Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program
Purpose & Goal
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished professionals from designated countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Europe and Eurasia to the United States at a midpoint in their careers for a year of study and related professional experiences. 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 Humphrey Program is a Fulbright exchange activity. Its primary funding is provided by the United States Congress through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. The Humphrey Program is implemented by the Institute of International Education (IIE). The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB), appointed by the President of the United States to oversee and supervise the educational exchanges of the Fulbright Program, has overall responsibility for the final selection of Humphrey Fellows.
Fellowships are granted competitively to professional candidates with a commitment to public service in both the public and private sectors, especially in the fields of natural resources and environmental management; public policy analysis and public administration; economic development; agricultural development/agricultural economics; finance and banking; human resource management; urban and regional planning; public health policy and management; technology policy and management; educational planning, administration and curriculum development; communications/journalism; drug abuse education, treatment and prevention; HIV/AIDS policy and prevention; non-proliferation; trafficking of persons; and law and human rights.
Program & Activities: During their Fellowship year, Humphrey Fellows participate in programs that combine graduate-level academic coursework with professional development activities. The program is not a degree program, but rather is designed to provide broad professional enrichment through a combination of activities tailored to each Fellow’s interests. All Fellows participate in workshops and conferences that provide interaction with leaders from U.S. federal, state, and local governments, multinational organizations and the private sector. These workshops also provide a forum for discussion of issues of professional interest to the Fellows.
Humphrey Fellows are placed at carefully selected U.S. universities. Each campus has a Humphrey coordinator and advisors who provide academic and administrative support and who help each Fellow design and implement an individualized program of graduate-level coursework and professional development activities.
Duration and Deadline
Humphrey Fellowships are limited to one academic year (August to June), preceded, if appropriate, by a period of English language training. the deadline of applications is September 1st of each year.
The Humphrey Program was initiated in 1978 to honour the memory and accomplishments of the late Senator and Vice President, Hubert H. Humphrey.
Since 1978, nearly 3,620 Fellows from over 140 countries have participated in the program
International Leaders in Education Program:
The International Leadership in Education Program (ILEP) is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State. The program brings outstanding secondary teachers from the Near East, South Asia and Southeast Asia to the United States to further develop expertise in this subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge about the United States. ILEP participants attend a semester-long, academic program at US universities, which includes coursework and intensive training in teaching methodologies, curriculum development, and the use of technology for education. The program includes and 8 week internship at a US secondary school to actively immerse participants into the American classroom environment. The program builds teacher for their home teaching environment.
The Commission accepts proposals from Moroccan senior scholars and professionals for short lecturing visits to one or more American universities. The purpose of this grant, which varies between two weeks and two months, is to encourage the participation of eminent scholars who may not be able to absent themselves from their posts for longer periods.
This category of grant provides the Commission with a measure of flexibility that allows it to respond to special requests or needs. A clear statement of support or invitation from the proposed US institution is the catalyst for these grants. Cost-sharing on the part of the US host institution will make proposals more attractive.
(Note: This program is not funded by the Commission which serves merely to facilitate it without being formally involved in the selection process.)
Moroccan scholars may be invited to teach at American colleges and universities as visiting professors for one academic year or for one semester, in the framework of the Fulbright Scholar Residence program. In this case it is the American institution which must submit a proposal to the Council on the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES). Preference is given to proposals in the humanities or social sciences, although other fields focusing on international issues are also considered.
The program is meant mainly to benefit smaller US institutions that do not usually have the resources to bring visiting professors from abroad. The role of MACECE is to facilitate the appointment of a Moroccan scholar already named in a successful proposal or to assist in finding a suitable professor based on the profile suggested by the proposal.
International Fulbright Science And Technology Award
This is a competition for a new scholarship for PhD study at top American universities in science, technology, or engineering . Selected grantees receive tuition, a monthly stipend for up to 36 months, health and accident coverage, a book and equipment allowance, research allowance, professional conference allowance, travel support, and specially tailored enrichment activities. After three years, U.S. universities will cover the remaining expenses toward completion of a PhD.