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The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

3007 Tilden Street, NW, Suite #5L 20008
(202) 686-8664 


The Humphrey Program fosters a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern in the United States and the Fellows’ home countries. The Program offers Fellows valuable opportunities for leadership development and professional engagement with Americans and their counterparts from many nations. Approximately 160 Fellowships are awarded annually. Humphrey Fellowships are awarded competitively to candidates who are mid-career professionals in many fields.

Basic Eligibility Criteria:    
     - 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.

Fifteen major universities in the United States host Humphrey Fellows. These host universities are chosen for their excellence in the fields listed below and for the resources and support they offer Humphrey Fellows. Universities: American University, Washington College of Law; Tulane University; Boston University; University of California, Davis; Cornell University; University of Maryland, College Park; Emory University; University of Minnesota, Humphrey Institute; Johns Hopkins University; University of Minnesota, Law School; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; University of Washington; Michigan State University; Virginia Commonwealth University; Pennsylvania State University.
Humphrey Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in either the public or the private sector

Applicants are required to have an undergraduate 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.

The Humphrey Program is a Fulbright exchange activity. Its primary funding is provided by the U.S. Congress through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. Co-sponsors include other governmental agencies, multinational organizations, and private donors.  The Institute of International Education (IIE) assists the U.S. Department of State in administering the Humphrey Fellowship Program.

Fields of Study
Supported fields of study: 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; 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.  

Europe: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine.
Sub-Saharan Africa: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Cфte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Gaza Strip, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, West Bank, Yemen.
East Asia and Pacific: Burma, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam.
South and Central Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.
Western Hemisphere: Argentina, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela.

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