Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship Program

Project: Research project

Project Details


Description of Services Fellows will begin arriving on campus in August 2013. The program will conclude on June 13, 2014. The Services Provider will appoint a Coordinator to be approved by IIE and the U.S. Department of State (as described in Section 1) to administer the Humphrey Program on campus. The Coordinator serves as the liaison between the Fellows, the university, professional resources, IIE and the U.S. Department of State. The Coordinator, who is either a member of the Services Providers faculty or administration, guides, counsels, and assists the Fellows and has overall responsibility for the Fellows at his/her institution. This includes the following Coordinator responsibilities: Individual Program Plan (IPP): The Coordinator will assist Humphrey Fellows in developing individually tailored, ten-month programs of academic and professional-development experiences directly related to the needs of each Fellow. In their program plans, the Coordinator will ensure Fellows indicate specific projects and activities in which they will collaborate with their U.S. counterparts. These plans will be forwarded by the Coordinator to IIE within nine weeks of the Fellows' arrival or provided by the Services Provider to the IIE campus liaison during his/her fall site visit. At the end of the year, the IPP will be finalized, documenting the Fellows activities and achievements. The Coordinator will review and sign-off on the document and submit it to IIE. Academic Advisor/Mentor: The Coordinator will appoint an academic advisor/mentor for each Fellow, and ensure a good match between the specific interests of the faculty member (academic mentor/advisor) and the skills and background of the Fellow. Throughout the year the Coordinator will maintain contact with each academic advisor/mentor to confirm that the Fellow's needs are being met. Humphrey Seminar: The Coordinator will organize a year-long Humphrey Seminar, which meets at least weekly, for the Fellows. The seminar agenda will include topics related to the program's goals, the Fellows' professional fields, and the development of Fellows leadership skills. The Fellows will have a role in planning a portion of the seminar. In addition, the Coordinator will plan for sustained contact to promote continued collaboration among Fellows and with the Services Provider during and after their Humphrey year. Special Training: The Coordinator will arrange for computer and e-mail training for Fellows and organize workshops in management, negotiations, research methodology, introduction to statistical analysis, and other relevant topics. These special workshop topics may also be integrated into the Humphrey Program Seminar. Professional Activities: The Coordinator will assist Fellows in making contacts with other faculty and professionals from appropriate organizations, at the local as well as national levels, throughout the academic year. The Coordinator will recommend/arrange professional activities such as conferences, visits to sites, and meetings with specialists and experts. The Coordinator will monitor professional activities and encourage Fellows during their Fellowship year to develop joint projects with faculty, advanced graduate students, or professionals in the community that might continue after the Fellow returns to their home country. Professional Affiliations: The Coordinator will help arrange and monitor for each Fellow professional affiliation(s) (work placements) of at least six weeks duration with an appropriate and relevant U.S.-based organization. (IIE provides Fellows with stipend support and they may not receive additional financial compensation before the official program end date; no cost is incurred by the affiliation host). The Coordinator will review the Fellows request for an affiliation and submit affiliation plans to IIE. Global Leadership Forum, Year-End Retreat, and Enhancement Workshops: The Coordinator will assist Fellows with preparing papers or activities as individuals or groups for the national workshops and conferences organized for the Fellows. In coordination with workshop/conference organizers, forward information/materials in advance as requested. Community Resources: The Coordinator will introduce Fellows to local cultural and social organizations in which they may participate. The Coordinator will offer each Fellow a host family and strongly encourage the Fellow to have early contact with the family who may assist with settling-in. The Coordinator will offer Fellows opportunities to be involved in service projects which demonstrate volunteerism and its importance in many communities in the U.S. Logistics: The Coordinator will arrange an orientation to the Humphrey Program, campus, and community for the Fellows and provide complete logistical support throughout the year (e.g., arrival assistance at local airport, assistance in registration, securing adequate housing -- including campus housing where available, etc.). The Coordinator will provide assistance with health issues, medical insurance and submission of claims. Provide on-campus work resources for the Fellows such as office space, computer facilities, individual e-mail accounts, telephone, photocopy machine, and fax. The Coordinator may appoint an Associate Coordinator to assist with coordinating program logistics. The Associate Coordinators appointment is subject to IIEs approval. Fellows as Resources: The Coordinator will promote Fellows as resources: a) to increase international understanding among Americans; b) to provide professional expertise at the institution and in the community; and c) to participate in community activities. The Coordinator will facilitate volunteer activities in the community for individuals or groups of Fellows. Dependents: Coordinators will assist Fellows with the process of bringing their dependents to campus. Fellows will arrive on campus without their dependents. (The exception to this