Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship

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The United States Embassy in Suva invites applications for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program for academic year 2021-2022 from resident nationals of Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga and Tuvalu. The Humphrey Fellowship provides ten months of non-degree academic study and related professional experiences in the United States.

These prestigious Fellowships are offered to mid-career professionals who have a proven track record of leadership, public service commitment, and the capacity to take full advantage of a self-defined program of independent graduate-level learning at a leading U.S. university for up to twelve months.

For successful applicants, the program begins with an intensive orientation in Washington, D.C., and includes participation in a professional development internship for at least six weeks with local, state, national or international organizations located in the United States after the academic segment of the program.

The Fellowship provides for international travel, travel within the U.S. as required, tuition and fees, books, a monthly maintenance stipend, and limited funds for professional development activities such as attendance at conferences, field trips and professional affiliations.

In support of U.S. foreign policy goals, Mission goals, and ECA’s Functional Bureau strategy, the program cultivates a network of current and future political, civil society, and educational leaders to address global challenges in fields such as democratic institution building, economic development, public health, education, and journalism and media literacy. A recent evaluation found that 61 percent of Humphrey alumni return home and work in government in some capacity. Others are leaders in their fields driving policy, introducing new best practices and implementing innovative management methods into their organizations.

Eligible Fields of Study: 

  • Sustainable Development
    a. Agricultural and Rural Development
    b. Economic Development/Finance and Banking
    c. Natural Resources, Environmental and Climate Policy
    d. Urban and Regional Planning
  • Democratic Institution Building
    a. Communications and Journalism
    b. Law and Human Rights
    c. International Religious Freedom
    d. Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
    e. Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention
    f. Technology Policy and Management
    g. Human Resource Management
  • Education
    a. Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
    b. Higher Education Administration
    c. Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
  • Public Health
    a. Public Health Policy and Management
    b. HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
    c. Substance Abuse Education, Prevention, and Treatment (see note below)
    d. Contagious and Infectious Diseases

Basic Eligibility Criteria:

  • an undergraduate (first university) degree;
  • a minimum of six years of substantial professional experience;
  • limited or no prior experience in the United States;
  • demonstrated leadership qualities;
  • a record of public service in the community; and
  • strong written and spoken English skills.

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The deadline for receipt of nominations is August 21, 2020.