Humanity in Action Fellowship
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.
Humanity in Action covers the costs of participation and accommodation during the fellowship. However, all Fellows will be responsible for financing the cost of airfare to participate in the program. Humanity in Action will cover this cost for all Fellows with documented need.
Although Humanity in Action provides a modest stipend for meals, Fellows should also plan to bring spending money of approximately $500 for food and social activities during the fellowship program.
As a requirement of participation, Fellows are obligated to conduct a hands-on outreach initiative—an “Action Project”—in their home communities. The initiative should reflect the Humanity in Action Fellowship experience. Upon successful completion, Fellows are invited to become Senior Fellows and to join the global Humanity in Action community.
11:59PM PST: Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Applicants to the Humanity in Action Fellowship must be currently enrolled undergraduate students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors), or recent graduates (undergraduate classes of 2011 and 2012) at accredited, four-year undergraduate colleges or universities in the United States.
Non-U.S. citizens studying at a university in the United States 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.
Applicants may not apply to a program in a specific country and cannot choose their city of participation.