The Humphrey Fellowship is a one-year program that combines non-degree graduate-level academic work with professional development opportunities.
The next application cycle opens in the Spring of 2021
February 2, 2020
June 30, 2020
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a Fulbright program that brings accomplished mid-level professionals to the United States for a year of academic and professional work. By providing future leaders and policy makers with experience in U.S. society, culture, and professional fields, the program provides a basis for lasting, productive ties between Americans and their professional counterparts overseas.
Fellows are nominated by the Binational Fulbright Commission in Jordan based on demonstrated potential for leadership and commitment to public service. Final approval of candidates recommended by this Commission and the independent panels in Washington, D.C.is provided by the FSB.
In addition to this Fellowship Award, the pre-academic language training traditionally available, the Humphrey program is again offering a Long-Term English (LTE) language training opportunity to facilitate the participation of candidates from non-elite populations, rural areas, minority groups and others who may be excellent candidates but are lacking the necessary language skills. LTE participants will be brought to the U.S. for an intensive 16 week pre-academic program to improve their language skills. LTE candidates should meet all Humphrey program requirements, including leadership ability and commitment to public service, but may have lower language proficiency than would normally be required. Candidates for LTE typically have scores in the 440-500 TOEFL range.
Application and Nomination Timeline
Who is ineligible to apply for this award?
- Agricultural and Rural Development
Suitable candidates include individuals from the public sector, non-governmental organizations, and business focused on agricultural and food system development and/or rural development.
- Economic Development
Suitable candidates include policy makers and administrative managers focusing on contemporary development issues including population growth, agriculture and industrial development, poverty and income distribution, labor markets, and foreign trade.
- Finance and Banking
Suitable candidates include individuals who are involved in the management of financial institutions, the regulation of depository institutions and securities, transnational lending and trade financing, or public-private partnerships.
- Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change
Natural resource and environmental managers are appropriate candidates for this field. Policy makers working on the protection of natural resources, water quality, pollution control, land use, conservation, and environmental impact assessment are also suitable.
- Urban and Regional Planning
Appropriate candidates for this field include architects, engineers, planners, urban designers, urban economists and sociologists, and historic preservation specialists.
Appropriate candidates include those using media in all its current forms to facilitate global development for their country. Journalists in this field could work for private media outlets or state-run public broadcasters with a focus on independent reporting and transparency.
- International Religious Freedom
Individuals who are contributing to local, national, or international efforts to promote religious freedom are appropriate candidates.
- Law and Human Rights
Attorneys, judges, and human rights activists are the most suitable candidates in this field.
- Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
This field may be interpreted very broadly. Policy issues that pastFellows addressed have included: regional economic and work force development planning; public management and leadership; financial management in public and non-profit organizations; poverty and inequality; gender; public finance and revenue administration; domestic and foreign development policies; political transition to market-based democracy; planning and the global knowledge economy; and private sector development.
- Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention
Candidates include foreign government officials, NGO activists, and media specialists who are focused on anti-trafficking issues. Humphrey Fellows can focus in areas of public administration, NGO administration, law and human rights, social work, communications and journalism, and public health as applied to anti-trafficking program management and policy-making.
- Technology Policy and Management
Network administrators, engineers, and urban planners involved in formulating technology policy and planning and managing technological change and systems are suitable candidates in this field.
- Human Resource Management
The most suitable candidates in this field are those individuals dealing with institutional change and setting personnel policies and procedures. These might be human resource managers or individuals from various fields who have been charged with re-organizing a department or ministry, for example.
- Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
Individuals who are contributing to national or regional education planning, policy development and implementation make good candidates. University professors with an exclusively academic focus are not suitable; however, university professors in administrative or policy-making positions are eligible.
- Higher Education Administration
This field of study is intended for individuals who devote a significant portion of their professional life to policy formation, strategic decision-making, planning and management in higher education.Individuals holding administrative or policy-making positions at institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations or government ministries are eligible.
- Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
Appropriate candidates include teacher trainers and master teachers in the field of Teaching English as a Foreign Language if they are interested in teacher training, curriculum development, and methodology.
- Contagious and Infectious Diseases
Physicians, health educators, and practitioners with management and policy-making responsibilities working to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious and contagious disease threats and improve global health security are appropriate candidates for this field.
- Public Health Policy and Management
Physicians, clinicians with management responsibilities, health educators, and other practitioners with policy-making responsibilities in this field are suitable candidates. Past Fellows' interests have included:management of public health care organizations, health care delivery through community-based organizations, reproductive, adolescent and child health, and epidemiology in public health practice.
- HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
Physicians, health educators, communication specialists, and policy analysts who are interested in HIV/AIDS policy, treatment and prevention are appropriate candidates for this field. Candidates with a primary focus on clinical treatment are not appropriate.
- Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention
Candidates in this field may be focused on problems of alcohol, drug and tobacco use as well as broader areas of public health that relate to substance abuse, such as HIV/AIDS, mental health, medicine, psychology, social work and counseling.
