Internal Deadline: December 10, 2018

National Deadline: January 6, 2019 (11:59 p.m. PST) 

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 Atlanta, Detroit, 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 $750 for food and social activities during the fellowship program.

Application process: online 

Application requirements:

  • $40.00 application fee
  • Application form
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Unofficial college transcript
  • Personal response essay
  • Essay question response
  • Letters of recommendation (2)*

*Students list 2 recommenders and their email addresses in their application. The system will then generate an email to each recommender giving them instructions.

Faculty Representative: Keith Raether

National committee interview: Yes