Humphrey Fellowship Program 2025 -2026 (For Ugandans)

U.S. Mission Uganda is now accepting applications for the 2025 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. Click here to learn more about this opportunity and how to apply for it.

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About Humphrey Fellowship Program

Opportunity Details

The Humphrey Program brings accomplished professionals from developing countries to the United States at a midpoint in their careers for a ten-month program of non-degree study and related professional experiences. The program seeks to foster an exchange of knowledge and mutual understanding between U.S. citizens and their professional counterparts from Uganda. Successful applicants will be mid-career professionals working at the policy level who have a record of leadership and a commitment to public service. Fellows are based at leading U.S. universities for ten months (August 2025 – June 2026) to pursue self-designed programs that include independent study, coursework, and an internship with an organization in their field of expertise. 

Benefits of Humphrey Fellowship Program

The Humphrey Fellowship provides:  

  • Round-trip economy international travel for the grantee; 
    • A monthly maintenance allowance and funding for books and professional activities; 
    • Tuition and university fees; 
    • Limited accident and sickness insurance for the grantee only. 


Humphrey Fellowship Program Requirments

Eligible Fields  

Human and Institutional Capacity:  

  • Economic Development  
  • Finance & Banking  
  • Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration  
  • Technology Policy and Management  

Rights and Freedoms:  

  • Communications and Journalism  
  • Law and Human Rights  

Sustainable Lands:  

  • Agricultural and Rural Development  
  • Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change  
  • Urban and Regional Planning  

Thriving Communities:  

  • Public Health Policy and Management  
  • Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention  
  • Educational Administration, Planning, and Policy 

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants for the Humphrey Fellowship must meet all of the following criteria:  

  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree;  
  • Have five (5) years of substantial professional experience in their field;  
  • Be mid-career professionals with demonstrated leadership qualities and a record of public service;  
  • Be fluent in English

Application Date and Process

The application form is available at   

  • Completed applications should be submitted online no later than May 30, 2024.  
  • Applications must detail the specific coursework, independent research, and internship intentions of the applicant and how they fit in to his/her professional goals.  
  • Copies of certificates, transcripts and letters of recommendation should be uploaded onto each applicant’s online application.  
  • Only final nominees will be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).  
  • All applications are reviewed by a local selection panel. Final selection of fellows is made by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Awards are announced around March/April each year for Fellowships beginning in August/September. 

Application Deadline

30 May, 2024

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