Professional and Academic Opportunities

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE UNITED STATES

Call for Applications

The American Embassy is pleased to announce the 2019 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.  This one-year, full-scholarship program is offered to mid-career professionals working at policy-level who have a record of leadership, a commitment to public service, and the initiative to take full advantage of a self-defined program of independent study at a leading American university.

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished professionals from developing countries to the United States at a midpoint in their careers for a one-year program of non-degree study and related professional activities.  Successful applicants will be placed at participating universities in the United States for the August 2019 to June 2020 period.

Fields of Study

Fellowships are available in the following fields:

Agricultural and Rural Development

Economic Development

Finance and Banking

Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change

Urban and Regional Planning

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 Policy and Management

HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention

Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for a Humphrey Fellowship, applicants must have:

–A first university degree

–Five years of substantial professional experience

–Demonstrated leadership qualities and a record of public service

–Fluency in English

Zimbabwean citizen living and working in Zimbabwe at the time of application

Application/Selection Process

Interested applicants must apply to the U.S. Embassy on official application forms which can be downloaded from zw.usembassy.gov  Forms and copies of degree transcripts only should be emailed to HararePAS@state.gov and received no later than June 1, 2018.

Grant Provisions

The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship provides:

  • Round-trip economy international travel for the grantee.
  • Tuition and university fees, medical insurance and a stipend for the grantee only.

Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program Preliminary Application Form

Call for Applications

The U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section is now accepting applications for the 2019 Fulbright Junior Staff Development Program.  This program will award scholarships to Zimbabwean university faculty for advanced degree in the United States.   The Fulbright Junior Staff Development Program is the largest Fulbright program with Africa and is designed primarily to strengthen African universities through higher degree training.

The Fulbright program is the principal international educational program sponsored by the United States government. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright program is an annual appropriation by the United States Congress.

 

Eligibility Requirements

Successful applicants for the Fulbright Junior Staff Development Program should:

–Be Zimbabwean citizens,

–Be affiliated with, and committed to work at an educational institution in Zimbabwe upon

completion of the designated program.

–Have completed prior academic study equivalent to at least a 4 year U.S. bachelor’s degree,

–Be fluent in English,

–Have outstanding academic records and preparation in their chosen field,

–Have satisfactory required test scores (TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, etc.). N.B. Test fees are paid for finalists by the Fulbright program.

–Have high motivation and a serious commitment to completing the program within a

specific time-frame and returning home immediately upon completion of studies.

 

Application/Selection Process

Interested applicants must send an application letter, Curriculum Vitae, certified copies of degree transcripts and a statement of purpose no more than 2 pages in length.  The statement should indicate the degree desired (including major field and specialization), candidate’s research interests, and long term career goals.  Applicants must also discuss how they intend to contribute to their home institution and to Zimbabwe after obtaining the desired degree.  After national selection, final nominations will be reviewed in the United States by independent review committees. These review committees make recommendations to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. The Institute of International Education (IIE) will seek university placement of successful candidates. Awards and university placements will be announced in March/April 2019 for programs beginning in August/September 2019.  Send your applications to HararePAS@state.gov. Application deadline is April 30, 2018.

 

Grant Provisions

The Fulbright Junior Staff Development Program provides:

  • Round-trip economy international travel and excess-baggage allowance.
  • An allowance for settling in.
  • A pre-academic orientation program.
  • A monthly maintenance allowance and funding for books and professional activities.
  • Tuition and university fees.
  • Limited accident and sickness insurance.
  • Program required field trips.
  • Academic training.

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Call for Applications

The American Embassy is pleased to announce the 2018 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.  This one-year, full-scholarship program is offered to mid-career professionals working at policy-level who have a record of leadership, a commitment to public service, and the initiative to take full advantage of a self-defined program of independent study at a leading American university.

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished professionals from developing countries to the United States at a midpoint in their careers for a one-year program of non-degree study and related professional activities.  Successful applicants will be placed at participating universities in the United States for the August 2018 to June 2019 period.

Fields of Study

Fellowships are available in the following fields:

Agricultural and Rural Development

Economic Development

Finance and Banking

Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change

Urban and Regional Planning

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 Policy and Management

HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention

Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention

 

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for a Humphrey Fellowship, applicants must have:

–A first university degree

–Five years of substantial professional experience

–Demonstrated leadership qualities and a record of public service

–Fluency in English

Zimbabwean citizen living and working in Zimbabwe at the time of application

Application/Selection Process

Interested applicants must apply to the U.S. Embassy on official application forms which can be downloaded from https://zw.usembassy.gov   Forms and copies of degree transcripts only should be emailed to HararePAS@state.gov and received no later than June 1, 2017.

Grant Provisions

The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship provides:

  • Round-trip economy international travel for the grantee.
  • Tuition and university fees, medical insurance and a stipend for the grantee only.

See also:

Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program Preliminary Application Form

The U.S Embassy is now accepting applications for the Fulbright Research Grants for African University faculty to either conduct postdoctoral research or undertake a planned program of reading and research during the 2019/2020 academic year at a U.S. academic or research institution.

 

Application and Selection

Awards are open without regard to academic discipline, faculty rank, gender and age. Preference will also be given to individuals who have not visited the United States for any appreciable period within the past five years. A good command of English and at least three years of university teaching experience is essential.  Applicants must be Zimbabwean citizens living and working at Zimbabwean universities and or research institutions.

 

The application deadline is May 31, 2018.

Two pages summary of proposed research accompanied by a detailed C.V. must reach the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section no later than May 31, 2018.  Applications should be sent to the Program Officer (Fulbright ARS) at HararePAS@state.gov.

 

Applications will be accepted for either of the following:

Research Grants:

Awards of 3 to 9 months are offered for African university faculty or research institute professionals to conduct research in any academic discipline at a U.S. academic or research institution beginning no earlier than August 2019 and no later than March 2020.  Applicants must hold a doctorate or equivalent terminal degree in their fields.  Preference will be given to individuals who have at least three years of university teaching experience and a productive scholarly record.

 

Program and Curriculum Development Grants:

Awards of 3 to 5 months are offered for African university faculty or administrators to conduct research in any academic discipline at a U.S. academic or research institution beginning no earlier than August 2019 and no later than March 2020.  Proposals should be linked to professional duties and demonstrate how the scholar will use the knowledge gained to develop new courses, curricula, or other academic programs at the home institution.  These grants are designed for university faculty or administrators with less experience and who may not have had recent access to research or instructional developments in their disciplines.  A doctorate degree is not required, but applicants must hold a minimum of a master’s or equivalent graduate degree.

HIV/AIDS:

The ARSP includes a special group of grants for scholars with proposals in HIV/AIDS-related research. Scholars in all academic disciplines are invited to formulate proposals with an HIV/AIDS focus.  Candidates may apply either as research scholars or program and curriculum development scholars.

Grant Provisions

  • Round-trip economy international travel and excess-baggage allowance for the grantee.
  • Travel is provided for one dependent for awards of 9 months.
  • A monthly cost-of-living allowance, which is subject to U.S. income tax.
  • An allowance of $750 for books, research materials and travel to professional meetings.
  • An allowance of $500 for settling in.
  • Limited accident and sickness insurance for the grantee only.
  • An allowance to defray the cost of U.S. medical insurance for a maximum of two dependents

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