Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship for Cambodian Professionals


The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the recruitment of candidates for the academic year 2012-2013 Humphrey Fellowship Program. This Fellowship brings accomplished mid-level professionals to the United States for a year of academic and professional work. Fellowships awarded under the Humphrey Fellowship Program are subject to the availability of funding.

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship is a one-year, non-degree program of combined academic and professional training for accomplished mid-level professionals who demonstrate strong potential for leadership. The fellowships are granted competitively to both public and private sector candidates with a commitment to public service in the fields of:

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Communications/Journalism
  • Economic Development
  • Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
  • Finance and Banking
  • Higher Education Administration
  • HIV/ADIS Policy and Prevention
  • Human Resource Management
  • Law and Human Rights
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Policy, and Climate Change
  • Public Health Policy and Management
  • Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
  • Substance abuse education, treatment, and prevention
  • Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
  • Technology Policy and Management
  • Trafficking in persons policy and prevention
  • Urban and Regional Planning

To be eligible, applicants must have the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrate commitment to public service and potential for advancement in their professions.
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience commensurate with the type of study and training experience they seek and should be policy rather than research or technically oriented.
  • 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.
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English with a minimum TOEFL test scores of 525 paper-based or 71 Internet-based. Candidates with lower scores may be nominated for the Long Term English Training.
  • Demonstrate the required experience, skills, and commitment while also indicating how they can benefit from this program in ways that they have not already experienced.

Persons are not eligible if they are:

  • Recent university graduates, even if they have significant positions.
  • University teachers with no management responsibilities.
  • Individuals who have attended a graduate school in the U.S. for one academic year or more during the seven years prior to August 2011.
  • Individuals with other recent U.S. experience (more than six months during the five years prior to August 2011).

The Humphrey Fellowship grants provide round-trip transportation to the United States, tuition fees and living expenses for full-time study. Grant provisions do not include financial support for dependents.

Applicants who do not already have an official TOEFL score of 525 or above should plan to take the TOEFL Institutional Testing Program (ITP) on July 16, 2011 at the Royal University of Phnom Penh. Registration for the ITP is available through the Educational Advising Center at RUPP from Monday-Friday, with a registration deadline of July 9, 2011. Please contact Mr. Hang Chanthon for registration of the ITP at 023-884-320.

Application forms are available at the IIE website: Applicants need to create a new account and follow the instructions outlined in this website before completing the application forms and other supporting documents. The deadline to submit the completed online applications is August 20, 2011. Applicants who are not able to access the online applications can contact Mr. Chau Sa at 023-728-248; email: for information about this program.

Please quote on your application when applying for this scholarship

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