Humphrey Fellowship Program for 2021-2022 is open. The Humphrey Fellowship Program offers mid-career professionals from designated countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Europe and Eurasia with an opportunity to improve their professional capabilities through participation in specialised, 10-month, and non-degree programs developed specifically for small clusters of Humphrey Fellows at selected U.S. universities. The funding is available in the following areas:
- Sub-Saharan Africa
- Europe and Eurasia
- The Middle East and North Africa
- East Asia and Pacific
- South and Central Asia
- Western Hemisphere
The Humphrey Program was initiated in 1978 to honour the memory and accomplishments of the late Senator and Vice President, Hubert H. Humphrey. Fellows are selected based on their potential for national leadership and commitment to public service, in either the public or private sector. This program provides a basis for establishing long-lasting productive partnerships and relationships between citizens of the United States and their counterparts in other countries, fostering an exchange of knowledge and mutual understanding throughout the world. Funding for the Humphrey Program is provided by the U.S. government in collaboration with The Institute of International Education (IIE) and administered by the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
In 2021-2022 the Humphrey Fellowship Programs will offer two new subfields! The subfields are “International Religious Freedom” (under the Democratic Institution Building field) and “Contagious and Infectious Diseases” (under the Public Health field). Please see all program fields and the subfield descriptions on the Humphrey Fellowship website. There will be no additional English Language study in this session.
The types of university programs arranged for Humphrey Fellows depart from a traditional discipline-oriented focus and have a problem-solving and experience-sharing emphasis. The objective is to provide Humphrey Fellows with an overall experience that broadens their perspectives, enhances their capability to assume greater career responsibilities, and provides opportunities to establish useful professional contacts. To accomplish these objectives, programs are designed to include various combinations of course work, independent projects, internships, consultations with U.S. faculty experts, field trips, and special seminars. The programs are not aimed at providing scholarly preparation or basic training in a field. Under the guidance of a designated faculty advisor or “coordinator”, Fellows plan programs that best suit their individual career development needs. Interested persons can get more information from the IIE Humphrey Program website.
Application should be accessed and submitted online