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  1. FY 2015 Fulbright-HaysDoctoralDissertationResearch AbroadWebinar UnitedStatesDepartmentofEducation InternationalandForeignLanguage EducationPrograms (IFLE) InternationalStudiesDivision Dr.PamelaJ.Maimer,SeniorProgramOfficer Tanyelle Richardson,Acting Director,InternationalStudiesDivisionMohamedAbdel-Kader,DeputyAssistantSecretary,IFLE *Slidesarefor informationalpurposesonly*

  2. ObjectivesofToday’sSession • OverviewofDDRAProgram • DescriptionofPre-AwardProcess • DescriptionofApplicationReview Process • ApplicationTips • Q&ASession *Slidesarefor informationalpurposesonly*

  3. HistoryofFulbrightProgramsandIFLE • HistoryofFulbright-HaysPrograms • IFLEPrograms *Slidesarefor informationalpurposesonly*

  4. About theDDRAFellowship • TheFulbright-HaysDoctoralDissertationResearchAbroadFellowshipProgramisdesignedtocontributetothedevelopmentandimprovementofthestudy ofmodernforeignlanguagesandarea studiesintheUnitedStatesbyprovidingopportunitiesforscholarstoconductresearchabroad. • Whoiseligibleapplicant= Institutions ofHigher Education • Whoiseligiblefora fellowship= U.S.citizensor nationals/permanentresidents;Isa graduatestudent ingoodstandingat a U.S.institutionofhighereducation • Institutionalprojectperiod= 18months • Researchperiod=minimum6monthstomaximum12months (must beconsecutive months) *Slidesarefor informationalpurposesonly*

  5. FY2015 CompetitionPriorities • AbsolutePriority • Geographicarea • - 34CFR75.105(c)(3) CompetitivePreferencePriorities GeographicRegion– sub-SaharanAfrica,SouthAsia,SoutheastAsia LessCommonlyTaughtLanguages(LCTLs) Multi-disciplinaryfieldsofstudy -34CFR75(c)(2)(i) FY2015InvitationalPriority Applicationsfromminority-servinginstitutionsaswellasotherinstitutionsthatpromotetheparticipationofstudentsfromminoritybackgroundsin researchabroadprojectsinforeignlanguagesandinternationalstudies. *Slidesarefor informationalpurposesonly*

  6. FY2015Funds and Awards • EstimatedAvailableFunds:$3,011,692 • EstimatedRangeofFellowshipAwards:$15,000to$60,000 • EstimatedAverageSizeofFellowshipAwards:$33,463 • EstimatedNumberofFellowshipAwards:90 NOTE:TheDepartmentofEducationisnotboundby anyestimates. *Slidesarefor informationalpurposesonly*

  7. EligibilityforGrantFunding • OnlyInstitutionsofHigherEducation(IHEs)areeligibletosubmitanapplication • EachInstitutionalApplicantmustappointaDDRAProjectDirector,whoassumestheresponsibilityto: • RegisterastheProjectDirectorforhis/heruniversityintheG5e-Applicationsystem; • Adviseandguideindividualstudentapplications; • Submittheentireapplicationto theU.S. DepartmentofEducation; • Administerthegrantanddisbursefunds,if awardedthegrant;and • Serveasthepointof contactforallof thatinstitution’sfellows,regardlessofresearch topicordiscipline. *Slidesarefor informationalpurposesonly*

  8. Eligibilityfor DDRAFellowship • AstudentiseligibletoreceiveaDDRAFellowshipifthestudent: • isacitizenornationaloftheUnitedStatesorisapermanentresidentoftheUnited States; • isagraduatestudentingoodstandingataneligibleinstitutionofhighereducationand,whenthefellowshipperiodbegins,isadmittedtocandidacyinadoctoraldegreeprograminmodernforeignlanguagesandareastudiesatthatinstitution; • plansateachingcareerintheUnitedStatesupongraduate,orwhoplanstoapplylanguageskillsinworldareasvitaltoU.S.nationalsecurityandknowledgeofthesecountriesinthefieldsofgovernment,internationaldevelopment,andvariousprofessions;and • possessesadequateskillsintheforeignlanguage(s)necessarytocarryoutthedissertationresearchproject. *Slidesarefor informationalpurposesonly*