The Humphrey program is not designed to lead to a degree and is classified as a non-degree program. Humphrey Fellows technically cannot transfer from the Humphrey Program to degree status in any program. Applicants will not be able to become degree candidates after they arrive in the U.S Rather, Humphrey Fellows pursue tailored study programs at participating host institutions, where the freedom from the requirements of a degree program gives each Fellow the flexibility to pursue an individualized program. There is no provision for Fellows to request placement at any particular university. Approximately 13 campuses have been selected through a competitive process to host fellows in groups with significant thematic and subject affinities. Each university is chosen based on institutional resources and the level of support and guidance it offers to the participants. Each campus has a designated faculty coordinator for academic and administrative support. Faculty advisors also assist Fellows in pursuing balanced academic and professional programs.
A Fellow's professional-development plan may include professional visits, conferences, and a professional affiliation (work attachment) which must be at least six weeks in duration. Early in the academic year, each Fellow develops, with assistance from the local campus coordinator and faculty advisors, a plan for professional activities carefully geared to the Fellow's need for relevant, practical professional experiences.
U.S. universities require current English language test scores for candidates from Jordan. Applicants with iBT/TOEFL scores lower than 75 on the Internet-Based Test (iBT) are not technically eligible for the regular Humphrey competition but may be eligible for the Long-Term English program.
All potential applicants should take their language test immediately so that you may include your scores with your completed application by the 30 June 2020 deadline.
IELTS: This Commission accepts the International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic), generally requiring scores in the 6.0-7.0 range. If a prospective applicant has experienced excessive difficulty in signing up for the TOEFL exam, please submit your current IELTS score Report with you completed HHH application.
Important notes about the exams:
Unlike other applications, the HHH fellowship application is paper based, below you can find the needed documents to fill an application and submit to Fulbright, our address can be found on the CONTACT page.
Responses should be drafted and completed by the applicant. Responses should provide detailed information about the candidate's plans for professional development and how they relate to the candidate's goals and Jordan’s needs. Independent review panelists rely heavily on the proposed program plan in evaluating the candidate's communication skills, his/her understanding of the Humphrey program, and the candidate's need for it. Whether an HHH applicant works in the public sector or the private sector, the panelists also look for clear articulation of a commitment to public service.
Typed or computer generated applications are required.
Substance abuse prevention and treatment page:
All candidates applying for fellowships in the field of substance abuse prevention and treatment should complete the special form for candidates in this field regardless of degree held, number of publications or research experience. Candidates in other fields should omit this page of the application.
English language testing:
See section on the required English proficiency testing in the section above.
You are required to submit three letters of reference, one of them must be from immediate supervisor in your current position. Please download HHH recommendation letters form, above.
Fulbright Students enter the United States on an Exchange Visitor (J-1) visa, under a Department of State exchange program, and are subject to the two-year home-country residency requirement, at the end of their graduate study in the U.S.
Please contact the Jordanian Programs team for more information at: Mr. Naser on telephone extension #14 or Ms. Rana on extension #15, Sundays through Thursday, between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm.
We wish to inform qualified and interested candidates that the Humphrey Fellowship Program has launched a new website.
They have also launched a new Facebook page.
The Binational Fulbright Commission in Jordan strives to ensure that its efforts reflect the diversity of both, Jordanian and American societies. The Commission seeks and encourages the involvement of people from traditionally underrepresented audiences in all its scholarships, grants, programs and other higher educational exchange activities and its workforce and workplace. Opportunities are open to people regardless of their race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, geographic location, socio-economic status, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity. The Commission is committed to fairness, equity and inclusion.
Q: When is the final Hubert H. Humphrey award selections announced?
A:The applications will be reviewed and determined by the Commission’s Selection Review Committee (SRC) approximately five months from the final date of receiving applications (June 30th).
Q: What is the Hubert H. Humphrey (HHH) Fellowship?
A: The Hubert H. Humphrey (HHH) Fellowship is a mid-career professional non-degree program for qualified candidates in leadership positions that have a commitment to public service.
Q: What is the release letter that the applicant should secure if nominated for this fellowship?
A: A release letter is an official letter from the applicants’ work stating that he/she will be able to secure a release from his/her duties for the Humphrey fellowship once the nominations are announced.
Q: How many years of experience should the applicant have in order to apply?
A: A minimum of five (5) years of professional experience and should be interested in the policy aspects of their fields of specialization.
Q: How long is the Humphrey fellowship?
A: The Humphrey Fellowship is a nine-month, non-degree program that combines academic work with professional experience.
Q: Should the applicant sit for the TOEFL (iBT) or IELTS test?
A: Yes, all candidates should have a minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 75 on the Internet Based Test (iBT) or a 6.0 – 7.0 on the IELTS
Q: What is the institutional code that the applicant should indicate for the TOEFL (iBT)?
A: You must indicate that you want your official score reports to be sent to the Binational Fulbright Commission, Code Number 8293. You must be sure to indicate this code on the registration forms or on the answer sheets provided at the time you take the examination.
Q: What are the chances of an applicant who meets all the requirements?
A: The chances of the applicant will greatly depend on the competition with other applicants.
Q: Can an applicant with dual nationalities (Jordanian and American) citizenship eligible to apply?
A: No, it is only for Jordanian citizens residing in Jordan.
Q: How can I contact the Fulbright Commission by E-mail?
A: Please address all your queries to this following E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org