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Hosted Fellowships

The International Fellows and Scholars office at the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs has hosted international fellows since 1978. In that time, more than 500 mid-career professionals

from over a 100 different countries have come here to pursue leadership and professional development activities in an academic setting.

Andrew Carnegie Centennial Fellowship in Support of Visiting Scholars in the Social Sciences from Arab Universities

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota has available a limited number of fellowships for social scientists from Arab universities to spend a semester in residence at the Humphrey School. The fellowships are funded by Andrew Carnegie Centennial Fellowship, a program of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Government of India Fellowship

The Indian government initiated this program to offer leadership development opportunities to top officers in public service positions. During their fellowship year, fellows complete the Master of Public Affairs degree and take part in professional internships.

Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program was initiated in 1978 to honor the late Senator and Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and his lifelong commitment to international cooperation and public service. The program brings accomplished mid-career professionals from designated developing nations and emerging democracies to the United States for a year of academic study, related professional experience, and cultural exchange. The people-to-people approach to international understanding provides a basis for lasting ties between U.S. citizens and their professional counterparts in other countries and strengthens the global exchange of knowledge and experience essential to a sustainable world.

Fellowships are granted competitively to professional candidates with a commitment to public service. The program is sponsored by the United States Department of State and is administered nationally by the Institute of International Education (IIE), which assigns fellows to a host university based upon each fellow’s interests and needs.

Each year, about a dozen Humphrey Fellows come to the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, which serves as their base for their fellowship year. The goals of the Humphrey Fellowship Program at the University of Minnesota are:

  • to enable each fellow to develop a program that fosters personal and professional growth and that prepares the fellow for leadership roles in his or her country;
  • to provide opportunities for a rich exchange of information among Fellows, and also between Fellows and host families, community members, professional colleagues and students/faculty at the University;
  • to help fellows understand as broadly and deeply as possible the U.S. cultural, political, and economic systems; and
  • to help fellows develop a fuller sense of the global context in which they and their countries operate.

The IFP office and the Humphrey School do not administer the application process for this fellowship. For detailed information about the fellowship and its application process, please visit the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program's website.

Edmund S. Muskie Fellowship

The United States government established the Edmund S. Muskie and Freedom Support Act Graduate Fellowship in 1992 to promote international understanding and cooperation. The objective of the program is to provide leadership and academic training to emerging leaders from the former Soviet Union. The program focuses on Eurasia because of major economic and political transformations taking place in the region. During their two-year fellowship period, Muskie Fellows complete a master’s degree and participate in professional internships.
For more information visit the IREX website.

Government of Korea MPA Fellowship

This fellowship was initiated in 2011 by the Government of Korea Ministry of Public Administration and Security. It offers mid-career civil servants from the Republic of Korea with 10 years of professional experience the opportunity to complete the requirements for a Master of Public Affairs degree. It also allows fellows to practice and improve their English language skills and requires them to participate in an internship practicum in the United States.

BECAS Mexico Fellowship

The BECAS Mexico Fellowship allows opportunities for outstanding young Mexicans to pursue master’s degrees in top foreign universities. It promotes higher education and helps foster a highly competitive and innovative group of Mexican citizens with global perspectives and commitment to the development of their country. This fellowship  is administered by the BECAS Mob Foundation.

U.K. Fulbright for Public Affairs Fellowship

Through the 2012-13 academic year, the bi-national United States–United Kingdom Fulbright Commission offered this one semester fellowship to an outstanding mid-career U.K. civil servant for study and research at the Humphrey School. The purpose of the fellowship was to foster collaborations, exchange ideas, and cultivate long-term partnership between the United Kingdom and the United States.

The program has since been converted to a student fellowship.



Current Fellows

The Humphrey School is hosting 13 international fellows from 9 countries.
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