  9. DDRAandFUSP-IIE • As statedinourDDRARegulations under662.22(b)Noapplicant forafellowshipmaybeawardedmore thanonegraduatefellowshipunderthe Fulbright-Hays Actfromappropriationsforagivenfiscal year. • Anapplicant tothe DDRAProgrammust indicate onhis/her applicationto the programifhe/she hascurrentlyappliedforaFUSP-IIEgrant. • Onceacandidate has acceptedanawardfromthe FUSP-IIEprogramand FUSP has expendedfundsona student,he/sheisthenineligiblefora DDRAgrant.If,atanypoint,thecandidate accepts the FUSP awardpriorto beingnotifiedofhis/her statuswiththe DDRAProgram,the candidatemustnotifythe DDRAoffice immediately. • Ifafterconsultationwiththe FUSP programwedeterminethat FUSPhasexpendedfundsonthe student(e.g.,the candidate has attendedthe pre- departure orientationor was issuedgrantfunds),the candidatewillbe deemedineligiblefortheDDRAawardat that time. *Slidesarefor informationalpurposesonly* 10

  10. ProjectDirectorReviewof Applications TheProjectDirectormustreviewthestudent’sapplicationtransmittalinG5 Fulbright-HaysDDRAApplicationForm Curriculumvita ProjectDescription/Applicationnarrative(mustcomplywithguidelines) Applicationbibliography Oneforeignlanguagereferenceform Threegraduatestudentreferenceforms Transcripts Lettersof affiliation/HostCountry SupportingMaterials InstitutionalReviewBoard (IRB)narrative(ifapplicable) *Slidesarefor informationalpurposesonly*

  11. ApplicantRolesandResponsibilities InstitutionFellows • AttendtheDDRAtechnicalassistancewebinar • AppointedProjectDirectorregisters inG5 • Makesfellowshipapplicationmaterialsavailabletostudents • Acceptsandscreensapplicationsin accordancetoitsowntechnicalandacademic criteria • Includesstudentapplicationswith institutionalapplication • Administersthegrantanddisbursingfunds • ContactProjectDirectorfor institutional information • Registerin G5 • Initiateemailstosolicitreferences • Submitcompleteapplicationin G5 • SubmitInstitutionalReviewBoard(IRB) narrativetoProjectDirectorforuploadintoG5 • Followup with ProjectDirector • Referee • Receivesreferenceformsfromfellow • Completesandsubmitsreferenceform • Send ProjectDirectorcopyof referenceandform • *Slidesarefor informationalpurposesonly*

  12. G5e-ApplicationSystem www.G5.gov • Students submit individual applications to ProjectDirector usingG5 • Languageandacademicreferences submit forms to ProjectDirector usingG5. Referencesusing serversoverseasmaynotbe able tosubmitformsinG5. • PLEASEDONOTUSESPECIAL/NONENGLISHCHARACTERSINANYFORMORDOCUMENTFORBOTHFELLOWSHIPAPPLICANTSANDREFEREES(forexample, %,*,/,etc.) • DONOTUSEforeigncharactersorsymbolssuchaswordsspelledwithanon-Englishalphabet,(e.g.“Boğaziçi”or“Nizāmal-DīnGīlānī”)oranywordwithanaccentmark,tilde,umlaut,circumflex,orslash. • Students mustselectNOto thequestion“Areyouregisteringas aFellowshipFulbright-Hays DoctoralDissertation orFacultyAbroadDirector?” • Students,pleaseinstructthe referee to print andsenda copyofthereference letterandformto theproject director. • *Slidesarefor informationalpurposesonly* 13

  13. G5e-ApplicationSystem www.G5.gov • DDRAreferenceforms--FellowshipApplicantsneedtoatleastsaveadraftoftheDDRAformwiththeirname,institution,countryofresearchandlanguage.Afterthat,thereferenceformswillappear. • Project Directorsmust REGISTERas “Applicant”andNOTProject Directorintheir G5 Profile • Project Director officiallysubmitsIHEandalleligibleindividualstudent applications,reference forms,IRBnarratives,andother requiredforms, using G5 • MAKESUREALLAPPLICANTSandREFEREESHITSUBMITto complete the applicationsubmission *Slidesarefor informationalpurposesonly* 14

