With an intention to strengthen the leadership skills of experienced professionals, The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program was instituted. The Fellowship is offered through a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern in the U.S. and Fellows’ home countries. The Fellowship is offered for 10 months to pursue a non-degree graduate-level program at participating universities in the US. United States India Education Fund (USIEF) will announce the deadline for next round of applications in January/February 2019.
The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship 2020 awardees are placed at a participating USA university. They are not able to choose the university but are assigned in diverse groups of 7-15 to an appropriate host institution based on their area of interest and professional field.
Level/Field of study:
The academic program for Hubert Humphrey Fellowship awarded is a non-degree program which offers the Fellows invaluable opportunities for professional development through selected university courses, attending conferences, networking, and practical work experiences. The eligible program fields are:
Agricultural and Rural Development
Finance and Banking
Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change
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
Number of Awards: The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship is offered to approximately 200 fellows annually.
The eligibility conditions for Hubert Humphrey Fellowship 2020 are:
An undergraduate degree (first university or Bachelor's)
A minimum of five years of full-time, professional experience
Limited or no prior experience in the United States
Demonstrated leadership qualities
A record of public service in the community
English language ability (TOEFL)
The scholarship is offered to citizens of countries in
Europe and Eurasia,
Middle East and North Africa,
East Asia and Pacific,
South and Central Asia, and
Click here to know the countries which are eligible for the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship 2020.
The Fellows are selected through a 5-step selection process.
Step 1. National Screening
Step 2. Screening by the Institute of International Education
Step 3. Candidate Review Committees
Step 4. Approval by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board
Step 5. Placement of selected Humphrey Fellows
Scholarship amount and inclusions:
The Hubert Humphrey Fellows are offered the following:
• Full tuition and fees at the host university;
• Pre-academic English language training, if required;
• Living allowance, including a one-time settling-in allowance;
• Accident and sickness coverage;
• A book allowance;
• A one-time computer subsidy;
• Air travel (international travel to and from the U.S. for the program and domestic travel to required program events);
• Professional Development allowance for professional activities, like, field trips, professional visits and conferences.
The application deadlines for the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship 2020 vary by country. Generally, the deadlines fall around May- September. Aspirants may contact their country’s U.S. Embassy or Binational Fulbright Commission to know their deadline for receiving applications. Embassies and Commissions are required to positively submit their candidate nominations to the Institute of International Education(IIE) office in Washington, DC by 1 October.