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Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program
October 24, 2016

The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program brings mid-career professionals from designated countries to the United States for a year of non-degree graduate-level study, leadership development, and professional collaboration with U.S. counterparts.

Program Components

  1. Academic Study: Humphrey Fellows pursue tailored study programs at participating host institutions, where freedom from the requirements of a degree program gives each Fellow the flexibility to pursue a self-directed, individualized program at a host campus.  Approximately 13 U.S. campuses have been selected to host cohorts of Fellows in designated fields of study.
  2. Leadership and Professional Development: Professional enrichment activities include professional visits, enhancement skills workshops, conferences, training programs, and a professional affiliation (placement).  The professional affiliation provides firsthand exposure to a U.S. work environment on a full-time basis for a minimum period of six weeks. Early in the academic year, each Fellow develops, with assistance from the local campus coordinator and faculty advisors, a detailed plan of practical professional activities geared to the Fellow’s Humphrey program objectives.

Please note participation in the Humphrey Fellowship Program does NOT lead to a Master’s degree.  This is strictly a professional development opportunity for mid-career professionals that does not lead to an educational degree.

Fields of Study

Sustainable Development
a. Agricultural and Rural Development
b. Economic Development/Finance and Banking
c. Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change
d. Urban and Regional Planning

Democratic Institution Building
a. Communications and Journalism
b. Law and Human Rights
c. International Religious Freedom
d. Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
e. Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention
f. Technology Policy and Management
g. Human Resource Management

a. Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
b. Higher Education Administration
c. Teaching of English as a Foreign Language

Public Health
a. Public Health Policy and Management
b. HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
c. Substance Abuse Education, Prevention, and Treatment – Candidates must have either a research background in the field or demonstrated ability to learn the results and policy implications of current research. Candidates must also complete the supplementary field-specific page of the Humphrey application for this topic area.
d. Contagious and Infectious Diseases

Eligibility Requirements for Hubert Humphrey Program

  • Applicants must be Malawian citizens or permanent residents qualified to hold a valid passport issued by Malawi.
  • Applicants must have at least an undergraduate university degree or an advanced degree.
  • Applicants must have at least five years of substantial professional experience in Malawi in the relevant field and should be interested in the policy aspects of their field of specialization.
  • Applicants must have demonstrated leadership qualities and a record of public service.
  • Applicants should have little or no previous experience studying or working in the U.S. Preference will be given to candidates who have not studied overseas at all in the last 5 years.

The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program is currently accepting applications for the 2023-24 academic year. The deadline for application is  May 30,2022. All applications must be submitted online at:  https://apply.iie.org/huberthhumphrey

Learn more at: https://www.humphreyfellowship.org/frequently-asked-questions