Humanity in Action Fellowship

About the Humanity in Action Fellowship

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. Fellows participate in a one-year program, split into a four-week, on-site program and an eleven-month, individual Action Project implementation in which students address social justice issues in their own communities. The onsite programs offer site-specific curriculum and feature lectures and discussions with researchers, journalists, politicians, activists, and artists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums, and cultural and memorial sites. The goal of these programs is to foster cross-cultural understanding and an appreciation of different perspectives and approaches for assessing past and contemporary social justice issues. Locations for the on-site programs include Amsterdam, Atlanta, Berlin, Copenhagen, Sarajevo, and Warsaw.

The Action Project implementation stage is not a full-time commitment and is individually completed as the Fellow continues their education or career. Past Action Projects have ranged from the production of documentaries and theatrical plays to community organizing projects, campaigns and social enterprises.

Location of award, if applicable: Amsterdam, Atlanta, Berlin, Copenhagen, Sarajevo or Warsaw

Eligible applicants:

– currently enrolled in an undergraduate (sophomore-senior) or graduate program, or recent graduate
– care deeply about social justice, human rights, and the values of pluralism and liberal democracy

University endorsement required?

Citizenship requirement:

No citizenship requirement

The Humanity in Action Fellowship application process:

Review the scholarship website for information on scholarship requirements and eligibility, and to determine whether it is a good fit for your career and academic goals.

Application components include:
– one personal response essay
– one essay question response
– one CV / Resume
– one copy of unofficial transcripts
– two letters of recommendation
– one application fee of $40 (which may be waived for financial need)

Application deadline is in early January.

Interested? Contact CFSA for information on how to get started!

Advising contact:

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising  Email:  cfsa@syr.edu More Information:  https://www.humanityinaction.org/programs/14-humanity-in-action-fellowship

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