So my scholarship and fellowship seeker friends here is another story about US funding Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship for the class of 2024-2025 which is now open for online admission applications till July 1, 2023.
As you start thinking about this funding i must tell you that Hubert Humphrey fellowship program is designed for student and researchers interested in studies of strengthening their leadership skills through a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern with U.S. and Fellow home countries.
As a non-degree program, this H. Humphrey fellowship offers valuable opportunities for professional development through selected university courses, attending conferences, networking, and practical work experiences and fellows pursue both their individual program goals and work closely with their Humphrey colleagues in workshops and seminars. Unlike a typical graduate school experience this US fellowship program encourages Fellows to travel away from their host campus to learn more about American culture and to network with their American peers.
If you are interested in broadening your perspectives and becoming a global leader then Humphrey Fellowship is for you so lets take a look at some of their highlights so we can make our mind to apply for this or not:
Humphrey Fellowships Coverage Plan
I think you will be blown away if you have a read about the benefits of Hubert Humphrey Fellowship which provides academic funding for your:
- Payment of tuition and fees at the assigned host university
- Pre-academic English language training, if required
- A maintenance (living) allowance, including a one-time settling-in allowance
- Accident and sickness coverage
- A book allowance
- A one-time computer subsidy
- Air travel (international travel to and from the U.S. for the Program and domestic travel to required program events)
- A Professional Development allowance for professional activities, such as field trips, professional visits, and conferences
Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Eligibility Checker Tool Online
I have confirmed this news from Hubert Humphrey foundation staff that all international applicants can now easily check their eligibility criteria online by using eligibility checker tool for Hubert Humphrey fellowship program whereas you can also find information about list of affiliated US universities awarding Hubert Humphrey fellowships.
- An undergraduate (first university or bachelors) degree
- A minimum of five years of full-time, professional experience
- Limited or no prior experience in the United States
- Demonstrated leadership qualities
- A record of public service in the community
- English language ability
Please contact the U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Section, or Binational Fulbright Commission in your country of residence to learn about possible specific program requirements.
Humphrey Fellowships Application Process 2024-2025:-
Stage 1: National Screening
The Humphrey Program is facilitated overseas by Binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or the Public Affairs Sections of U.S. Embassies. Commissions and Embassies review applications submitted for the Humphrey Fellowship Program, invite selected applicants for interviews, and determine which applications are to be forwarded for further consideration to the Institute of International Education in Washington, D.C. Please contact the Embassy or Commission in your country to learn of its selection criteria.
Stage 2: Screening by the Institute of International Education
Embassies and Commissions must submit their nominations to the Institute of International Education (IIE) office in Washington, DC by July 1 however deadline for applicants to submit their applications to the Embassy or Commission varies by country and please check with the Embassy or Fulbright Commission in your country to learn of its application deadline.
IIE reviews all submitted applications for basic eligibility and then convenes regional Candidate Review Committees (CRC) to evaluate the applications.
Stage 3: Candidate Review Committees
Candidate Review Committees convene in Washington, DC in December. Independent expert panelists with regional experience who work in academia, international organizations, or non-governmental organizations are recruited to review applications from a particular region of the world.
Stage 4: Approval by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board
The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB) was created by Congress to supervise the Fulbright Program and other Fulbright exchange activities, including the Humphrey Fellowship Program. The FSB sets policies and procedures for the administration of the Humphrey Fellowship Program, has final authority for the selection of all fellows and supervises the conduct of the Program both in the United States and abroad.
Stage 5: Placement of Selected Humphrey Fellows
After receiving approval from the FSB, the Department of State will announce the final election results to participating U.S. Embassies and Binational Fulbright Commissions, who will inform candidates of their status. The Institute of International Education places the approved candidates at U.S. universities that have been selected to host Humphrey Fellows. Placements are determined by candidates’ fields of study and the program plan statements expressed in their applications.
Application Deadline of Humphrey Scholarship: July 1, 2023
Now lets talk about how much time you have to submit your complete application for Hubert Humphrey fellowship so you must mark this date which is application deadline for the class of 2024-2025 set to be July 1, 2023.
Whereas if you are applying from Embassies and Commissions then make sure that they must submit their nominations to the Institute of International Education office in Washington, DC by October 1, 2023.
Can you bring your family to the USA?
uS Fellowship winners may choose to apply to have their family join them shortly after they have arrived in the U.S. Careful consideration should be given to bringing one’s family, however, as the Humphrey Program is very demanding, and Fellows spend considerable time away from their host campus and this Humphrey Program also does not provide an additional maintenance allowance for dependents.
Fellows must show proof of financial support, adequate insurance coverage for their dependents that meet U.S. State Department requirements, and child care plans before they may be approved to apply for J-2 visa(s) for their dependents. Not all countries permit Humphrey Fellows to bring their dependents during their Fellowship year. Please check with the U.S. Embassy or Binational Fulbright Commission for country-specific policies.