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Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship

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The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides a year of professional enrichment in the United States for experienced mid-career professionals from selected countries throughout the world. Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in either the public or private sector.

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program provides professionals from developing countries an opportunity to enhance their leadership potential and managerial skills. The program was established in 1978 in honor of the late Senator and Vice President to commemorate and carry forward Hubert Humphrey's lifelong commitment to international cooperation and public service. Cornell University is one of 18 universities in the U.S. participating in the Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship program, which is a Fulbright Exchange Activity administered nationally by the Institute of International Education in Washington, DC.

At Cornell University, Humphrey Fellows are professionals in the fields of agriculture, environmental and natural resource management, biotechnology, and city and regional planning.

The program offers a specialized non-degree program to:

  • Update professional expertise and leadership skills through coursework, seminars, professional visits, affiliation and discussions with professionals in the U.S.;
  • Broaden understanding and knowledge of development issues through special workshops, discussions with Humphrey colleagues, officials and experts, and participation in the Washington, DC seminar;
  • Contribute to mutual understanding through contacts with citizens of the United States and participation in community and professional activities; and
  • Establish and enhance long-lasting productive partnerships and relationships with U.S. individuals and institutions and among Fellows and alumni from all over the world.

Learn more about the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.


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