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Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program 2016

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open15-Jun-2016
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AwardTuition and fees, monthly allowance, travel, workshop, allowance for books, supplies and others
EligibilityMaster's degree having 5 year professional experience
Scholarship provider contact details

United States-India Educational Foundation
12 Hailey Road
New Delhi 110 001
Tel.: +91-11-4209-0909/2332-8944
Fax: +91-11-2332-9718

What is Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program 2016?

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.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

The applicant:

  • 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.
  • should be a responsible Indian citizen who can contribute to a full and fair picture of the culture and civilization of India, and thereby help to promote understanding and friendship between the peoples of the United States of America and India;
  • must be residing in India at the time of application. No applications will be accepted from Indians residing, working or studying outside of India;
  • should have a high level of academic/professional achievement;
  • must demonstrate proficiency in the English language to undertake the proposed project/program and adjust to life in the U.S. The applicant may be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL);
  • if shortlisted for an interview, must appear in person for interview at the USIEF office in New Delhi;
  • must inform USIEF well in advance if s/he needs to travel abroad (e.g. conference) during the application cycle (July 2016 – June 2017);
  • must be eligible for leave, if employed;
  • must be in good health;
  • must not be applying for or holding permanent residence (green card) in the United States; and
  • must give an undertaking to return to India on the completion of the fellowship.

Note: Preference will be given to candidates who have not had extensive recent U.S. experience. Some fellowship programs may have prerequisites and guidelines in addition to those described above. Please review the eligibility criteria for specific fellowships carefully.

How can you apply ?

The completed application (including enclosures) must be sent to by application deadline. In case of central or state government employees, the signed copy of employer's endorsement form should be forwarded through the cadre controlling authority so as to reach USIEF by the application deadline. The applicant may also send scanned copy of employer's endorsement form to case of employed candidates, the employer's comments in the employer's endorsement form must indicate that leave will be granted for the fellowship.Applications must be submitted in softcopy only by the application deadline.

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 Senior Program Officer, Indian Program, USIEF, Fulbright House, 12 Hailey Road, New Delhi 110 001 by the application deadline.
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

Terms and Conditions

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 2015-2016, 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; Vanderbilt University; Virginia Commonwealth University. Placement at a specific university requested by a candidate cannot be arranged.
Programs arranged for the Humphrey fellows will begin in August 2017. They include academic course work at the master's level, and place considerable emphasis on activities such as seminars, special projects, field trips, attendance at professional meetings and conferences, networking with professional counterparts, and professional affiliations with appropriate organizations. These activities provide fellows with practical experience in their fields outside the university setting. Each fellow designs his/her individual program with the Humphrey coordinator's assistance.

During their Humphrey year, fellows are expected to be resourceful, display initiative, and network with U.S. organizations and professionals.
All fellows participate in a one-week workshop in Washington, D.C. in the Fall of 2017.


These fellowships are designed to provide training in prevention research, epidemiology, treatment and substance abuse policy research. Candidates in this field may be focused on problems of alcohol, drug and tobacco abuse as well as broader areas of public health that relate to substance abuse, such as HIV/AIDS, mental health, medicine, psychology, social work and counseling. Previous Fellows in the substance abuse field have come from schools and universities, community-based treatment and prevention program, hospitals, criminal justice settings and local or national policy agencies.

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.

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