The Humphrey Program is an initiative that aims to foster global collaboration and leadership development by inviting young and mid-career professionals from specific countries to the United States. The program spans a year and is designed for individuals seeking to enhance their expertise through graduate-level study, engage in professional collaboration with American counterparts, and undergo leadership training.
Eligible candidates from all around the world are currently invited to apply for the upcoming edition of this prestigious program. Successful participants will have the chance to take part in a range of valuable opportunities for professional growth. These include attending selected university courses, participating in conferences, networking with industry experts, and gaining practical work experience.
As a non-degree program, the Fellowship emphasizes practical skill-building and hands-on experiences rather than pursuing a formal academic degree. This aspect allows participants to focus on honing their skills, gaining real-world insights, and building a strong professional network that spans borders and disciplines. Ultimately, the Humphrey Program aims to nurture a cohort of talented individuals who can contribute significantly to their home countries’ development and foster lasting international cooperation.
- Fellowship Sponsor(s): The U.S. Department of State
- Host Institution(s): Leading U.S. Universities
- Number of Awards: Up to 200 Fellows per Year
- Study Level: Mid-Career Professionals
- Duration: 6-10 months
- Nationality: Open to Any Nationality
Fellowship Details :
The administration of the Humphrey Fellowship Program varies depending on the country. In 26 countries, it is overseen by a Binational Fulbright Commission, while in all other participating countries, the responsibility falls under the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy.
To be eligible for the program, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Possess an undergraduate degree (first university or Bachelor’s).
- Have a minimum of five years of full-time, professional experience.
- Have limited or no prior experience in the United States.
- Demonstrate strong leadership qualities.
- Show a track record of public service in the community.
- Demonstrate proficiency in the English language.
To determine eligibility for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program based on your country or region, click on the respective region below. If your country or region is listed, you are eligible to apply:
- Sub-Saharan Africa
- Europe and Eurasia
- Middle East and North Africa
- East Asia and Pacific
- South and Central Asia
- Western Hemisphere
The eligible programs under the Humphrey Fellowship Program are categorized as follows:
- Human and Institutional Development:
- Economic Development
- Finance and Banking
- Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
- Technology Policy and Management
- Human Resource Management
- Rights and Freedoms:
- International Religious Freedom
- Law and Human Rights
- Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention
- Sustainable Lands:
- Agricultural and Rural Development
- Natural Resources, Environmental, and Climate Change
- Urban and Regional Planning
- Thriving Communities:
- Contagious and Infectious Diseases
- Public Health Policy and Management
- HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
- Substance Abuse Education, Treatment, and Prevention
- Educational Administration, Planning, and Policy
- Higher Education Administration
- Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
The Fellowship includes the following benefits:
- Coverage of tuition and fees at the designated host university.
- Pre-academic English language training, if deemed necessary.
- A living allowance (maintenance) and a one-time settling-in allowance.
- Comprehensive accident and sickness coverage.
- An allowance for purchasing books.
- A one-time subsidy for a computer.
- International air travel to and from the U.S. for the program, as well as domestic travel required for program events.
- A Professional Development allowance for activities like field trips, professional visits, and attending conferences.
How to Apply:
Application Process: To apply for the Humphrey Fellowship, follow these steps:
- Contact Information: Reach out to the U.S. Embassy (Public Affairs Section) or the Binational Fulbright Commission in your country to access the Humphrey Fellowship application and gather comprehensive information about the application process.
- Participating Countries: Check the list of participating countries categorized by region to find the appropriate contact details and embassy addresses.
- Learn More: Get in touch with the respective embassy or commission to learn more about the program requirements, eligibility criteria, and any specific instructions for the application.
- Application Submission: Submit your completed application form and all necessary documents as per the guidelines provided by the U.S. Embassy or Binational Fulbright Commission.
- Review Process: Your application will undergo a thorough review process to assess your qualifications, leadership potential, and suitability for the Fellowship.
- Selection and Notification: If selected, you will be notified by the relevant authorities regarding the next steps in the process.
- Preparing for the Fellowship: If successful, you will receive detailed information on the program, including instructions for obtaining a visa, travel arrangements, and any pre-academic English language training if required.
- Embark on the Journey: Once all necessary preparations are complete, you will embark on your exciting journey to the United States to begin your Humphrey Fellowship experience.