Humphrey Fellowship

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PLEASE NOTE: For official information, specific details, and updated deadlines and instructions, please check the organization’s website and current application forms. If you have problems or questions, please contact us.

Application deadline: 8 June 2013


The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished professionals from designated countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Europe and Eurasia to the United States at a midpoint in their careers for a year of study and related professional experiences. The program provides a basis for establishing long-lasting productive partnerships and relationships between citizens of the United States and their professional counterparts in other countries, fostering an exchange of knowledge and mutual understanding throughout the world. There are 16 eligible fields of study for the Humphrey program.

The Humphrey program is NOT a degree program and grants are NOT renewable. Primary funding for the Humphrey program is provided by the Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Since 1978, approximately 4,200 Fellows from over 157 countries have participated in the program.

Eligibility and Restrictions:

  • Myanmar citizen
  • University graduate
  • Have at least five years of substantial professional experience in Myanmar (Burma)
  • Written permission from their employers to participate in the program, should they be selected
  • English level equivalent to 525 TOEFL score
  • Little or no previous experience living or working in the United States

Important: All grantees are expected to return to their home countries for at least two years at the conclusion of their grant in compliance with the J-visa requirements.

Eligible fields of study for the Humphrey Fellowship:

  • Agricultural and Rural Development
  • Communications/Journalism
  • Substance Abuse Education, Prevention, and Treatment
  • Economic Development/Finance and Banking
  • Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
  • Higher Education Administration
  • HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
  • Human Resource Management
  • Law and Human Rights
  • Natural Resources & Environmental Policy/Climate Change
  • Public Health Policy and Management
  • Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
  • Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
  • Technology Policy and Management
  • Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Application Procedure:

Click here to download the application form for the Humphrey Fellowship
Click here to download an announcement with dates of informational sessions in Yangon and Mandalay

For more information, contact:

Cultural Affairs Unit
Public Affairs Section
American Embassy
110 University Avenue
Kamayut Township

Phone: 536509/534173 Ext. 4369