Saturday, 11 Jul 2020

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

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. By providing future leaders and policy makers with experience in U.S. society, culture, and professional fields, the program provides a basis for lasting, productive ties between Americans and their professional counterparts overseas. Fellows are nominated by embassies (through public affairs sections) or Fulbright commissions based on potential for leadership and commitment to public service. The Humphrey Program was initiated in 1978 to honor the memory and accomplishments of the late Senator and Vice President, Hubert H. Humphrey.

Eligible Fields/Sectors
Fellowships are granted competitively to both public and private sector candidates with strong leadership potential and a commitment to public service in the fields of:

Sustainable Development
Agricultural and Rural Development
Economic Development/Finance and Banking
Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change
Urban and Regional Planning
Finance and Banking
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
International Religious Freedom (New)
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, Prevention, and Treatment
Contagious and Infectious Diseases (New)
To be eligible for a Humphrey Fellowship, applicants must have:
Azerbaijani citizenship
Possess a first university/undergraduate degree
Have a minimum of 5 years full-time professional experience beyond attainment of an undergraduate/first university degree prior to August 2021
Demonstrated leadership qualities and a record of public service
English language ability (TOEFL score of 525 of paper-based or 71 internet-based or IELTS of 6.0-7.0 range)
Not be teachers/scientists/researchers with no management or policy responsibilities (except teachers of English as a second language and specialists in substance abuse prevention and treatment)
Not have attended a graduate school in the United States for one academic year or more during the seven years prior to August 2021
Not have recent U.S. experience of over six months during the five years prior to August 2021
Not have dual U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident status
Not be U.S. Department of State employees or their immediate family members (including spouses)
Long Term English Component
In addition to the pre-academic language training traditionally available, the Humphrey Program is offering a Long-Term English (LTE) language training opportunity to facilitate the participation of candidates who may be excellent candidates but are lacking the necessary language skills. LTE participants will be brought to the U.S. for an intensive 20-25 week pre-academic program to improve their language skills before transitioning to their academic-year Humphrey campuses. Candidates for LTE typically have TOEFL scores in the 440-500 range (paper-based test) or 42-61 (internet based test).

Terms and Conditions
The Humphrey Fellowship provides international travel, tuition and university fees, accident/sickness coverage, monthly maintenance allowance and funding for books and professional activities. The Humphrey Program does not provide financial support for accompanying dependents.

Applications
All applications must be submitted online and must include the following documents:

Completed application (Bio-sheet A, bio-sheet B, Program Plan, Personal Statement A, Personal Statement B)
1st Letter of Reference from current employer
2nd Letter of Reference
Curriculum Vitae
Copy of University degree(s)
Candidates meeting any of the following descriptions will be rendered technically ineligible to participate in the Humphrey Program:
Individuals without a first university degree
Individuals with fewer than five years of full-time professional experience beyond attainment of a first university/undergraduate degree prior to August 2021
University teachers with no management or policy responsibilities, except for teachers of English as a foreign language and specialists in substance abuse prevention and treatment
Individuals who have attended a graduate school in the United States for one academic year or more during the seven years prior to August 2021
Individuals who have had more than six months of U.S. experience during the five years prior to August 2020
Individuals with dual U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident status
APPLICATION
https://apply.iie.org/huberthhumphrey
Complete applications including uploaded transcripts and recommendation letters must be received by 11:59 p.m., June 21, 2020.
Applications received after that time will not be considered.
For comprehensive information about the program please visit The Humphrey Fellowship Program’s official website at http://humphreyfellowship.org/ and facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HumphreyFellowship ; or our YouTube page https://www.youtube.com/user/HumphreyFellowship to see videos of Fellows and alumni discussing their Humphrey Programs.