Humphrey Fellowship

2019-2020 HUMPHREY FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

 

  1. Program Description:

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a Fulbright program that brings accomplished young and mid-career professionals with demonstrated leadership potential to the United States for a year of non-degree graduate-level study, leadership development, and substantive professional collaboration with U.S. counterparts.

  1. Program Components:

a. Academic: the Humphrey program is classified as a non-degree program. Humphrey Fellows cannot transfer from non-degree status to degree status under any circumstances. Humphrey Fellows pursue tailored study programs at participating host institutions, where the freedom from the requirements of a degree program gives each Fellow the flexibility to pursue a self-directed, individualized program.

b. Professional: professional enrichment activities include professional visits, conferences, training programs, and a professional affiliation (work attachment). The professional affiliation provides first-hand exposure to an American work environment on a full-time basis for a minimum period of 6 weeks. Early in the academic year, each Fellow develops, with assistance from the local campus coordinator and faculty advisors, a detailed plan of practical professional activities geared to the Fellow’s Humphrey program objectives.

  1. Fields of Study:

Sustainable Development

a. Agricultural and Rural Development

b. Economic Development/Finance and Banking

c. Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change

d. Urban and Regional Planning

Democratic Institution Building

a. Communications/Journalism

b. Law and Human Rights

c.Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration

d. Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention

e. Technology Policy and Management

f.  Human Resource Management

Education

a. Educational Administration, Planning and Policy

b. Higher Education Administration

c. Teaching of English as a Foreign Language

Public Health

a. Public Health Policy and Management

b. HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention

c. Substance Abuse Education, Prevention, and Treatment

4. Selection: Appropriate candidates are young and mid-career professionals in leadership positions who have a commitment to public service and the potential for professional advancement. Prospective Fellows should have a minimum of five years full-time professional experience (prior to August 2019). Please note that candidates must have completed a university degree program requiring at least four years of full-time study to qualify for participation in U.S. graduate study programs. Candidates should be proficient in both written and spoken English and should normally have a minimum TOEFL score of 525 (paper based) or 71 (internet-based).