Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

Call for Applications: The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program

The U.S. Embassy Praia in Cabo Verde is pleased to announce that the application period for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is now open.  The deadline for applications is October 1, 2018.

The H. Humphrey Fellowship is one of many educational/cultural exchange programs sponsored by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs. It is implemented by the U.S.-based International Institute of Education (IIE).  The program provides 10 months of professional enrichment and non-degree graduate-level study in the United States for accomplished mid-level professionals from designated countries.

Cabo Verdeans who are interested in participating should submit their applications following the instructions below.  The U.S. Embassy Praia will review all applications and will make nominations based on the applicant’s potential for leadership and demonstrated commitment to public service. Humphrey fellows are placed in groups by professional field at selected U.S. universities offering specially designed programs of study and training.

Eligible Fields of Study

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

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

Eligibility and Application Overview

Potential participants must have:

  • an undergraduate (first university or Bachelor’s) degree
  • a minimum of five years of full-time professional experience
  • limited or no prior experience in the United States
  • demonstrated leadership qualities
  • a record of public service in the community
  • English language ability.

Application process

Opening Date: June 22, 2018

Closing Date: October 1, 2018

Applicants are required to fill out the online application by the deadline.

Also, applicants must provide:

  • Copy of degree
  • Copies of transcripts for 4 undergraduates study years
  • Two letters of reference (1 from university teacher & 1 from professional field).

For more information contact U.S. Embassy Praia, Cabo Verde at