The Humphrey Fellowship Program

Deadline: 1 October 2015
Open to: experienced people with passion for self-development
Fellowship: fully funded with upper-average benefits


The purpose of the Humphrey Fellowship is to enrich fellows’ professional skills and knowledge. The program provides fellows opportunities to meet and exchange information and share experiences with their American counterparts and Humphrey colleagues from around the world. Through conferences, networking meetings, seminars and workshops, fellows will expand their perspectives on their work and on global issues. The culmination of the Fellowship year is a six-week work experience, or professional affiliation, arranged by the fellows, that involves them with American organizations and provides another opportunity for meeting and working with their American peers. The Institute of International Education also facilitates professional enhancement workshops that engage fellows in cross-disciplinary and multi-regional exchanges.

The fellowship support this fields of interests:

  • Sustainable Development;
  • Democratic Institution Building;
  • Education;
  • Public health.


  • An undergraduate (first university or Bachelor’s) degree;
  • A minimum of five years of full-time, professional experience;
  • Limited or no prior experience in the United States;
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities;
  • A record of public service in the community;
  • English language ability.


  • 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.

How to apply?

Please contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy or Binational Fulbright Commission in your country for more information about application procedures and deadlines. Embassies and Commissions must submit their nominations to the Institute of International Education office in Washington, DC by 1 October 2015. The deadlines for applicants vary by country.

For more information, please check the official web-page or FAQ.

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