Monday, January 31, 2011

2012-2013 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship


The 2012-13HHH Fellowship details and criteria are described below:

1. SUMMARY: The Humphrey Fellowship is a one-year program that combines non-degree graduate level academic work with professional development opportunities. This Commission may also accept applications for the Long-Term English option, described in Section 2 below. The Program information, application requirements and details described below and on this page are specific to Jordan and may slightly vary from other countries.

2. HIGHLIGHTS: 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 20-25 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.

3. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: 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, provided by the FSB.


a. Academic: 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 15 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.

b. Professional: 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.

5. FELLOWSHIP FIELDS: The eligible fields are:

-- Agricultural and rural development
-- Communications/journalism
-- Economic Development
-- Educational administration, Planning and policy
-- Finance and banking
-- Higher Education Administration
-- HIV/AIDS policy and prevention
-- Human Resource Management
-- Law and Human Rights
-- Natural resources, environmental policy and climate change
-- Public health policy and management
-- Public policy analysis and public administration
-- Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
-- Substance abuse education, treatment and prevention
-- Technology policy and management
-- Trafficking in persons policy and prevention
-- Urban and regional planning


a. Appropriate candidates are mid-career professionals in leadership positions who have a commitment to public service and the potential for professional advancement. Prospective Fellows should have a minimum of five years of professional experience, after completing a university degree, prior to April 2011 and should be interested in the policy aspects of their fields of specialization. Candidates must have completed a university degree program requiring at least four years of full-time study in order to qualify for admission to U.S. programs of graduate study. Candidates should be proficient in both written and spoken English and should normally have a minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 90-91 in the Internet Based Test. (Candidates with lower scores may be nominated for the Long-Term English training.) In general, candidates should have both the need to participate in the program and the potential to benefit from it. Accordingly, they 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.

b. A candidate may be removed from consideration if he/she does not meet all of the technical eligibility requirements. Ineligible candidates include recent university graduates (even if they have significant positions), university teachers or academic researchers with no management responsibilities (except in the fields of substance abuse prevention and treatment and the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language), individuals who have attended a graduate school in the United States for one academic year or more during the seven years prior to April 2012; and individuals with other recent U.S. experience (more than six months during the five years prior to April 2011). Individuals with dual U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident status may not apply to the program, since they are ineligible for a J visa.

7. APPLICATION FORMS: Please submit only the 2012-2013 application forms:

2012-13 H H Humphrey Eligibility Guidelines

2012-13 H H Humphrey Application Form

2012-13 H H Humphrey English Language Assessment Form

a. Application Questions: 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.

b. Visual Presentation: Typed or computer generated applications are required.

c. 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.

d. English Language Testing: U.S. universities require current English language test scores for candidates from Jordan. Applicants with TOEFL scores lower than 90-91 on the Internet-Based Test 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 28 April 2011 deadline.

e. IELTS: This Commission has reported problems with the registration and administration of TOEFL tests in Jordan. Recently, increasing numbers of universities have started to accept the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), 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.

NOTE: Your Application Form, and all requested supporting documents mentioned above should be submitted with a 25 JD fee to the Fulbright office in Shmeisani (Tel.568-4760) NO LATER THAN 28 April 2011. Applications received after this date or incomplete applications will NOT be considered.

8. DEPENDENTS: The Humphrey Fellowship stipend is not sufficient to support anyone in addition to the grantee. Awards do not include an additional allowance for dependents. Candidates are advised of the high cost of living in the United States if you are considering whether to have dependents join you in the U.S. Dependents may not accompany fellows to English language training. Fellows who wish to have family members join them during all or part of their fellowship year must receive prior approval following a technical review of evidence that they have adequate personal funds to cover living expenses and dependents' health insurance. Health insurance for dependents is required and may cost 150-200 dollars per month per dependent. Failure to provide adequate dependent health insurance coverage is grounds for terminating the grant award due to non-compliance with J visa requirements.

9. MEDICAL EXAMS: Medical exams are not required as part of the application process. It is not necessary to complete medical evaluation forms until a candidate’s HHH Award has been finalized and has been notified by this Commission.

Note: Contact the Fulbright Commission ( ) for a hard copy or an electronic version of the application, if you fail to download the HHH Application Form (Reference Section 7., above).

We also wish to inform qualified and interested candidates that the Humphrey Fellowship Program has launched a new website at: .

In addition, to the above details on this Fellowship Program, potential applicants can also receive supplemental and comprehensive information on this new website.

The Binational Fulbright Commission's Contact Points:

Jordanian-American Commission for Educational Exchange (JACEE)
(aka The Binational Fulbright Commission in Jordan)
Street Address: 19, Mahdi Bin Barakah Street (Shmeisani)
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 850215, Amman 11185, Jordan
Tel. Nos. : (962-6) 568-4760 (962-6) 568-4760 or 560-4630, Ext. 15
Fax No.: (962-6) 568-4820
Office Mobile No.: (962-79) 644-4119, Extns. 11 and 15

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