USIEF’s Fulbright-Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship Program 2023-24 [Fully Funded]: Apply by June 15: Expired

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Applications are invited from eligible candidates for the USIEF’s Fulbright-Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship Program 2023-24.

About Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship Program

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.

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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. 

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.

Who is it for?

  • 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).

Eligibility Requirements

In addition to the General Prerequisites the applicant:

  • 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.
  • must have at least five years of substantial professional experience (prior to August 2023) in the respective field, and be eligible for leave;
  • should have demonstrated leadership qualities;
  • should have a record of public service in the community; and
  • must give an undertaking to return to India on completion of the fellowship.

Candidates meeting any of the following descriptions will be rendered technically ineligible to participate in the Humphrey Program:

  • individuals with less than five years of full-time professional experience prior to August 2023.
  • university teachers with no management or policy responsibilities, except for teachers of English as a foreign language and specialists in substance abuse prevention and treatment.
  • individuals who have attended a graduate school in the United States for one academic year or more during the seven years prior to August 2023.
  • individuals who have had more than six months of U.S. experience during the five years prior to August 2023.
  • individuals with dual U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident status.
  • Have participated in recent State Department exchange programs.

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.

How to Apply?

  • Applications must be submitted online through this link.
  • Please carefully review the Hubert H Humphrey_Applicant Instructions before starting your online application.
  • If employed, please upload the Employer’s Endorsement Form on the online application.
  • In case of central or state government employees, the signed copy of employer’s endorsement form should be forwarded through the cadre controlling authority. In case of employed candidates, the employer’s comments in the employer’s endorsement form must indicate that leave will be granted for the fellowship. Please upload a scanned copy of the employer’s endorsement on your online application.
  • Incomplete applications or applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  • 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.

Important Dates

June  15, 2022Application due date for 2023-2024 awards
Late July 2022Screening applications to short-list candidates
End July 2022USIEF informs the applicants about the review outcome
Mid-August 2022National interviews of short-listed candidates
End August 2022USIEF notifies the nominees. Nominees take TOEFL
October 2022USIEF forwards applications of nominees to the Humphrey Program Office, in Washington, D.C.
February/March 2023USIEF expects to receive the Humphrey selection cable from Washington, D.C.
February/March 2023USIEF notifies the finalists
April 20234-month intensive English program begins for fellows requiring Long-Term English Training
June/July 2023Pre-academic training in the U.S. begins for fellows requiring 8-weeks English Training (if required)
August/September 2023Humphrey program begins


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Click here to view the official notification for the USIEF’s Fulbright-Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship Program 2023-24.

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