Develop your skills in educational administration, planning and policy – the H. Humphrey Fellowship (USA)
Posted On June 19, 2017
International professionals from various fields of development now have the opportunity to apply for the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program in the United States of America.
Implemented in 1978 by the then Vice President and mainly funded by the U.S. Congress, the program was designed for those with a potential for leadership and commitment to public service.Although it is considered a non-degree program, the Fellowship is a great platform for knowledge exchange between foreigners and American peers, English skills improvement through intensive language courses, and field-related studying.
Through conferences, networking meetings, seminars and workshops, students expand their perspectives on their work and on global issues. The program also consists of a seminar in which students discuss the issues of their region, learn more about the US society and culture, and attending the Washington Global Leadership Forum.
One of the program fields is that of Educational Administration, Planning and Policy , designed for individuals who are involved in education in terms of learning techniques, policy making, program design and adult learning, and so forth. Teachers can also be included in this group, as long as some of their responsibilities fit in the areas above and are not exclusively focused on academics.
Those accepted will be assigned to diverse groups best fitting their interests and professional fields, at one of the program’s fourteen partner universities throughout the United States. The list includes Cornell University, Emory University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and others of this calibre, all chosen for their excellence in specific fields.
Note that, although candidates will study in their own fields, the choice of university will be strictly made by the Fellowship.
Number of fellowships and coverage
- 200 fellowships are awarded every year
- The following costs will be covered for the entire duration of the Fellowship (approximately ten months) : tuition at the assigned host university, English language training if required, living costs, accident and sickness coverage, air travel, a one-time computer subsidy, a book allowance, a professional development allowance for activities such as field trips, visits, and conferences.
The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship is open to professionals from all over the globe which are rigorously analyzed during the application process, both at a national and international level.
More details about these screenings can be found below so make sure you check it carefully:
At a professional level, applicants must have a minimum of five years experience (full-time) and a record of public service in their native community. It is recommended that the students would have a limited or no prior experience in the United States. In addition, all candidates should have English language abilities and an undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s). If needed, additional language courses will be provided during the duration of the program.
- 1st of October 2017 for the program Apr-September 2018
Countries and regions for applications: https://www.humphreyfellowship.org/participating-countries-region
Educational administration program field : https://www.humphreyfellowship.org/program-fields
Host universities: https://www.humphreyfellowship.org/host-universities