A year of professional enrichment in the United States for experienced professionals from designated countries undergoing development or political transition.
Leaders for a Global Society
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
- an undergraduate (first university or Bachelor’s) 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
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.
Humphrey Fellowships are awarded competitively to candidates who are mid-career professionals in the fields listed below. Please contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy or Binational Fulbright Commission in your country to see which of the following fields candidates are being recruited in.
- Agricultural and Rural Development
- Economic Development
- Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
- Finance and Banking
- Higher Education Administration
- HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
- Human Resource Management
- Law and Human Rights
- Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change
- Public Health Policy and Management
- Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
- Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention
- Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
- Technology Policy and Management
- Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention
- Urban and Regional Planning
In 28 countries, the Humphrey Fellowship Program is administered by a Binational Fulbright Commission/Foundation. In all other participating countries, the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is charged with the operation of the Program.
To find out if citizens of your country/region are eligible to participate in the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, click on your region. If your country/region appears on the list, you are eligible to apply.
- Sub-Saharan Africa
- Middle East and North Africa
- East Asia and Pacific
- South and Central Asia
- Western Hemisphere
How to Apply
Please contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy or Binational Fulbright Commission in your country for more information about application procedures and deadlines.
Click here for a list of eligible countries and in-country contact information.
Embassies and Commissions must submit their nominations to the Institute of International Education office in Washington, DC by October 1. The deadlines for applicants vary by country.
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