2022-2023 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

The U.S. Embassy in Madagascar and Comoros is pleased to announce the annual competition for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program.  This oneyear, 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 rather is intended for professional development. 

 This program brings accomplished professionals from developing countries to the United States at a midpoint in their career for a year of study and related professional experiences.  Fellows are selected for their potential for national leadership and commitment to public service in either the public or private sector. 

Eligible fields/Sectors: 

Human and Institutional Capacity  

  • Economic Development 
  • Finance and Banking 
  • Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration 
  • Technology Policy and Management 
  • Human Resource Management 

 Rights and Freedoms 

  • Communications/Journalism 
  • International Religious Freedom 
  • Law and Human Rights 
  • Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention 

 Sustainable Development 

  • Agricultural and Rural Development 
  • Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change 
  • Urban and Regional Planning 

 Thriving Communities 

  • Contagious and Infectious Diseases 
  • Public Health Policy and Management 
  • HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention 
  • Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention 
  • Educational Administration, Planning and Policy 
  • Higher Education Administration 
  • Teaching of English as a Foreign Language 

 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; 
  • 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; 
  • Be individuals working in either the public or private sector with demonstrated leadership ability and a demonstrated commitment to public service; 
  • Be mid-career professionals in leadership positions; 
  • Understand that the program is non-degree granting and be aware that they cannot transfer to degree status in any program and therefore will not be able to become degree candidates after arriving in the United States. 
  • Have at least five years of substantive professional experience; 
  • Have outstanding academic records, references, and preparation in their chosen field; 
  • Have high motivation and a serious commitment to completing the program and returning home. 

There is no fixed age limit for fellows.  However, appropriate candidates are mid-career professionals in leadership positions who have a commitment to public service and potential for professional advancement.  Candidates under 30 must clearly demonstrate 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 over the past 7 years are not appropriate candidates for this program. 

 Application instructions: 

  • Applications must be completed and submitted online before Friday, May 28, 2021  
  • In addition to the completed application forms, applicants must provide certified copies of university transcripts and diplomas and two letters of reference (one from current employer). 

A committee will screen applications and only short-listed candidates will be called for personal interviews.  Nonselected candidates will be notified as well. 

The online application can be found here: https://apply.iie.org/huberthhumphrey  For further information, please contact the U.S. Embassy at 033 44 322 10 or email at raharijaf@state.gov