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Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program for Mid-Career Professionals

The Humphrey Fellowship Program provides mid-career professionals from designated countries, including Indonesia, with an opportunity to enhance their professional capabilities through participation in specialized, ten-month, non-degree programs developed specifically for small clusters of Humphrey Fellows at selected US universities. 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 based on their potential for national leadership and commitment to public service, in either the public or private sector. The program provides a basis for establishing long-lasting productive partnerships and relationships between citizens of the United States and their professional counterparts in other countries, fostering an exchange of knowledge and mutual understanding throughout the world.
Funding for the Humphrey Program is provided by the US government through the United States Department of State and other co-sponsors. The Institute of International Education (IIE) collaborates with the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in administering the program. The types of university programs arranged for Humphrey Fellows depart from a traditional discipline-oriented focus and have a problem-solving and experience-sharing emphasis. The programs are not degree-related or aimed at providing scholarly preparation or basic training in a field. The objective is to provide Humphrey Fellows with an overall experience that broadens their perspectives, enhances their capability to assume greater career responsibilities, and provides opportunities to establish useful professional contacts. To accomplish these objectives, programs are designed to include various combinations of course work, independent projects, internships, consultations with US faculty or experts, field trips, and special seminars. Under the guidance of a designated faculty advisor or “coordinator,” Fellows plan programs that best suit their individual career development needs.
Candidates are typically administrators in leadership positions in the public sector or nonprofit private sector with a minimum of five years of work experience. Researchers, treatment providers, prevention specialists, and program planners at governmental or non-governmental organizations will also be considered.
Duration of Grant
The program arranged for Humphrey Fellows extends from August or early September to the following June. Applicants who need additional English training may be required to arrive in the United States as early as April for intensive language study before beginning their regular university program. Candidates must be able to participate in the full period of the English and/or university programs.
Non-degree Status
The program designed for Humphrey Fellows does not result in the awarding of a degree. While Fellows are able to enroll in courses relevant to their professional interests, the Humphrey Program is not appropriate for those who wish to concentrate on academic work required for a US degree. Humphrey Fellows spend a considerable portion of their time engaged in off-campus activities such as internships, field trips, workshops, and special projects that give them practical experience in their professional fields.  Fellows who successfully complete the program are awarded a Certificate of Participation.
Grant Benefits
The Humphrey Fellowship provides a monthly maintenance allowance, a book, and supplies allowance, tuition and fees when applicable, round-trip international travel to the host institution (and to the Fellow’s English-language training program when applicable) and domestic travel to Washington, DC for a special seminar. Supplementary funds are provided for professional activities such as field trips or attendance at conferences. Humphrey Fellowships are not renewable.
Humphrey Fellows should plan to bring with them some personal funds to cover incidental expenses not covered in the grant. Humphrey Fellowships do not include funds for dependents (family members). Humphrey Fellows are responsible for providing travel, insurance, and financial support for any dependents accompanying them in the United States.
Priority Disciplines
The programs arranged for Humphrey Fellows are related to one of the following fields: agricultural development/agricultural economics; communications/journalism; economic development/finance and banking; educational administration, planning, and policy; HIV/AIDS policy and prevention; human resource management; law and human rights; natural resources and environmental management; public health policy and management; public policy analysis and public administration; substance abuse education, treatment, and prevention; teaching of English as a foreign language; technology policy and management; trafficking in persons, policy and prevention; urban and regional planning; international religious freedom (new field); contagious and infectious diseases (new field). The university programs do not address themselves to the scientific or technical aspects of these fields, but rather to broad policy-making and problem-solving issues.
Placement in University Programs
Candidates who are selected for fellowships are placed in clusters by field of interest at US universities specially designated to host a group of Humphrey Fellows. IIE, therefore, is not able to make placements at specific universities requested by candidates or to award fellowships enabling candidates to attend a US university on the basis that they have already been admitted. Candidates should not apply directly to US institutions.
General Requirements
Applicant should:
  • Be an Indonesian citizen and not a permanent resident or citizen of the US, or be currently living in the US
  • Possess leadership qualities and show experience in community service
  • Have preparation in, and a demonstrated commitment to, their chosen field of study
  • Be proficient in English
  • Have an outstanding academic record
  • Demonstrate that they can realistically accomplish a professional program in the US
  • Not be employees or close family members or dependents of employees of AMINEF, or the US Embassy, or the US Department of State
  • Not be receiving another scholarship at the time of this scholarship application
Specific Requirements
Applicants should:
  • Be mid-career professionals in leadership positions, including policy-makers, planners, and administrators, managers, NGO leaders, or journalists
  • Have a minimum of five years’ work experience in the public or non-profit private sectors, including with NGOs
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree (S1)
  • Have achieved a minimum GPA of 2.75 (4.0 scale)
  • Have a minimum TOEFL ITP score of 525, or iBT TOEFL score of 70/71, or IELTS equivalent
Submission Requirements (to be supplied in English)
  • Completed application form
  • *Copy of most recent (less than two years old) TOEFL ITP or IELTS score
  • *Two letters of reference, one of which must be from your immediate supervisor in your current position, the other from a professor, professional mentor, or another associate outside the candidate’s current work setting. The letters of reference should be written in English or should include an English translation
  • *Copy of academic transcript and diploma (in original language and in English translation)
  • *Copy of valid identity document (KTP or passport)
  • *Curriculum vitae
*Please upload these documents through your online application.
The deadline for the online submission of application materials for the program is extended to June 30, 2020. 
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