Academic Exchange Programs - Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program
As authorized by the Fulbright-Hays Act, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) seeks to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by means of educational and cultural exchange programs, including the exchange of scholars, researchers, professionals, students, and educators. ECA programs foster engagement and encourage dialogue with citizens around the world. Educational and cultural engagement is premised on the knowledge that mutual understanding, the development of future leaders, and the benefits of education programs influence societies and affect official decision-making almost everywhere in the world today. ECA programs inform, engage, and influence participants across strategic sectors of society ? including young people, women, teachers, scholars, journalists, and other professionals ? increasing the number of foreign individuals who have first-hand experience with Americans and with the values of freedom, representative government, rule of law, economic choice, and individual dignity, while building international knowledge and capacity among Americans. The Humphrey Program brings young and mid-career professionals from developing countries to the United States for a year of non-degree graduate-level study, leadership development, and professional collaboration with U.S. counterparts.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2016
No Current Data Available. In FY 2016, 15 U.S. universities hosted 168 Humphrey Fellows from 90 countries.Fiscal Year 2017
In FY 2017, 13 U.S. host universities hosted 152 Humphrey Fellows from 97 countriesFiscal Year 2018
In FY 2018,14 U.S. host universities hosted approximately 150 Humphrey Fellows from more than 95 countries.Fiscal Year 2019
No Current Data Available.Fiscal Year 2020
No Current Data Available.
The Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended, Public Law 87-256, 22 U.S.C. 2451
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Pursuant to the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, as amended (Fulbright-Hays Act) the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State awards project grants and cooperative agreements to educational and cultural public or private nonprofit foundations or institutions. Applications may be submitted by public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3). Organizations must have nonprofit status with the IRS at the time of application. Please refer to the Grants.gov or the U.S. Department of State's SAMS Domestic announcement for further eligibility criteria. OMB Guidance2 CFR Part 200, Subpart E Cost Principles under Special Considerations for States, Local Governments, and Indian Tribes applies to this program. OMB Guidance 2 CFR Part 200, Subpart E Cost Principles under Special Considerations for States, Local Governments, and Indian Tribes applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. OMB Guidance 2 CFR Parts 200 and 600, entitled the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirement for Federal Awards applies to this program. Announcements are posted on the Grants.gov and the U.S. Department of State's website: http://eca.state.gov/organizational-funding or the U.S. Department of State's SAMS Domestic website for organizations meeting eligibility requirements. Announcements are made as necessary during the fiscal year. The application procedures are described in the Grants.gov or the U.S. Department of State's SAMS Domestic announcement.
Final awards cannot be made until funds have been appropriated by Congress, allocated and committed through internal Bureau procedures. Successful applicants will receive a Federal Assistance Award (FAA) from the Bureau's Grants Office. The FAA and the original proposal with subsequent modifications (if applicable) shall be the only binding authorizing document between the recipient and the U.S. Government. The FAA will be signed/validated by an authorized Grants Officer, and sent via the U.S. Department of State's SAMS Domestic to the recipient's responsible officer identified in the application.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days.
As stated in the Grants.gov or the U.S. Department of State's SAMS Domestic announcements.
How are proposals selected?
As stated in Grants.gov or the U.S. Department of State's SAMS Domestic announcements.
How may assistance be used?
Funding is provided to a non-profit organization to support program administration as well as coordinating program logistics. Funding supports activities such as publicity and recruitment, screening of participant applications, recruitment and selection of U.S. host institutions, communication with host institutions and recipients, payment of stipends, and the provision of enrichment activities. The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a Fulbright exchange activity that brings young and mid-career professionals from designated countries to the United States for a year of non-degree graduate-level study, leadership development, and professional collaboration with U.S. counterparts. Humphrey Fellows are selected based on their potential for leadership and their commitment to public service in either the public or the private sector. The Humphrey Program fosters a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern in the United States and the Fellows’ home countries. The Program offers Fellows opportunities for leadership development and professional engagement with Americans and their counterparts from many nations. Approximately thirteen major universities in the United States serve as host campuses for Humphrey Fellows. These host universities are chosen for their excellence in relevant Humphrey fields of study and for the resources and support they offer Humphrey Fellows. Please refer to the Grants.gov or the U.S. Department of State's SAMS Domestic announcement for further information.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
As stated in the Grants.gov announcements.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Guidance 2 CFR Part 200, Subpart F Audit Requirements a nonfederal entity that expends $750,000 or more during the non-Federal entity's fiscal year in Federal awards must have a single or program-specific-audit conducted for that year in accordance with the provisions of this part. The Recipient must comply with the OMB audit requirements. For all DOS awards, regardless of business type, the Recipients are subject to the audit requirements found in OMB audit requirements. In addition, the Recipients are subject to the audit requirements found in the Single Audit Act of 1984, 31 U.S.C. 7501-7507. Please refer to the U.S. Department of State's Standard Terms and Conditions for Domestic Financial Assistance Awards (https://www.state.gov/m/a/ope/index.htm) for additional guidance.
The Recipients must maintain financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to an award for a period of three years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report. Please refer to the U.S. Department's of State Standard Terms and Conditions for awards (https://www.state.gov/m/a/ope/index.htm) for additional guidance.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
As stated in the Grants.gov or the U.S. Department of State's SAMS Domestic announcements. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Assistance is awarded/released through the Department's central financial management database.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
U.S. Department of State,
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs,
Office of Global Educational Programs,
Humphrey and Institutional Linkages Branch,
2200 C Street, NW
SA-5, Rm. 4CC14
Washington, DC 20037 US
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$13,725,550.00; FY 19 est $13,725,550.00; FY 20 est $13,725,550.00; FY 17$11,438,615.00; FY 16$11,982,116.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
As stated in the Grants.gov or the U.S. Department of State's SAMS Domestic announcements. In addition, organizations should be familiar with OMB Guidance 2 CFR Parts 200 and 600 entitled the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. For a copy of the OMB Guidance cited, please contact the U.S. Government Publishing Office or download from www.ecfr.gov website.
Examples of Funded Projects