Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program for Mid Career Professional Study in USA in 2020-21

2019-05-21 - 2019-06-28

Scholarships to Study in USA

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program for Mid-Career Professional Study in the United States in 2020-21.

Program Description:

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.

Financial Provisions:

The Humphrey Fellowship provides:

  • a monthly maintenance stipend
  • accident and sickness coverage
  • tuition and university fees
  • round-trip international travel to the host institution (and to the Fellow's English-language training program when applicable), and domestic travel to required Humphrey workshops and seminar events
  • settling-in allowance, book allowance
  • computer subsidy (when applicable)
  • and professional development allowance

Humphrey Fellowships are not renewable.

Program Fields:

The programs arranged for Humphrey Fellows are related to one of the following fields:

Agricultural and Rural DevelopmentNatural Resources, Environmental Policy and Climate Change
Communications/JournalismPublic Health Policy and Management
Economic DevelopmentPublic Policy Analysis and Public Administration
Educational Administration, Planning and PolicySubstance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention
Finance and BankingTeaching of English as a Foreign Language
Higher Education AdministrationTechnology Policy and Management
HIV/AIDS Policy and PreventionTrafficking in Persons, Policy and Prevention
Human Resource ManagementUrban 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.

Eligibility Requirements 

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:

  • Recent university graduates (even if they have significant positions),
  • University teachers with no management or policy 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 2020
  • Individuals with U.S. in-country experience of any kind lasting more than six months during the five years prior to August 2020,
  • Individuals with, or in the process of obtaining, dual U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident status, and
  • Employees of USEF-Nepal and local employees of the U.S. Mission in Nepal who work for the U.S. Department of State, and their spouses and dependent children (they are ineligible for grants during the period of their employment and for one year following the termination of employment).

Important Dates:

Information Session, USEFJune
Application submission deadline4:00 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 testFriday, July 12, 2019
(about a week from 1st screening)
Interview list publicationLate July or early August 2019
Interview dateWeek of July 15, 2019

 Application Forms

The application form, detailed instructions, and more information about eligibility are available on the Commission’s website Completed online applications along with all required documents must be uploaded and submitted no later than 4:00 P.M. Friday, June 28, 2019.

Please click here to visit application page