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April 14, 2023

The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program

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.

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

Fields of Study

Human and Institutional Capacity:

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

Rights and Freedoms:

  • Communications and Journalism
  • Law and Human Rights

Sustainable Lands:

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

Thriving Communities:

  • Public Health Policy and Management
  • Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention
  • Educational Administration, Planning, and Policy

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 2024-25 academic year. The deadline to apply is May 30, 2023.  All applications must be submitted online at:  https://apply.iie.org/huberthhumphrey