2019-2020 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.

Eligible fields/Sectors:

Sustainable Development

  • Agricultural and Rural Development
  • Economic Development / Finance and Banking
  • Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Democratic Institution Building

  • Communications/Journalism
  • 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

  • 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.

Application instructions:

  • Applications must be completed and submitted online before Friday, June 30, 2018
  • 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. Non selected candidates will be notified as well.

For further information, please contact the American Embassy, tel. 23 480 00 ext. 2210 or email at  raharijaf@state.gov