Deadline: 16 July 2010
The Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States and Nepal (also known as the Fulbright Commission and USEF/N) announces the competition for Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships for the academic year 2011-2012. The Humphrey Fellowship Program brings mid-career professionals from developing countries to the United States for one academic year of graduate study and related practical, professional experiences. Fellowships are granted competitively to professional candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public service in the government, NGO, or private sectors, and a potential for national leadership. The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship is a non-degree program.
The Humphrey Fellowships are offered only in the following areas:
1. Agricultural and Rural Development
3. Economic Development
4. Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
5. Finance and Banking
6. Higher Education Administration
7. HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
8. Human Resource Management
9. Law and Human Rights
10. Natural Resources, Environmental Policy and Climate Change
11. Public Health Policy and Management
12. Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
13. Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention
14. Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
15. Technology Policy and Management
16. Trafficking in Persons, Policy and Prevention
17. Urban and Regional Planning
General Requirements for Entering the Competition
pplicants must have at least 4 years of progressively more responsible professional experience in Nepal, be under 45 years of age, and possess the equivalent of a U.S. bachelors degree (i.e., at least six years of study beyond SLC). Except in the field of journalism, applicants must hold policy-level positions as Managers, Administrators or Planners. Please note that teachers, technicians, or researchers (except for teachers of English as a Foreign Language and specialists in substance abuse education, treatment and prevention) are not eligible for the Humphrey Fellowship. An applicants employment record must show a pattern of exceptional career progress.
Qualified women candidates and members of underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply for this exceptional professional development opportunity.
The application form and further information are available on the Commission website www.fulbrightnepal.org.np . Interested persons are encouraged to access and download the application and information from the website since the application form needs to be completed using a computer or a typewriter. Out-of-valley residents who are interested in the program but do not have access to the internet or email can request a paper application to be mailed to them by calling 4444780 ext. 24 between 10 a.m. 12 p.m., Monday Friday before July 2, 2010.