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2020-2021 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program
June 12, 2019

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.

Fellowship Program

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, July 26, 2019
  • 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.

Here is the online application link https://apply.iie.org/huberthhumphrey –

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