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 Fellowship Program's mission is to foster a mutual exchange of knowledge and understanding about issues of common concern in the United States and the Fellows' home countries while offering Fellows valuable opportunities for leadership development and professional engagement with Americans and their counterparts from many nations. Photos by Joe Howell

Metin Çatar


Turkey Europe Future Forum

Period of the Fellowship


Project title

Turkey Europe Future Forum 2023

Short biography

Metin Çatar works as an Education Specialist at DG for the European Union and Foreign Relations of the Ministry of National Education of Türkiye. Mr. Çatar specializes in educational partnerships between Turkey and international organizations. 

He has over five years of experience in refugee education issues, including serving as the deputy director of the EU-funded PIKTES Project, where he coordinated educational activities. 

Mr. Çatar was a Fulbright Humphrey Fellow at Vanderbilt University during the 2021-2022 academic year, participating in academic and professional activities. 

He holds a BA degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from Ondokuz Mayis University. He is pursuing his Master’s in Sociology of Education at Ankara University, with an expected graduation date of June 2024.