To apply for the Humanity in Action Fellowships from the United States, please scroll down for detailed information on what we kindly ask for as part of your application. Your application is considered complete and submitted when we have received all requested documents and application responses. Applications that are incomplete or missing documentation after the deadline may not be considered.
Application Requirements for Applicants from the United States
- 1 Personal Response Essay
- 1 Short Answer Response
- 1 Essay Question Response
- An Action Project Idea
- 1 CV / Resume
- 1 Copy of Unofficial Transcripts
- 2 Letters of Recommendation
- 1 Application Fee of $40*
Applications from US-based applicants are due early January 2020.
The selection process involves two phases.
Phase I: mid-January to mid-February
During the first phase, a panel of Humanity in Action staff, board members, and Senior Fellows reads over all of the applications and selects a pool of finalists for further review by the national Humanity in Action’s Selection Committees.
Phase II: mid-February to mid-March
During the second phase, the Selection Committees read and evaluate all finalists’ applications and conduct group interviews with finalists. All finalists will be interviewed by a small panel of the Selection Committee together with two or three other finalists.
The final selections are made based on this second reading and the interview.
*Application fees may be waived for financial need. Please reference our FAQs page for more information.
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 confront intolerance and protect democratic values.
Fellows per year