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 to provide future leaders and policymakers 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.
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.
Fellowship are granted competitively to professional candidates in either the public or private sector with a commitment to public service.
- 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:
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the fellowship program:
- Be a Bangladeshi citizen and residing in Bangladesh at the time of the application and the selection process.
- Not be a dual (Bangladesh & U.S.) citizen or U.S. permanent resident.
- Be a young, mid-career professional in leadership position who has demonstrated a commitment to public service and the potential for professional advancement.
- Cannot be a recent university graduate.
- Completed a university degree program requiring at least four years of full-time study.
- 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.
- 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).
- Cannot have attended a graduate school in the United States for one academic year or more seven years prior to August 2022.
- Cannot have U.S. experience of any kind lasting more than six months during the five years prior to August 2022.
- 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.)
- 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.
- Be in good health; successful candidates will be requested to complete a medical examination.
- Return to Bangladesh upon completion of the program.
For more information, visit https://bd.usembassy.gov/26031/