The application period for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is currently closed. Please check our website and Facebook page frequently for updates on this and other exchange programs
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, a Fulbright exchange, enhances leadership among international professionals who collaborate to address local and global challenges and foster change for our collective good. Through academic study and professional development with U.S. counterparts, this growing global network shares best practices and builds expertise in fields of critical importance to advance societal and institutional capacity, promote human rights and freedoms, ensure sustainable lands, and develop thriving communities. By providing future leaders and policy makers with experience in U.S. higher education, society, culture, and professional organizations, the program provides a basis for lasting, productive ties between Americans and their professional counterparts overseas.
- Non-degree Academic Study: Humphrey Fellows pursue tailored study programs at participating host institutions, where freedom from the requirements of a degree program gives each Fellow the flexibility to pursue a self-directed, individualized program at a host campus. Approximately 13 U.S. campuses have been selected through a competitive process based on their ability to offer institutional and professional resources to host cohorts of Fellows in designated fields of study.
- Leadership and Professional Development: Professional enrichment activities include professional visits, enhancement skills workshops, conferences, training programs, and a professional affiliation (placement). The professional affiliation provides firsthand exposure to a U.S. work environment on a full-time basis for a minimum period of six weeks. Early in the academic year, each Fellow develops, with assistance from the local campus coordinator and faculty advisors, a detailed plan of practical professional activities geared to the Fellow’s Humphrey program objectives.
- Be in possession of an undergraduate degree from an accredited university or college;
- Be mid-career professionals in leadership positions who have demonstrated a commitment to public service and the potential for professional advancement.
- Have a minimum of five years of full-time professional experience (prior to August 2023) in the relevant field and should be interested in the policy aspects of their field of specialization.
- Demonstrate leadership qualities and broadly defined commitment to public service;
- Be proficient in both written and spoken English as demonstrated by a minimum TOEFL score of 525 (paper based) or 71 (internet-based). Exceptionally promising candidates with lower scores may be considered for a Long-term English program. Note: applicants are not required to take the TOEFL test prior to submitting an application. Selected candidates will be required to take the TOEFL test at a later stage of the application process. Test fees will be covered by the program.
- Have limited or no prior experience in the U.S.;
- Be Iraqi citizens resident in Iraq throughout the application and selection process (Individuals with dual U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident status are ineligible).
Those Ineligible for Consideration Include:
- Recent university graduates (even if they hold significant positions)
- University teachers with no management or policy responsibilities, except for teachers of English as a Foreign Language and specialists in drug abuse prevention and treatment
- Individuals who have attended a graduate school in the U.S. for one academic year or more during the seven years prior to the date of application
- Individuals with recent U.S. educational or work experience (more than six months during the five years prior to the date of application)
- Individuals with dual U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident status
Field of Study
Human and Institutional Capacity:
- Economic Development
- Finance & Banking
- Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
- Technology Policy and Management
- Human Resource Management
Rights and Freedoms:
- Communications and Journalism
- International Religious Freedom
- Law and Human Rights
- Trafficking in Persons Policy & Prevention
- Agricultural and Rural Development
- Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change
- Urban and Regional Planning
- Contagious and Infectious Diseases
- Public Health Policy and Management
- HIV&AIDS, Policy and Prevention
- Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention (see 4b)
- Educational Administration, Planning, and Policy
- Higher Education Administration
- Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Application and Selection
All applications must be submitted at https://apply.iie.org/huberthhumphrey. Candidates whose applications pass the initial review are invited for an interview at the U.S. Embassy and to take the TOEFL test. Final selection will be made by J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board in the United States.
For general information about the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, please visit http://www.humphreyfellowship.org.
For questions about the program in Iraq, please send an email to FulbrightIraq@state.gov
Application deadline is June 3, 2022.