  14. US/EDEligibilityScreening

  15. G5e-ApplicationSystem www.G5.gov • DDRAreferenceforms--FellowshipApplicantsneedtoatleastsaveadraftoftheDDRAformwiththeirname,institution,countryofresearchandlanguage.Afterthat,thereferenceformswillappear. • ProjectDirectorsmustREGISTERas“Applicant”and NOTProjectDirectorintheir G5Profile • ProjectDirectorofficiallysubmitsIHEand alleligibleindividualstudentapplications,referenceforms,IRBnarratives,and otherrequiredforms,usingG5 • MAKESUREALLAPPLICANTS and REFEREES HIT SUBMITto completetheapplicationsubmission *Slidesarefor informationalpurposesonly* 16

  16. FinancialProvisions • DDRAfundsmayincludeexpenses suchas: • Maintenanceallowance • Internationaltravel • Healthandaccidentinsuranceforthestudentfellow • Books • Technologydirectlyrelatedtoproposedresearch,i.e.,flashdrives,scanners,etc. • Travelwithinhostcountry(ies) • Affiliationfees • Dependents* • (marriedspouse andunmarriedchildrenundertheageof21) • *Slidesarefor informationalpurposesonly*

  17. FinancialProvisions (continued) • The DDRAFellowshipawarddoesnotprovide fundsfor: • Researchorrelatedprojectactivitiesconductedinthe UnitedStates • ReimbursementfortravelnotapprovedbyU.S. DepartmentofEducation • Anyallowancesfordependentsnotaccompanyingthefellowfortheentireresearchperiod • Travelfordependents • Travelandexpensesnotdirectlyrelatedtothe project • All expendituresduetochangesinthe itineraryand/orgrantagreement • Passport,visas,photo,orother identifyingdocuments forclearance • Physical examinations,immunizations,orothermedicalexpenses • Tuitionor otherfeesforstudyorprojects conductedintheUnitedStates • Obligations notincurredwithinthe grantperiod • Gifts,stipend,salary,or monetaryhonorariaforresearchsubjects,research assistants,etc. *Slidesarefor informationalpurposesonly*

  18. AcademicTechnicalReview Peerreviewersare worldareaspecialistsinforeignlanguagesandareastudiesfromhigher educationinstitutions,governmentagencies,andnon-governmentorganizationsthroughouttheUnitedStates.Peerreviewersdetermine technicalscoresinaccordancewiththecompetitivepreferencepriorities,qualityof theproposedproject,andthequalificationsoftheapplicant. QualityofProposedProjectQualificationsofApplicants (Max.60points) (Max.40points) SUBTOTAL: CompetitivePriority1:GeographicRegionCompetitivePriority2:LanguageCompetitivePriority3:Field InvitationalPriority:MSI SUBTOTAL: 100Pointsmaximum (3points) (2points) (5points)(0points)10points GRANDTOTAL: 110pointsmaximum *Slidesarefor informationalpurposesonly*

  19. TechnicalReview • QualityofProposedProject (Maximum60points) • HypothesisStatement/ResearchQuestions(15points) • Theoreticalissues,originality,literature(10points) • Preliminaryresearch (10points) • Justificationforoverseasresearch (10points) • Disseminationplan(5points) • GuidanceandSupervisionfrom advisor/committee(10points) • QualificationsofApplicants (Maximum40points) • Applicant’sacademicrecord(10points) • Applicant’sacademicstrength inarea studies(10points) • Applicant’slanguageproficiency(15points) • Applicant’sabilitytoconductresearchoverseas(5points) • Absolute andCompetitivePriorityPoints(Maximum10points) • TOTAL: Maximum110points *Slidesarefor informationalpurposesonly*

  20. TechnicalReview • QualityofProposedProject (Maximum60points) • HypothesisStatement/ResearchQuestions(15points) • Theoreticalissues,originality,literature(10points) • Preliminaryresearch (10points) • Justificationforoverseasresearch (10points) • Disseminationplan(5points) • GuidanceandSupervisionfrom advisor/committee(10points) *Slidesarefor informationalpurposesonly*

