Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program
The American Embassy is pleased to announce the annual competition for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program. This one-year, full scholarship program is offered to mid-level professionals who have a proven record of leadership, commitment to public service, and the capacity to take full advantage of a self-defined program of independent study at a leading U.S. university. This is not a degree-granting program, but is intended for professional development.
This program brings accomplished professionals from developing countries to the U.S. at a midpoint in their career for a year of study and related professional experiences. Fellows are selected on their potential for national leadership and commitment to public service in either the public or private sector.
- Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change
- Agricultural and Rural Development
- Economic Development
- Banking and Finance
- Urban and Regional Planning
Democratic Institution Building
- Law and Human Rights
- Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
- Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention
- Technology Policy and Management
- Human Resource Management
- Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
- Higher Education Administration
- Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
- Public Health Policy and Management
- HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
- Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention
To be eligible for a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship, applicants must:
- Be citizen of and currently residing in Madagascar or in the Union of the Comoros;
- Have demonstrated leadership qualities and a record of public service;
- Be mid-career professionals in leadership positions;
- Have at least five years of substantive professional experience;
- Be a holder of the “Maîtrise” degree, or an equivalent official four-year degree, or the equivalent of a U.S. Bachelor’s Degree in the field of specialization;
- Have a high level of English proficiency;
- Have outstanding academic records, references and preparation in their chosen field;
- Have high motivation and a serious commitment to completing the program and to returning home.
There is no fixed age limit for fellows. However, appropriate candidates are young and mid-career professionals in leadership positions who have a commitment to public service and the potential for professional advancement. Candidates under 30 must demonstrate clearly the maturity and discipline needed to carry out a flexible, self-directed program.
Recent university graduates, faculty members with no management responsibilities, and individuals with recent U.S. experience are not appropriate candidates for this program.
- Applications must be completed and submitted online before Friday, June 30, 2017
- In addition to the completed application forms, applicants must provide certified copies of university transcripts and diplomas, and two letters of reference
A committee will screen applications and only short-listed candidates will be called for personal interviews.