Eligibility

Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Graduates

Deadlines

Application deadlines fall in early January each year; fellowship activities take place during the summer. Please note that the Office of Student Fellowships can provide you with copies of the readings required for the application process.

Purpose

Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today.

Each program is highly 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. The programs seek to highlight different models of action to remedy injustice.

The objective of the Humanity in Action Fellowship is to facilitate a collective exploration of the social and political roots of discrimination, as well as to provide a forum where potential solutions to some of today’s most challenging issues can be considered and discussed. The programs are also intended to instill a responsibility among Humanity in Action Fellows to recognize and address the need to protect minorities and promote human rights—in their own communities and around the world. 

Campus Advisor

Marynel Ryan Van Zee, Director of Student Fellowships, 131 Laird, x4300/mryanvanzee

Official Website

Humanity in Action Fellowships