Humanity in Action Fellowships

Humanity in Action Fellowships


The European Programs

In 2016, the Humanity in Action Fellowship programs will take place in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris and Warsaw. 

Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance—including anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and racism—as they affect different minority groups today.


The American Program

Last year, Humanity in Action and The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc., launched the John Lewis Fellowship in Atlanta, Georgia. The John Lewis Fellowship honors U.S. Representative John Lewis, an icon of the Civil Rights Movement. The program explores the history of the Civil Rights Movement, diversity and minority rights in the United States, with a particular focus on Atlanta. Key areas of inquiry include race and racism, immigration, national identity, Native American issues and the relationship between civil rights and human rights. The Fellowship will also discuss contemporary racial and diversity issues.

Program Details:  Humanity in Action covers the costs of participation and accommodation during the fellowship programs. However, all Fellows of the European Programs will be responsible for financing the cost of round-trip airfare from the United States to their program city.  Also, all fellows of the American Program will be responsible for financing the cost of round-trip airfare to and from Atlanta, Georgia.  Humanity in Action will cover this cost for Fellows with documented need.


Eligibility: Applicants to Humanity in Action Fellowships must be currently enrolled undergraduate students (sophomores, juniors and seniors) or recent graduates.  Applicants of minority backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.  Non-U.S. citizens studying at a university in the United States are eligible to apply to the Humanity in Action Fellowship through the U.S. office.

More information and instructions on how to apply is available at:


Applications will be due January 7, 2016.  Candidates can be considered for BOTH the European and the American Programs.


For guidance and application advice please contact Baruch’s Fellowships Advisor, Valeria Hymas at




Valeria L. Hymas

Deputy Director, National and Prestigious Fellowships Advising

Baruch College

137 East 25th Street

New York, NY 10010

City University of New York

Phone: 646-312-2126

Office: 1027


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