Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program 2019-2020

Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE)
Last date: 
Monday, August 13, 2018

Detailed Description

Applications are open for 2019-2020 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program that brings accomplished young and mid-career professionals with demonstrated leadership potential to the United States for a year of non-degree graduate level study, leadership development, and substantive professional collaboration with U.S. counterparts.


Fellowships are granted competitively in the following fields:

Sustainable Development:

  • Agricultural and Rural Development
  • Economic Development/Finance and Banking
  • Natural resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Democratic Institution Building:

  • Communications/Journalism
  • Law and human rights
  • Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
  • Trafficking in Persons, Policy and Prevention
  • Technology Policy and Management
  • Human Resource Management


  • Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
  • Higher Education Administration
  • Teaching of English as a foreign language

Public Health:

  • Public Health Policy and Management
  • HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Education, Prevention, and Treatment

Provisions of the Award:

  • The Humphrey Fellowship provides for international travel, tuition and fees, books and monthly maintenance stipend for one academic year.
  • Limited funds are available for professional development enrichment activities such as attendance at conferences and field trips, and subsidy for computer purchase.
  • Most grants are for full funding. Cost sharing by a candidate’s employer/home institution is encouraged, as this will enable MACEE to offer program funding to additional deserving applicants. The Humphrey Fellowship stipend is not sufficient to support anyone in addition to the grantee. Awards does not include an additional allowance for dependents.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must be Malaysian citizens. Humphrey Program is designed to strengthen the leadership skills of men and women who will make contributions to their communities as well as their professional fields. Humphrey Fellowship nominees should be individuals working in either the public or private sector with demonstrated leadership ability and a commitment to public service and have assurances of reemployment upon their return home. Applicants should be at a level in their careers at which they will receive maximum benefit from a year’s study in the United States, limited or no prior experience in the United States and have strong English skills.
  • Prospective fellows should have a minimum of five years of professional experience prior to August 2018 and should be interested in policies pertaining to their fields of specialization.

In addition:

  • Candidates should be in good health.
  • 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 must be willing to share their knowledge of Malaysia with social, civic and other groups while in the United States.
  • Candidates should be proficient in both written and spoken English and should have a minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 71 iBT.
  • Candidates should have both the need to participate in the program and the potential to benefit from it. 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.
  • Candidates should realize that they have a commitment to return home after their Fellowship for at least two years to use the skills and knowledge they have acquired to assist the community and the country.
  • Be physically present in Malaysia at the time of the interview

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via

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