policy is single parents who may bring their young children with them only if they are accompanied by a caregiver.) The Services Provider will determine the date at which dependents may arrive, usually 30 days after the Fellow. Fellows may begin collecting the documents necessary to bring their dependents, however, as early as they wish. Those documents include a budget, health insurance, the face pages of each dependents valid passport, confirmation of return travel funds for each sponsored dependent and any other documentation that their host Services Provider requires in order for them to bring their families to the U.S. The Coordinator will sign off on the packet of materials, certifying that all the required materials are included in the packet, and send it to the staff at IIE. Dependents are defined as one spouse and unmarried children under 21 years of age. Coordinating Participation of American Counterparts The Coordinator will provide opportunities for Fellows to interact with their American counterparts. Activities will include arranging a host family for each Fellow and participation in on-campus cultural activities at the Coordinators discretion. The Coordinator will oversee the selection of the American counterparts, provide guidance to them throughout their participation with the Humphrey Fellows, and report to IIE on their activities. Reports: The Coordinator will submit two narrative reports to IIE assessing the administration of the program: a) Mid-year report (due in January; followed by a teleconference with IIE in February). b) Year-end report (due no later than six weeks after the conclusion of spring term). Coordinators must also submit the finalized Fellows Individual Program Plans and the Coordinators Individual Fellows Report. (Report templates are provided by IIE, except for the Individual Program Plans.) The Services Provider will submit a final financial report, based on the estimated budgetand cost-share provided to IIE upon the signing of this Services Agreement, and reconciled with the amount received and actual expenses. The financial report must be submitted to IIE by August 30, 2014. Publicity: The Coordinator will promote the Humphrey Program on the Services Providers campus among faculty, administrators and students, both undergraduate and graduate, as well as to relevant individuals and groups in the community. Humphrey Brochure/Website: The Coordinator will publish a yearly brochure that lists the Fellows and acknowledges U.S. Government sponsorship through the United States Department of State. A draft of the brochure must be reviewed and approved by IIE prior to printing and distribution. The official Humphrey Program, U.S. State Department and Fulbright Program logos should be featured (graphic files available from IIE). The Coordinator will develop a website, meeting the same requirements as for the brochure. Social Media: The Coordinator will maintain a public page on Facebook for their respective cohort. Posts should reflect updates regarding Humphrey Fellows and alumni activities. Fellows activities can include, but are not limited to, community involvement initiatives, attendance at workshops or seminars, and crosscampus partnership activities. Alumni activities can include projects, professional development activities, and career advancements. The page should be regularly monitored to ensure the appropriateness of content and comments and relevant updates should be posted at least once per week. Coordinators' Workshop: The Coordinator will attend the annual workshop for Coordinators organized by IIE in May/June. Expenses for no more than two Services Provider staff will be covered by IIE. Liaison with IIE: The Coordinator must maintain regular contact with IIE; consult on key issues as needed. The Coordinator must contact IIE within 24 hours concerning any situation that presents possibly serious legal, medical, or media issues for a Fellow or the Program. Note: A Coordinators Manual outlining the implementation of these aspects of the Humphrey Program is available on-line on the Host Campuses Web site at: Compliance with the guidelines outlined in the Coordinators Manual is mandatory


The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a Fulbright exchange activity that brings young and mid-career professionals from designated countries to the United States for a year of non-degree graduate-level study, leadership development, and professional collaboration with U.S. counterparts. Humphrey Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in either the public or the private sector. The Humphrey Program fosters a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern in the United States and the Fellows home countries. The Program offers Fellows opportunities for leadership development and professional engagement with Americans and their counterparts from many nations.


The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University is honored to submit this application to the Humbert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program to host the communications/journalism program. The strength of this proposal is drawn from three partners: Arizona State University, the Cronkite School and the City of Phoenix. Arizona State is built on interdisciplinary learning and global outreach and is the home to more than 3,500 international students from more than 120 countries. The Cronkite School is one of the elite journalism schools in the country, with a faculty that boasts both top news industry leaders and world-class scholars and a new state-of-the-art digital media complex that allows students to explore the future of journalism. Phoenix is the nation's fifth-largest city, one of the fastest growing and one of the most diverse, and home to one of the nation's biggest newspapers, a wide array of magazines and Web sites and eight TV stations that produce local news.
Effective start/end date4/1/106/30/15


  • US Department of State (DOS): $1,075,764.00


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