Youth Development is an important issue that impacts the nation’s stability, overall development and standard of people’s life. A lot of grants and resources are utilized to strengthen the capacity of young individuals to better impact the development process. The theme is to offer youth with options for capacity development and professional grooming plus seek their participation in social development. A number of foundations and agencies around the world announce various opportunities for youth on timely basis.
Here we have compiled a list of 7 new open international opportunities for youths and youth development from around the world. Agencies and programs like the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, Hurford Youth Fellows, Open Society Youth Fellowship, Humphrey Fellowship and more are seeking applications for their fellowships to travel grants to conference participation. Our premium grant database profiles more such opportunities.
Deadline: 1 October 2015
The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program is calling candidates from experienced professionals interested in understanding about issues of common concern in the U.S or fellow’s home countries. It is a non-degree program which offers valuable opportunities for professional development through selected university courses, attending conferences, networking, and practical work experiences.
Fellowships are announced in March the following year and Humphrey Fellows start their program in the U.S. between April and September of the same year, depending on the amount of English language training required. The Program ends the following June.
- Payment of tuition and fees at the assigned host university,
- Pre-academic English language training, if required,
- A maintenance (living) allowance, including a one-time settling-in allowance,
- Accident and sickness coverage,
- A book allowance,
- A one-time computer subsidy,
- Air travel (international travel to and from the U.S. for the Program and domestic travel to required program events), and
- A Professional Development allowance for professional activities, such as field trips, professional visits and conferences.
The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program is administered by a Binational Fulbright Commission in 26 countries. In other eligible countries, the Program is in charge of the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Eligible are countries are grouped according to their regions.
List of Eligible Countries:
Sub-Saharan Africa – Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Europe – Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Turkey, Ukraine.
Western Hemisphere – Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costarica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, ElSalvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela.
- An undergraduate (first university or Bachelor’s) degree
- A minimum of five years of full-time, professional experience
- Limited or no prior experience in the United States
- Demonstrated leadership qualities
- A record of public service in the community
- English language ability
- National Screening
- Screening by the Institute of International Education
- Candidate Review Committees
- Approval by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board
- Placement of selected Humphrey Fellows
How to Apply
Contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy or Binational Fulbright Commission in your country to know application procedures.
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