World Federation of
Science Journalists

The Humphrey Fellowship

The Humphrey Fellowship Program offers young writers from the developing world a ten-month stay at a leading journalism college in the U.S. to study journalism and to undertake professional affiliations at top U.S. news organizations. The program includes financial support for studies, travel, workshops and seminars, a monthly stipend, funds for books and a computer subsidy.

Applicants should have a minimum of five years of substantial professional experience, limited or no experience in the U.S., and demonstrated leadership qualities and commitment to their communities. Most applicants have English skills and undergraduate degrees, but some exceptions are allowed.

To apply: Contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy or the Fulbright Commission in your home country. Deadline: Varies by country, but usually June to September for the following year. Where: Humphrey Fellows from different professional fields are assigned to 15 different U.S. campuses. Most Humphrey journalists are assigned to the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, one of the top journalism programs in the U.S.

For more information: [ www.iie.org/pgms/hhh ] and [ www.journalism.umd.edu/humphrey ]