Scholarships to Study in USA
The United States Educational Foundation in Nepal (also known as the Fulbright Commission and/or USEF-Nepal) is pleased to announce the competition for the 2020-21 Humphrey Fellowship Program. The Humphrey Fellowship Program provides mid-career professionals from designated countries around the world with an opportunity to enhance their professional capabilities through participation in specialized, 10-month, non-degree programs developed for small clusters of Humphrey Fellows at selected U.S. universities.
The Humphrey Program was initiated in 1978 to honor the memory and accomplishments of the late U.S. Vice President and Senator, Hubert H. Humphrey. Fellows are selected based on their potential for national leadership and commitment to public service, in either the public or private sector. The Program provides a basis for establishing long-lasting productive partnerships and relationships between citizens of the United States and their professional counterparts in other countries, fostering an exchange of knowledge and mutual understanding throughout the world.
The Humphrey programs do not have a traditional discipline-oriented focus; they emphasize problem-solving and experience-sharing. The programs are not degree-related or aimed at providing scholarly preparation or basic training in a field. The objective is to provide Humphrey Fellows with an overall experience that broadens their perspectives, enhances their capability to assume greater career responsibilities, and provides opportunities to establish useful professional contacts. The programs include various combinations of coursework, independent projects, internships, consultations with U.S. faculty or experts, field trips, and special seminars. Under the guidance of a designated faculty advisor or "coordinator," Fellows plan programs that best suit their individual career development needs.
The Humphrey Fellowship provides:
Humphrey Fellowships are not renewable.
The programs arranged for Humphrey Fellows are related to one of the following fields:
|Agricultural and Rural Development||Natural Resources, Environmental Policy and Climate Change|
|Communications/Journalism||Public Health Policy and Management|
|Economic Development||Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration|
|Educational Administration, Planning and Policy||Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention|
|Finance and Banking||Teaching of English as a Foreign Language|
|Higher Education Administration||Technology Policy and Management|
|HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention||Trafficking in Persons, Policy and Prevention|
|Human Resource Management||Urban and Regional Planning|
|Law and Human Rights|
The university programs do not address themselves to the scientific or technical aspects of these fields, but rather to broad policy-making and problem-solving issues.
Except in the field of journalism, candidates must be policy-makers, managers, or administrators in leadership positions with a commitment to public service from the public or private sectors including non-governmental organizations. Fellowships are competitive and will be awarded on the basis of excellence in professional and personal qualifications as well as leadership potential.
The Humphrey competition is not open to:
|Information Session, USEF||June|
|Application submission deadline||4:00 P.M. Friday, June 28, 2019|
(~1 month and one week from announcement)
|First screening result (and list of candidates called for English language test) .||Friday, July 5, 2019|
(7 days from submission)
|English language test||Friday, July 12, 2019|
(about a week from 1st screening)
|Interview list publication||Late July or early August 2019|
|Interview date||Week of July 15, 2019|
The application form, detailed instructions, and more information about eligibility are available on the Commission’s website www.fulbrightnepal.org.np/hhhfp. Completed online applications along with all required documents must be uploaded and submitted no later than 4:00 P.M. Friday, June 28, 2019.