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Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, 2020

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship is a ten months program provided for non-degree academic study and related professional experiences in the United States. Selection is based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in either the public or the private sector.

The Humphrey Program encourages a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern in the United States and the Fellows’ home countries. It also offers valuable opportunities for leadership development and professional engagement with Americans and their counterparts from many nations.

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Disciplines involved:

Humphrey Fellowships are awarded competitively to candidates who are mid-career professionals in many fields.

  • Agricultural and Rural Development
  • Communications/Journalism
  • Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention
  • Economic Development/Finance and Banking
  • Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
  • HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
  • Higher Education Administration
  • 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
  • Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
  • Technology Policy and Management
  • Trafficking in Persons, Policy and Prevention
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Eligible Countries: 

Citizens of Africa, Europe, Middle East, and Asia are eligible.

 Number of Awards: 

Approximately 200 Fellowships are awarded each year.

What the fellowship covers:

  • 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.

Eligibility:  The applicant must have:

  • 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, and
  • strong English skills.

For more Information on the application visit The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.

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