SPURS Humphrey Program


The U.S. Congress initiated the Humphrey Program in 1978 to honor the memory and accomplishments of the late Senator and Vice President, Hubert H. Humphrey. Each year approximately 150 Fellows funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State engage in non-degree study and related professional experiences at selected American universities. The program now has a network of 6,017 alumni in 162 countries around the world working to improve their communities and the lives of those in need.


The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship is primarily focused on the following fields:

Sustainable Development

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

Democratic Institution Building

  • Journalism/Communications
  • Law & Human Rights
  • Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
  • Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention
  • Technology Policy and Management
  • Human Resource Management


  • Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
  • Higher Education Administration
  • Teaching of English as a Foreign Language

Public Health

  • Public Health Policy and Management
  • HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program and you meet the specified criteria, you can receive an application at the U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Section or Fulbright Commissions in your country of residence. U.S. citizens or U.S. dual-nationals are NOT eligible for this program.

After national selection, independent review committees review final nominations in the United States. These review committees make recommendations to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Please refer to the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program website for their timeline of selection process and for more information. You can also contact:

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program
1400 K Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20005
Tel | 202 686 8664
Fax | 202 326-7841