Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program 2022-2023 US Embassy Khartoum



The United States Embassy in Sudan is pleased to announce the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program 2022-2023 is now open. This one-year fellowship program, is comprised of NON-DEGREE academic and professional work, is designed for young and mid-career professionals who have a proven record of leadership and a commitment to public service.  The program is not designed to deliver an advanced degree.

During their fellowship, Humphrey Fellows participate in non-degree study at approximately 13 host campuses across the United States and complete at least six weeks of a professional affiliation at a U.S.-based governmental, non-governmental, private sector, or international organization.  Through their academic and professional experiences, they gain knowledge about the United States, deepen their professional expertise and experience in their field, and expand their networks to include U.S. and international counterparts.

Initiated in 1978, the Humphrey Fellowship Program honors the memory and accomplishments of the late Senator and Vice President, Hubert H. Humphrey. Humphrey program is classified as a non-degree program by the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). Humphrey Fellows cannot transfer from nondegree status to degree status under any circumstances.

Eligible Fields:

Applicants MUST be from one or more of the following eligible fields:

Human and Institutional Capacity:

  • Economic Development
  • Finance & Banking
  • Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration
  • Technology Policy and Management
  • Human Resource Management

Rights and Freedoms:

  • Communications and Journalism
  • International Religious Freedom
  • Law and Human Rights
  • Trafficking in Persons Policy & Prevention

Sustainable Lands:

  • Agricultural and Rural Development
  • Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change
  • Urban and Regional Planning

Thriving Communities:

  • Contagious and Infectious Diseases
  • Public Health Policy and Management
  • HIV&AIDS, Policy and Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Education, Treatment and Prevention (see 4b)
  • Educational Administration, Planning, and Policy
  • Higher Education Administration
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Candidates must have either a research background in the field or demonstrated ability to learn the results and policy implications of current research. 

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for a Humphrey fellowship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be Sudanese citizens, resident in Sudan.
  • Applicants must have an undergraduate University degree.
  • Applicants should have a minimum of five years full-time professional experience.
  • Applicants must possess managerial or supervisory positions in their organizations and a demonstrated record of public service.
  • Applicants should have limited or no prior experience in the U.S.
  • Applicants should be proficient in both written and spoken English, and be willing to sit for the TOEFL (English language proficiency exam) if they are a program finalist.

Note: Individuals who fall under one of the following categories: U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents, immediate family members of U.S. Embassy employees, recipients of Fulbright grants within the last five years, students already registered at or attending study programs in the United States or with previous U.S. study experience, individuals employed in the United States, those married to American citizens, those who have applied to immigrate or those have sought asylum in another country are not eligible to apply for the Humphrey Program.

Application Process:  

Interested applicants must submit an application on the following website no later than May 31, 2021:

Applications for the Humphrey Fellowship must be filed on-line; do not send applications to the Public Affairs Section or the Embassy. The on-line application requires the following elements, in English or with official English translation:

  1. Curriculum Vitae detailing overall experience and qualifications.
  2. Program plan providing details of what the applicant hopes to accomplish through participation in the program.
  3. Personal Statement.
  4. Recommendations from two referees, with English translation.
  5. Copy of undergraduate transcript with English translation.

While there is no age requirement, the most competitive applicants are in 32 – 45 year age range.

Female applicants meeting the minimum requirement are encouraged to apply.

Candidates are also encouraged to visit the Humphrey Fellowship program website to learn more about the program: