Applications Open for Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship Program 2018 – USEF Nepal

Application for the
Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship Program
for Mid-Career Professional Study in the United States in 2018-19

• A Fulbright Program •

Information and Application Instructions

Please note that the USEF-Nepal will nominate up to three candidates for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship and up to three candidates for the Hubert H. Humphrey Long-Term English Language Program. The final selection is made by the U.S. State Department and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB) in Washington, D.C.


The United States Educational Foundation in Nepal (also known as the Fulbright Commission and/or USEF-Nepal) is pleased to announce the competition for the 2018-19 Humphrey Fellowship Program. The Humphrey Fellowship Program provides mid-career professionals from designated countries around the world with an opportunity to enhance their professional capabilities through participation in specialized, 10-month, non-degree programs developed for small clusters of Humphrey Fellows at selected U.S. universities. The Humphrey Program was initiated in 1978 to honor the memory and accomplishments of the late U.S. Vice President and Senator, Hubert H. Humphrey. Fellows are selected based on their potential for national leadership and commitment to public service, in either the public or private sector. The Program provides a basis for establishing long-lasting productive partnerships and relationships between citizens of the United States and their professional counterparts in other countries, fostering an exchange of knowledge and mutual understanding throughout the world.

The types of university programs arranged for Humphrey Fellows depart from a traditional discipline-oriented focus and have a problem-solving and experience-sharing emphasis. The programs are not degree-related or aimed at providing scholarly preparation or basic training in a field. The objective is to provide Humphrey Fellows with an overall experience that broadens their perspectives, enhances their capability to assume greater career responsibilities, and provides opportunities to establish useful professional contacts. To accomplish these objectives, programs are designed to include various combinations of coursework, independent projects, internships, consultations with U.S. faculty or experts, field trips, and special seminars. Under the guidance of a designated faculty advisor or “coordinator,” Fellows plan programs that best suit their individual career development needs.


The Humphrey Program is again offering a Long-Term English (LTE) language training opportunity to facilitate the participation of candidates from non-elite populations, rural areas, minority groups and others who may be excellent Humphrey material but are lacking the necessary language skills. The Long-Term English Language Program (LTE) participants will be brought to the U.S. for an intensive 20-25 week pre-academic program to improve their English language skills before beginning their Humphrey Fellowship. LTE candidates should meet all Humphrey Program requirements, including leadership ability and commitment to public service, but may have lower language proficiency than would normally be required. The LTE training option is available in addition to existing pre-academic training options from 3-12 weeks.


The program arranged for Humphrey Fellows extends from August or early September to the following June. Applicants who need additional English training may be required to arrive in the United States as early as 20-25 weeks ahead for intensive language study before beginning their regular university programs. Candidates must be able to participate in the full period of the English and/or university programs.


The program designed for Humphrey Fellows does not result in the awarding of a degree. While Fellows are able to enroll in courses relevant to their professional interests, the Humphrey Program is not appropriate for those who wish to concentrate on academic work required for a U.S. degree. Humphrey Fellows spend a considerable portion of their time engaged in off-campus activities such as internships, field trips, workshops, and special projects that give them practical experience in their professional fields. Fellows who successfully complete the program are awarded a Certificate of Participation.


The Humphrey Fellowship provides:

  • a monthly maintenance stipend,
  • accident and sickness coverage,
  • tuition and university fees,
  • round-trip international travel to the host institution (and to the Fellow’s English-language training program when applicable), and domestic travel to required Humphrey workshops and seminar events,
  • settling-in allowance, book allowance,
  • computer subsidy (when applicable),
  • and professional development allowance.

Humphrey Fellowships are not renewable.

Humphrey Fellows should plan to bring with them some personal funds to cover incidental expenses not covered in the grant. Humphrey Fellowships do not include funds for dependents (family members), and Humphrey Fellows may not take their dependents to the US with them without first obtaining the approval of IIE, their host U.S. university and USEF. Humphrey Fellows are responsible for providing travel, insurance, and financial support for any dependents accompanying them to the United States. Please note that Long-Term English program and other orientation centers cannot accommodate dependents. Even if dependent approval is obtained, dependents may not arrive in the United States until the Fellows are settled into their academic year programs and have secured housing (at least 90 days after the Fellow’s arrival) at the primary Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship host campus.

Funding for the Humphrey Program is provided by the U.S. government through the United States Department of State and other co-sponsors. The Institute of International Education (IIE) collaborates with the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and USEF-Nepal in administering the Program.


The programs arranged for Humphrey Fellows are related to one of the following fields:

Agricultural and Rural Development Natural Resources, Environmental Policy and Climate Change
Communications/Journalism Public Health Policy and Management
Economic Development Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
Educational Administration, Planning and Policy Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention
Finance and Banking Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
Higher Education Administration Technology Policy and Management
HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention Trafficking in Persons, Policy and Prevention
Human Resource Management Urban and Regional Planning
Law and Human Rights

The university programs do not address themselves to the scientific or technical aspects of these fields, but rather to broad policy-making and problem-solving issues.


Candidates who are selected for fellowships are placed in clusters by field of interest at U.S. universities designated to host a group of Humphrey Fellows. IIE is not able to make placements at specific universities requested by candidates, or to award fellowships enabling candidates to attend a U.S. university on the basis that they have already been admitted. Candidates should not apply directly to U.S. institutions.

for more information and to learn about the eligibility criteria, please visit: HERE

Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship Program 2018