Internal Deadline: December 9, 2016

National Deadline: January 4, 2017 

Eligibility requirements:

  • U.S. and international students 
  • Sophomore, junior, senior or recent grad (2 years out)
  • Any major/concentration

Award summary and conditions: Humanity in Action (HIA) fellowship program takes place over five weeks during the summer in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, and Warsaw. The HIA fellowship strives to facilitate a collective exploration of the social and political roots of discrimination, as well as provide a forum where potential solutions can be considered and discussed. The programs are also intended to instill a responsibility among HIA Fellows to recognize and address the need to protect minorities and promote human rights-in their own communities and around the world. 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 HIA fellowship experience. Upon successful completion, Fellows are invited to become Senior Fellows and to join the global HIA network of young advocates.

Costs: HIA 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. HIA will cover this cost for Fellows with documented need. Although HIA 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.

Application process: online 

Application requirements:

  • $40.00 application fee
  • Application form
  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Official college transcript
  • Response essay--see application for questions to be addressed from the readings. 
  • Personal statement
  • Brief essay on program themes
  • Letters of recommendation (2)

Faculty Representative: Keith Raether

National committee interview: Yes