Humanity in Action Fellowship
About the fellowship
The Humanity in
Action (HIA) Foundation sponsors an integrated set of educational programs for
university students and post-graduates in the United States, Denmark, Germany,
the Netherlands, France, and Poland. In 2006, HIA began an American-based core
program for student leaders who are involved in the study and work of human
- Engaging younger generations in histories of resistance and
inspire them to fulfill their moral responsibilities to protect those in danger
from institutional violations of minority rights.
- Strengthening the
commitment of American and European university students to democratic values and
fostering their knowlege of resistance to intolerance, past and
The HIA fellowship brings together students from
various nationalities, perspectives, and personal experiences with human and
minority rights issues. The fellowship programs are highly interdisciplinary.
They feature daily lectures and discussions with a variety of people, including
academics, journalists, politicians and activists. The HIA program also consists
of site visits to places such as government agencies, non-profit and community
organizations, museums, and memorials. By exploring collectively the social and
political roots of discrimination, HIA fellows can recognize and address the
need to promote human rights.
For more information, visit the Humanity
in Action website.
Who should apply
and recent graduates from universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark,
France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey, Ukrain, and the United States
are eligible to apply. Applicants should be interested in human rights and
should be engaged in their education, allowing them to learn and explore through
discussion and field study. They should also be interested in participating in a
global network and active citizenship, both locally and internationally.