The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a Fulbright program that brings accomplished young and mid-career professionals with demonstrated leadership potential to the United States for a year of graduate-level non-degree academic coursework and professional development activities. By providing future leaders and policy makers with experience in U.S. society, culture, and professional fields, the program provides a basis for lasting, productive ties between Americans and their professional counterparts overseas. Applicants in Montenegro are first interviewed by the U.S. Embassy in Podgorica based on potential for leadership and commitment to public service.
Final approval of candidates recommended by the independent panels is provided by the Fulbright Scholarship Board. Primary funding for the Humphrey program is provided by the Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) from within its congressional appropriation for exchanges.
Eligible Fields of Study:
a. Agricultural and Rural Development
c. Substance Abuse Education, Prevention, and Treatment
(NOTE: Candidates must have either a research background in the field or demonstrated ability to learn the results and policy implications of current research and must complete a supplementary field-specific application page)
d. Economic Development/Finance and Banking
e. Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
f. Higher Education Administration
g. HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
h. Human Resource Management
i. Law and Human Rights
j. Natural Resources Management/Environmental Policy/Climate Change
k. Public Health Policy and Management
l. Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
m. Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (Teacher Training or Curriculum Development)
n. Technology Policy and Management
o. Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention
p. Urban and Regional Planning
Please visit: https://humphreyfellowship.org/program-fields for more detailed information about fields of study
Appropriate candidates are mid-career professionals in leadership positions who have a commitment to public service and the potential for professional advancement. Prospective Fellows should have a minimum of five years full-time professional experience (prior to August 2014) in the relevant field after completing a university degree, and should be interested in the policy aspects of their fields of specialization. Candidates should be proficient in both written and spoken English and should normally have a minimum TOEFL score of 525 (paper based) or 71 (internet-based). Some universities accept IELTS results, generally requiring scores in the 6.0-7.0 range. Whenever possible, the selection committee will attempt to ensure ethnic, gender, and geographical diversity and to give priority to excellent candidates from non-elite populations, rural areas, and minority groups.
Medical exams are not required as part of the initial application process.
Recent university graduates, university teachers with no management responsibilities (except in the field of TOEFL), and individuals with recent U.S. or third country experience (more than 6 months during the 7 years prior to August 2014), individuals with dual U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residence status, individuals who have attended a graduate school in the U.S. for one academic year or more during the seven years prior to August 2015.
The Humphrey Fellowship stipend is not sufficient to support anyone in addition to the grantee. Awards do not include an additional allowance for dependents.
The deadline for receiving online applications is August 31, 2014.
Applications will be considered complete only when submitted electronically through the Embark system at:http://apply.embark.com/student/humphrey/fellowship
Completed applications must include:
Certified copies should be mailed to:
U.S. Embassy Podgorica
Office of Public Affairs (attn. Humphrey Program)
Dzona Dzeksona 2
All parts of the application package—both those submitted electronically and those mailed to the Embassy—must be received no later than August 31.
Interviews of short-listed candidates will take place in September. Finalists will be registered for the TOEFL test. The final selection and placement announced in spring 2015.
Additional information about the program can be obtained athttp://humphreyfellowship.org/