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The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

The Humphrey Fellowship Program is for experienced professionals interested in strengthening their leadership skills through a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern in the U.S. and Fellows’ home countries.

 Eligibility:

  • an undergraduate (first university) degree
  • a minimum of five years of full-time professional experience
  • limited or no prior experience in the United States
  • demonstrated leadership qualities
  • a record of public service in the community
  • English language ability
  • Humphrey Fellowships are awarded competitively to candidates who are mid-career professionals in many fields. Please contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy or Bi-national Fulbright Commission in your country to see which of the following fields candidates are being recruited in.
  • Agricultural and Rural Development
  • Economic Development
  • Finance and Banking
  • Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
  • Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change
  • Higher Education Administration
  • HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
  • Human Resource Management
  • Law and Human Rights
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Communications/Journalism
  • Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
  • Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention
  • Technology Policy and Management
  • Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention
  • The teaching of English as a Foreign Language
  • HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
  • Public Health Policy and Management
  • Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention
  • To know Eligible Countries refer at http://humphreyfellowship.org/page/97664/

Fellowship Provisions

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The Fellowship provides for:

  • Payment of tuition and fees at the assigned host university;
  • Pre-academic English language training, if required;
  • A maintenance (living) allowance, including a one-time settling-in allowance;
  • Accident and sickness coverage;
  • A book allowance;
  • A one-time computer subsidy;
  • Air travel (international travel to and from the U.S. for the Program and domestic travel to required program events);
  • A Professional Development allowance for professional activities, such as field trips, professional visits, and conferences

How to apply: To access the Humphrey Fellowship application and learn more about applying, please contact the U.S. Embassy (Public Affairs Section) or Binational Fulbright Commission in your country.

Contact Information:

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program’s primary sponsor is the United States Department of State. The program is administered under a cooperative agreement with the Institute of International Education (IIE). These two agencies work in partnership with a network of host universities which are competitively selected to host Fellows. The recruitment for the Humphrey Fellowship program is done by the U.S. Embassies or Fulbright Commissions in the participating countries.

U.S. Department of State

Institute of International Education
Department of Scholar and Professional Programs
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program
3007 Tilden Street, NW, Suite #5L
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: (202) 686-8664
Fax: (202) 686-8654
Email[email protected]

Application deadline: Deadlines for applicants vary by country.

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