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Humphrey Fellowship – A Fulbright Exchange Program

HHH Fellowship 2022-2023 Announcement
May 31, 2023


Humphrey Fellowship Program.

The Program:

U.S. Embassy Abidjan is pleased to announce the launch of the annual competition for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program. This one year Fellowship is offered to early and mid-career professionals in either the public or private sector who have a track record of leadership and public service, and the capacity to take full advantage of an independent non-degree study. The program awards a certificate from the U.S. government and does not confer a degree.

The Fellowship brings accomplished professionals from designated countries around the world to the United States for one year of graduate-level academic course work and professional development activities. The program was initiated in 1978 to honor the memory and accomplishments of the late Senator and Vice President, Hubert H. Humphrey.  The program provides a basis for lasting ties between citizens of the United States and their counterparts in other countries, fostering a global exchange of knowledge and mutual understanding.

Eligible Fields/Sectors:  Below is a list of eligible fields.

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

Applicants who do not see their field listed above, and all others seeking further information on fields of study, please consult: https://www.humphreyfellowship.org/program-fields

Application Process:

Interested applicants must apply before June 19, 2021 at:  http://apply.iie.org/huberthhumphrey

For further details, please, visit: https://exchanges.state.gov/non-us/program/hubert-h-humphrey-fellowship-program 

To be eligible for a Humphrey Fellowship, applicants must have:

  • A first university degree
  • Minimum five years full-time professional experience
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and a record of public service
  • Demonstrated English language ability
  • Limited prior experience in the U.S.

Other considerations

  • Gender

The Humphrey Program aims to achieve a balance between the number of qualified female and male participants.

  • Age

There is no age limit for the program; however, candidates with limited professional experience must clearly demonstrate the maturity and discipline needed to carry out a flexible, self-directed program. For more seasoned candidates, their potential to contribute in a substantial way to their profession upon return to their home country will be considered. Persons whose careers have been interrupted for family or political reasons will also be considered in light of these conditions.

Terms and Conditions:

The Humphrey Fellowship provides:  international travel, tuition and university fees; accident/sickness coverage; and, a monthly maintenance allowance and funding for books and professional activities. The program does not provide financial support for dependents.