Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program – Timor Leste

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program – Timor Leste

Deadline: 25-Jun-21

The U.S. Embassy Dili is pleased to announce the 2022-2023 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program for citizens of Timor-Leste.

The Humphrey Program brings young and mid-career professionals from designated countries to the United States for a year of non-degree graduate-level study, leadership development, and professional collaboration with U.S. counterparts.

Humphrey Fellows pursue graduate-level study in the United States, build leadership skills, and build mutual cultural understanding with Americans. Because the Humphrey Fellowship does not offer a degree, Humphrey Fellows design and implement individualized programs to acquire career-related knowledge, interact with colleagues and gain professional experience, including arrangements for a six-week professional internship. In addition, Fellows may also attend special enrichment activities throughout their program. These activities are excellent opportunities to network with Humphrey Fellows from other countries and to interact with prominent Americans across a range of professional fields.

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The prestigious Hubert H. Humphrey Program provides future leaders and policy makers with experience in U.S. society, culture, and professional fields. It also provides a basis for lasting, productive ties between Americans and their professional counterparts overseas.

Field of Study

The fellowships are granted competitively to both public and private sector candidates with a commitment to public service in the fields of:

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Human and Institutional Capacity:
Economic Development
Finance & Banking
Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
Technology Policy and Management
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
Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be citizens of Timor-Leste
Applicants must have a four-year bachelor’s degree (undergraduate) and a strong academic background demonstrated by their post-secondary transcripts
Applicants must have a minimum of five years of professional work experience
Applicants must demonstrate leadership qualities — including volunteer experience and involvement in their communities
Applicants must have excellent English communication skills
Applicants must present three letters of recommendation from their professors and/or employers. One from a professor and two from employers is highly recommended.
Applicants must submit two well-reasoned application essays: a description of the proposed professional development plan describing the area of interest and how it connects to your country’s development goals; and a personal statement describing your professional goals and public service commitment
Applicants must be committed to returning to his or her country of citizenship and outline a specific plan for using their Humphrey Fellowship experience in their professional lives and in service to his or her country
Strong preference will be given to applicants who have not had extensive or recent experience in the United States

Persons who have not been conferred their bachelor’s degree
Persons with a dual (U.S./ Timor-Leste) citizenship
Individuals who have attended a graduate school in the U.S. for one academic year or more during the seven years prior to August 2022.
Persons who have a spouse, parent, fiancé, or child over 18 years of age who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Persons who have a pending application for immigration to any country (this includes Special Immigrant Visas)
Employees of any U.S. government agency (U.S. Embassy, USAID, DOD)
For more information, visit https://tl.usembassy.gov/education-culture/scholarships-and-exchange-programs/

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