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The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program for mid-career professionals 2021-2022 (Fully Funded)

The Hubert H. 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. As a non-degree program, the Fellowship offers valuable opportunities for professional development through selected university courses, attending conferences, networking, and practical work experiences. During the year, Fellows pursue both their individual program goals and work closely with their Humphrey colleagues in workshops and seminars. Unlike a typical graduate school experience, the Program encourages Fellows to travel away from their host campus to learn more about American culture and to network with their American peers. If you are interested in broadening your perspectives and becoming a global leader, the Humphrey Fellowship is for you.

Program Fields

Sustainable Development

  • Agricultural and Rural Development
  • Economic Development
  • Finance and Banking
  • Natural Resources, Environmental and Climate Policy
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Democratic Institution Building

  • Communications/Journalism
  • International Religious Freedom
  • Law and Human Rights
  • Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
  • Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention
  • Technology Policy and Management
  • Human Resource Management


  • Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
  • Higher Education Administration
  • Teaching of English as a Foreign Language

Public Health

  • Public Health Policy and Management
  • Contagious and Infectious Diseases
  • HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention

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 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides ten months of non-degree academic study and related professional experiences in the United States.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

Application Process

  • 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.
  • 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.

Visit The Humphrey Fellowship website for more details

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