The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished professionals from designated countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Europe, and Eurasia to the United States at a midpoint in their careers for a year of study and related professional experiences. The Humphrey program was initiated in 1978 to honor the memory and accomplishments of the late Senator and Vice President, Hubert H. Humphrey. Fellows are selected on their potential for national leadership and commitment to public service.The program provides a basis for establishing lasting ties between citizens of the United States and their professional counterparts in other countries, fostering an exchange of knowledge and mutual understanding throughout the world.Fellowships are granted competitively to professional candidates with a commitment to public service in either the public or private sector, in the following fields:
Agricultural development/ agricultural economics;
Drug abuse education, treatment and prevention;
Education, including educational planning, educational administration, curriculum development;
Finance and banking;
HIV/AIDS policy and prevention;
Human resource management;
Law and human rights;
Natural resources and environmental management;
Public health policy and management;
Public policy analysis and public administration;
Teaching of English as a foreign language;
Technology policy and management;
Trafficking of persons;
Urban and regional planning
The application package consist of the application form, three letters of recommendation and supporting documentation such as certified university transcripts and graduation diploma. The supporting documents must be accompanied by official English translations.
When the competition is opened, it will be advertised in the NEWS section of this website. If it is not advertised in the News, check TIMELINE for general dates of competition. Application packages will not be considered if they are postmarked after the deadline of the competition. ELIGIBILITY To be eligible for a Humphrey Fellowship, applicants must have:
-One university degree
-Five years of substantial professional experience
-Demonstrated leadership qualities and a record of public service
-Fluency in English (TOEFL will be required along the selection process)
-Limited prior experience in the U.S.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS The Humphrey Fellowship provides: international travel, tuition and university fees, accident/sickness insurance, monthly maintenance allowance and funding for books and professional activities. The Humphrey Program does not provide financial support for accompanying dependents. Interested persons must apply to the Fulbright Commission in Romania. The competition is opened early in July and closes in mid September. Exact dates vary slightly from year to year.
EVALUATION PROCESS After national selection, final nominations are reviewed in the United States by independent review committees. These review committees make recommendations to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Awards are announced by March each year for the Fellowships beginning in August/September. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.