Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

The United States Embassy in Suriname is pleased to announce the annual competition
for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program for the 2021-2022 school year. This
one-year fellowship program is offered to young and mid-career professionals who have
a proven track record of leadership, a public service commitment, and the capacity to
take full advantage of a self-defined program of independent non-degree study at a
leading U.S. university. The program awards a certificate from the U.S. government; it is
not designed to deliver an advanced degree.

Surinamese professionals interested in applying must submit their application by
August 31, 2020. Eligibility guidelines and application details are below.

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished professionals from
designated countries around the world to the United States at a midpoint in their
careers for a year of graduate-level academic course work and professional
development activities. The Humphrey Program was initiated in 1978 to honor the
memory and accomplishments of the late Senator and Vice President, Hubert H.
Humphrey. Fellows are selected on their potential for leadership and commitment to
public service.

The program provides a basis for establishing lasting ties between citizens of the United
States and their professional counterparts in other countries, fostering an exchange of
knowledge and mutual understanding throughout the world.

Fellowships are granted competitively to professional candidates with a commitment to
public service in either the public or private sector.

Eligible Fields/Sectors:
Sustainable Development
a. Agricultural and Rural Development
b. Economic Development/Finance and Banking
c. Natural Resources, Environmental and Climate Policy
d. Urban and Regional Planning

Democratic Institution Building
a. Communications and Journalism
b. Law and Human Rights
c. International Religious Freedom
d. Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
e. Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention
f. Technology Policy and Management
g. Human Resource Management

a. Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
b. Higher Education Administration
c. Teaching of English as a Foreign Language

Public Health
a. Public Health Policy and Management
b. HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
c. Substance Abuse Education, Prevention, and Treatment (see note below)
d. Contagious and Infectious Diseases

After national selection, final nominations are reviewed in the United States by
independent review committees. These review committees make recommendations to
the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Final selection will be made
in February 2021 .

Applicants should access the application here:
-This is the same application link as last year; please ensure it displays properly
on all recruitment materials.
-Once logged in, returning applicants may reference their application from last
year if they choose to.

To be eligible for a Humphrey Fellowship, applicants must have:
·         A first university degree
·         Five years of full-time professional experience
·         Demonstrated leadership qualities and a record of public service
·         Demonstrated English language ability
·         Limited prior experience in the U.S.

The Humphrey Fellowship provides: international travel, tuition and university fees,
accident/sickness coverage, monthly maintenance allowance and funding for books and
professional activities. The Humphrey Program does not provide financial support for
accompanying dependents.
More Information:
Check out The Humphrey Program Facebook page
( ) and YouTube channel