Deadline January 6, 2019
Eligibility sophomores, juniors, seniors and recent graduates from US universities
Duration one month

Candidate must

  • be a sophomore, junior, senior or recent graduates
  • have demonstrated intellectual curiosity, collaborative spirit, open-mindedness and entrepreneurial drive


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 Fellowship seeks to educate, connect and inspire the world's future leaders in the fields of human rights and social justice. The month-long HIA Fellowship programs take place in Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Poland. After completing the program, HIA Fellows are required to initiate an Action Project within their own communities.

Advice from NYU Humanity in Action Recipients

Tine Nansen Paulsen (Denmark, 2014):

Advice: “Apply again.” I was rejected the first time I applied for the fellowship and had actually decided not to apply again until a friend convinced me otherwise. And I am so grateful to her for that.


Alexandria Margolis:

Advice: Try to remember that when you are in the "real world" these accolades will not define you. When you apply for scholarships and fellowships, prioritize your learning and professional goals. These are the experiences that build you, not your resume.