Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Research Abroad—Campus deadline is June 7 at noon

Details of the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) 2012 competition have been posted here.
The campus deadline is June 7 at noon. This is a much shorter application period than is normal, due to the very late competition cycle. Information on how to prepare your application is available here.

If you anticipate applying for the DDRA, please notify Erin Crawley at a.s.a.p. 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, and the fact that any electronic application system difficulties MUST be addressed through the system.

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.

The application format is similar to that used in years past; however, there is a new electronic application system, 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). For more information, contact Erin Crawley, UW-Madison International Institute, 608-262-9632