The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished professionals from designated countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, 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.
During the year-long grant, Humphrey fellows attend programs that combine graduate-level courses and professional development activities. This is not a degree-granting program. This program is designed to provide a broad professional enrichment through participation in activities specific to each grantee's interests. All the grantees participate in workshops and conferences that give them access to interaction with leaders from the federal, state and local governments in the US, multinational organizations, and the private sector. These workshops also constitute a forum that encourages discussion of topics of professional interest.
The Humphrey fellows are assigned to American universities that have been carefully selected through a nation-wide open contest in the US. There is a Humphrey coordinator at each one of these universities as well as advisers who lend academic and administrative support to the grantees.
This program is not targeted to researchers or people in academia.
Higher Education Administration
Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
Law and Human Rights
Economic Development/Finance and Banking
Agricultural and Rural Development
Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention
Human Resource Management
Urban and Regional Planning
Public Health Policy and Management
Technology Policy and Management
Educational Administration, Planning and Policy;
HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
Trafficking in Persons - Policy and Prevention
Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change
Program & Activities
During their Fellowship year, Humphrey Fellows participate in programs that combine graduate-level academic coursework with professional development activities. The program is not a degree program, but rather is designed to provide broad professional enrichment through a combination of activities tailored to each Fellow's interests. All Fellows participate in workshops and conferences that provide interaction with leaders from U.S. federal, state, and local governments, multinational organizations and the private sector. These workshops also provide a forum for discussion of issues of professional interest to the Fellows.
Humphrey Fellowships are limited to one academic year (August to June), preceded, if appropriate, by a period of English language training.
Selection Criteria Interested applicants must apply in the Fulbright Commission in Ecuador. After national selection, final nominations are reviewed in the United States by independent review committees. These review committees make recommendations to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Awards are announced each year by April for Fellowships beginning in August/September.
To be eligible for a Humphrey Fellowship, applicants must:
Be Ecuadorian citizens and not have dual U.S./Ecuadorian nationality or US permanent residence
An undergraduate degree at minimum
Five years of substantial professional experience with demonstrated leadership qualities and record of public service
Be currently working for a private or public entity in Ecuador
Between 30-50 years of age
Have little or no previous experience in the US. People who have done graduate work in the US for a year or more in the past 7 years are not eligible
Fluency in English
Humphrey Fellowships provide:
Tuition and fees for university course work
Monthly maintenance for grantee only
Funding for books, computer purchase and professional activities
Special program seminars Humphrey Fellowships provide:
In order to fulfill all the requirements for the Humphrey Program candidates must turn in:
Application form—typed and filled out in English. Download
Two recommendation letters using the instructions and form provided in the application form. Letters must be in a sealed envelope. Recommendation Letter Form. Download Current Employer Recommendation Letter Form. Download
Currículum vitae in English
Original university transcripts.
Certified copies of academic degrees obtained previously
Copy of cédula de identidad
** TOEFL score with a mínimum of 525 PBT, 71 iBT or 6 on the IELTS Note It is the policy of the Board not to give to individual applicants, to others inquiring on their behalf, or to the public generally, the specific reasons for selection or non-selection of applicants for awards under the program.
April 16th, 2012
Contest is officially open.
June 22nd, 2012
Contest is officially closed.
June 30th, 2012
Institutional TOEFL in Quito and Guayaquil
Interviews. Appointments for interviews may not be changed.
The Fulfright Program aims to bring a little more knowledge, a little more reason, and a little more compassion into world affairs and thereby to increase the chance that nations will learn at last to live in peace and friendship.
J. William Fulbright