Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship


U.S. Embassy Liberia is pleased to announce the annual competition for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. This one-year Fellowship program is offered to young and mid-career professionals who have a proven track record of leadership, a public service commitment, and the capacity to take full advantage of a self-defined program of independent non-degree study at a leading U.S. university. The program awards a certificate from the U.S. Government; it is not designed to deliver an advanced degree.

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished professionals from designated countries around the world to the United States at a midpoint in their careers for a year of graduate-level academic course work and professional development activities. The Humphrey Program was initiated in 1978 to honor the memory and accomplishments of the late Senator and Vice President, Hubert H. Humphrey. Fellows are selected on their potential for leadership and commitment to public service.

The program provides a basis for establishing lasting ties between citizens of the United States and their professional counterparts in other countries, fostering an exchange of knowledge and mutual understanding throughout the world.

Fellowships are granted competitively to professional candidates with a commitment to public service in either the public or private sector.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must have a first university degree
  • Must have at least five years of full-time professional experience beyond the attainment of a first university/undergraduate degree, and prior to August 2023
  • Must be a Liberian citizen and resident of Liberia
  • Limited or no experience in the United States
  • Demonstrated leadership and broadly defined commitment to public service
  • English language ability

Nominees in the following fields will be the most competitive:

Human and Institutional Capacity

  • Economic development
  • Finance and banking
  • Public policy analysis and public administration
  • Human resources management

Rights and Freedoms

  • Communication/journalism
  • Law and human rights
  • Trafficking in persons policy and prevention

Sustainable Lands

  • Agricultural and rural development
  • Natural resources, environmental policy, and climate change
  • Urban and regional planning

Thriving Communities

  • Contagious and infectious disease
  • Public health policy and management
  • HIV/AIDS policy and prevention
  • Substance abuse education, treatment, and prevention
  • Educational administration, planning, and policy
  • Higher education administration

Testing of English language:

Application finalists will be required to take the TOEFL exam (Test of English as a Foreign Language). All applicants are expected to study for the TOEFL exam before, during, and after submitting the application. Finalists must be prepared to take the TOEFL exam between May and September 2022 . The exam fees will be paid for by the program for finalists only.

How to apply:

Online applications must be submitted via the following:

No applications will be accepted after August 12, 2022.

All applications received will be screened, but only short-listed applicants will be contacted and invited for an interview.

Women, individuals from rural areas, under-represented groups including individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply (reasonable accommodation will be provided for individuals with disabilities interested in applying). Please direct questions to for more information.

More information:

Learn more about the Humphrey Fellowship Program at: