Deadline: 10 January 2013 (applicants from the United States); 17 February 2013 (applicants from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, and Ukraine); 15 March 2013 (applicants from Turkey)
Open to: students and recent graduates from universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States
Fellowship: costs of participation and accommodation during the monthlong fellowship in one of five European cities, plus a modest stipend for meals
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.
The program will last from June 1 to June 30, 2013 in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Lyon and Warsaw. Fellows from the United States will participate in an orientation program at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC from May 27 to May 30, 2013.
Please visit the website HERE to review the agenda of each program location’s curriculum.
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 for food and social activities during the fellowship program.
The diversity of the Fellows deeply enriches HIA programs by bringing together participants who represent many different nationalities, perspectives and personal experiences with human and minority rights issues. Fellows share the knowledge they gain in their HIA program by creating in-depth, published articles and teaching tools that draw attention to issues and action that are explored during the Fellowship.
The HIA curriculum offers an opportunity for Fellows to interact with with leading thinkers and activists on the cutting edge of human rights, historical inquiry and social innovation in their societies. The HIA Fellowship is just the starting point for lifelong opportunities to learn, collaborate and take action through the HIA Senior Fellows network.
Students and recent graduates from universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States are eligible to apply for the Humanity in Action Fellowship.
Please consult the website HERE and select your country to see further criteria for eligibility.
Applications from the United States for the 2013 Humanity in Action Fellowship program are due by 11:59pm PST on January 10, 2013.
Applications from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, and Ukraine are due on February 17, 2013.
Applications from Turkey are due by 15 March 2013.
Each country has its own application requirements, guidelines, and process, so carefully read your country’s information at THIS WEBSITE. You can also find more information, testimonies from previous fellows and other fellowship opportunities at that website.