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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?

Applications for our 2023 Fellowship will open on December 5th. To receive an email when they open, please sign up here. We accept applications until February 14, 2023.


Our 2023 Fellowship Programs

The Humanity in Action journey begins with an intense period of immersive study in the summer and an ongoing training program throughout the fall and winter.

*We reserve the right to modify or cancel the program for reasons beyond our control.


Application Process and Eligibility

There are two different application processes for applicants from or residing in Europe and applicants from or residing in the US. You may also be eligible to apply to different fellowship programs, depending on your location. Please scroll down to choose your application process.

See here for more detailed descriptions of:


What are we generally looking for?

  • Fluent English speakers (all programs are conducted in English).
  • 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.
  • Learn more about successful candidates here.

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

Applying from Europe

In Europe, Humanity in Action invites applications from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Germany, Greece, The Netherlands, Poland, and Ukraine. If you are residing in one of the countries or have the citizenship of one of these countries (but live abroad), you have to apply through one of our European offices.


Dive into history and remembrance in Germany to have a more nuanced understanding of the present in the Berlin Fellowship. Learn about how formerly socialist-run countries dealt with deep transformation processes after the Iron Curtain fell in Warsaw. Explore LGBTQ rights in Amsterdam. Find out what Denmark is grappling with in terms of its colonial past. Understand the dynamics of transitional justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Or, if you are interested in understanding the fragility of democracy and utilizing mapping to expose societal inequities, join our brand new Mapping Democracy Fellowship in Washington, DC. In any case, you will find a community of dedicated Fellows and Senior Fellows to spend the summer with.

Applying from the United States

If you are a student or recent graduate in/from the US, you have to apply through our New York office. As a US based applicant you can apply to the Amsterdam Fellowship, Berlin Fellowship*, Copenhagen Fellowship, Sarajevo Fellowship, Warsaw Fellowship, and the Washington DC-based Mapping Democracy Fellowship.


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. Find out what Denmark is grappling with in terms of its colonial past. Explore LGBTQ rights in Amsterdam. Unpack the meaning of collective memory in Germany. Or, if you are interested in understanding the fragility of democracy and utilizing mapping to expose societal inequities, join our brand new Mapping Democracy Fellowship in Washington, DC.