Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, U.S.

Deadline: 01/10/2010
Eligibility: undergraduate (first university) degree, five years of full-time professional experience
Scholarship: full

Basic Eligibility Criteria
# an undergraduate (first university) degree
# a minimum of five years of full-time professional experience
# limited or no prior experience in the United States
# demonstrated leadership qualities
# a record of public service in the community
# English language ability

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides a year of professional enrichment in the United States for experienced professionals from designated countries throughout the world. Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in either the public or private sector.

Each year approximately 200 Fellows funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State engage in non-degree study and related professional experiences at selected American universities. Started in 1978, the program now has a network of over 4,000 alumni in 157 countries around the world working to improve their communities and the lives of those in need.

Fellows are placed at one of eighteen American universities chosen for excellence in relevant Humphrey fields and for the resources and support they offer Humphrey Fellows. The host campus selection process is open to all universities. This year’s university competition is in the field of Substance Abuse Education, Treatment, and Prevention.

Professional Fields
Humphrey Fellowships are awarded competitively to candidates who are mid-career professionals in many fields. Please contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy or Bi-national Fulbright Commission in your country to see which of the following fields candidates are being recruited in.

# 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

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.  Click here  for a list of eligible countries and in-country contact information.

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

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.

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