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USIEF Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program 2021

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Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program 2020 United States-India Educational Foundation invites application for Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program 2021-2022. Eligible candidates can apply through the official website on or before May 15, 2020. Read ahead for more details.
About the Fellowship

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.
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.
The fellowships are awarded in the fields of Agricultural and Rural Development; Communications/Journalism; Economic Development; Educational Administration, Planning and Policy; 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; 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. Applications from all the listed fields are welcome. Qualified women and candidates from minority and disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply.


Eligibility Criteria for Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program 2020

In addition to the General Prerequisites the applicant must:
  • must have a master’s degree or a professional degree of at least four years’ duration;
  • must have at least five years of substantial professional experience prior to August 2021 in the respective field, and be eligible for leave;
  • have demonstrated leadership qualities;
  • have a record of public service in the community; and
  • must give an undertaking to return to India on completion of the fellowship.



Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program 2020 Application Process

Eligible candidates can apply through official website http://www.usief.org.in/Fellowships/
The completed application (including enclosures) must be sent to humphrey@usief.org.in by application deadline.
In case of central or state government employees, the signed copy of the employer’s endorsement form should be forwarded through the cadre controlling authority so as to reach USIEF by the application deadline. The applicant may also send a scanned copy of the employer’s endorsement form to humphrey@usief.org.in.
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. Applications must be submitted in softcopy only by the application deadline.


Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program 2020 Important Dates

Application Due Date 15th May 2020, 23:59:59 hrs (IST)  
Timeline and Placement Process:
Application due date for 2021-2022 awards 15th May 2020  
Screening applications to short-list candidates Mid-June 2020  
USIEF informs the applicants about the review outcome Late June 2020
National interviews of the short-listed candidates in Delhi Mid-July 2020
USIEF notifies the nominees. Nominees take TOEFL End July 2020
USIEF forwards applications of nominees to the Humphrey Program Office, Washington, D.C. October 2020
USIEF expects to receive the Humphrey selection cable from Washington D.C. February-March 2021
USIEF notifies the finalists February-March 2021
Pre-Departure Orientation May 2021
Pre-academic training in the U.S. (if required) April/June 2021
Humphrey Program begins August-September 2021


For more details and to apply, please visit the official website


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