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Applications to our 2021 Fellowships are now open until February 14, 2021.

Our Fellowship Program Dates in 2021:
Warsaw and Sarajevo: June 1 – 23, 2021 (virtual)

As a part of the year-long Fellowship, our Fellows first participate in an intensive three-week educational program providing a country and context-specific curriculum that examines historical and contemporary challenges to human rights, pluralism and equality. After the three weeks, they embark on developing civil society initiatives in their own communities (Action Projects).

The Fellowship comes with an ongoing training program to help Fellows implement their Action Projects, to continue collaborative learning and to keep in touch with their peers and the international Fellows’ community. These meetings will not exceed 2.5 hours.

Warsaw Fellowship
As Women*s rights have recently become the number one issue in Poland, in 2021 the Warsaw Fellowship will unpack the frequently erased, ignored and diminished role of women* throughout Polish history – WW2, socialism, the Solidarity Movement and post 1989. It will focus on examining Poland’s challenges with diversity, especially hate speech and hate crime. Moreover, it will offer an opportunity to engage in well-informed activism and ‘doing the right thing’ while learning from the bravest, most determined and most innovative changemakers in Poland.

Sarajevo Fellowship
The Sarajevo Fellowship delves into nuanced discussion of transitional justice, post-conflict identity politics, and peacebuilding. It uses both the urban and rural landscapes around the capital to help Fellows connect the unique diversity of Bosnia and Herzegovina to international issues of ethnic nationalism, right-wing extremism, and the crafting of pluralistic democracies.

The participation in our Fellowship programs is free of charge.

Apply now! Please use our Application Form.

What We Offer

Our programs offer an opportunity to learn about the different nationally-relevant themes illuminated by diverse experts, site visits, individual presentations by the Fellows, and group discussions.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to look closely at the programs of previous years to get a sense of the daily rhythms and foci of the programs. While these programs are not designed to develop advocacy skills, it is our experience that the educational experience will provide the intellectual foundation through which future civic engagement can grow.

Programs Accepting Applicants from Poland

Apply now.

Please use our Application Form.

Fellowship & Application Resources

Become a Fellow

Every year, new Humanity in Action Fellows come together in six cities across Europe and the United States to study how and why people resist intolerance and protect democratic values.

01 Year duration

06 Cities

150 Fellows per year