Call for Applications for the 2017-2018 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

The United States Embassy in Mauritius invites applications for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. This one-year Fellowship program is offered to midcareer professionals who have a proven track record of leadership, a public service commitment, and the capacity to take full advantage of a self-defined program of independent non-degree study at a leading U.S. university. The program awards a certificate from the U.S. Government; it is not designed to deliver an advanced degree. 

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished professionals from designated countries around the world to the United States at a midpoint in their careers for a year of graduate level academic course work and professional development activities. Fellowships are granted competitively to professional candidates with a commitment to public service in either the public or private sector.

Eligible Fields/Sectors:

 Below is a list of eligible fields. Please note that the U.S. Embassy encourages applications that focus on education, the environment, entrepreneurship and innovation, or the empowerment of women especially in regards to domestic violence.
 Sustainable Development

• Agricultural and rural development 
• Economic development 
• Finance and banking 
• Natural resources, environmental policy, and climate change 
• Urban and regional planning

Democratic Institution Building 

• Communications/journalism 
• Law and human rights 
• Public policy analysis and public administration 
• Trafficking in persons policy and prevention 
• Technology policy and management 
• Human resource management


• Educational administration, planning and policy 
• Higher education administration 
• Teaching of English as a foreign language

Public Health

 • Public health policy and management 
• HIV/AIDS policy and prevention
 • Substance abuse education, treatment and prevention

Application Process:

 Interested applicants must apply online at: After national selection, final nominations are reviewed in the United States by independent review committees. These review committees make recommendations to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Awards will be announced by March 2017 for Fellowships during the 2017-2018 academic year. Awards for Fellows going to the Long-Term English program will be announced beginning of 2017.

To be eligible for a Humphrey Fellowship, applicants must have: 
• A first university degree 
• Five years of full-time professional experience 
• Demonstrated leadership qualities and a record of public service 
• Demonstrated English language ability 
• Limited prior experience in the U.S.

Terms and Conditions:

 The Humphrey Fellowship provides: international travel, tuition and university fees, accident/sickness coverage, monthly maintenance allowance and funding for books and professional activities. The Humphrey Program does not provide financial support for accompanying dependents.

A complete application includes:
 (1) Duly filled Application Form (please specify 2017-2018 cycle when you apply) 
(2) Official transcripts with the degree certificates; 
(3) English translations of official documents where applicable 
(4) Appropriate recommendation letters
 (5) Study Objectives and Personal Statements

Documents that could not be attached to the application online can be sent by the deadline to:
 Re: Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program
 The Public Affairs Section
 Embassy of the United States of America 
Rogers House, 4th Floor, John Kennedy Street
 Port Louis

 Only shortlisted candidates will be called for interview at which time, the originals of all documents must be produced. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The Humphrey Program was initiated in 1978 to honor the memory and accomplishments of the late Senator and Vice President, Hubert H. Humphrey. Fellows are selected on their potential for leadership and commitment to public service.

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