Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

Call for Applications: Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program 2023-2024

The U.S. embassy in South Sudan announces that the application process for the 2023-2024 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.  Completed applications should be submitted online no later than June 15, 2022.

This one-year fellowship program is offered to 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 American universities for 10 months to pursue self-designed programs to include independent study, coursework, and an internship with an organization in their field of expertise.

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished professionals from developing countries to the United States at the midpoint in their careers for a 10-month program of non-degree study and related professional experiences.  The program seeks to foster an exchange of knowledge and mutual understanding between American citizens and their professional counterparts from South Sudan.  Successful applicants will be placed at participating universities in the United States from August 2023 – June 2024.  The Humphrey program is classified as a non-degree program by the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).  Humphrey Fellows cannot transfer from non-degree status to degree status under any circumstances.

Eligible Fields:

Fellowships are available in the following fields:

Human and Institutional Capacity:

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

Rights and Freedoms:

  • Communications and Journalism
  • International Religious Freedom
  • Law and Human Rights
  • Trafficking in Persons Policy & Prevention

Sustainable Lands:

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

Thriving Communities:

  • Contagious and Infectious Diseases
  • Public Health Policy and Management
  • HIV&AIDS, Policy and Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention (see 4b)
  • Educational Administration, Planning, and Policy
  • Higher Education Administration
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants for the Humphrey Fellowship must meet all the following criteria:

  • Must have completed a four-year university degree program to qualify for participation in U.S. graduate study programs.
  • Have five (5) years of substantial professional experience in their field,
  • Have demonstrated leadership qualities and a record of public service, and
  • Be fluent in English.

Application/Selection Process:

The application form is available here:

Completed applications should be submitted online no later than June 15, 2022. Applications must detail the specific coursework, independent research, and internship intentions of the applicant and how they fit in his/her professional goals.  Copies of certificates, transcripts and letters of recommendation should be uploaded onto each applicant’s online application.  If this is not possible for some reason, these documents can be delivered directly to the Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Embassy Juba, Kololo road (next to the European Union).  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 J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.  Awards are announced by March each year for Fellowships beginning in August/September.

Grant Provisions:

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.

For questions or concerns, please email:

Note: Because this is a competitive program expected to draw many applicants, we will notify only candidates who have been shortlisted.