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The U.S. Embassy in Suva is pleased to announce Fulbright Scholarship and Humphrey Fellowship opportunities for the 2009-2010 academic year are now open to citizens of Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program brings citizens of other countries to the United States for Master’s degree or Ph.D. study at U.S. universities or other appropriate institutions. The program has brought some of the world’s finest minds to U.S. campuses and offers program participants insight into U.S. society and values. Many foreign Fulbright grantees are early-career professionals who will return to take leadership positions in their home countries, often working at universities or in government service.

Application forms can be downloaded using the links below:

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides ten months of non-degree academic study and related professional experiences in the United States. 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 valuable opportunities for leadership development and professional engagement with Americans and their counterparts from many nations.

Basic Eligibility Criteria for both Fulbright and Humphrey awards:

An undergraduate (first university) degree.

A minimum of five years of substantial professional experience.

Limited or no prior experience in the United States.

Demonstrated leadership qualities.

A record of public service in the community.

Strong English skills.

Interested individuals are to submit written applications together with copies of detailed CVs and a list of at least three referees.

Application deadline is July 1, 2008.

All applications must be marked either “Fulbright Scholarship” or “Humphrey Fellowship” and forwarded to:

US Embassy 31 Loftus Street PO Box 218 Suva, Fiji

Or by email to usembsuva@connect.com.fj

Applicants living in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, should forward their applications to:

Douglas Street P.O. Box 1492 NCD Port Moresby

 Or by email to usembsuva@connect.com.fj

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