Under the umbrella of the Fulbright Scholarship Program, the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship was founded in 1978 in honor of the United States Senator and Vice-President Hubert H. Humphrey. This Program aims to provide international mid-career professionals with an opportunity to broaden their perspectives, enhance their capacity to take on responsibilities, and establish networking with peers from around the world.
During the year long stay at a host American university, the Fellows are invited to take graduate courses relevant to their professional interests. However, as the program is not a degree program, participants spend a considerable portion of their time engaged in professional development activities including: affiliations, consultation with U.S. faculty and experts, field trips, workshops, and research projects that provide hands-on experience in their professional areas of endeavor.
To apply for a Humphrey Fellowship, interested individuals should fill out the on line application form and follow the procedures below.
Would You Like to Participate in the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship - 2010-2011?
We are pleased to announce that the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship 2012-2013 application cycle is now available. Potential candidates can access the application at: https://apply.embark.com/student/humphrey/fellowship/93/default.asp?QS=1
Application Deadline: May 2011
Candidates passing the first stage of the selection process will be contacted and asked to take the Test of English Language Proficiency (TELP) at Centro Cultural Salvadoreño Americano.
Test-takers should also plan on bringing with them:
Two letters of reference enclosed in a sealed envelope. A third letter of reference from the applicant's employer (required) may be submitted after the candidate has been notified that he/she has successfully passed the Embassy interview (see below).
Candidates successfully completing the language exam will then be required to appear at personal interviews, to be conducted at the U.S. Embassy. Final candidate selection will be made based on recommendations from the Embassy by the William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board in Washington, D.C.
Candidates must have at least a first university degree (equivalent to a B.A. or B.S.) to enable them to undertake graduate level study in the U.S.
Candidates must be proficient in English as measured by the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), with a minimum score of 525 in the PBT version, or 195 in the CBT version of the test.
Humphrey Fellows are expected to be resourceful and to display initiative. Their applications should indicate how they – and their home institutions and countries could benefit from experiences to be acquired under the program.
To be eligible for the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program, candidates must fulfill the following basic requirements:
- Be a Salvadoran citizen and resident.
- Hold a Bachelor's degree or its equivalent
- Have five years of substantial professional experience
- Show leadership ability and broadly defined commitment to public service
- Be proficient in English
- Be committed to return to El Salvador after completing the program
Those ineligible for consideration include:
- Recent university graduates (even if they have significant positions)
- University teachers with no management or policy responsibilities, except for teachers of English as a Foreign Language and specialists in drug abuse prevention and treatment
- Individuals who have attended a graduate school in the U.S. for one academic year or more during the seven years prior to August 2008
- Individuals with recent U.S. educational or work experience (more than six months during the five years prior to August 2008)
Humphrey Fellows participate in a 10-month non-degree program at selected U.S. universities. The program includes course work, field trips, seminars, independent projects, and the development of practical useful strategies that could be applied in the Fellows' home countries.
The Humphrey Fellowship provides travel expenses, maintenance allowance, tuition and fees, and health insurance. The program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and coordinated by the Institute of International Education (IIE). There will be three Fellows from El Salvador whose proposed course of study may be from among the following fields.
- Agricultural Development/ Agricultural Economics
- Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention: ECA cooperates with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in co-funding Humphrey Fellowships in substance abuse treatment and prevention. Candidates in this field must either have a research background in the field or demonstrate an ability to learn to understand the results and policy implications of current research. The candidates should be recruited and ranked together with candidates in other fields, and must complete a supplementary field-specific application page.
- Economic Development/Finance and Banking E. Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
- HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
- Human Resource Management
- Law and Human Rights
- Natural Resources and Environmental Management
- Public Health Policy and Management
- Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
- 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
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program
In 2010–2011, 14 major U.S. universities are hosting Humphrey Fellows by designated professional fields. These centers of academic excellence are strategically situated to ensure the Fellows' access to the cutting edge in research and practice in their specialties. The universities are selected competitively to host the Fellows.
Host campuses for last year:
- American University Washington College of Law
- Boston University
- Cornell University
- Emory University
- Johns Hopkins University
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Michigan State University
- Pennsylvania State University
- University of California, Davis
- University of Maryland, College Park
- University of Minnesota
- University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
- University of Washington
- Virginia Commonwealth University
For more information, contact Fernando Herrera at the American Embassy at 2501-2471, or Marta Carranza, Education USA Adviser at the Centro Cultural Salvadoreño, at 2260-9024, or visit www.iie.org