The Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship Program
The United States Embassy in Georgia is pleased to announce the
annual competition for the 2014-15 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.
This program brings accomplished 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
A Fellow's professional development plan usually includes professional visits, conferences, and a professional affiliation, which must be at least six weeks in duration. Early in the academic year, with assistance from the local campus coordinator and faculty advisors, each Fellow develops a plan for professional activities carefully geared to the Fellow's need for relevant, practical professional experience.
- Agricultural and Rural Development
- Economic Development/Finance and Banking
- Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change
and Regional Planning
Democratic Institution Building
- Law and Human Rights
- Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
- Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention
- Technology Policy and Management
- Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
- Higher Education Administration
of English as a Foreign Language
- Public Health Policy and Management
- HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
- Substance Abuse Education, Prevention, and Treatment
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 of 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.
Ineligible candidates include recent university graduates (even if
they have significant positions); university teachers or academic researchers
with no management responsibilities (except in the fields of Substance Abuse
Education, Prevention and Treatment, and Teaching of English as a Foreign
Language); individuals who have attended a graduate school in the United States
for one academic year or more during the seven years prior to August 2014; and
individuals with U.S. experience of any kind lasting more than six months
during the five years prior to August 2014. Individuals with dual U.S.
citizenship or U.S. permanent resident status may not apply to the program,
since they are ineligible for a J visa.
The Humphrey Fellowship provides international travel, tuition and university fees, accident/sickness insurance, monthly maintenance allowance, and funding for books and professional activities. The Humphrey Program does not provide financial support for accompanying dependents.
Interested applicants who meet the criteria as outlined above should complete an online application at http://apply.embark.com/student/humphrey/fellowship/. Applicants should upload two reference forms, a report on English proficiency, and supplementary documents such as transcripts, copies of diplomas and certificates.
Shortlisted candidates will be asked to take the TOEFL exam in July 2013. U.S. Embassy will arrange the exam for semi-finalists. 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).
The submission deadline for the online application is June 14, 2013.
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program's primary sponsor is the United States Department of State. The Program is administered under a cooperative agreement with the Institute of International Education (IIE). These two agencies work in partnership with a network of universities which are competitively selected to host Fellows. The recruitment for the Humphrey Fellowship Program is done by the U.S. Embassy in Georgia.
Additional information about the Humphrey Fellowship, host universities, and program alumni is available at www.humphreyfellowship.org.
If you are unable to upload the application, please send an e-mail to Tea Kuchukhidze.