Humanity in Action Fellowships

Multiple Locations
Term: Summer

Educational program on discrimination and minority issues in Europe

Humanity in Action Fellowships brings together international groups of current college and university students and recent graduates to explore compelling, current issues of liberal democracy, pluralism, human rights and social justice within the specific historical and cultural contexts of each of the program sites. Intensive and demanding, the on-site programs are an educational space for transatlantic dialogue, reflection and informed action. Each program is interdisciplinary and features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians, and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums, and memorials.

Humanity in Action covers the costs of participation in the five-week program as well as accommodation. However, fellows are responsible for airfare to and from their program site. (Humanity in Action will cover this expense for fellows with documented need.) Humanity in Action also recommends that fellows bring approximately $500 in spending money to cover miscellaneous expenses.

Applicants must be currently enrolled sophomores, juniors, or seniors (or recent graduates). Applicants may apply through only one of the recruiting locations: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Greece, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine or the United States. Eligibility may vary slightly from one office to another and further eligibility criteria is listed within each country’s specific apply page, but the following criteria are standard across all offices.


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 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.

Fact Sheet

Barnard College, Columbia Alumna/us, Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia General Studies, Fellowships, Junior, Not U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, Senior, Sophomore, U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident
Fellowship Type:
Experiential, Public Service
Multiple Locations

Dates & Deadlines

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, February 14, 2021