Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Overview

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished mid-level professionals to the United States for a year of combined academic (Non-Degree) and professional work. Fellows are selected based on potential for leadership and commitment to public service. By providing future leaders and policy makers with experience in U.S. society, culture, and professional fields, the program provides a basis for lasting, productive ties between Americans and their professional counterparts in Lesotho. Successful applicants who submitted their applications during the 2017 application season will be placed at participating universities in the United States from August 2018 to June 2019.

Fields of Research Study

Fellowships are available in the following fields:

  • Agricultural and Rural Development
  • Communications/Journalism
  • Economic Development
  • Educational Administration, Planning and Policy
  • Finance and Banking
  • Higher Education Administration
  • HIV/AIDS Policy and Prevention
  • Human Resource Management
  • Law and Human Rights
  • Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change
  • Public Health Policy and Management
  • Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
  • Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention
  • Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
  • Technology Policy and Management
  • Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for a Humphrey Fellowship, applicants must have:

  • A first university degree
  • Five years of substantial professional experience
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and a record of public service
  • Fluency in English

Grant Provisions

The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship provides:

  • Round-trip economy international travel for the grantee.
  • Tuition and university fees.
  • Limited accident and sickness insurance for the grantee only.

The Humphrey Program does not provide financial support for accompanying dependents.

Application/Selection Process

Applications typically open between January and April of each year for selection of candidates who would begin their Fellowship program in the United States in August of the following year. The 2019 application cycle has now closed.

Following the initial application submission to the U.S. Embassy in Maseru, shortlisted candidates may be required to proceed with an online application below.

Note: Please contact the U.S. Embassy Maseru on (+266) 2231-2666 to notify us if you wish to complete this online application.