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Applications have been invited by United States – India Educational Foundation (USIEF) for ‘The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program’, a Fulbright program that 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 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. Appropriate candidates are young and mid-career professionals in leadership positions who have a commitment to public service and the potential for professional advancement.
The fellowships are awarded in the fields of Agricultural and Rural Development; Communications/Journalism; Contagious and Infectious Diseases; Economic Development; Educational Administration, Planning and Policy; Finance and Banking; Higher Education Administration; HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention; Human Resource Management; International Religious Freedom; 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.
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. Programs arranged for the Humphrey fellows will begin in August 2023. 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.
Grant Benefits: A Humphrey fellowship provides tuition and fees, a monthly maintenance allowance besides other benefits.
Eligibility Requirements: Applicant (i) must have completed an equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree. Applicants must either possess a four-year bachelor's degree or a completed master’s degree; or a full-time postgraduate diploma, if the bachelor's degree is of less than four years’ duration (ii) must have at least five years of substantial professional experience (prior to August 2023) in the respective field, and be eligible for leave (iii) should have demonstrated leadership qualities (iv) should have a record of public service in the community; and (v) must give an undertaking to return to India on completion of the fellowship. 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).
Application: Applications must be submitted online latest by 23:59:59 hrs (IST) on June 15, 2022, at https://apply.iie.org/huberthhumphrey
If employed, Employer’s Endorsement Form has to be uploaded. In case of central or state government employees, the signed copy of employer’s endorsement form should be forwarded through the cadre controlling authority. Applicants are advised to invite two referees through their online application portal and request them to submit their recommendations online as per the guidelines given in the applicant instructions. Referee(s) should complete confidential report of reference by the application deadline.
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More details on Humphrey Fellowship Program are given at https://www.humphreyfellowship.org/