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Humanity in Action Fellowship

 

Description

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. Each program is highly interdisciplinary and features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums and memorials. The programs seek to highlight different models of action to remedy injustice. 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 also 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.

 

Eligiblity Information

Academic Level:
Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Bachelors degree (not currently enrolled), Recently Graduated

Age minimum or maximum:*
No

Open to international students:
Yes

Required to demonstrate financial need:
No

Discipline Area(s):
Open to All Disciplines

Demographic Information (preferred or required):

Award type:
Fellowship

Amount Awarded:
Amount varies

 

Application Information:

Application Deadline:
January

Date application is available:
September

USC endorsement required:
No

Award Details:

Is there an interview:
Yes

Approximate date finalists are notified:
February

Approximate date selected candidates are notified:
April

Average number of applications received:
500

Number awarded:
47

Sponsor:

Humanity in Action

 

Contact Information:

Primary Contact:
Dr. Judith Goldstein

Position:
Executive Director

Phone:
212-828-6874

Email:
admissions@humanityinaction.org

Website:
http://www.humanityinaction.org/programs/14-humanity-in-action-fellowship

Address:
601 West 26th Street, Suite 325
New York, NY 10001
United States