The online application is now available for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program in the United States. The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a Fulbright program that sends 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. 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.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2016
Eligibility Information: 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 2016) in the relevant field, after completing a university degree, and should be interested in the policy aspects of their field of specialization. Candidates must have completed a university degree program requiring at least three years of full-time study to qualify for participation in U.S. graduate study programs. They should be proficient in both written and spoken English and should normally have a minimum TOEFL score of 71 (internet-based), although exceptionally promising candidates with lower scores may be nominated for the Long-Term English (LTE) training. Candidates should have both the need to participate in the program and the potential to benefit from it. Accordingly, they should demonstrate the required experience, skills, and commitment while also indicating how they can benefit from this program in ways that they have not experienced previously and are not likely to experience without the Humphrey Program. Applicants with distinguished records but who do not have a compelling need for the Humphrey experience are not appropriate candidates.
Ineligible candidates include:
· Recent university graduates (even if they have significant positions);
· University teachers or academic researchers with no management responsibilities (except in the fields of Substance Abuse Education, Prevention, and Treatment and Teaching of English as a Foreign Language);
· Individuals who have attended a graduate school in the United States for one academic year or more during the seven years prior to August 2016; and
· Individuals with U.S. in-country experience of any kind lasting more than six months during the five years prior to August 2016.
Fellowships are granted competitively to both public and private sector candidates with a commitment to public service in the following fields:
I. Sustainable Development
A. Agricultural and Rural Development;
B. Economic Development/Finance and Banking;
C. Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change; and
D. Urban and Regional Planning
II. Democratic Institution Building
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
A. Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
B. Higher Education Administration
C. Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
IV. Public Health
A. Public Health Policy and Management
B. HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
C. Substance Abuse Education, Prevention, and Treatment
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