By Anthony Abte
By Anthony Abte
Rabat – The 2016 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program announces its call for applications for the 2016 fellowship round.
The program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, allows young and mid-career professionals from Morocco and around the world to study at one of 15 host universities in the United States for one year.
Throughout this year of non-degree studies, fellows from Morocco will experience American culture and academia and will explore in depth an issue of common concern in both the United States and Morocco. In addition to their studies, fellows attend lectures and conferences and conduct practical hands-on work. Due to the program’s flexibility, fellows can travel away from their host universities to engage in a variety of ways with American counterparts, including 30-day placements at relevant institutions.
The program began in 1978 and has hosted more than 4,600 from 157 countries in the past 38 years. More than 40 universities have participated in the program since its inception. Seventeen fields of study are available within four categories: sustainable development, democratic institution building, education, and public health. These program fields account for a wide variety of civil society, and leaders from all regions of Morocco are encouraged to apply.
The program is open to any English-speaking Moroccan leaders who have a university undergraduate degree and at least five years of related work experience. Applicants should have a strong record of public service in their communities and should have limited or no experience in the United States.
Applications and more information can be obtained through the Moroccan-American Commission for Cultural and Education Exchange (MACECE). Full details, requirements, and a link to the application portal can also be found through MACECE. The application deadline is September 1, 2016.