Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a Fulbright program initiated in 1978 to honor the memory and accomplishments of the late Senator and Vice President, Hubert H. Humphrey. The program brings accomplished mid-career professionals with demonstrated leadership potential to the United States for ten months of graduate-level non-degree academic coursework and professional development activities. Approximately 200 Fellowships are awarded annually, including up to 11 from Iraq. Eighteen major universities in the United States host Humphrey Fellows. By providing future leaders and policy makers with experience in U.S. society, culture, and professional fields, the Humphrey Fellowship Program aims to:
- Establish and enhance long-lasting productive partnerships and relationships between the U.S. and Iraq;
- Develop leaders whose knowledge and skills have been informed by exposure to American values, models and ideas – leaders who will have a multiplier effect on their societies;
- Expand and improve the range of international exchange and training programs; and
- Increase U.S. citizens’ knowledge and understanding of international issues and of other cultures and societies.
To be eligible for a Humphrey Fellowship, applicants must have:
- A university degree (B.A. or B.S),
- At least five years of substantial professional experience,
- Demonstrated leadership qualities and a record of public service,
- Limited prior experience in the U.S.,
- Interest in the policy aspects of their fields of specialization,
- Proficiency in both written and spoken English; although TOEFL scores are not required at the time of application, successful candidates will be required to take the TOEFL in September, and
- Iraqi citizenship and permanent residence in Iraq.
Any questions regarding the Program in Iraq can be addressed to: FulbrightIraq@state.gov
This program is funded by the Department of State and supports the goals of the U.S. – Iraq Strategic Framework Agreement.