Hubert Humphrey fellowship on-line application process for academic year 2012-13 is now open
Completed applications and supporting documents should be submitted by August 15, 2011.
The Fellowships, named after the late American Vice-President Hubert H. Humphrey, allow Eastern Caribbean professionals and administrators an opportunity to spend one year at an American university to enhance their professional competence.
The Humphrey Program brings accomplished mid-career professionals from developing countries to the United States for study and related practical professional experiences. By providing these future leaders and policymakers with a shared experience of U.S. society and culture and current U.S. approaches to the fields in which they work, the program intends to provide a basis for lasting, productive ties between Americans and their professional counterparts in other countries. Thus the Humphrey Program fosters an exchange of knowledge and mutual understanding through which the U.S. joins in a significant partnership with developing countries. This program is not designed to lead to a degree. Rather, Fellows pursue tailored study programs at participating U.S. institutions. There is no provision for Fellows to request a particular university for placement. Applicants should not assume that they can become degree candidates after they arrive in the U.S.
Fellowships are granted competitively to professional candidates with a commitment to public service in both the public and private sectors, specifically in the fields of public policy analysis and public administration, finance and banking, law and human rights, technology policy and management, and educational planning. An additional substance abuse component in the field of public health policy and management emphasizes drug education, treatment, and prevention.
Prospective Fellows should be policy rather than research or technically oriented with a minimum professional experience of five years. Candidates should be between the ages of 35 and 45. Those candidates with little significant/recent U.S. experience will receive preference.