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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Pre-Screening Appointments Available for the Fall 2009 Fulbright Hays Application Season

Pre-Screening Appointments Available for the Fall 2009 Fulbright Hays Application Season

The Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Research Fellowship supports 6-12 months of dissertation
research in the fields of modern foreign languages and area studies. This is a research and language training fellowship which means that applicants must demonstrate a need to do
research overseas and to use in their research a language other than English and if applicable,
their native language. US citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply.

The deadline to apply for the Fulbright Hays is during the fall semester. In order to apply, potential applicants must first complete pre-screening meeting by June 1, 2009.

To schedule a pre-screening meeting please do the following:

1. Send an email to as ask to be added to the Fulbright Hays 2010 Sakai site.

2. To see our current meeting availability in order to schedule a pre-screening meeting, visit:

3. To request an appointment, send an email to, place Fulbright Hays Pre-Screening Appointment in the subject line and in the body of the email list three possible meeting times and dates, based on the posted availability.

4. The Friday morning before your scheduled appointment email the following to

  • Your c.v.
  • Unofficial transcripts of all graduate work.
  • A draft proposal that discusses in outline or narrative format what you want to do, where you want to do it, the language(s) you will use and why it is important. You should articulate at least one research question and provide a rough timetable for the research you need to do and a list of resources you need to access. You must also provide the name of the institution or organization you plan to affiliate with in your host country.
  • Names and contact information of the three faculty members who will write you letters of reference.
  • Name(s) and contact information of who will do your language evaluation(s).

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