Hubert Humphrey Fellowships

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education. It provides young and mid-career professionals with an opportunity to enhance their professional skills though graduate level coursework and professional affiliations at institutions throughout the United States. Humphrey Fellows are placed in carefully selected U.S. universities for a year of non-degree graduate-level study. Each campus has a Humphrey coordinator who will provide academic and administrative support, helping each fellow design and implement an individualized program of academic course work and professional development activities. The program is not designed to offer a degree, but to provide broad professional enrichment. Fellows cannot transfer from a non-degree status to degree status under any circumstances. Therefore, Fellows identify and participate in professional affiliations where they gain practical experience by working with U.S. organizations specializing in a variety of fields. 

 

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

Funding:

  • International/domestic travel
  • Accident/sickness insurance
  • Monthly maintenance
  • Tuition
  • Funding for books
  • Funding for professional activities

 Eligible candidates:

  • Applicants must be Bahraini citizens.
  • Applicants must be residing in Bahrain at the time of the application and during the entire selection process.
  • Applicants much hold an undergraduate degree (BS or BA) of at least four years of full-time study and must have demonstrated academic excellence.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of five years of full-time professional experience prior to August 1, 2019. The work experience should be after completing a university undergraduate degree and should be within the field of study. Applicants should be interested in the policy aspects of their fields of specialization.
  • Applicants must demonstrate leadership qualities and have a commitment to public service and the potential for professional advancement.
  • Applicants must be proficient in both written and spoken English. If you have a TOEFL or IELTS score report, please attach the score report (Expired score report will be accepted, only if available).

 

Ineligible candidates: 

  • Recent University graduates
  • 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 with recent U.S. in-country experience of any kind lasting more than six months during the five years prior to August 2019
  • Individuals with recent third-country experience, especially in developed countries, may have less compelling need got the Humphrey Program than a candidate who has never had a significant professional opportunity abroad
  • University Teachers or Academic Researchers with no management or policy responsibilities, except in the field of Substance Abuse Education, Prevention, and Treatment and Teaching of English as a Foreign Language.
  • Individuals with dual U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident status may not apply to the program, since they are ineligible for a J visa.
  • Employees of U.S. Department of State or their immediate family members.

 

For full consideration:

Applications (PDF 227 KB) and documents must be completed and delivered by hand to the U.S. Embassy by May 13, 2018.

  • The application and supporting documents should be enclosed in an envelope (not a folder) and addressed to the Humphrey Program Manager.
  • The application and supporting documents should not be stapled.
  • The application and supporting documents will not be returned to applicants (please do not include original documents).

For planning purposes, interviews are tentatively scheduled for May 2018.

For more information about the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, please visit the Program link: https://www.humphreyfellowship.org/