Humanity in Action Germany: Humanity in Action Fellowships

Humanity in Action Germany invites applications from students and recent graduates who are passionate about advancing human and minority rights, pluralism, and active citizenship.

The Humanity in Action Fellowships are testing grounds for thinking anew with academics, activists, artists, experts, and policymakers about complex issues of diversity in historical and contemporary terms. They focus, through educational seminars and site visits, on memory, identity, vulnerable populations and the unfulfilled goals of democratic societies. These are fully-funded programs that pave the way into an active alumni network with further professional, educational, and financial support. Learn more at:  Call for Applications

Art der Förderung

Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of emerging human rights leaders to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today.

The objective of the Humanity in Action Fellowship programs is to facilitate a collective exploration of the social and political roots of discrimination, as well as to provide a forum where potential solutions to some of today's most challenging issues can be considered and discussed. The programs are intended to instill a responsibility among Humanity in Action Fellows to recognize and address the need to protect minorities and promote human rights – in their own communities and around the world

The Humanity in Action Fellowship lasts one month, but its impact on the lives of Fellows and their communities lasts for many years to come.

As a requirement of participation, Fellows are obligated to conduct a hands-on outreach initiative, an "Action Project", in their home communities. The initiative should reflect the Humanity in Action Fellowship experience. Action Projects are executed within twelve months after the Fellowship terminates. For their Action Projects, past Fellows have created films, hosted conferences and started organizations. Once completed, Fellows become Senior Fellows of the organization.

As Senior Fellows, they have access to a range of professional, educational and financial support:

Professional and Educational Support: Every year, Humanity in Action places more than 50 Senior Fellows in professional fellowship programs and internships that provide practical experience working on human and minority rights issues. These programs include the Lantos-Humanity in Action Congressional Fellowship in the U.S. Congress in Washington, DC and the Pat Cox-Humanity in Action Fellowship in the European Parliament in Brussels. Over 300 Senior Fellows have completed Humanity in Action-sponsored fellowships since 1999. Humanity in Action also offers annual conferences in Europe and the United States, study trips and other educational opportunities for Senior Fellows.

Support for Civic Engagement: Humanity in Action continuously runs grant competitions in an effort to enable the realization of Senior Fellows’ innovative ideas that aim to foster pluralism, active citizenship, minority rights and human rights – in their own local communities and beyond. While these grant competitions differ in their thematic scope and outlook, they are united by their common underlying aims: to combat discrimination and societal injustices, protect minorities and stimulate societal diversity. Humanity in Action grants seek to further empower its community to establish initiatives that embody the organization's educational mission and values, to increase collaboration among Humanity in Action's global network of Senior Fellows and to inspire others to action.

Humanity in Action Senior Fellow Network: Fellows are invited to participate in the Humanity in Action Senior Fellow Network. Fellows have access to HIA Connect, an online platform where Humanity in Action's network of more than 1,600 Fellows and Senior Fellows connect, share information and remain active in the issues addressed during the Fellowship.

Hinweise zur Bewerbung

Please note that this scholarship opportunity is limited to selected Fellows in Humanity in Action programs. It covers the participation in the Fellowship as well as several other costs.


Students, recent graduates and young professionals who are from or currently based in Germany. Applicants need to be open-minded, widely interested, willing to take over societal responsibility and committed to promoting human rights, pluralism, diversity and active citizenship. Please check the Eligibility Criteria for more detailed information about our eligibility criteria and selection process.

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  • Ideelle Förderung
  • Deutschland
  • USA
  • Niederlande
  • Skandinavien
  • Sonstige (Europa)
  • Diplom/Magister-Studenten
  • Master-Studenten
  • Bachelor-Studenten
  • LL.M.-Studenten
  • Promovierende
  • Lehramtsstudenten / Staatsexamen
  • FH-Studenten
  • MBA-Studenten

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