2013-2014 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Call for Applications

The United States Mission in Vietnam is pleased to announce the 2013-2014 competition for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. The Humphrey Fellowship Program is a one-year, non-degree, full scholarship program offered to promising mid-career professionals who have a proven track record of leadership, and a strong commitment to public service. Participants spend one year at a leading U.S. university working in a self-designed program of independent study and participate in professional affiliations off-campus, field trips, special workshops and seminars in their field of study. Fellows are selected based on their potential for national leadership and commitment to public service in either the public or private sector.

Eligible Fields:

The 2013-2014 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is seeking qualified Vietnamese candidates in the following fields:

  • Agricultural and Rural Development;
  • Communications/Journalism;
  • Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention - Candidates in this field will be ranked together with candidates in other fields, but must also complete a supplementary field-specific application page;
  • Economic Development/Finance and Banking;
  • Educational Administration, Planning and Policy;
  • Higher Education Administration;
  • HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention;
  • Human Resource Management;
  • Law and Human Rights;
  • Natural Resources Management/Environmental Policy/Climate Change;
  • Public Health Policy and Management;
  • Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration;
  • Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (Teacher Training or Curriculum Development);
  • Technology Policy and Management;
  • Trafficking in Persons, Policy and Prevention;
  • Urban and Regional Planning;

Requirements for Applicants:

To be eligible for a Humphrey Fellowship, applicants must be between the ages of 28 and 45 and have:

  • a  university degree;
  • at least five years of substantial professional experience prior to August 2013;
  • limited or no prior experience in the United States;
  • demonstrated leadership qualities and a record of public service;
  • strong English skills with a minimum paper-based TOEFL score of 525 or iBT TOEFL score of 71 for the selection in Vietnam. An Institutional TOEFL test will be organized for eligible candidates.

Recent university graduates, university teachers or academic researchers with no management responsibilities (except in the fields of Substance Abuse Education, Prevention, and Treatment and Teaching of English as a Foreign Language), individuals who have attended a graduate school in the United States one academic year or more during the seven years prior to August 2013, and individuals who have spent more than six months during the five years prior to August 2013 in the United States are not eligible to apply.

Financial Provisions:

The Humphrey Fellowship provides:

  • international travel;
  • tuition and university fees;
  • accident/health insurance;
  • monthly maintenance allowance; and
  • funds for books and professional activities.

The Humphrey Program does not provide financial support for accompanying family members or dependents. 

For further information about the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, please visit the program’s official website at http://www.humphreyfellowship.org

To apply online, please visit the website http://apply.embark.com/student/humphrey/fellowship/

The deadline for applications to be submitted on the Embark website is 17:00 Wednesday, August 1st, 2012.  Only on-line applications will be accepted.

An Information session will be held in Hanoi on May 4, 2012 at 2:00 PM at the Multi-Purpose Room on the 1st Floor, Rose Garden Tower, 170 Ngoc Khanh St., Hanoi.  In Ho Chi Minh City, the information session will be held on May 7, 2012 at 2:00PM at the Multi-Purpose Room, US Consulate General, 8th Floor, Diamond Plaza Building, 34 Le Duan St., District 1. To register for the session in Hanoi, please call 04-3850-5000 (Ext. 6034) or email pas.culture@gmail.com by 5:00PM Wednesday, May 2, 2012; and for the session in Ho Chi Minh City, please call 08-3520 4610 or email nguyenlh2@state.gov  by 5:00PM Friday, May 4, 2012.