Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program 2012

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, which is a Fulbright program, brings accomplished mid-level professionals from developing countries to the United States for ten months of non-degree graduate study and related practical professional experiences

The program is designed to meet the requirements of policy makers, planners, administrators, and managers in the government, public and private sectors, and non-governmental organizations, who have a public service commitment, demonstrated leadership potential, and commitment to their own country’s development

Fellowships Award:

The fellowships are awarded in the fields of Agricultural and Rural Development, Communications/Journalism, Economic Development, Educational Administration, Planning and Policy, Finance and Banking, Higher Education Administration, HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention, Human Resource Management, Law and Human Rights, Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change, Public Health Policy and Management, Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration, Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention, Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (Teacher Training or Curriculum Development), Technology Policy and Management, Trafficking in Persons, Policy and Prevention, Urban and Regional Planning

Programs arranged for the Humphrey fellows will begin in August, 2013

During their Humphrey year, fellows are expected to be resourceful, display initiative, and network with US organizations and professionals

All fellows participate in a one-week workshop at Washington, D.C. in October, 2013
Humphrey/ National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Fellowships

These fellowships are designed to provide training in prevention research, epidemiology, treatment and substance abuse policy research

Candidates should be mid-level research managers and policy makers in drug abuse prevention programs, health or social services industries, universities or medical facilities with proven track records in research

Professionals employed by social welfare, education or community-based organizations may also apply if they meet other eligibility criteria

Grant Benefits:

A Humphrey fellowship provides tuition and fees

A monthly maintenance allowance

Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges per US Govt guidelines

A modest allowance for books and supplies

Round-trip international air travel to the host institution, domestic travel to the Washington, D.C. workshop, and Allowances for professional activities such as field trips, professional visits, and conferences

These fellowships do not provide an allowance for dependents, and the stipend provided under the grant is not sufficient to support family members

The program will involve a number of activities where it will be difficult to include dependents


Candidates should be proficient in both written and spoken English and will be required to take Internet-based Test (IBT) of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

In addition to the General Prerequisites, the applicant should preferably have a master’s degree or a professional degree of at least four year’s duration

In case of NIDA fellowships, applicants should have a doctoral degree in health, behavioral or social sciences (Ph.D or an equivalent), or a M.D. (Doctor of Medicine)

Have at least five years of substantial professional experience in the respective field, and be eligible for leave

Have demonstrated leadership qualities

Have a record of public service in the community; and

Give an undertaking to return to India on completion of the fellowship

Application Procedure: Download application form

Applicants who wish to obtain the relevant application form through e-mail (as an attachment) may send a request to, specifying the grant category in the subject line

You can apply for only one Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship category during a competition cycle

Plagiarism in the application will lead to disqualification

Please follow the instructions given on the first page of each fellowship application form

Unless otherwise specified, you are required to submit your completed application as an e-mail attachment

In addition, you should print a copy of your application and sign it

If you are not employed, please forward the signed copy to the USIEF office in your region

If you are employed, you should forward the signed copy of your application (including enclosures, if any) through the appropriate administrative authority, to the USIEF office within your region

In case of central or state government employees, the signed copy of your application should be forwarded through the cadre controlling authority so as to reach USIEF by the application deadline

Applications must reach USIEF by the specified due date or the following business day if the due date falls on a weekend/holiday

Incomplete or late applications or applications not forwarded through the proper channel will not be considered

Applicants are also advised to request three referees to send in their recommendations as per the instructions given on the first page of each fellowship application form

The recommendations should be sent to the

Executive Director,

USIEF, Fulbright House,

12 Hailey Road,

New Delhi-110001

by the application due date.

In case of employed candidates, the employer’s comments in the application form must indicate that leave will be granted for the fellowship

All entries in the application form must be computer-generated and not hand-written

Please do not exceed the word limit or attach additional pages to answer questions, unless otherwise specified

Last date for the receiving of application is 16th July, 2012

Visit for more details on Humphrey Fellowship Program

Back to top