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The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship for Citizens of Serbia

U.S. EMBASSY BELGRADE ANNOUNCES THE COMPETITION FOR THE 2016-2017 HUBERT H. HUMPHREY FELLOWSHIP FOR CITIZENS OF SERBIA. THE COMPETITION IS OPEN FROM APRIL 24 TO JUNE 12, 2015

The Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications from citizens of Serbia for participation in the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program for the 2016-2017 academic year.

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a U.S. Department of State Fulbright program that brings accomplished mid-level professionals to the U.S. for 10-months of combined academic (NON-DEGREE) and professional work. The program provides a basis for lasting ties between citizens of Serbia and their professional counterparts in the United States.

The Humphrey Fellowship is granted competitively to public and private sector candidates with strong leadership potential and a commitment to public service in the following 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, Prevention, and Treatment*

*SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE EDUCATION, TREATMENT AND PREVENTION: Humphrey Fellowships in this field are co-financed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Candidates must have either a research background in the field or demonstrated ability to learn the results and policy implications of current research.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: Serbian citizenship, permanent employment in Serbia, university degree, and English proficiency (with a minimum TOEFL test score of 525 paper-based, or 71 internet-based).

In addition to the pre-academic language training traditionally available, the Humphrey Program is offering a Long-Term English (LTE) language training opportunity to facilitate participation of candidates who lack the necessary language skills. LTE participants will travel to the U.S for intensive language training to improve language skills prior to transitioning to their Humphrey program university campuses for the academic year. Candidates for LTE typically have TOEFL scores of 440-500 (paper-based test) or 42-61 (internet-based test).

RECRUITMENT: Candidates should be mid-career professionals in leadership positions who have the required experience, skills and commitment to public service, as well as the potential for advancement in their professions.

Applicants must have a minimum of five years of professional experience (prior to August 2016) in the relevant field, after completing a university degree, and should be interested in the policy aspects of their fields of specialization.

NOT ELIGIBLE:

  • Recent university graduates, university teachers or academic researchers with no management responsibilities (except in the fields of Teaching English as a Foreign Language and Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention);
  • Individuals who have attended a graduate school in the U.S. for more than one academic year during the seven years prior to August 2016, and individuals with other recent U.S. experience (more than six months during the five years prior to August 2016);
  • Local employees of the U.S. Mission in Serbia who work for the U.S. Department of State, and members of their families;
  • Individuals with dual U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident status.

DEPENDENTS: The Humphrey Fellowship stipend is budgeted only for the grantee. The award does not include additional allowances for dependents. Candidates who are planning to have dependents join them in the U.S. should bear in mind the high cost of living and must show proof of adequate personal funds to cover living expenses and dependents’ health insurance.

The Humphrey Fellowship program is administered by the Institute of International Education – www.iie.org. For more information on the Humphrey Fellowship program see: www.humphreyfellowship.org.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 12, 2015

Interested candidates should apply online at:
http://apply.embark.com/student/humphrey/fellowship

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS: copy of passport (face page); evidence of employment in Serbia (letter from employer confirming employment); certified transcript(s) and university diploma(s); curriculum vitae; and TOEFL scores (if available).

Additional documents should be mailed to the following address by June 12, 2015:

U.S. Embassy
Public Affairs Office
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program
Bulevar kneza Aleksandra Karadjordjevica 92
11000 Belgrade

SELECTION: Following a technical review, qualified candidates will be invited for an interview in June, 2015. Candidates who pass the interview will be registered for the TOEFL exam. The final selection and placement will be made in March 2016, in Washington.

For additional information about the Humphrey Fellowship:
Email: bakraclict@state.gov
Tel: 011/706-4263