The Fulbright Commission Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program


The Hubert HHumphrey Fellowship Program(for Mid-Career Professionals)

The United States Educational Foundation in Nepal (also known as the Fulbright Commission or USEF/N) announces the competition for Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships for the academic year 2019-2020.

The Humphrey Fellowship Program brings mid-career professionals from developing countries to the United States for one academic year of graduate study and professional experiences. Fellowships are granted to those who can show a strong commitment to public service in the government, NGO, or private sectors, and a potential for national leadership.  The Humphrey Fellowship is a non-degree program.

In addition to the regular Humphrey program, USEF-Nepal is again offering a Long-Term English (LTE) training opportunity to facilitate the participation of candidates from non-elite populations, rural areas, minority groups and others who may be excellent Humphrey material but are lacking the necessary language skills.

USEF-Nepal will nominate up to three candidates for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship and up to three candidates for the Hubert H. Humphrey Long-Term English Language Program.  The final selection is made by the U.S. State Department and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB) in Washington, D.C.

The Humphrey Fellowships are offered only in the following areas:

  • 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
  • Technology Policy and Management
  • Trafficking in Persons, Policy and Prevention
  • Urban and Regional Planning

General Requirements for Entering the Competition

Applicants must have at least 4 years of progressively more responsible professional experience in Nepal, and possess the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree (i.e., at least six years of study beyond SLC).  Except in the field of journalism, applicants must hold policy-level positions as Managers, Administrators, or Planners.  Please note that teachers, technicians, or researchers (except for teachers of English as a Foreign Language and specialists in substance abuse education, treatment and prevention) are not eligible for the Humphrey Fellowship.  An applicant’s employment record must show a pattern of exceptional career progress.

Qualified women candidates and members of disadvantaged communities are strongly encouraged to apply for this exceptional professional development opportunity.

Application Forms

The application form, detailed instructions, and information about eligibility are available on the Commission’s website If you have any questions, please come to the Q&A session at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at the Commission auditorium in Gyaneshwor, Kathmandu.  Completed online applications along with all required documents must be uploaded and submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2018.

Please visit
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Official Announcement

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