The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program is a non-degree part professional part academic program. This one year, full-scholarship program is offered to mid-career professionals working at policy-level who have a record leadership, a commitment to public service, and the initiative to take full advantage of a self-defined program of independent study at a leading American university. The Hubert Humphrey Program was initiated in 1978 to honor the memory and accomplishments of the late Senator and Vice President, Hubert H. Humphrey. Since 1978 over 5000 Fellows from all over 140 countries have participated in the program. Over 30 Zimbabweans have participated in this exchange program.
Fellowships are granted competitively 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 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, civil society, human rights, and democratic development.
Program & Activities
During the Fellowship year, Humphrey Fellows participate in programs that combine graduate-level academic coursework with professional activities. The program is designed to provide broad professional enrichment through a combination of activities tailored to each Fellow’s interest. All fellows participate in workshops and conferences that provide interaction with leaders from U.S. federal, state, and local governments, multinational organizations and the private sector. These workshops also provide a forum for discussion of issues of professional interest to the Fellows.
Humphrey Fellows are placed at carefully selected U.S. universities. Each campus has a Humphrey coordinator and advisors who provide academics and administrative support and who help each Fellow design and implement an individualized program of graduate-level coursework and professional development activities.
Call for application is made in March every year.