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Humanity in Action Fellowship


Application period: January 2, 2023 to February 14, 2023
Internal deadline: January 15, 2023
National deadline: February 14, 2023 (11:59 p.m. PT)

Eligibility requirements:

  • U.S. and international students 
  • sophomore, junior, senior, recent graduate (maximum two years from graduation) or currently enrolled Masters or Ph.D. student
  • any major/concentration

Award summary and conditions: Humanity in Action (HIA) programs are carried out over five weeks during the summer in the United States, Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, and Warsaw. The HIA fellowship strives to facilitate a collective exploration of the social and political roots of discrimination, and to provide a forum where potential solutions can be considered and discussed. The programs are 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 create an 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 are responsible for financing the cost of airfare to participate in the program. HIA covers this cost for fellows with documented need. Although HIA provides a modest stipend for meals, fellows should also plan to bring spending money for food and social activities during the program.

Application process: online 

Application requirements:

  • application fee ($40)*
  • application form
  • curriculum vitae or resume
  • college transcript (unofficial)
  • personal pitch
  • personal statement
  • short answer responses
  • essay (1, in response to a prompt)
  • Action Project pitch video
  • letter of recommendation (1)** and contact information for one other reference

*Application fee may be waived for financial need.  To inquire about a fee waiver, please send an email to admissions@humanityinaction.org.

**Students list a recommender and their email address in their application. The online system then generates an email with instructions to the recommender.

Faculty representative: Dr. Jess Hernandez

National committee interview: Yes

Contact:  usa@humanityinaction.org

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