The Great Opportunity for Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Professionals

To work in the substance abuse field, is at the same time, the big challenge and a great opportunity for growing, helping people and making a difference in the world.

The Hubert h. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a great opportunity for treatment and prevention professionals. In Brazil, more than 170 professionals were awarded with this scholarship, 21 of them from substance abuse treatment and prevention field.

The 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 the 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. More than 5.700 men and women have been honored the Humphrey Fellows since the program began in 1978. Approximately 150 Fellowships are awarded annually. Thirteen major universities in the United States host Humphrey Fellows. These host universities are chosen for their excellence in the Program's designated fields of study and for the resources and support they offer Humphrey Fellows.

Applicants are required to have an undergraduate degree, a minimum of five years of substantial, full-time, professional experience, limited or no prior experience in the United States, demonstrated leadership qualities, the record of public service in the community, and strong English skills.

The Humphrey Program is a Fulbright exchange activity. Its primary funding is provided by the U.S. Congress through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. Co-sponsors include other governmental agencies, multinational organizations, and private donors. The Institute of International Education (IIE) assists the U.S. Department of State in administering the


Drugs (Education, Prevention and Treatment).

Policies and Administration of Public Health;

HIV/AIDS (Policy and Prevention);

Sustainable development

Agricultural and Rural Development;

Management of Natural Resources and Environment; Climate Change and Environmental Policies;

Urban and Regional Planning.

Strengthening of Democratic Institutions

Communication and Journalism;

Law and Human Rights;

Analysis of Public Policies and Public Administration;

Trafficking in Persons;

Public Policies and Technology Management.

Public health


Monthly bag for maintenance according to locality in the USA;

Annuity and school fees;

Subsidy for the purchase of computers and books;

Round trip to the United States;

Limited health plan for accidents and illness;

Intensive English course (scholarship holders who do not have minimum proficiency in English required, may be recommended for intensive English language training programs).

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