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Associate Campus Partnerships

In consultation with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, IIE is continuing an exciting new initiative begun in 2007, extending the international perspectives the Humphrey Fellowship Program brings to a broader range of U.S. institutions of higher education and their local communities.

Host University Competition Schedule

Next Competition Year - Field

2019 - Public Health Policy and Management - competition will open in summer 2019

2019 - Communications/Journalism - competition will open in summer 2019

2020 - Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention

2021 - Economic Development/Finance and Banking

2021 - Urban and Regional Planning 

2022 - Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration 

2022 - Law and Human Rights 

How to Become a Host University

Humphrey host universities are selected through a competitive application process to participate in the Program for five years. Competitions are organized by fields of study and are scheduled annually with one or two of the eight major fields being competed. Selection is based on the institution’s ability to develop specialized non-degree, interdisciplinary programs for a diverse group of 7-15 international Fellows. Both public and private institutions have participated in the Program over the years.

Program Design

Shortly after arriving in the U.S., Humphrey Fellows will prepare individual program plans for their professional development, detailing their goals and objectives for the year, including courses, seminars, special projects, professional and community activities. The main program components are:

Funding and Administration

The Humphrey Program is funded primarily by a Congressional appropriation to the United States Department of State. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State and the Institute of International Education (IIE) administer the program jointly through a cooperative agreement. IIE contributes donated staff time, recruitment of pro bono experts and speakers, shared event costs, and other administrative resources to the Humphrey Program. Participating governments and host institutions contribute financial support through direct cost-sharing.

Program History

The Humphrey Fellowship Program has received funding as a Fulbright exchange activity from the U.S. Congress since 1978 to honor the public service career of the late Senator and Vice President, Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978). A long-time advocate of international cooperation and understanding, Humphrey served as Vice President of the United States from 1965 to 1969 and for many years as a U.S. Senator from Minnesota.