Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

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Program Details

Fellows create academic and professional programs in consultation with advisors. Academic coursework can be combined with professional enrichment activities to ensure the program design and content meet Fellows expectations. The Humphrey Fellowship is a non-degree program.

Fellows are grouped at U.S. host institutions that have been selected through a competitive process. Humphrey coordinators and advisers provide academic and administrative support to each Fellow on individualized program design and implementation. Fellows attend a seminar in Washington, D.C. to engage in discussions with leaders from the U.S. government, multinational organizations, and the private sector. Throughout the year, Fellows pursue a variety of professional activities, including site visits and workshops

Fields of Study
Fellowships are granted competitively to professional candidates in a variety of fields, including:

  • Agricultural and Rural Development
  • Communications/Journalism
  • Economic Development
  • Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
  • Finance and Banking
  • Higher Education Administration
  • 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
  • Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention
  • Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
  • Technology Policy and Management
  • Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Host Institutions
Humphrey host institutions are selected through a cyclical, competitive process. The Institute of International Education maintains a complete listing of current host institutions.

Universities interested in becoming a Humphrey host campus can also visit the IIE website for more information about the application process.


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