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March 5, 2015

Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship

Thursday, March 5
Internal Deadline: April 14 at 5pm Type: International research, PhD Eligibility: U.S. Citizenship or permanent residency required, ABD by start of the fellowship Fields of Study: Any combining world area studies and modern languages

The U.S. Department of Education has officially announced the 2015-16 Fulbright-Hays DDRA (Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad) Fellowship competition.  The DDRA is a prestigious fellowship awarded to doctoral students in any discipline for international dissertation fieldwork.  Applicants must propose to do 6-12 months of field research in a non-Western country (i.e. Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Near East, Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere excluding the U.S.).  The internal deadline is TUESDAY, APRIL 14 at 5pm CT.  This year, the application period is longer, and students will thankfully have six full weeks to prepare their proposals.  The institutional project period is 18 months, beginning in September 2015 and ending in February 2017.  Potential applicants should click here for more information and set up an appointment with Jessica Smith, Assistant Director of Fellowships, in AdviseStream (CNET and password required)..

Graduate Student International Travel Orientation

Thursday, March 12, Noon - 1PM
Rosenwald 405

Are you traveling abroad for research, a conference, or a university-sponsored program? Come hear about University resources avaialbable to grad students, safety tips, and potential contacts abroad to make your trip as smooth, safe, and productive as possible REGISTER HERE.

The Other Side of Immigration with Director Roy Germano (AM ’03)

Friday, March 13, 5:30 - 7:30PM
International House 1414 E. 59th Street

Based on a National Science Foundation-funded survey of 700 Mexican households, this award-winning documentary challenges audiences to think about the many political, economic, and social causes and effects of mass migration from the Mexican countryside. Dr. Roy Germano, the filmmaker and University of Chicago alumnus (A.M. ’03), will be in attendance to answer questions after the screening. Objective for the event: Explore the causes and effects of mass migration from the Mexican countryside. Audience for the event: Free and open to the public.

Message from
Deborah L. Nelson, Deputy Provost for Graduate Education

October 2014

It is an exciting time to be a graduate student at the University of Chicago because of the improved resources and programs now available to you. As the President and Provost have recently said, the University is making new investments to support graduate education and specifically your academic and career success.

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