Humphrey Fellowship Program at the Institute of International Education
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides ten months of non-degree academic study and related professional experiences in the United States for mid-career professionals from designated countries. Humphrey Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in either the public or the private sector. Sponsored by the US Department of State, The Humphrey Program fosters a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern in the United States and the Fellows' home countries while offering Fellows valuable opportunities for leadership development and professional engagement with Americans and their counterparts from many nations. More than 5,000 men and women have been honored as Humphrey Fellows since the program began in 1978. Approximately 170 Fellowships are awarded annually. Fourteen major universities in the United States host Humphrey Fellows.