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Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program 2015

Deadline: 01-Jul-2015

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AwardTuition and fees, Monthly Maintenance allowance, Air travel
EligibilityMaster's degree with professional exp.
CountryIndia
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United States-India Educational Foundation

12 Hailey Road

New Delhi 110 001

E-mail: info@usief.org.in

Tel.: +91-11-4209-0909/2332-8944

Fax: +91-11-2332-9718

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Description

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, which is a Fulbright program, brings accomplished young and mid-career professionals from developing countries to the United States for ten months of non-degree graduate study and related practical professional experiences. The Humphrey program was initiated in 1978 to honor the memory and accomplishments of the late Senator and Vice-President of the United States, Hubert H. Humphrey.

The program is designed to meet the requirements of policy makers, planners, administrators, and managers in the government, public and private sectors, and non-governmental organizations, who have a public service commitment, demonstrated leadership potential, and commitment to their own country's development.

In case of ‘Teaching of English as a Foreign Language,’ applications are invited from curriculum specialists and teacher trainers who work in teacher training institutes, public or private organizations concerned with English language teaching and development. Applications from all the listed fields are welcome. Qualified women and candidates from minority and disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply.

Appropriate candidates are young and mid-career professionals in leadership positions who have a commitment to public service and the potential for professional advancement. Candidates 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.

Candidates should be proficient in both written and spoken English and will be required to take Internet-based Test (iBT) of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

The Humphrey program is now offering a Long-Term English (LTE) language training opportunity to facilitate the participation of candidates from non-elite populations, rural areas, minority groups and others who may be excellent candidates but lack 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.

The Humphrey fellows undertake master's level work directly related to their professional needs and fields of interest but does not result in the awarding of a degree. They are assigned in clusters of 8-15 to the institution offering the most appropriate program in their area of interest. These clusters are balanced geographically, permitting interaction among fellows from various countries. The host universities are chosen for their excellence in the Humphrey fields and for the resources and support they offer Humphrey Fellows. For 2014-2015, host universities were: American University, Washington College of Law; Arizona State University; Boston University; Cornell University; Emory University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Michigan State University; Pennsylvania State University; Syracuse University; University of California, Davis; University of Maryland, College Park; University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs; University of Minnesota, Law School; University of Washington; Vanderbilt University; Virginia Commonwealth University. Placement at a specific university requested by a candidate cannot be arranged.

Grant Benefits

A Humphrey fellowship provides tuition and fees, a monthly maintenance allowance, Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per U.S. Government guidelines, a modest allowance for books and supplies, round-trip international air travel to the host institution, domestic travel to the Washington, D.C. workshop, and allowances for professional activities such as field trips, professional visits, and conferences. These fellowships do not provide an allowance for dependents, and the stipend provided under the grant is not sufficient to support family members. The program will involve a number of activities where it will be difficult to include dependents.

Eligibility

Eligibility Requirements

In addition to the General Prerequisites, the applicant should:

  • preferably have a master's degree or a professional degree of at least four years’ duration; 
  • have at least five years of substantial professional experience in the respective field, and be eligible for leave;
  • have demonstrated leadership qualities;
  • have a record of public service in the community; and
  • give an undertaking to return to India on completion of the fellowship.

The fellowships are awarded in the fields of

Agricultural and Rural Development; Communications/Journalism; Economic Development; Educational Administration, Planning and Policy; Finance and Banking; Higher Education Administration; HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention; Human Resource Management; Law and Human Rights; Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change; Public Health Policy and Management; Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration; Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention; Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (Teacher Training or Curriculum Development); Technology Policy and Management; Trafficking in Persons, Policy and Prevention; Urban and Regional Planning.

How to apply?

How to Apply

Once you complete the application, print and sign it. If you are not employed, please forward the signed copy to the USIEF office in your region. If you are employed, you should forward the signed copy of your application (including enclosures, if any) through the appropriate administrative authority, to the USIEF office within your region. In case of central or state government employees, the signed copy of your application should be forwarded through the cadre controlling authority so as to reach USIEF by the application deadline. Applications must reach USIEF by the application due date. 
 

Incomplete or late applications or applications not forwarded through the proper channel will not be considered.
 

Applicants are also advised to request two referees to send in their recommendations as per the instructions given on the first page of each fellowship application form. The recommendations should be sent to the Executive Director, USIEF, Fulbright House, 12 Hailey Road, New Delhi 110 001 by the application due date. In case of employed candidates, the employer's comments in the application form must indicate that leave will be granted for the fellowship.


All entries in the application form must be computer-generated and not hand-written. Please do not exceed the word limit or attach additional pages to answer questions, unless otherwise specified.

Application Due Date: July 1, 2015

Visit https://www.humphreyfellowship.org/ for more details on Humphrey Fellowship Program.

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