Hubert H. Humphrey Program

2020-2021 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program for Mid-Career Professionals

Application Deadline: 5:00 PM on July 15, 2019

NOTE: All applications must be completed and submitted electronically via

About the Humphrey Fellowship:

Description: The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship provides non-degree academic study and related professional experiences in the United States to mid-career professionals in specified fields. The Fellowship offers valuable opportunities for professional development through selected university courses (duration: 8 months), conference attendance, networking, and mandatory practical work experiences (duration: 3 months). During the year, Fellows pursue both their individual program goals and work closely with their Humphrey colleagues in workshops and seminars.

Host institutions: Eighteen major universities in the United States host Humphrey Fellows. These host universities are chosen for their excellence in the Program’s designated fields of study and for the resources and support they offer Humphrey Fellows.

Funding: The Humphrey Program’s primary funding is provided by the U.S. Congress through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. The Institute of International Education (IIE) assists the U.S. Department of State in administering the Humphrey Fellowship Program.

Fields for the academic year 2020-2021 for Humphrey candidates from Ukraine:

  • Agricultural and Rural Development
  • Economic Development
  • Finance and Banking
  • Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Public Health Policy and Management
  • Communications/Journalism
  • Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
  • Technology Policy and Management
  • Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Detailed fields description is available here .

Eligibility requirements: Applicants are required to have at least an undergraduate degree (ideally in one of the above fields or a related field), a minimum of five years of substantial, full-time professional experience, limited or no prior experience in the United States, demonstrated leadership qualities, a commitment to public service in their community, and strong English skills.

How to Apply

Timelines and Procedures: Please review and pay careful attention to the following timeline and procedures for Ukrainian applicants.

Group Consultations: The Program Coordinator will conduct two group advising sessions at the America House:

  1. “Hubert H. Humphrey Program Overview and the Application Process” on May 15, 2019 at 17:00
  2. “How to Succeed in HHH Program Competition: Essay-writing”, on June 1, 2019 at 12:00.

Applicants to the Hubert H. Humphrey Program are strongly recommended to attend the group consultations either in-person at America House in Kyiv, or online via webinar. During these sessions, detailed information will be provided to assist with the completion of the application.

Contact Information for the Program Coordinator:; phone (044) 521-5273