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2016-2017 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program for Mid-Career Professionals
Application Deadline: 5:00 PM on June 29, 2015
All applications must be completed and submitted electronically.
About the Humphrey Fellowship:
Description: The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship provides non-degree academic study and related professional experiences in the United States to mid-career professionals in specified fields.  The Fellowship offers valuable opportunities for professional development through selected university courses (duration:8 months), conference attendance, networking, and mandatory practical work experiences (duration:3 months).  During the year, Fellows pursue both their individual program goals and work closely with their Humphrey colleagues in workshops and seminars. 
Host institutions: 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.
Funding: 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.
Fields for the academic year 2016-2017 for Humphrey candidates from Ukraine:
•Agricultural and Rural Development
•Economic Development/Finance and Banking
•Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
•Higher Education Administration
•Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change
•Public Health Policy and Management
•Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
•Technology Policy and Management
•Urban and Regional Planning
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, in one of the above fields, prior to June 2015), limited or no prior experience in the United States, demonstrated leadership qualities, a commitment to public service in their community, and strong English skills.
How to Apply
Timelines and Procedures:  Please review and pay careful attention to the following timeline and procedures for Ukrainian applicants.
Group Consultations:  The Program Coordinator will conduct sessions on the application process, including essay-writing, during the period of May 25 through June 20, 2015.  Applicants to the Hubert H. Humphrey Program are strongly recommended to attend the group consultations either in-person at America House and the U.S. Embassy, or online via webinar. During these sessions, detailed information will be provided to assist with the completion of the application. Interested individuals must contact the Program Coordinator by e-mail to obtain the dates of group consultations and webinars.  In order to sign up for a consultation session, interested individuals must register by email at least three work days in advance. Registered individuals will receive confirmation of registration via e-mail. If confirmation is not received, please contact the Program Coordinator.