Hubert Humphrey Fellowship
Shivani Bhatt, 20 Dec 2018

With an intention to strengthen the leadership skills of experienced professionals, The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program was instituted. The Fellowship is offered through a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern in the U.S. and Fellows’ home countries. The Fellowship is offered for 10 months to pursue a non-degree graduate-level program at participating universities in the US. United States India Education Fund (USIEF) will announce the deadline for next round of applications in January/February 2019.

The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship 2020 awardees are placed at a participating USA university. They are not able to choose the university but are assigned in diverse groups of 7-15 to an appropriate host institution based on their area of interest and professional field.

Level/Field of study:
The academic program for Hubert Humphrey Fellowship awarded is a non-degree program which offers the Fellows invaluable opportunities for professional development through selected university courses, attending conferences, networking, and practical work experiences. The eligible program fields are:

Sustainable Development

  • Agricultural and Rural Development

  • Economic Development

  • Finance and Banking

  • Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change

  • Urban and Regional Planning

Democratic Institution Building

  • Communications/Journalism

  • Law and Human Rights

  • Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration

  • Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention

  • Technology Policy and Management

  • Human Resource Management

Education

  • Educational Administration, Planning and Policy

  • Higher Education Administration

  • Teaching of English as a Foreign Language

Public Health

  • Public Health Policy and Management

  • HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention

  • Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention

Number of Awards: The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship is offered to approximately 200 fellows annually.

Eligibility conditions

The eligibility conditions for Hubert Humphrey Fellowship 2020 are:

  • An undergraduate degree (first university or Bachelor's) 

  • 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 (TOEFL)

The scholarship is offered to citizens of countries in 

  • Sub-Saharan Africa, 

  • Europe and Eurasia, 

  • Middle East and North Africa, 

  • East Asia and Pacific, 

  • South and Central Asia, and

  •  Western Hemisphere.

Click here to know the countries which are eligible for the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship 2020.


Selection Process:

The Fellows are selected through a 5-step selection process.

Step 1. National Screening

Step 2. Screening by the Institute of International Education

Step 3. Candidate Review Committees

Step 4. Approval by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board

Step 5. Placement of selected Humphrey Fellows


Scholarship amount and inclusions:
The Hubert Humphrey Fellows are offered the following:
•  Full tuition and fees at the host university;
•  Pre-academic English language training, if required;
•  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);
• Professional Development allowance for professional activities, like, field trips, professional visits and conferences.

Application instructions
The application deadlines for the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship 2020 vary by country. Generally, the deadlines fall around May- September. Aspirants may contact their country’s U.S. Embassy or Binational Fulbright Commission to know their deadline for receiving applications. Embassies and Commissions are required to positively submit their candidate nominations to the Institute of International Education(IIE) office in Washington, DC by 1 October.

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