2022-2023 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Call for Applications

2018-2019 Humphrey Fellows in front of the US Capitol during the Global Leadership Forum.

The Public Affairs Section of the U. S. Embassy, Dhaka is pleased to announce the annual competition for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program for the 2022-2023 academic year.  This unique, one-year program is open to professional candidates in the public and private sectors, including from non-governmental organizations.

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is one of the U.S. government’s prestigious Fulbright program offerings that brings accomplished young and mid-career professionals to the United States for a year of non-degree graduate-level study, leadership development, and substantive professional collaboration with U.S. counterparts.  By providing future leaders and policy makers with exposure to U.S. society, culture, and professional fields, the program provides a basis for lasting, productive ties between Americans and their professional counterparts overseas.  The Humphrey Program was initiated in 1978 to honor the memory and accomplishments of the late Senator and Vice President, Hubert H. Humphrey.

Fellowship are granted competitively to professional candidates in either the public or private sector with a commitment to public service.

Eligible Fields/Sectors:

Human and Institutional Capacity:

  • Economic Development
  • Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
  • Human Resource Management

Rights and Freedoms: 

  • Communications and Journalism
  • International Religious Freedom
  • Law and Human Rights
  • Trafficking in Persons Policy & Prevention

Sustainable Lands:

  • Agricultural and Rural Development
  • Natural Resources, Environmental Policy and Climate Change
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Thriving Communities:

  • 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 English as a Foreign Language

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the fellowship program:

  1. Be a Bangladeshi citizen and residing in Bangladesh at the time of the application and the selection process.
  2. Not be a dual (Bangladesh & U.S.) citizen or U.S. permanent resident.
  3. Be a young, mid-career professional in leadership position who has demonstrated a commitment to public service and the potential for professional advancement.
  4. Cannot be a recent university graduate.
  5. Completed a university degree program requiring at least four years of full-time study.
  6. Should have a minimum of five years full-time professional experience (prior to August 2022) in the relevant field, after completing a university degree, and should be interested in the policy aspects of their field of specialization.
  7. Cannot be university teachers or academic researchers with no management responsibilities (except in the fields of Substance Abuse Education, Prevention, and Treatment and Teaching of English as a Foreign Language).
  8. Cannot have attended a graduate school in the United States for one academic year or more seven years prior to August 2022.
  9. Cannot have U.S. experience of any kind lasting more than six months during the five years prior to August 2022.
  10. Be proficient in both written and spoken English and should normally have a minimum TOEFL score of 525 (paper based) or 71 (internet-based).  Candidates who do not have a valid TOEFL score must sit for the TOEFL exam after the selection process. (The American Center will arrange TOEFL exam for selected candidates only. Exceptionally promising candidates with lower scores may be nominated for the Long-Term English (LTE) training.)
  11. Should demonstrate the required experience, skills, and commitment while also indicating how they can benefit from this program in ways that they have not experienced previously and are not likely to experience without the Humphrey Program.
  12. Be in good health; successful candidates will be requested to complete a medical examination.
  13. Return to Bangladesh upon completion of the program.

The fellowship program utilizes an online application system.  To apply, applicants should visit:  https://apply.iie.org/huberthhumphrey.  For more information about the program visit:  https://www.humphreyfellowship.org/.

An applicant must first create an IIE account before s/he can access the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program application.  Applicants can use this account to log into the system throughout the application process.  Applicants can save the application and return to it before submitting it.  Applicants must read all instructions carefully.  Keeping in mind the word limits, candidates should try to answer each essay question as fully as possible with clarity and the required information.

When applicants finish their applications, they should review the application to ensure they have completed all the required questions and attached all the requested documents before they submit their applications.  After submitting the application, applicants can view the document, but will not be able to make edits.  Only complete applications submitted with the required documents will be considered for further processing.

The deadline for submission of completed applications is July 3, 2021.

For further information, please contact Professional Exchanges Program Manager Ms. Syeda Kashfi Chowdhury at ChowdhuryKS@state.gov.