Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program 2016-2017 Academic Year

Leaders for a Global Society

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides accomplished young and mid-career professionals with ten months of non-degree academic study, leadership development, and professional enrichment in the United States. Humphrey Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and commitment to public service either in the public or the private sector. Seventeen major universities across the United States host Humphrey Fellows. In recent years, these universities have included: Arizona State University, Emory University, Tulane University, American University-Washington College of Law, Boston University, University of California –Davis, Cornell University, Emory University, University of Maryland-College Park, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, University of Minnesota, Pennsylvania State University, Tulane University, University of Washington, Seattle, Virginia Commonwealth University, Syracuse University, and Vanderbilt University.

Professional Fields

Humphrey Fellowships are awarded to candidates in the following fields:

Sustainable Development

  • Agricultural and Rural Development
  • Economic Development/Finance and Banking
  • Natural Resources/Environmental Policy/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 (Teacher Training or Curriculum Development)

Public Health

  • Public Health Policy and Management
  • Substance Abuse Education, Treatment, and Prevention
  • HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention

Requirements for Applicants

  • University degree;
  • A minimum of five years of substantial professional experience;
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities;
  • A record of public service in the community;
  • Strong English skills;
  • Limited or no prior experience in the United States

Application Procedure

Interested applicants may contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Astana at (7172) 70-22-95 or by e-mail:

The on-line application is available at program’s website.

The application deadline is July 15, 2015.

Nominations are made by the Embassy and are reviewed in the United States by independent review committees. The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board has final approval of nominees. The new Humphrey Fellowships are announced in March 2016.