U.S. Mission Uganda is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. This one-year fellowship program is offered to mid-career professionals working at the policy level who have a record of leadership and a commitment to public service. Fellows are based at leading American universities for ten-months to pursue self-designed programs to include independent study, coursework, and an internship with an organization in their field of expertise.
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished professionals from developing countries to the United States at a midpoint in their careers for a one-year program of non-degree study and related professional experiences. The program seeks to foster an exchange of knowledge and mutual understanding between American citizens and their professional counterparts from Uganda. Successful applicants will be placed at participating universities in the United States for the August 2014-June 2015 period.
The Humphrey Fellowship provides:
• Round-trip economy international travel for the grantee.
• A monthly maintenance allowance and funding for books and professional activities.
• Tuition and university fees.
• Limited accident and sickness insurance for the grantee only.
Fellowships are available in the following fields:
– Agricultural and Rural Development
– Communications/Journalism; Law and Human Rights
– Natural Resources/Environmental Policy/Climate Change;
– Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration; Human Resource Management
– Economic Development/Finance and Banking
– Trafficking in Persons, Prevention and Policy;
– Urban and Regional Planning;
– Educational Administration, Planning and Policy;
– Higher Education Administration, Teaching English as a Foreign Language
– Public Health Policy and Management;
– HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention;
– Substance Abuse, Education, Treatment and Prevention; and
– Technology Policy & Management
Applicants for the Humphrey Fellowship must meet all of the following criteria:
–Have a Bachelor’s Degree,
–Have five (5) years of substantial professional experience in their field,
–Have demonstrated leadership qualities and a record of public service, and
–Be fluent in English.
- The application form is available online. Completed applications should be submitted online no later than May 30, 2013.
- Applications must detail the specific coursework, independent research, and internship intentions of the applicant and how they fit in the his/her professional goals.
- Copies of certificates, transcripts and letters of recommendation should be uploaded onto each applicants online application. If not, they can be delivered directly to the Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy reception on Nsambya road (behind the embassy), through our mail box.
- Only final nominees will be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
- All applications are reviewed by a local selection panel; final selection of Fellows is made by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Awards are announced by March each year for Fellowships beginning in August/September.
Note: Because this a popular program, they will only notify shortlisted candidates.
Deadline: Completed applications must be submitted online by May 30, 2013
Click here for more information about the fellowship and to apply.