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Oktober ’43 rejselegatet er nu åbent for ansøgere. Ansøgningsfrist: 1 december 2022.

Humanity in Action Danmarks Oktober ’43 er dedikeret til unge studerende og fagfolk, der arbejder med spørgsmål vedrørende flygtninge og/eller beskyttelse af mindretal på enten det akademiske, sociale, politiske eller praktiske område. Rejselegat gælder for projekter, der omhandler danske forhold eller danske forpligtelser i udlandet.

Bjørn Nørgaard – La Paix 2015

The October ‘43 Travel Grant

The October ’43 Travel Grant is made possible through the generous donation of 28 works of art by in 2018. The funds raised at an art exhibition and subsequent auction went into the establishment of the October ’43 Travel Grant, making it possible for Humanity in Action Denmark to hand out DKK 30,000 each year for 10 years. The first grant was handed out in 2019.

The October ’43 Travel Grant is dedicated to young students and professionals who work with issues regarding refugees and/or the protection of minorities in either the academic, social, political or practical field. The travel grant applies to projects on Danish conditions or Danish engagements abroad.

The travel grant is established in commemoration of the solidarity of Danish civil society in its rescue of its Jewish countrymen and -women in October 1943.

Applicants are requested to describe their project in no more than 400 words and submit a budget. The grant will focus on travels with the purpose of collecting information for a project, or doing a project, on minimum a university master’s level.

The October ’43 Travel Grant does not cover expenses for studying abroad or school trips abroad.

The project has to be completed within a year.

In case the project is delayed due to current corona-situation, a postponement is possible.

Ready to apply?

Submit your application here (the form will open in a new window. The form is in Danish but applications can be submitted in English).

The Award Ceremony
The Travel Grant Award Ceremony will take place each year at a public event in Copenhagen, (travel to/from Copenhagen is not covered by Humanity in Action or the travel grant). The grantee is comitted to tell about the project at next year’s award.

The Travel Grant Board
The travel grant will be distributed according to the board’s decision in either one portion a year for the amount of DKK 30,000 or divided in two smaller portions of DKK 15,000 each. It is the Travel Grant Board who selects the recipient or recipients. Board members: Steven Jensen, Humanity in Action Denmark board member and Senior Researcher at the Danish Institute for Human Rights, and Marie-Louise Lycke, Humanity in Action Denmark board member.

For further information, please contact Humanity in Action Denmark, email:

The Art Exhibition and Auction

Camilla Blachmann - Hidden Child

In 2018 Humanity in Action and Daily newspaper Politiken arranged a month-long exhibition commemorating the 75th anniversary of October ’43.

28 artists, including Björn Nørgaard and Peter Brandes, donated art pieces. Their work reflected on the  Danish aid to Jews in Denmark seeking safety in October 1943.

“The October ’43 Travel Grant combines the message of the past with the challenges of current human rights and minority issues”, Anders Jerichow, former chair of Humanity in Action Denmark through many years and initiator of the Octber ’43 Travel Grant. 

The exhibition and the subsequent auction of the art works have made it possible for Humanity in Action Denmark to establish the ‘October ’43 Travel Grant’. Over a 10 year period, Humanity in Action Denmark will donate a grant each year to extraordinary young people working with refugee, minority and human rights issues.

Eli Benveniste - Vakuum 2010

The travel grant is made possible through the generous contributions from the following artists:

Bob Katzenelson – October ’43

Bjørn Nørgaard
Eli Benveniste
Camilla Blachmann
Henrik Bloch
Peter Brandes
Christian Bundegaard
Jens Galschiøts
Jørgen Haugen Sørensen
Henriette Hellstern
Mie Hørlyck Mogensen
Jeff Ibbo
Bob Katzenelson
Mogens Kischinovsky
Ida Cecilie Kvetny
John Kørner
Johanne Rude
Svend Okkels
Carl-Henning Pedersen/Sidsel Ramson
Cathrine Raben-Davidsen
Arne Ranslet
Monica Ritterband
Pia Schutzmann
Hanna Spliid
Tal R
Hans Tyrrestrup
Helene Vestergaard
Annette Wier
Susanne Aamund

View all the donated art works