Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Competition 2012-2013
U.S. EMBASSY BELGRADE ANNOUNCES
THE COMPETITION FOR THE 2013-2014 HUBERT H. HUMPHREY FELLOWSHIP FOR CITIZENS OF SERBIA
THE COMPETITION IS OPEN FROM JUNE 1 TO AUGUST 15, 2012
The Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications from citizens from Serbia for Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships for the 2013-2014 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 the United States and their professional counterparts in other countries.
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:
- Agricultural and Rural Development
- 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
- Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention*
- 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
*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 now offering a Long-Term English (LTE) language training opportunity to facilitate participation of candidates who are lacking the necessary language skills. LTE participants will be brought to the U.S for an intensive language training to improve their language skills prior to transitioning to their academic-year Humphrey campuses. Candidates for LTE typically have TOEFL scores 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 potential for advancement in their professions.
Applicants must have a minimum of five years of professional experience and should be interested in the policy aspects of their fields of specialization.
– Recent university graduates, university teachers or academic researchers with no management responsibilities (except in the fields of the Teaching of 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 past six years, and individuals with other recent U.S. experience (more than six months during the past four years);
– Local employees of the U.S. Mission in Serbia who work for the U.S. Department of State, and members of their families, as well as 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.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 15, 2012
Application forms can be found at:
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 August 15, 2012:
Public Affairs Office
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship
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SELECTION: Following a technical review, qualified candidates will be invited for an interview in September. Candidates who pass the interview will be registered for the TOEFL exam. The final selection and placement will be made in March of 2013, in Washington.
For additional information about the Humphrey Fellowship: