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Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships in US, 2020

Fully Funded Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships in US, 2020

Country: USA
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The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides ten months of non-degree academic study and related professional experiences in the United States. Humphrey Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in either the public or the private sector. 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.

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships in US, 2020 is offered to experienced professionals to strengthening their leadership skills through the exchange of information and understanding about common issues of concern in the U.S. and Fellows’ home countries.


The successful applicants of Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships in US, 2020 will receive:

    • 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

Eligibility for Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships in US, 2020

  • The candidates applying for Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships in US, 2020 should be nationals of Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, and Eurasia, Middle East and North Africa, East Asia and Pacific, South and Central Asia, and Western Hemisphere.
  • The applicants should have an undergraduate degree.
  • The candidates should have professional experience of at least 5 years.
  • The applicants should have limited or no experience in the US.
  • The candidates should have leadership skills, public service record, and fluency in the English language

Selection Procedure

Stage 1: National Screening

The Humphrey Program is facilitated overseas by Binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or the Public Affairs Sections of U.S. Embassies. Commissions and Embassies review applications submitted for the Humphrey Fellowship Program, invite selected applicants for interviews and determine which applications are to be forwarded for further consideration to the Institute of International Education in Washington, D.C. Please contact the Embassy or Commission in your country to learn of its selection criteria.

Stage 2: Screening by the Institute of International Education

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.

IIE reviews all submitted applications for basic eligibility and then convenes regional Candidate Review Committees (CRC) to evaluate the applications.

Stage 3: Candidate Review Committees

Candidate Review Committees convene in Washington, DC in December. Independent expert panelists with regional experience who work in academia, international organizations, or non-governmental organizations are recruited to review applications from a particular region of the world.

Stage 4: Approval by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board

The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB) was created by Congress to supervise the Fulbright Program and other Fulbright exchange activities, including the Humphrey Fellowship Program. The FSB sets policies and procedures for administration of the Humphrey Fellowship Program, has final authority for selection of all Fellows, and supervises the conduct of the Program both in the United States and abroad.

Stage 5: Placement of selected Humphrey Fellows

After receiving approval from the FSB, the Department of State will announce the final selection results to participating U.S. Embassies and Binational Fulbright Commissions, who will inform candidates of their status. The Institute of International Education places the approved candidates at U.S. universities that have been selected to host Humphrey Fellows. Placements are determined by candidates’ fields of study and the program plan statements expressed in their applications.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline01 October,2019
Open toAll



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