Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

The Institute of International Education in collaboration with a network of U.S. universities administers the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. The SPURS Program, as one of the host universities, welcomes 9 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows to MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning for the academic year 2013-2014. Between 1979 and present, over 160 Humphrey Fellows participated in SPURS. They continue to support and demonstrate the benefits of the strong collaboration across both programs.

A Fulbright exchange activity with primary funding from the United States Department of State, the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished professionals from designated countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Eurasia to the United States for a mid-career year of study and related professional experiences. The Program provides a basis for long-lasting productive partnerships and relationships among citizens of the United States and their professional counterparts in other countries, fostering an exchange of knowledge and mutual understanding throughout the world.

History

The U.S. Congress initiated the Humphrey Program in 1978 to honor the memory and accomplishments of the late Senator and Vice President, Hubert H. Humphrey. Each year approximately 200 Fellows funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State engage in non-degree study and related professional experiences at selected American universities. Started in 1978, the program now has a network of over 4,884 alumni in 158 countries around the world working to improve their communities and the lives of those in need.

Fields

Fellowships are competitive, and granted to professional candidates with a commitment to public service in both the public and private sectors, especially in the fields of natural resources and environmental management; public policy analysis and public administration; economic development; agricultural development/agricultural economics; finance and banking; human resource management/personnel; urban and regional planning; public health policy and management; technology policy and management; educational planning; communications/journalism; drug abuse education, prevention and treatment; and law and human rights. Additional fields can be found on the Humphrey program website under "Fellowship Information: Eligible Fields."

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program and you meet the specified criteria, you can receive an application at the U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Section or Fulbright Commissions in your country of residence. U.S. citizens or U.S. dual-nationals are NOT eligible for this program.

After national selection, independent review committees review final nominations in the United States. These review committees make recommendations to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Please refer to the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program website for their timeline of selection process and for more information. You can also contact:

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program
The Institute of International Education
1400 K Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20005
Tel | 202 686 8664
Fax | 202 326-7841
hhh@iie.org

“THE SPURS PROGRAM HELPED ME EXPAND MY HORIZONS TO A GLOBAL SCALE. TODAY MY ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL TIES SPAN ACROSS THE WORLD BECAUSE OF THE SPURS PROGRAM.”

VICTOR RIVAS
ECUADOR 2000-2001
TRANSPORTATION PLANNER