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Fulbright Opportunities for Faculty

Dear Faculty,

The Office of Global Engagement is seeking faculty applicants who are interested in applying for the Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship Program. The Fulbright-Hays FRA Program provides fellowships through institutions of higher education (IHEs) to faculty members who propose to conduct research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies to improve their skill in languages and their knowledge of the culture of the people of these countries. Projects should seek to advance scholarly research in the applicant's area of research as well as their language acquisition. To be eligible for the FRA, applicants must meet the absolute priority - a research project that focuses on one or more of the following geographic areas: 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 United States and its territories). 

Faculty who would like to submit a proposal as part of the Drexel package should email Adam Zahn, Director, Global Engagement (alz26@drexel.eduwho is managing the process of submitting to the G5 portal. by June 3, 2022, Deadline to submit application materials internally is July 1, 2022. 

Funds support: travel expenses to and from the residence of the fellow and the country or countries of research, a maintenance stipend for the fellow related to their academic year salary, and an allowance for research-related expenses overseas such as books and photocopying, tuition, affiliation fees, local travel, and other incidental expenses.

Eligible Applicants: Institutions of higher education (IHEs) in the United States are eligible to apply for grants under this program. As part of the application process, eligible faculty submit their individual research narratives and application forms to their home IHE. The IHE compiles all eligible individual applications for inclusion in the institutional application that is submitted to the U.S. Department of Education.

In addition to the absolute priority that research projects must focus on one or more of the geographic areas mentioned under program features, for FY 2022, the FRA program has the following competitive preference priorities:

1.) Competitive Preference Priority 1—Focus on Less Commonly Taught Languages (1 point)

2.) Competitive Preference Priority 2—Thematic Focus on Academic Fields -Applications that propose research projects in modern foreign languages and area studies with an academic focus on any of the following academic fields: Science (including climate change), technology, engineering (including infrastructure studies), mathematics, computer science, education (comparative or international), international development, political science, public health (including epidemiology), or economics (2 points)

3.) Competitive Preference Priority 3—Promoting Equity in Student Access to Educational Resources and Opportunities (2 points) Projects implemented by one of the following entities:

- Historically Black colleges and universities

- Minority-serving institutions; or

- Tribal colleges and universities