Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program

Embassy of the United State of America – Niamey/Niger

Call for Applications: The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program

The U.S. Embassy in Niamey is pleased to announce that the application period for the 2021-2022 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is open from June 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020.

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.

Nigeriens who are interested in participating should submit their applications following the instructions below.  The U.S. Embassy in Niamey 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.


  1.  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 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
d. Contagious and Infectious Diseases


  1. 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.


  1. Application process:

             Opening Date: June 1, 2020

            Closing Date: August 31, 2020

Applicants are required to fill out the online application by the deadline at:

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/American Cultural Center at