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.
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..
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.
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
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 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
institutions are selected through a cyclical, competitive process.
The list of current
host institutions is available for viewing.
For further information, contact:
4th Street, S.W.
H. Humphrey Fellowship Division
1400 K Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005
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