Call for Applications, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program


The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a Fulbright program that brings accomplished young and mid-career professionals with demonstrated leadership potential to the United States for a year of non-degree graduate-level study, leadership development, and substantive professional collaboration with U.S. counterparts. By providing future leaders and policy makers with experience in U.S. society, culture, and professional fields, the program provides a basis for lasting, productive ties between Americans and their professional counterparts overseas. Fellows are nominated by embassies (through public affairs sections) or Fulbright commissions based on potential for leadership and commitment to public service. The Humphrey Program was initiated in 1978 to honor the memory and accomplishments of the late Senator and Vice President, Hubert H. Humphrey.

To be eligible for a Humphrey Fellowship, applicants must have:

  • Azerbaijani citizenship
  • Possess a first university/undergraduate degree
  • Have a minimum of 5 years full-time professional experience beyond attainment of an undergraduate/first university degree prior to August 2019
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and a record of public service
  • English language ability (TOEFL score of 525 of paper-based or 71 internet-based or IELTS of 6.0-7.0 range)
  • Not be teachers/scientists/researchers with no management or policy responsibilities (except teachers of English as a second language and specialists in substance abuse prevention and treatment)
  • Not have attended a graduate school in the United States for one academic year or more during the seven years prior to August 2019
  • Not have recent U.S. experience of over six months during the five years prior to August 2019
  • Not have dual U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident status
  • Not be U.S. Department of State employees or their immediate family members (including spouses)

Terms and Conditions

The Humphrey Fellowship provides international travel, tuition and university fees, accident/sickness coverage, monthly maintenance allowance and funding for books and professional activities. The Humphrey Program does not provide financial support for accompanying dependents.

Applications

All applications must be submitted online and must include the following documents:

  • Completed application (Bio-sheet A, bio-sheet B, Program Plan, Personal Statement A, Personal Statement B)
  • 1st Letter of Reference from current employer
  • 2nd Letter of Reference
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of University degree(s)

Candidates meeting any of the following descriptions will be rendered technically ineligible to participate in the Humphrey Program.

  • Individuals without a first university degree
  • Individuals with fewer than five years of full-time professional experience beyond attainment of a first university/undergraduate degree prior to August 2019
  • University teachers with no management or policy responsibilities, except for teachers of English as a foreign language and specialists in substance abuse prevention and treatment
  • Individuals who have attended a graduate school in the United States for one academic year or more during the seven years prior to August 2019
  • Individuals who have had more than six months of U.S. experience during the five years prior to August 2019
  • Individuals with dual U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident status

Complete applications including uploaded transcripts and recommendation letters must be submitted by June 5th, 2018.

In order to apply, register HERE.

The official web-page.