Humanity in Action Fellowship

The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance—including the political foundations of racial hierarchies, Antisemitism, Islamophobia and colonial domination—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. Separate programs take place for five weeks every summer in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Berlin, Copenhagen, Sarajevo, and Warsaw.  Additionally, in the U.S., the John Lewis Fellowship brings participants to Atlanta to study America’s unique history of diversity, immigration and civil rights along with present-day tensions Atlanta, and the Detroit Fellowship brings participants to Detroit to study the city’s history and contemporary issues within the larger national context of the transformation of urban and regional economies at time of profound inequality in the United States.

Humanity in Action covers the costs of participation and accommodation during the fellowship programs, but Fellows will be responsible for financing the cost of round-trip airfare to their program city. Humanity in Action will cover this cost for Fellows with documented need.

Although Humanity in Action 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.

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Students and recent graduates from universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine and the United States.  Diverse candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

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