The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a non-degree program for experienced professionals interested in strengthening their leadership skills through a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern in the U.S. and the Fellows’ home countries.

As a non-degree program, the Fellowship offers valuable opportunities for professional development through selected university courses, attending conferences, networking, and practical work experiences. If you are interested in broadening your perspectives and becoming a global leader, the Humphrey Fellowship is for you.

Eligible Countries: Nigeria. See embassy websites for specific details about other eligible Sub-Saharan African countries

To be taken at (country): USA institutions

Type: Fellowship

Number of Scholarships: Not specified

Duration of Scholarship: 10 Months

Eligible Field of Study: 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: Interested applicants must possess;

  • 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: Interested persons can get more information from the IIE Humphrey Program website at: If interested, kindly send an e-mail to in Abuja or in Lagos to enable us to keep you informed on when the 2021 application link will be opened (Please note that there is a change of date on the 2021 application. The April 1 open and June 1 submission dateline is no longer feasible). All applications must be submitted on-line at:

Visit The Official Website For More Information

Application Deadline: Unspecified (The April 1 open and June 1 submission dateline is no longer feasible)