Current Application Competition Year: 2021-2022
1. Program Description
Please note that the USEF-Nepal will nominate up to three candidates for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship and up to three candidates for the Hubert H. Humphrey Long-Term English Language Program. The final selection is made by the U.S. State Department and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB) in Washington, D.C.
The United States Educational Foundation in Nepal (also known as the Fulbright Commission and/or USEF-Nepal) is pleased to announce the competition for the 2021-22 Humphrey Fellowship Program. The Humphrey Fellowship Program provides mid-career professionals from designated countries around the world with an opportunity to enhance their professional capabilities through participation in specialized, 10-month, non-degree programs developed for small clusters of Humphrey Fellows at selected U.S. universities.
The Humphrey Program was initiated in 1978 to honor the memory and accomplishments of the late U.S. Vice President and Senator, Hubert H. Humphrey. Fellows are selected based on their potential for national leadership and commitment to public service, in either the public or private sector. 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 programs do not have a traditional discipline-oriented focus; they emphasize problem-solving and experience-sharing. The programs are not degree-related or aimed at providing scholarly preparation or basic training in a field. The objective is to provide Humphrey Fellows with an overall experience that broadens their perspectives, enhances their capability to assume greater career responsibilities, and provides opportunities to establish useful professional contacts. The programs include various combinations of coursework, independent projects, internships, consultations with U.S. faculty or experts, field trips, and special seminars. Under the guidance of a designated faculty advisor or "coordinator," Fellows plan programs that best suit their individual career development needs.
A recent evaluation found that 61 percent of Humphrey alumni return home and work in government in some capacity. Others are leaders in their fields driving policy, introducing new best practices and implementing innovative management methods into their organizations. Additionally, 46 percent of alumni have developed national policies, created national programs, served as national trainers, and advised government officials on legislation in their home countries. During their fellowship, Humphrey Fellows participate in non-degree study at approximately 13 host campuses across the United States and complete at least six weeks of a professional affiliation at a U.S.-based governmental, non-governmental, private sector or international organization. Through their academic and professional experiences, they gain knowledge about the United States, deepen their professional expertise and experience in their field, expand their network to include U.S. and international counterparts, and, as alumni, serve as key interlocutors for posts around the world.
For additional information on the Humphrey Fellowship Program, please visit the Humphrey website https://www.humphreyfellowship.org/