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Applications for the 2024 Fellowship for US-based Fellows are now closed. To be notified when applications open for 2025 programs, please complete this form.

Within the Fellowship, successful applicants are expected to complete work prior to, during and after the three-week program. This includes a commitment to arriving to the program well-prepared, being present for the full duration of the program and implementing an Action Project in their own communities within the remaining months of the Fellowship.

Our 2019 Amsterdam Fellows.

Our 2019 Fellows in Amsterdam.

2017 Sarajevo Fellows

Prior to the Fellowship

All Fellows receive a reading list in advance of the virtual programs. Humanity in Action expects its Fellows to have read and engaged with the texts by the time the Fellowship programs kick off. The reading materials serve as background information and will not be separately discussed in the programs. Fellows are also expected to join a call with their entire cohort and Director within a month prior to the virtual program to discuss the Fellowship and common questions.

During the Three-Week Fellowship Program

As a part of the Fellowship, Fellows commit to fully participate in an intensive three-week educational program as well as the follow-up sessions geared toward Action Project implementation. The Humanity in Action Fellowship programs are intensely challenging on an intellectual, social and emotional level. Full-time commitment is required from every participant during the three weeks of the programs. We expect respectful debate and dissent as minority opinions are aired.

Our Fellows demonstrate openness, humility, and a readiness to challenge one’s own preconceptions.

To probe these matters and engage in learning and growth, the programs expect and require maturity, openness, dedication, and a generosity of spirit from each of the Fellows.

After the Fellowship Program

Action Projects

As a requirement of participation, Fellows are obligated to conduct a hands-on outreach initiative, an Action Project, in their own communities. The intention is for Fellows to apply their new knowledge and perspectives to the communities they impact—in whatever format they find meaningful. The initiative should reflect the Humanity in Action Fellowship experience. Planning for the Action Projects begins during the immersive Fellowship month, through workshops and collaborative discussion. They are executed within eleven months after the three-week educational portion of the Fellowship ends at the Fellows’ own pace. The intensity of the part-time commitment will depend on the scope and duration of the project.

Our Fellows are committed to a continued civic engagement to mediate contemporary socio-political tensions and realities.

For their Action Projects, past Fellows engaged in community organizing, created films, hosted workshops, presented at conferences, or started organizations. Humanity in Action staff offer guidance to Fellows as they work to complete their Action Projects.

Community Support Hubs

From September 2024 to May 2025, Fellows meet virtually for the Community Support Hubs. Those quarterly gatherings will provide opportunities for Fellows to stay in touch and to offer as well as receive support from each other for their Action Projects and beyond.

Joining the Community of Senior Fellows

Fellows who successfully complete the program and implement their Action Projects are invited to join the Humanity in Action Senior Fellow Network. Senior Fellows are offered a wide range of opportunities to take part in – conferences, professional Fellowships, leadership training, study trips, seminars, grant competitions, and access to our alumni network where everything from job postings to couch-surfing opportunities are shared.

Fellowship & Application Resources

Become a Fellow

Every year, new Humanity in Action Fellows come together in five cities across Europe and the United States to study how and why people confront intolerance and protect democratic values.

01 Year duration

05 Locations

93 Fellows per year