The U.S. Embassy in Madagascar and Comoros is pleased to announce the annual competition for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program. This one-year, full scholarship program is offered to mid-level professionals who have a proven record of leadership, commitment to public service, and the capacity to take full advantage of a self-defined program of independent study at a leading U.S. university. This is not a degree-granting program but is intended for professional development.
This program brings accomplished professionals from developing countries to the United States at a midpoint in their career for a year of study and related professional experiences. Fellows are selected on their potential for national leadership and commitment to public service in either the public or private sector.
Human and Institutional Capacity
- Economic Development
- Finance and Banking
- Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
- Technology Policy and Management
- Human Resource Management
Rights and Freedoms
- International Religious Freedom
- Law and Human Rights
- Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention
- Agricultural and Rural Development
- Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change
- Urban and Regional Planning
- Contagious and Infectious Diseases
- Public Health Policy and Management
- HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
- Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention
- Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
- Higher Education Administration
- Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
To be eligible for a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship, applicants must:
- Be citizen of and currently residing in Madagascar or in the Union of the Comoros;
- Be a holder of a 4-year university degree or the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree in the field of specialization; Please note that a Certificate of success is not accepted. Only an official degree will be considered.
- Be individuals working in either the public or private sector with demonstrated leadership ability and a demonstrated commitment to public service;
- Be mid-career professionals in leadership positions;
- Understand that the program is non-degree granting and be aware that they cannot transfer to degree status in any program and therefore will not be able to become degree candidates after arriving in the United States.
- Have at least five years of substantive professional experience;
- Have outstanding academic records, references, and preparation in their chosen field;
- Have high motivation and a serious commitment to completing the program and returning home.
There is no fixed age limit for fellows. However, appropriate candidates are mid-career professionals in leadership positions who have a commitment to public service and potential for professional advancement. Candidates under 30 must clearly demonstrate the maturity and discipline needed to carry out a flexible, self-directed program.
Recent university graduates, faculty members with no management responsibilities, and individuals with recent U.S. experience over the past 7 years are not appropriate candidates for this program.
- Applications must be completed and submitted online before Friday, June 3, 2022
- In addition to the completed application forms, applicants must provide certified copies of university transcripts and diplomas and two letters of reference (one MUST be from current employer).
A committee will screen applications and only short-listed candidates will be called for personal interviews. Non-selected candidates will be notified as well.
The online application can be found here: https://apply.iie.org/huberthhumphrey
For further information, please contact the U.S. Embassy at 033 44 322 10 or 033 44 322 82 email at firstname.lastname@example.org