The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship provides ten months of non-degree academic study and related professional experiences in the United States to mid-career professionals in certain fields from Ukraine and other select countries. The Fellowship offers valuable opportunities for professional development through selected university courses, attending conferences, networking, and practical work experiences. During the year, Fellows pursue both their individual program goals and work closely with their Humphrey colleagues in workshops and seminars. Unlike a typical graduate school experience, the Program encourages Fellows to travel away from their host campus to learn more about American culture and to network with their American peers. We should stress that this program is largely designed for policymakers, planners, administrators, managers, etc, and it is expected that candidates will not focus on academic research while in the U.S. But if you are interested in broadening your perspectives and becoming a global leader, the Humphrey Fellowship is for you.
Fields for the 2012-2013 year for Humphrey candidates from Ukraine:
- Agricultural and Rural Development
- Economic Development/Finance and Banking
- Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
- Higher Education Administration
- Natural Resources Management/Environmental Policy/Climate Change
- Public Health Policy and Management
- Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
- Technology Policy and Management
- Urban and Regional Planning
Eighteen major universities in the United States host Humphrey Fellows. These host universities are chosen for their excellence in the Program's designated fields of study and for the resources and support they offer Humphrey Fellows.
The Humphrey Program's primary funding is provided by the U.S. Congress through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. The Institute of International Education (IIE) assists the U.S. Department of State in administering the Humphrey Fellowship Program.
Eligibility requirements: Applicants are required to have at least an undergraduate degree (ideally in one of the above fields or a related field), a minimum of five years of substantial, full-time, professional experience (again, preferably in one of the above fields), limited or no prior experience in the United States, demonstrated leadership qualities, a commitment to public service in their community, and strong English skills.
For more information in English, please see the main Humphrey Program website at: http://www.humphreyfellowship.org/page/97565/.
Timelines and Procedures: Please review and pay careful attention to the timeline and procedures for Ukrainian applicants.
Group Consultations: The Program Coordinator will conduct sessions on the application process, including essay-writing, for Humphrey Program applicants tentatively on April 26, May 10, May 24 and June 7, 2011 at 16:00 at the Public Affairs Section, 4 Hlybochytska Str., Kyiv. Please note, however, that those dates might change. In order to sign up for a group consultation session, interested individuals must register by 17:00 no later than 3 work days before the date of the group consultation by sending an e-mail to the Program Coordinator. Registered individuals will receive confirmation of registration via e-mail. If confirmation is not received, please call the Program Coordinator at (044) 490-4086.
To apply, please visit https://apply.embark.com/student/humphrey/fellowship/95/
Public Affairs Section
U.S. Embassy Kyiv
vul. Hlybochytska 4,
Contact info for the Program Coordinator:
phone (044) 490-4086, e-mail email@example.com