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Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships for Belarusian Professionals

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships for Belarusian Professionals 2017-2018

The US Embassy Minsk is pleased to announce the competition for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program for the academic year of 2017-2018. The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a year-long, full scholarship program offered to mid-career professionals who have a proven track record of leadership, public service commitment, and the capacity to take full advantage of a self-defined program of independent study at one of the leading universities in the United States. The program awards a certificate from the U.S. Government, but it is not designed to deliver an advanced degree. The participants will spend a considerable portion of their time engaged in professional development activities including: consultations and affiliations with U.S. faculty and experts, field trips, workshops, research projects and the development of practical useful strategies that could be applied in the Fellows' home countries. 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. 

Fields of study 


Sustainable Development

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

Democratic Institution Development

  • Communications/journalism
  • Law and human rights 
  • Public policy analysis and public administration 
  • Trafficking in persons policy and prevention
  • Technology policy and management Human resource management


  • Educational administration, planning and policy
  • Higher education administration
  • Teaching of English as a foreign language

Public Health

  • Public health policy and management
  • HIV/AIDS policy and prevention 
  • Substance abuse education, treatment and prevention


Eligibility requirements

  • Belarusian citizenship
  • 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 (a minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 525 paper-based or 71 iBT).

The program offers equal opportunities to all applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, native language, handicap or disability.

Application Process

The application process for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program must be completed online and include all supporting documents. On-line applications must be submitted by August 1, 2016.

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After national selection, final nominations are reviewed in the United States by independent review committees. These review committees make recommendations to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Awards for Fellows will be announced in spring 2017 for Fellowships during the 2017-2018 academic year.

Terms and Conditions

The Humphrey Fellowship provides: international travel, tuition and university fees, accident/sickness coverage, monthly maintenance allowance and funding for books and professional activities. The Humphrey Program does not provide financial support for accompanying dependents.

To learn more about the program please visit 

For additional questions, please call the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy at 375-17-210-12-83 /ext. 5612.

Fields of Study