Humanity in Action

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.

The programs, when appropriate to national histories, address the destructive common roots of prejudice, discrimination and dehumanization.  These practices were directed towards Jews and other minorities in Europe during the Nazi era and Holocaust. Those under colonial rule in Africa, Asia, South, Central and North America and the Caribbean Islands were subject to racist policies and attitudes. Countries which experienced other totalitarian regimes after World War II also address the impact that socialism and its implosion had on their societies.

Eligibility

Students and recent graduates from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine and the United States. Students and recent graduates of other nationalities may apply if they are enrolled in or have recently graduated from a university in one of the countries listed above.

Period of Study

Program dates are available on the Humanity in Action website. 

Award

Award amounts vary depending on the location of placement.

Application

Application information and deadlines will be made available on the Humanity in Action website

Deadline(s)

Dates, deadlines, and application information are available on the Humanity in Action website

Details

Class Year

  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Recent Graduate
  • Post-baccalaureate

Discipline

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Health
  • Humanities
  • International Affairs
  • Public Affairs/Government
  • Social Sciences
  • STEM
  • Multiple

Language

  • English
  • Non English

Duration

  • Yearlong

Program Type

  • Post-Graduate
  • Professional
  • Public Service

Region

  • Europe
  • North America

GWU Sponsored?

No

GWU Endorsement Required?

No