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Become a Fellow

Depending on where you are located, you may be able to apply to different Fellowship programs.

The Senior Fellow network is the heart of the Humanity in Action community.

Interested in becoming a Humanity in Action Fellow?

Application dates for 2022 Fellowship Programs

Applications for the 2022 Fellowship will open December 10, 2021. Please check back in December 2021 to apply for our 2022 Fellowships.

Our Fellowship Dates in 2022

The Humanity in Action journey begins with a year-long Fellowship – an intense period in the summer and an ongoing training program throughout the fall and winter.

  • The Amsterdam, Berlin, Sarajevo, Copenhagen and Warsaw Fellowships: June 6 – June 30, 2022 (virtual and in person)
  • The US Fellowship:  (virtual)

In addition to these joint weeks together, 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 the community. (Dates for the 2022 Action Project Lab Series will follow shortly).

Required Eligibility Criteria
  • You speak English fluently (all programs are conducted in English)
  • You must fit one of the below:
    • You are a current, full-time student in an accredited college or university located in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Poland, the Netherlands, Ukraine or the United States.
    • You are a recent graduate of a college or university in any of the above mentioned countries. Recent graduates include those who graduated in the two years preceding the Fellowship.
    • You grew up in or are a citizen* of any of the above-mentioned countries and study at a university in any country of the world.

*Some exceptions exist within each country’s specific pages for newcomers, non-citizen residents. Please select the country below that you think most appropriately fits your eligibility to learn more.

What else are we looking for?
  • People we accept to our Fellowships are reflective and self-reflective, critical and self-critical. They demonstrate openness, humility, and a readiness to challenge their own preconceptions.
  • Successful candidates are willing to engage in difficult yet constructive and meaningful dialogue. They appreciate the complex interweaving of many identities and perspectives.
  • Future Fellows need to be comfortable with feeling uncomfortable and allow space for misunderstanding and mistakes in the process of learning. They acknowledge others’ learning and healing processes.

Interested in joining our community? Learn more about your country’s application process below.

(The next section is under construction, it will be updated shortly. We apologize for any inconvienience. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to nay of your offices.)

Applying from Bosnia & Herzegovina

Our Fellowship Program Dates in 2022

  • Sarajevo Fellowship: June 6 – June 30, 2022

Explore social justice issues in Amsterdam or Copenhagen. Or help Fellows from abroad discover how transitional justice plays out in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and find out new things you about your home country in the Sarajevo Fellowship program. In any case, you will find a community of dedicated Fellows and Senior Fellows to spend the summer with.

Applying from Denmark

Programs you can apply to

Our Fellowship Program Dates in 2022

  • Copenhagen Fellowship: June 6 – June 30, 2022

Dive into transitional justice questions in Sarajevo. Or hHelp Fellows from abroad discover how Danish society ticks, and find out new things you about your home country in the Copenhagen Fellowship program. In any case, you will find a community of dedicated Fellows and Senior Fellows to spend the summer with.

 

Applying from France

Programs you can apply to

Our Fellowship Program Dates in 2022

  • Amsterdam Fellowship: June 6 – 30, 2022

Against the background of your experiences in France, learn how the Dutch debate social cohesion. You will find a community of dedicated Fellows and Senior Fellows to virtually spend the summer with.

Applying from Germany

Our Fellowship Program Dates in 2022

  • Berlin Fellowship: June 6 – 30, 2022

Find out about identity quests, social cohesion and coercion in Germany. Learn about how formerly socialist-run countries dealt with deep transformation processes after the Iron Curtain fell in Warsaw. Understand the dynamics of transitional justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Guide incoming Fellows peer to peer when virtually discovering Germany’s quest for identity and share your own perceptions about German society.

If you live in Germany (and have done so for at least two years), you need not have German citizenship in order to apply but speak the language fluently. If you recently came to Germany as a refugee and have lived in the country for at least 12 month, you can apply too. In the latter case, please reach out to our Program Director Lisa Ama Schrade.

In all of these Fellowship programs, you will find a community of dedicated Fellows and Senior Fellows to virtually spend the summer with.

Applying from Greece

Programs you can apply to

Our Fellowship Program Dates in 2022

  • Amsterdam and Berlin Fellowship: June 6 – 30, 2022

Explore social justice issues and ruptures in societies abroad and contrast them to your experience in Greece – either virtually in Amsterdam or Berlin. There is something to be brought back home from these places in terms of lessons in human and minority rights. And Fellows in all of these programs will be enriched by the experiences from Greece.

Applying from The Netherlands

Programs you can apply to

Our Fellowship Program Dates in 2022

  • Amsterdam Fellowship: June 6 – 30, 2022

Discuss what keeps society together and what tears it partly apart in Sarajevo. From race relations to transitional justice, from the Civil Rights movement to the war in the Balkans in the 1990s. Or guide Fellows from abroad discover how inclusion and exclusion mechanisms function in Dutch society. In any case, you will find a community of dedicated Fellows and Senior Fellows to spend the summer with. In any of these Fellowship programs, you will find a community of dedicated Fellows and Senior Fellows to spend the summer with.

Applying from Poland

Programs you can apply to

Our Fellowship Program Dates in 2022

  • Warsaw Fellowship: June 6 – 30, 2022

Be a partner in explaining Polish society to Fellows from abroad. Learn what keeps Bosnian society together and what tears it apart.

Warsaw Fellowship
The 2021 Warsaw Fellowship will be dedicated to intersectional social justice and will offer a critical examination of the past and contemporary human rights challenges through a gendered lens. The program will take into account how gender combines with race, ethnicity, (dis)ability, sexual orientation, and social class, resulting in diverse modes of discrimination. We will consider the backsliding of democracy with hate speech and hate crimes on the rise. Through Fellowship, we will explore innovative strategies applied by human rights defenders in response to intensifying systemic exclusion.

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.

Applying from Ukraine

Programs you can apply to

Our Fellowship Program Dates in 2022

  • Warsaw Fellowship: June 6 – 30, 2022

Join other European and US-American Fellows and discuss about present human rights and social justice issues in Poland. Contribute your own experiences in Ukraine and contrast them with realities in the host country. Fellows in the Warsaw program will be enriched by the multitude of voices around the table.

Warsaw Fellowship
The 2021 Warsaw Fellowship will be dedicated to intersectional social justice and will offer a critical examination of the past and contemporary human rights challenges through a gendered lens. The program will take into account how gender combines with race, ethnicity, (dis)ability, sexual orientation, and social class, resulting in diverse modes of discrimination. We will consider the backsliding of democracy with hate speech and hate crimes on the rise. Through Fellowship, we will explore innovative strategies applied by human rights defenders in response to intensifying systemic exclusion.

Applying from United States

Our Fellowship Program Dates in 2022

  • US Fellowship:  (virtual)

Virtually study a European society in depth in Amsterdam, Berlin, Sarajevo or Warsaw – from transformation processes to transitional justice, from quests for identity to dynamics of social cohesion and coercion.