Hubert Humphrey Fellowship in the United States, 2015-2016

Deadline for submission: June 27, 2014

The Humphrey Fellowship Program is a one-year, full scholarship program offered to mid-career professionals who have a commitment to public service, are in leadership positions and at a point in their careers to fully benefit from an independent study program at a leading U.S. university. Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in either the public or private sector. The Program awards a certificate from the U.S. Government but it is not designed to deliver an advanced degree. As a non-degree program, the Fellowship offers valuable opportunities for professional development through selected university courses, conferences, networking, and practical work experiences.


  • A Bachelor's degree
  • Five years of substantial professional experience
  • Interest in the policy aspects of respective field of specialization
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and a record of public service
  • Fluency in English
  • Eligibility for a J1 visa (2 year home-country residency restriction, following conclusion of Program)
  • Сitizenship and residency


In 26 countries, the Humphrey Fellowship Program is administered by a Binational Fulbright Commission. In all other participating countries, the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is charged with the operation of the Program.


  • Agricultural & Rural Development
  • Communications/Journalism
  • Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention**
  • Economic Development/Finance and Banking
  • Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
  • Higher Education Administration
  • HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
  • Law and Human Rights
  • Natural Resources/Environmental Policy/Climate Change
  • Public Health Policy and Management
  • Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
  • Technology Policy and Management
  • Trafficking in Persons, Policy and Prevention
  • Urban and Regional Planning

** Candidates in this field must have either a research background in the field or demonstrate an ability to learn the results and policy implications of current research. For NIDA applicants, a short additional application page is included in the application package.


Applications must be submitted before June 27, 2014. After a nationwide selection process, the finalists will take the TOEFL exam.

Applicants with TOEFL scores lower than 71 (or its paper-based 525 and computer-based 195 equivalents) will be technically ineligible. The final nominations are reviewed in the United States by an independent review committee and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Awards are announced by March each year for Fellowships beginning in August/September. Approximately 18 university campuses in the United States have been selected through a competitive process to host Humphrey fellows.

Application Submission Process:

Interested applicants must complete an online application on the site. Please register by creating a user name and a password, and proceed with the application as prompted by the application. Please save your data after completing each page. After saving a page, you will be able to log off and return to your application later. Applicants will be able to send online requests for recommendation letters and the English assessment to their recommenders/evaluators. After you log in again and enter the application, completed sections will have green arrows and sections. Please submit your online application ONLY when the information is complete and the supplementary documents are obtained. Once you submit your application, you will not have access to it and will not be able to view it. Only online applications will be considered.

Deadline for submission: June 27, 2014

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