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2016 Hubert Humphrey Fellowships for International Students in USA



About the Humphrey Fellowship Program : The Humphrey Fellowship Program has received funding as a Fulbright exchange activity from the U.S. Congress since 1978 to honor the public service career of the late Senator and Vice President, Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978). A long-time advocate of international cooperation and understanding, Humphrey served as Vice President of the ... Continue Reading

About the Humphrey Fellowship Program :

The Humphrey Fellowship Program has received funding as a Fulbright exchange activity from the U.S. Congress since 1978 to honor the public service career of the late Senator and Vice President, Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978). A long-time advocate of international cooperation and understanding, Humphrey served as Vice President of the United States from 1965 to 1969 and for many years as a U.S. Senator from Minnesota.

President Jimmy Carter announced the establishment of the Humphrey Program on a state visit to Venezuela in March 1978. It would be a program, Carter said, embodying the values shared by the United States and Venezuela — democracy, social justice and a desire to assist the developing nations of the world. A year after Carter’s declaration, the first Humphrey Fellows arrived in the U.S. They were 27 mid-career professionals from 24 countries who would study at 11 U.S. universities and institutions.

Since 1978, more than 4,600 Fellows from 157 countries have participated in the program. More than 40 universities have hosted the Fellows for their year of study.

Fellows are placed at one of the participating USA universities. Fellows are not able to choose which university they will attend. Rather, they are assigned in diverse groups of 7-15 to the most appropriate host institution based on their area of interest and professional field.

About the 2016 Hubert Humphrey Fellowships for International Students in USA:

You are hereby invited to apply for 2016 Hubert Humphrey Fellowships for International Students in USA. The Hubert Humphrey Fellowships for International Students provides a year of professional enrichment in the United States for experienced professionals from designated countries throughout the world.

The Fellowship provides ten months of non-degree academic study* and related professional experiences in the United States.  Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in either the public or private sector.

*The Humphrey Program is a non-degree program. Participants may complete academic coursework at their host university to update their academic and professional knowledge in their field, but they do not receive an academic degree as a result of their participation in the Program.

Criteria for Eligibility:

The applicant must have:

•  an undergraduate (first university) degree,
•  a minimum of five years of substantial professional experience,
•  limited or no prior experience in the United States,
•  demonstrated leadership qualities,
•  a record of public service in the community, and
•  English language ability

Please contact the U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Section or Fulbright Commission in your country of residence to learn about possible specific program requirements (link found below).

Fields of Study:

• Agricultural and Rural Development
• Communications/Journalism
• Economic Development
• Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
• Finance and Banking
• Higher Education Administration
• HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
• Human Resource Management
• Law and Human Rights
• Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change
• Public Health Policy and Management
•  Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
•  Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention
•  Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
•  Technology Policy and Management
•  Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention
•  Urban and Regional Planning

Number of Scholarships:

Approximately 200 Fellowships are awarded annually.

Eligible Countries/Target Groups:

Citizens of eligible countries in Sub-Saharan AfricaEurope and EurasiaMiddle East and North AfricaEast Asia and PacificSouth and Central Asia, and Western Hemisphere.

Value of Scholarship/Inclusions:

The Fellowship provides for:

•  Payment of tuition and fees at the assigned host university;
•  Pre-academic English language training, if required;
•  A maintenance (living) allowance, including a one-time settling-in allowance;
•  Accident and sickness coverage;
•  A book allowance;
•  A one-time computer subsidy;
•  Air travel (international travel to and from the U.S. for the program and domestic travel to required program events);
•  A Professional Development allowance for professional activities, such as field trips, professional visits and conferences.

Application Procedure/Instructions:

The deadlines for applicants vary by country but falls around May to September each year. Please check with the Embassy or Fulbright Commission in your country to learn about the exact deadline for submitting applications.  Embassies and Commissions must submit their nominations to the Institute of International Education office in Washington, DC by 1 October.

Please contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy or Bi-national Fulbright Commission in your country for more information about application procedures.

It is important to read the FAQs and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Deadline for Application:

The application deadline is 1st October annually

Official Scholarship Website:

http://humphreyfellowship.org/

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