Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship is a well known fellowship program for experienced professionals from designated countries undergoing development or political transition. It is a non-degree program. Participants may complete academic coursework at their host universities to update their academic and professional knowledge in their field, but they do not receive an academic degree as a result of their participation in the Program. The ten months fellowship is provided to cover many expenses. Application deadlines vary by country.
Study Subject(s): The fellowships are awarded in the fields of Sustainable Development-Agricultural and Rural Development, Economic Development, Finance and Banking, Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change, Urban and Regional Planning. Democratic Institution Building-Communication /Journalism, Law and Human Rights, Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration, Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention, Technology Policy and Management, Human Resource Management. Education-Educational Administration, Planning and Policy, Higher Education Administration, Teaching of English as a Foreign Language. Public Health-Public Health Policy and Management, HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention, Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention. Course Level: The Humphrey Program is a non-degree program. Participants may complete academic coursework at their host university to update their academic and professional knowledge in their field, but they do not receive an academic degree as a result of their participation in the Program. Scholarship Provider: The Humphrey Program is funded primarily by a Congressional appropriation to the United States Department of State. Scholarship can be taken at: USA
Eligibility: -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.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Students of Sub-Saharan Africa: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Republic of Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Europe: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Turkey and Ukraine. Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. East Asia and Pacific: Burma, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Indonesia, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. South and Central Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Western Hemisphere: Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela can apply for the fellowship.
Scholarship Description: The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, which is a Fulbright program, brings accomplished young and mid-level career professionals from developing countries to the United States for ten months of non-degree graduate study and related practical professional experiences. The Humphrey program was initiated in 1978 to honor the memory and accomplishments of the late Senator and Vice-President of the United States, Hubert H. Humphrey. The program is designed to meet the requirements of policy makers, planners, administrators, and managers in the government, public and private sectors, and non-governmental organizations, who have a public service commitment, demonstrated leadership potential and commitment to their own country’s development.
Number of Award(s): Approximately 200 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships are awarded annually.
Duration of award(s): Humphrey Fellows start their program in the U.S. between April and September of the same year, depending on the amount of English language training required. The Program ends the following June. Fellows with inadequate TOEFL scores may be required to attend intensive English language training before the start of their fellowship.
What does it cover? 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.
Selection Criteria: Humphrey Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in either the public or the private sector.
Notification: Fellowships are announced in March for the following year.
How to Apply: Completed applications (including enclosures, if any) must be submitted through the appropriate administrative authority within applicant’s region/country.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Embassies and Commissions must submit their nominations to the Institute of International Education (IIE) office in Washington, DC by October 1. The deadline for applicants to submit their applications to the Embassy or Commission varies by country. Please check with the Embassy or Fulbright Commission in your country to learn of its application deadline.