Deadline: 7 January 2016
Open to: students in graduate programs in the United States, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey and Ukraine
Fellowship: costs of participation and accommodation during the month-long fellowship in one of five European cities, plus a modest stipend for meals
The Humanity in Action Fellowship explores connections between Europe’s unique history during the Second World War and the Holocaust and tensions related to minority populations that are manifest in European societies today. Key areas of inquiry include anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, xenophobia, anti-Roma sentiments, political extremism and racism – all seen through the specific lens of each of the five countries. The Fellowship programs discuss other international tensions, but they do so primarily through the lens of how they affect domestic issues in the five European countries. The Humanity in Action Fellowship programs will take place in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris and Warsaw in 2016.
Humanity in Action Fellowship programs in Europe
- May 25-May 28, 2016: U.S. Fellows participate in a orientation program in Washington, DC. The programming focuses on building careers in international affairs and includes a special visit to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum;
- May 27, 2015: U.S. Fellows arrive in Europe;
- May 28-June 26, 2016: Fellowship programs take place in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris and Warsaw;
- June 26, 2016: Fellows depart from the program.
John Lewis Fellowship in the United States
- July 5-30, 2016: John Lewis Fellowship runs in Atlanta, Georgia.
Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance—including anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and racism—as they affect different minority groups today. The Fellowship seeks to educate, connect and inspire the world’s future leaders in the fields of human rights and social justice.
- Students in graduate programs in the United States, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey and Ukraine are eligible to apply for the Humanity in Action Fellowship;
- Applicants must be currently enrolled undergraduate students (sophomores, juniors and seniors) or recent graduates; applicants of minority backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply;
- American citizen studying at a foreign university, are eligible to apply through the United States;
- American student studying at a university in Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands or Poland, may be eligible to apply through the Humanity in Action offices in those countries;
- Non-US citizen studying at a university in the United States are eligible to apply through the US office.
What does fellowship cover?
Humanity in Action covers:
- the costs of participation and accommodation during the fellowship programs;
- airfare to Washington, DC to attend the orientation;
- cost for fellows documented need;
- modest stipend for meals of approximately $750 for food and social activities during the fellowship program.
How to apply?
Register and apply online HERE. Humanity in Action will contact 2016 applicants by February 18 to let them know whether they have been selected as a finalist. All finalists will then be interviewed by a member of the Humanity in Action Selection Committee before March 10. The Selection Committee will announce decisions by email before March 30.
For more information visit the official website.