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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.

Applications for our 2021 Fellowship closed on February 14th, 2021. Applications for our 2022 Fellowships will open in December 2021. If you would like to be notified when applications open, please sign up here.


2018 Fellows in the Detroit

Our programs offer an opportunity to learn about the different nationally-relevant themes illuminated by diverse experts, site visits, and 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 the US:

2021 Program Dates:

  • For the European programs (Amsterdam, Berlin, Sarajevo, and Warsaw): June 1 – 23, 2021. Programming will take place between 10:00am and 2:00pm EST.

Fellowship & Application Resources

Humanity in Action integrated the intellectual with the experiential, the analytical with the creative, and did so in a context that was challenging, critical, intensely open-minded and provoked constant reflection on a range of human rights issues.”


Noam Schimmel, 2001 Amsterdam Fellowship

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 confront intolerance and protect democratic values.

01 Year duration

06 Cities

135 Fellows per year