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Humphrey Fellowship Program

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship

Deadline: August 19, 2013

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the recruitment of candidates for the academic year 2014-2015 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. This fellowship program brings accomplished mid-level professionals to the United States for a year of academic and professional work. Fellowships awarded under the Humphrey Fellowship Program are subject to the availability of funding.

The Humphrey Fellowship Program is a Fulbright program that brings accomplished young and mid-career professionals with demonstrated leadership potential to the United States for a year of non-degree graduate-level study, leadership development, and professional enrichment. By providing future leaders and policy makers with experience in U.S. society, culture, and professional fields, the program provides a basis for lasting, productive ties between Cambodians and their professional counterparts in the United States. The fellowships are granted competitively to both public and private sector candidates with a commitment to public service in the fields of:

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

Education

  • 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, Prevention, and Treatment (NOTE: ECA cooperates with the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which provides co-funding, to work with Humphrey Fellows in this field of study. Candidates must have either a research background in the field or demonstrated ability to learn the results and policy implications of current research. The candidates should be recruited and ranked together with candidates in other fields, and must complete the supplementary field-specific page of the Humphrey application for this topic area.)

To be eligible, applicants must have the following qualifications:

  1. Demonstrate commitment to public service and potential for advancement in their professions
  2. A minimum of five years of professional experience (prior to August 2014) in the relevant field
  3. Completed a university degree program requiring at least four years of full-time study in order to qualify for admission to U.S. programs of graduate study
  4. Have an interest in the policy aspects of their field of specialization
  5. Proficiency in both written and spoken English with a minimum TOEFL test score of 525 paper-based or 71 internet-based (Candidates with lower scores may be nominated for the Long Term English Training.)
  6. Demonstrate the required experience, skills, and commitment while also indicating how they can benefit from this program in ways that they have not already experienced

Persons are not eligible if they are:

  1. Recent university graduates, even if they have significant positions.
  2. University teachers with no management responsibilities (except in the fields of Substance Abuse Education, Prevention, and Treatment, or Teaching of English as a Foreign Language)
  3. Individuals who have attended a graduate school in the U.S. for one academic year or more during the seven years prior to August 2014
  4. Individuals with U.S. in-country experience of any kind lasting more than six months during the five years prior to August 2014
  5. Individuals with dual U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residents

The Humphrey Fellowship grants provide round-trip transportation to the United States, tuition fees, and living expenses for full-time study. Grant provisions do not include financial support for dependents.

Applicants who do not already have an official TOEFL score of 525 or above should plan to take the TOEFL Institutional Testing Program (ITP) at the locations below.

Educational Advising Center
Room 103, Royal University of Phnom Penh, Russian Boulevard, Phnom Penh
023 884 320 / 012 770 228
Email: iroffice@rupp.edu.kh

Bonna Institute of Cambodia
http://www.bic.edu.kh/
012 504 811
Email: simdara_nou@bic.edu.kh

Application forms are available at the IIE website:
http://apply.embark.com/student/humphrey/fellowship/ Applicants need to create a new account and follow the instructions outlined on this website before completing the application forms and other supporting documents.

The deadline to submit the completed online application is August 19, 2013.  Applicants who are not able to access the online applications can contact Mr. Ou Socheat at 023-728-248 or email: Ous1@state.gov for information about this program.