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2018 Fellows in the Detroit

Eligibility Requirements for Applicants from the United States

Applicants to the Humanity in Action Fellowship must be one of the following:

  • currently enrolled undergraduate students from the US or at US-based colleges and universities (sophomores, juniors and seniors); or
  • recent graduates (for the 2021 Fellowship, we define recent graduates as individuals from the undergraduate classes of 2019 and 2020 at accredited, four-year undergraduate colleges or universities in the United States); or
  • currently enrolled, second-year community college students who plan to continue their secondary education; or
  • currently enrolled Masters and PhD students at US-based universities.

If you are a United States citizen studying at a foreign university, you are eligible to apply to the Humanity in Action Fellowship through the United States. If you are a United States student studying at a university in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands or Poland, you may also be eligible to apply through the Humanity in Action offices in those countries. Please contact those offices directly to confirm your eligibility.

If you are a non-US citizen studying at a university in the United States, you are eligible to apply to the Humanity in Action Fellowship through the US office.

If you a student or recent graduate from and/or based in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland or Ukraine, please select this country’s name from this page to view their application information. If you are unsure through which country’s application you should be applying, please contact

Applicants may apply to both the Humanity in Action Fellowship programs in Europe and the John Lewis Fellowship in the United States through a single application and may indicate preference for one of more programs. However, they cannot choose their city of participation.

More questions? 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 resist intolerance and protect democratic values.

01 Year duration

06 Cities

150 Fellows per year