The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program 2017

The Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission is pleased to announce the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship competition for young and mid-career professionals with demonstrated leadership potential, public service commitment and the capacity to take full advantage of a self-defined program of independent study at a leading U.S. university. The program offers a year of combined academic (NON-DEGREE) and professional work and awards a certificate from the U.S. Government.

The Humphrey Fellowship provides: round-trip international airfare and domestic travel (to required workshops/seminars), accident/sickness coverage, monthly maintenance allowance, computer subsidy and funding for books and professional activities. The Humphrey Program does not provide financial support for accompanying dependents. 

►    Eligible fields
Sustainable Development: Agricultural and rural development; Economic development; Finance and banking; Natural resources, environmental policy, and climate change; Urban and regional planning;
Democratic Institution Building: Communications/journalism; Law and human rights; Public policy analysis and public administration; Trafficking in persons policy and prevention; Technology policy and management; Human resource management;
Education: Educational administration, planning and policy; Higher education administration; Teaching of English as a foreign language;
Public Health: Public health policy and management; HIV/AIDS policy and prevention; Substance abuse education, treatment and prevention. Note: Candidates in this field must have either a research background in the field or demonstrated ability to learn the results and policy implications of current research; candidates must complete a supplementary field-specific application page.

►    Grant duration: one year of non-degree graduate-level study, leadership development and professional collaboration with U.S. counterparts.

►    To be eligible for a Humphrey Fellowship, applicants must have:
•    Romanian citizenship; green card holders and persons with dual (Romanian and U.S.) citizenship are ineligible;
•    at least a Bachelor’s degree;
•    a minimum of five years of full-time professional experience (prior to August 2017) after completing a university degree;
•    demonstrated leadership qualities and commitment to public service with an emphasis on national development needs;
•    English language proficiency*;
•    limited prior experience in the U.S.

Applicants should not be recent university graduates or university teachers/academic researchers with no management or policy responsibilities (except in the fields of Substance Abuse Education, Prevention and Treatment and Teaching of English as a Foreign Language).

►    Applicants are required to submit:
•    an online application form:
•   two letters of reference, submitted in the online application or sent directly to the Fulbright Commission office, one of which must be from an immediate supervisor of the applicant/current employer; the letters of reference should be written in English or should include an English translation;
•    official academic transcripts and diplomas for all graduated levels, scanned and submitted to; documents must be accompanied by complete English translations; high school transcripts and diploma are not required.

Application deadline: July 31, 2016

Only online applications will be accepted. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview in September (date and time will be set by the Commission).

* Note: Test vouchers for TOEFL registration will be provided to the Romanian finalists, following the interview. Score reports will be required prior to September 30, 2016.

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