  21. TechnicalReview • QualificationsofApplicants (Maximum40points) • Applicant’sacademicrecord(10points) • Applicant’sacademicstrength inarea studies(10points) • Applicant’slanguageproficiency(15points) • Applicant’sabilitytoconductresearchoverseas(5points) • AbsoluteandCompetitivePriorityPointsTOTAL: upto10points • TOTAL: upto110points *Slidesarefor informationalpurposesonly*

  22. TechnicalReview • Absolute, Competitive,andInvitationalPriorities(Maximum10 points) • Absolute Priority—Allapplicationsmustaddressthesevengeographicregions—Africa,EastAsia, SoutheastAsia,SouthAsia,NearEast,CentralandEasternEurope andEurasia,andWesternHemisphere • Competitive Priority1(3points)—Aresearchprojectthatfocusesononeormoreofthefollowinggeographicareas:Sub-SaharanAfrica,SouthAsia, andSoutheastAsia *Slidesarefor informationalpurposesonly*

  23. TechnicalReview • Absolute,Competitive,andInvitationalPriorities—Continued (Maximum10 points) • CompetitivePriority2(2points)—Aresearch projectthatfocusesonthe78languagesselectedfromtheU.S.DepartmentofEducation’slistof LessCommonlyTaughtLanguages(LCTLs) • CompetitivePriority3(5points)—Researchprojectsthatareproposed byapplicantsusingadvancedlanguageproficiencyinoneofthe78prioritylanguages selectedfromtheU.S.Departmentof Education’slistofLCTLsintheirresearch andfocusinthefieldsofeconomics,engineering,internationaldevelopment,globaleducation,mathematics,politicalscience,publichealth,science,ortechnology. • In CompetitivePriority3,theapplicantmustmeetALLcomponentsof thepriority—Beadvanceproficiency,ina LCTL,and whoseresearch isinoneof thefieldslistedabove. *Slidesarefor informationalpurposesonly*

  24. ApplicationTips *Slidesarefor informationalpurposesonly*

  25. WritingYourProposal • AddressallSelectionCriteriain theorderlistedintheapplication packet–don’tmakereaders searchforinformation • Provideadetailedresearchplan • Includesufficientdetailsabout yourresearchgoals • Provideaspecificanddetailed budgetusingthecorrect maintenanceamounts • Avoidgrammaticalerrorsor specificprofessionaljargon/acronyms • Usepersuasivedescriptionsof yourresearch • Remember:youmustconvince thepanelsothinkfroma panelistperspectiveastowhat youwouldbelookingfor;be clearandconcise *Slidesarefor informationalpurposesonly* 26

  26. SubmittingyourApplication • Registeronthewww.G5.govonlinesystemearlytoavoidanysystemissues • Back up/saveyourdocumentstoavoidany computerissues •  PLEASEDONOTUSESPECIAL/NONENGLISHCHARACTERSINANYFORMORDOCUMENTFORBOTHFELLOWSHIPAPPLICANTS ANDREFEREES(for example,%,*,/,etc.) • DONOTUSEForeigncharactersorsymbolssuchaswordsspelledwithanon-Englishalphabet,suchas“Boğaziçi”or“Nizāmal-DīnGīlānī”oranywordwithanaccentmark. • DONOTwaituntilthelast minutetosubmit! *Slidesarefor informationalpurposesonly* 27

  27. Questions,Comments,Concerns? IMPORTANTINFORMATION DDRAprogram-relatedquestions: ddra@ed.gov G5TechnicalAssistance:1-888-336-8930 ApplicationDeadline: April28,2015 4:30:00p.m.Washington DCtime OnlineTrainingModule:www.G5.gov *Slidesarefor informationalpurposesonly*

  28. QuestionsandAnswers *Slidesarefor informationalpurposesonly*

  29. DDRAProgramOfficer: PamelaJ.Maimer,Ph.D.DDRA@ed.govTelephone:202-502-7704 THANKYOU! *Slidesarefor informationalpurposesonly*