Questions or concerns? Scroll down for answers to some of the frequently asked questions about the Fellowship process.
Below you find a list of frequently asked questions about the Humanity in Action Fellowship programs for those applying through Poland. Please read through the information outlined here prior to beginning your application for the Fellowship. The answers are organized by questions related to the application process, eligibility for the Fellowship and the Fellowship program itself. If you have any questions that are not covered here, please do not hesitate to email us.
All applications must be submitted through our country specific online application forms, by February 9, 2020 at 11:59pm CET.
Humanity in Action Poland will contact 2020 applicants by late February 2020 to let them know whether they have been selected as a finalist. All finalists will then be interviewed by the Humanity in Action Selection Committee in mid-March. The Selection Committee will announce decisions by email early April the latest.
Applicants applying from Ukraine can apply to the Warsaw Fellowship.
Unfortunately, applicants from Ukraine cannot apply for these Fellowship Programs.
The selection process involves two phases. During the first phase, a panel of Humanity in Action staff, Board members and Senior Fellows reads all of the applications and selects a pool of finalists for further review by Humanity in Action’s Selection Committee. During the second phase, the Selection Committee reads and evaluates all finalist applications and conducts 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.
No, unfortunately not. All applications must be submitted online in order to be considered eligible.
Please apply with Humanity in Action Poland.
You are eligible to apply if you speak fluent Ukrainian and if you have been living in Ukraine for at least two years. If you are on a short-term study exchange, you are not eligible.
All Humanity in Action Fellowship Programs are conducted in English.
Currently enrolled graduate students and PhD students are eligible to apply.
Humanity in Action will help Fellows obtain any visas necessary for participation in the programs. However, it is the full responsibility of Fellows to obtain the visa on their own. Fellows must initiate the process, request supporting documentation from Humanity in Action in a timely fashion and follow through to make sure they receive their visa on time. If you require a visa for your Fellowship, you must begin the process as soon as you are placed in your program country. Humanity in Action will not be responsible for obtaining your visa for you.
Due to the nature of our selection process, we do not provide any feedback on applications.
Participation in the four-week on-site program (including local transportation, accommodation for incoming fellows from abroad and many meals during the events)
Ongoing skill-building and training opportunities
Guidance in developing and executing an individual Action Project
Upon completion of the Fellowship, participation in a global network of leaders poised to contribute to civic society and exposure to opportunities provided by other Humanity in Action programming, such as professional fellowships, grant competitions, study trips, international conferences, leadership roles and speaking engagements.
Fellows from abroad participating in the programs in Berlin, Copenhagen, and Sarajevo will stay with host families or individual hosts. The “home stay” is an important and valuable part of the Humanity in Action learning experience. All Fellows in the Warsaw program live together at a hostel downtown. Fellows in the Atlanta program will stay in university dormitories at Georgia State University.
Humanity in Action Fellowship programs are intense and rigorous. The program days usually start at 9AM and run until 6PM and occasional evening programming. Additionally, some of the weekends have structured programming. Active and engaged participation is key to creating a meaningful Fellowship experience and therefore, we advise that the Fellows do not commit to other activities during the program. In the 11 months after the program, Fellows who wish to become Senior Fellows must complete an Action Project, the time dedications of which will vary from Fellow to Fellow and project to project, but are an important part of the Humanity in Action experience and commitment.
Humanity in Action covers the costs of participation and accommodation for Fellows from abroad during the Fellowship programs. Humanity in Action does not discriminate based on financial need and will assist Fellows in meeting financial demands of potential international travel to the program.
Fellows are encouraged to bring additional spending money with them to the Fellowship program to cover off-program expenses such as food and social activities outside of Fellowship programming/on weekends. Additional stipends may be granted on a financial need basis. Humanity in Action recommends the following amounts for each program location for additional spending money:
Warsaw Fellowship program: 350 – 400 Euro (for food and social activities)
Fellows will be responsible for financing the cost of roundtrip from their location to their program city. In Europe, Humanity in Action has set aside travel budgets for participants from certain countries (for example Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Greece). However, Humanity in Action offers some travel stipends granted on a financial need basis. Instructions for requesting a travel stipend will be shared with Fellows after they have accepted their Fellowship. Fellows will also be expected to look for financial support from other institutions, such as their universities, when requesting a travel stipend.
Depending on the Fellowship program location, Humanity in Action provides a single meal per full day of programming or time and spending money for meals during the program. Fellows with financial need participating in some programs are eligible for additional stipends for food and cost of living, for which instructions to request these will be shared after the Fellow has accepted their Fellowship.