Humphrey Fellowship Programme 2023-2024 (Fully-funded to the U.S.)

Deadline: Varies by Country

Applications for the 2023-2024 Humphrey Fellowship Program are now open. The Humphrey Fellowship Program, a Fulbright Exchange, builds connections between US and foreign leaders to advance solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges, from combating climate change, to protecting human rights, increasing access to education, and health security build a world.

The Humphrey Fellowship Program was established in 1978 to honor the late Senator and Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey. President Jimmy Carter announced the establishment of the Humphrey Fellowship Program in Venezuela with the intention of creating a program that would embody the values ​​of democracy, social justice, and a desire to help the developing nations of the world. In 1979, the first Humphrey Fellows came to the United States, welcoming 27 mid-career professionals from 24 countries to 11 US universities.

Components of the Fellowship

  • Professional Affiliation: A key component of the Humphrey Fellowship Program is a six-week Professional Affiliation (PA) experience that allows Fellows to collaborate with US-based organizations, share best practices and knowledge with US professionals, and leverage their classroom learning. application to real world situations. Humphrey Fellows play a critical role at US organizations in creating connections and impact that last far beyond their Fellowship year.
  • Humphrey Seminar: The Humphrey Seminar is a required course in which Humphrey Fellows develop their goals and individual program plan. It focuses on broad program objectives, including increased understanding of US society and culture, professional networking, and leadership development.
  • Global Leadership Forum: The Global Leadership Forum provides an opportunity for all Humphrey Fellows to participate in activities that enhance their leadership and professional skills; develop their understanding of social, cultural and political processes and institutions; foster cross-sector collaboration between the cohort; and leverage the resources and networks available to them in our nation’s capital.
  • Professional Development: The Humphrey Fellowship provides development opportunities to enhance the professional growth of Humphrey Fellows and help them build partnerships that can take their work to the next level.
  • Academic Enrichment: Humphrey Fellows are placed into cohorts at one of Humphrey’s 13 host universities based on the host university’s areas of influence and the Fellows’ professional expertise. Humphrey Fellows participate in an educational experience where they learn from renowned faculty without the expectation of meeting specific degree or diploma requirements.
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The Humphrey Fellowship Program is a Fulbright exchange activity funded by the US Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education.

The Fellowship includes:

  • Payment of tuition and fees at the assigned host school
  • Pre-academic training in English, if required
  • Maintenance allowance (living), including a one-off settlement allowance
  • Accident and sickness cover
  • Book allowance
  • One-off computer subsidy
  • Air travel (international travel to and from the US for the Program and domestic travel to required program events)
  • Professional Development Allowance for professional activities, such as field trips, professional visits, and conferences
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  • Be a citizen of an eligible country.
  • Have an undergraduate degree (your first university or Bachelor).
  • Have at least five years of full-time professional experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and a record of public service in the community.
  • Limited experience in the United States.
  • Demonstrated ability in English.
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Interested applicants must apply through the US Embassy (Public Affairs Section) or Fulbright Binational Commission in their country. Application deadlines vary by country.

Applications must include the following:

  • Full answers to all questions; essay answers in english must address the prompt thoroughly.
  • Two letters of reference in English; one must be from the applicant’s current employer.
  • Official transcripts in English: Ensure that all transcripts uploaded by the applicant are official, valid documents. The transcripts must list the courses taken and the grades received. Diplomas do not need to be uploaded unless the transcript shows proof that the degree was obtained.

For more information, see FAQs and visit Humphrey Fellowship.


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