The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program brings mid-career and young professionals from several developing countries to USA for a year of leadership development, non-degree graduate-level education, and professional collaboration with their American counterparts.
Over the last four decades, more than 4,600 Fellows from 157 countries have taken part in the program and have been hosted by more than 40 universities in the USA.
Once nominations are submitted, finalized fellowship recipients are announced in March next year. The selected participants begin their program between April and September the same year, based on the extent of English language training needed by them. The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program reaches its end in June next year.
|Offered by||Government bodies|
|Organization||United States- India Educational Foundation (USIEF)|
|Application Deadline||Jul 01 ,2021|
|No. of Scholarships||150|
|Renewability||One Time Payment|
|International Students Eligible||Yes|
|Scholarship Website Link||http://www.usief.org.in/Hubert-H-Humphrey-Fellowship-Program.aspx|
|Application Form||Click Here|
Eligibility requirements for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Programs are quite straightforward. Only those who fulfill these requirements given below will be considered for the program:
Professionals from the following fields are eligible for participating in the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program:
|Rural Development and Agriculture||Economic Development||Finance and Banking|
Natural Resources, Climate Change, and Environmental Policy
Regional and Urban Planning
|Human Rights and Law||Trafficking in Persons Prevention and Policy|
|Technology Management and Policy||HR Management||
Educational Administration, Policy and Planning
|Higher Education Administration||
The Teaching of English as Foreign Language
Public Health Management and Policy
|HIV/AIDS Prevention and Policy||Substance Abuse Prevention, Education and Treatment|
NOTE: For any program-related inquiry, applicants must contact the U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Section, or Binational Fulbright Commission in their respective country.
The Humphrey Fellowship program is overseen by a binational Fulbright Commission in 26 countries while in other countries, it is administered by the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section. Application deadlines vary according to the applicant’s country. For Indian students, Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program application deadline is July 1.
To apply for the fellowship, Indian applicants need to complete the documents:
All these documents must be completed and sent to email@example.com before the application deadline.
Note I: In case of central or state govt. employees, the signed copy of employer’s endorsement form must be forwarded via cadre controlling authority.
Note II: Recommendation letters must be sent to
Senior Program Officer,
Indian Program, USIEF,
Fulbright House, 12 Hailey Road,
New Delhi 110001
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is administered either by the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section or the Binational Fulbright Commission. While the selection criteria may differ according to the applicant’s country, the overall selection process of the Humphrey Fellowship Program application takes place in five stages:
Post that, IIE places the approved Fellows at the selected host universities in the USA. The placements are based on the Fellow’s field of education and the program plan statements included in their applications. Fellows don’t have any sway over the decision regarding the university they will attend.
*Congress established FSB to administer the Fulbright programs, which also include the Humphrey Fellowship programs.
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is suitable for experienced professionals who are interested in enhancing their leadership skills and gaining understanding and knowledge about the issues of mutual concern in their countries and the USA. It is a non-degree program that offers outstanding opportunities for academic and professional development through networking, attending conferences, taking selected university courses and gaining practical work experience.
The summary of the Humphrey Fellowship Program are tabulated below:
|Eligible Candidates||Citizen of a participating country;
minimum full-time professional experience of five years
|Average Number of Fellowships Awarded Annually||150|
|Available To International Candidates||Yes|
|Application Deadlines||Varies by country;
India: July 1
|Participating Countries||Botswana, South Africa, Russia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, China, Indonesia, India, Costa Rica, Argentina, and many more|
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program applications for 2020-2021 session are ongoing. While the deadline for Indian applicants has passed, interestes applicants can prepare their applications for the the 2021-2022 session.