenya and Tanzania $70,000.00
NY Buffalo State University of New York China $70,000.00
OH Findlay The University of Findlay Japan $70,000.00
OH Bowling GreenBowling Green State University Poland, Hungary, Greece $70,000.00
PA Wilkes-Barre King's College Uganda $75,000.00
PA Huntingdon Juniata College Morocco $65,000.00
PA University Park The Pennsylvania State University South Korea $74,750.00
WI Whitewater University of Wisconsin, Whitewater China $75,000.00
   Total $1,140,233.00

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad

State City Recipient Grant
AZ Tucson University of Arizona $50,254.00
CA Los Angeles University of California, Los Angeles $62,698.00
CA La Jolla University of California, San Diego $100,732.00
CA Irvine University of California, Irvine $33,382.00
CA Berkeley University of California, Berkeley $158,109.00
CA Stanford Stanford University $30,496.00
CA Santa Barbar a University of California, Santa Barbara $84,478.00
CO Boulder University of Colorado, Boulder $41,800.00
CT New Haven Yale University $37,820.00
FL Gainesville University of Florida $55,590.00
GA Atlanta Emory University $27,980.00
IL Chicago University of Chicago $281,325.00
IL Evanston Northwestern University $41,086.00
IN Bloomington Indiana University $132,790.00
KS Lawrence University of Kansas $77,352.00
MA Boston Boston University $85,751.00
MA Worcester Clark University $36,589.00
MD Baltimore Johns Hopkins University $29,011.00
MI East Lansing Michigan State University $121,566.00
MN Minneapolis University of Minnesota $30,776.00
MO St. Louis Washington University, St. Louis $54,328.00
NC Chapel Hill University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill $58,502.00
NC Durham Duke University $115,553.00
NJ New Brunswick Rutgers University $68,675.00
NY Ithaca Cornell University $215,058.00
NY New York Columbia University $101,223.00
NY New York New York University $87,202.00
NY New York City University of New York $42,932.00
OH Columbus Ohio State University $102,908.00
PA Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania $191,422.00
RI Providence Brown University $46,018.00
TN Nashville Vanderbilt University $32,542.00
WA Seattle University of Washington $135,166.00
WI Madison University of Wisconsin, Madison $265,123.00
  Total $3,036,237.00


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