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The Humphrey Year

Program Administration

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Founded in 1978 in honor of the late Senator and Vice-president, the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished mid-level professionals from designated countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Eurasia to the United States for a year of study and professional experience.

The program encourages a variety of U.S. and foreign partnerships worldwide. Fellowships are awarded competitively to candidates with a commitment to public service in both the public and private sectors, specifically in the fields of natural resources and environmental management, public policy analysis and administration, law and human rights, finance and banking, economic development, agricultural development/economics, human resource management, urban and regional planning, public health policy and management, technology policy and management, educational planning, communications/journalism, and drug abuse epidemiology, education, treatment and prevention..


Applications are submitted to the USIS post or Fulbright Commission in the candidate's home country. Eligible candidates must have an undergraduate degree, five years of substantial professional experience, demonstrated leadership qualities, and a suitable level of English proficiency. Awards are announced in the spring for fellowships beginning in the fall.

The Humphrey Year

Fellowships are limited to one academic year, preceded if appropriate, by English language training. The program provides coursework combined with professional enrichment activities tailored to each Fellow's interests.

Fellows are grouped at carefully selected U.S. host institutions with Humphrey Coordinators and advisers who provide academic and administrative support to each Fellow on individualized program design and implementation. Fellows attend a workshop in Washington, D.C. to interact with leaders from the U.S. federal government, multinational organizations, and the private sector. Throughout the year, Fellows engage in a variety of professional activities, including site visits and workshops.

Program Administration

The Humphrey Program is a Fulbright Exchange activity funded by the United States Information Agency (USIA) and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). Since 1978, more than 2,000 Fellows from over 120 countries have participated in the program. IIE is one of the country's leading nonprofit organizations in the field of cultural and educational exchange. IIE assists the Bureau in administering the program

Host Institutions

Humphrey host institutions are selected through a cyclical, competitive process. The list of current host institutions is available for viewing.
For further information, contact:

Hubert H. Humphrey
Fellowship Program
Specialized Programs Unit

U.S. Information Agency
301 4th Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20547
email: humphrey@usia.gov


Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Division
Institute of International
Education (IIE)

1400 K Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005
Phone: 202-326-7701
Fax: 202-326-7702
email: hhh@iie.org


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