Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

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Program Description

The Fulbright Commission in Egypt is pleased to announce the annual competition for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. This one-year Fellowship program is offered to young and mid-career professionals who have a proven track record of leadership, a public service commitment, and the capacity to benefit from a program of independent non-degree study at a leading U.S. university, as well as a wide variety of professional development activities, including conducting independent projects, participating in an internship or a professional affiliation, meetings and consultations with U.S. faculty or experts, field trips, and special seminars. The Humphrey Fellowship Program was initiated in 1978 to honor the memory and accomplishments of the late Senator and Vice President, Hubert H. Humphrey.

More information about the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program: www.humphreyfellowship.org

Eligible Fields (Only the below fields are eligible for Egypt):

  • Communications/Journalism
  • Human Resource Management
  • Law and Human Rights
  • Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
  • Technology Policy and Management
  • Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
  • Higher Education Administration
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language
  • Public Health Policy and Management
  • Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention
  • Contagious and Infectious Diseases 
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Economic Development
  • Finance and Banking
  • Natural Resources, Environmental Policy and Climate Change
  • Urban and Regional Planning
Please click here to read more details about each field.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Egyptian citizenship.
  • Applicants must reside in Egypt starting from the application process and throughout the selection, placement and pre-departure processes. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field of study. 
  • Five years of full-time professional experience. Demonstrated leadership qualities and a record of public service.  
  • Proof of English Language proficiency from any of the approved test centers below. Applicants must submit a valid score report for only one of the following tests: 
    • TOEFL (ITP) – minimum score 525 
    • TOEFL iBT – minimum score 71 
    • IELTS – minimum score 6.0 
    • Duolingo English Test – minimum score 95  
    • English Proficiency Test from Egyptian Universities – minimum score 525 
    • Important note: Candidates who meet all Humphrey program requirements but lack the necessary language skills are encouraged to apply. If nominated and selected they will travel to the U.S. for an intensive 20–25-week pre-academic English program to improve their language skills. They should submit a score report for only one of the following tests: 
      • TOEFL (ITP) – minimum score 440 
      • TOEFL iBT – minimum score 42 
      • IELTS – minimum score 5.0 
      • Duolingo English Test – minimum score 70 
      • English Proficiency Test from Egyptian Universities – minimum score 440
  • Limited prior experience in the U.S.  
    • Individuals who have resided in the U.S. for more than six months since August 2018 are not eligible to apply. 
    • Individuals who have attended a graduate school in the U.S. for one academic year or more during the last seven years prior to August 2023 are ineligible. 
  • Qualified women are encouraged to apply. 
  • Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants have to successfully complete all the steps of the assessment and selection process and successfully finalize all required procedures. 
  • Note:
    • Academics and faculty members must have professional experience in the field of application, in addition to their teaching responsibilities, in order to be eligible for the program. 
    • Academics with administrative or management responsibilities are eligible to apply for the fields of: Higher Education Administration; and Education Administration, Planning, and Policy. 
    • Academics with no administrative or management responsibilities, or who do not have professional experience within their field of specialization, are ineligible (except in the fields of: Teaching English as a Foreign Language; and Substance Abuse Education, Prevention, and Treatment). 
  • The following persons and their immediate family members (i.e. spouses and children) are ineligible to apply during and for a period ending one year following the termination of such employment: employees of the U.S. Department of State; local employees of the U.S. missions abroad who work for the U.S. Department of State and/or the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); employees at organizations implementing exchange programs for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the Department of State; as well as Board Members or staff of a Fulbright Commission or their families (up to fourth kin).  
  • U.S. citizens and green card holders and applicants are not eligible to apply.

English language proficiency score reports may be submitted only from one of the following:  

Test Type  Test Center Name  Location of Test Center 
TOEFL ITP  AMIDEAST  Cairo – Alexandria 
Nile Academy  Mansoura 
International Business Development Academy (IBDA) 
Skills Castle  Benha – Tanta 
American Center for Continuing Education  Assiut 
TOEFL iBT  Please check available test centers at: https://www.ets.org/toefl/test-takers/ibt/take/register   Various governorates across Egypt 
Academic/General Training IELTS  British Council  Cairo – Alexandria 
IDP Center  Cairo – Alexandria 
Duolingo English Test  https://englishtest.duolingo.com/   Online 
English Language Proficiency Test officially administered by an Egyptian national university  Egyptian Universities  Various governorates across Egypt 
Note: All language tests are valid for two years only

Important: The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program seeks applicants that have developed a sense of personal integrity and are original thinkers.  Copying someone else’s writing, whether from the Internet, from a book or from a friend is considered plagiarism. Any quoted words or sentences should include a citation. An applicant who is found to have plagiarized in any form (including unintentional or accidental plagiarism) in his or her application will be disqualified.  For further information about plagiarism and citation, please click on the following link: https://fulbright-egypt.org/resources/. All content in applications must be the applicant’s original contribution and his/her own intellectual property. Having someone else write or contribute to the writing of an individual’s application, either fully or partially, does not uphold the standards of integrity expected of Fulbrighters and may result in the ineligibility of your application. 

Required Documents: (All documents must be uploaded to the online application by no later than July 23, 2022. Please carefully read the Application Instructions) 

  • Online Application  
  • Copies of certificates and transcripts for all post-secondary degrees in English 
  • Two recommendation letters, one must be from the immediate supervisor at the current home institution 
  • Minimum TOEFL ITP of 440 or its equivalent iBT (42), or IELTS (5.0), or Duolingo (70) or an English Proficiency Test from Egyptian Universities (440) from any of the centers in the table above 
  • Scanned copy of the original valid National ID 
  • Personal Photo 
  • Scanned copies of any previous U.S. J1 or J2 visas (if applicable)

Grant Benefits 

  • International and domestic travel 
  • Maintenance stipend 
  • Settling-in allowance 
  • Books allowance 
  • Tuition and fees when applicable 
  • Professional development allowance 
  • Health benefits coverage 

AY2023-2024 Program Timeline 

February 1, 2022  Program Announcement 
July 23, 2022  Deadline for submitting online applications with all the supporting documents 
July/August 2022  Application Review 
September 2022  Personal Interviews (Only for shortlisted applicants) 
September 2022  Candidates under further consideration will be informed 
November/December 2022  Regret Letters (Applicants will be notified via email) 
TOEFL iBT testing (Only for semi-finalist candidates) 
March/April 2023  Final Selection 
April/June 2023  Pre-Departure Orientation (Only for principal semi-finalists) 
April-August 2023  Departure Date (Only for selected applicants who successfully completed all above stages and all program pre-departure requirements) 

Note: If Long-term English program is needed, grantees will travel starting from April 2023. 

 

AY2023-2024 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

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