Humphrey Fellowship Program

 

Humphrey Fellowship Program

 

The Hubert H. Humphrey Program enables Afghans to pursue graduate-level study in the United States, build leadership skills and build mutual cultural understanding with Americans. The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides ten months of non-degree academic study and related professional experiences in the United States. Because the Humphrey Fellowship does not offer a degree, Humphrey Fellows design and implement individualized programs to acquire career-related knowledge, interact with colleagues and gain professional experience, including arrangements for a six-week professional affiliation. In addition, Fellows may also attend special enrichment activities throughout their program. These activities are excellent opportunities to network with Humphrey Fellows from other countries and to interact with prominent Americans across a range of professional fields. Humphrey Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in either the public or the private sector.

 

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. The Program offers Fellows valuable opportunities for leadership development and professional engagement with Americans and their counterparts from many nations. More than 5,500 men and women have been honored as Humphrey Fellows since the program began in 1978. Approximately 150 Fellowships are awarded annually. The 14 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.

 

Humphrey Fellowships are awarded competitively to candidates who are mid-career professionals in many fields. All grantees are required to return to Afghanistan for at least two years at the conclusion of their grant in compliance with the J-visa requirements, to promote mutual understanding, and serve as future leaders in the public and private sectors of Afghanistan.

 

For more details, visit: https://af.usembassy.gov/education-culture/educational-exchanges/humphrey/