The Humanity in Action Fellowship

Deadline: 
January
Disciplines: 
Arts and Humanities
Business
Education
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Social Sciences
General Eligibility: 
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Alumni

 

Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today.

Each program is highly interdisciplinary and features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums and memorials. The programs seek to highlight different models of action to remedy injustice.

The objective of the Humanity in Action Fellowship is to facilitate a collective exploration of the social and political roots of discrimination, as well as to provide a forum where potential solutions to some of today's most challenging issues can be considered and discussed. The programs are also intended to instill a responsibility among Humanity in Action Fellows to recognize and address the need to protect minorities and promote human rights—in their own communities and around the world. 

Specific Eligibility Criteria

Applicants to the Humanity in Action Fellowship must be currently enrolled undergraduate students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors), or recent graduates (for the 2014 Fellowship, this means undergraduate classes of 2012 and 2013) at accredited, four-year undergraduate colleges or universities in the United States.

If you are an American citizen studying at a foreign university, you are eligible to apply to the Humanity in Action Fellowship through the United States. If you are an American student studying at a university in Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands or Poland, you may be eligible to apply through Humanity in Action offices in those countries. Please contact those offices directly to confirm your eligibility.

If you are a non-U.S. citizen studying at a university in the United States, you are eligible to apply to the Humanity in Action Fellowship through the U.S. office.

Humanity in Action seeks applicants who are mature, proactive, self-reliant and comfortable in intensive group activity and interaction. All majors and academic disciplines are encouraged to apply.