US Government Deadline for Not Earning a Degree: Before October 1 (yearly) Study in: USA Program starts from April to September 2021 Short Description: The Humphrey Scholarship Program is for experienced professionals interested in strengthening their leadership skills through a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding on issues of common concern in the US and Fellows home countries. Host Institution (s): Fellows are placed at one of the participating US universities. Scholars cannot choose which university they will attend. Rather, they are assigned in various groups of 7 to 15 to the most appropriate host institution based on their area of interest and professional field. Level / Field of Study – As a non-degree program, the scholarship offers valuable opportunities for professional development through selected college courses, conference attendance, networking, and hands-on work experiences.
Eligible program fields are:
• Agricultural and Rural Development
• Communications / Journalism
• Economic Development
• Education Policy, Planning and Administration
• 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
• Analysis of public policies and public administration
• Education, treatment and prevention of substance abuse
• Teaching of English as a foreign language
• Policy and technology management
• Policy and prevention of human trafficking
• Urban and regional planning
Number of awards: Approximately 200 scholarships are awarded per year.
Target Group: Citizens of Eligible International Countries Scholarship
Value / Inclusions:
The scholarship provides:
• Payment of tuition and fees at the assigned host university;
• Pre-academic English language training, if necessary;
• A living (subsistence) allowance, which includes a one-time installation allowance;
• Accident and illness coverage;
• An allowance for books;
• A one-time grant for computers;
• Air travel (international travel to and from the US for the program and domestic travel to required program events);
• A professional development grant for professional activities, such as field trips, professional visits, and conferences.
Eligibility: Applicant must have:
• A bachelor’s degree (first college),
• A minimum of five years of full-time professional experience
• Limited or no prior experience in the United States,
• Demonstrated leadership qualities,
• A history of public service in the community, and
• English language proficiency.
Contact the U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Section, or Fulbright Commission in your country of residence for potential specific program requirements (link below).
Application Instructions: Application deadlines vary by country, but fall around May through September each year. The U.S. Embassy or the nominative Binational Fulbright Commission will inform you of their internal deadline for receiving applications. Embassies and commissions must submit their nominations to the Institute of International Education office in Washington, DC by October 1. Contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy or the Binational Fulbright Commission in your country for more information on application procedures. It is important to read the FAQ and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship