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Humanity in Action Fellowship (Europe)

Application Deadline: February 14, 2023

Open to:  Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and recent grads
Award Type: Academic/ Professional
Area(s) of study: All fields, with an interest in human rights and social justice
Award criteria: leadership; academic achievement; diversity
Award provides: Funds 5-week summer program in human rights and social justice in Europe.
Open to international students: Yes
Institutional Support or Endorsement Required: No

Applicants must have:

  • a demonstrated record of commitment to minority rights and social justice
  • evidence of significant leadership potential
  • an outstanding academic record
  • personal traits including flexibility, maturity, self-reliance, entrepreneurship, and social maturity 

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, in intensive, 5-week summer programs. 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. Separate programs take place every summer in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, and Warsaw. After the summer program, HIA supports Fellows’ continue involvement in minority and human rights issues through prestigious national and international internships, a trans-Atlantic professional network, and Senior Fellows Associations in the United States and Europe, as well as completing a one-year Action Project.

  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Response essay
  • Essay on program theme
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Résumé
  • $40 application fee

This award does not require Emory endorsement. For more information and to apply, visit Note that applicants may apply for both the HIA- Europe and HIA- John Lewis Fellowships; there is a single application for both awards.



  • Mariam Hassoun ('20C), Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture
  • Stephanie Zhang ('21C), Philosophy; Economics


  • Zoe Robbin ('19C), Quantitative Science; Arabic


  • Lily Faust (‘16C), History; International Studies


  • Virginia Spinks ('17C), Religion & Anthropology; Dance and Movement Studies


  • Mia Ozegovic (‘12C), International Studies


  • Anna Nelson-Daniel (‘12C), Art History; Visual Arts
  • Perrinh Savang (‘13C), Interdisciplinary Studies; Anthropology (video profile)


  • William Eye (‘12C), Music; Philosophy
  • Digant Kapoor (‘12C), Economics; International Studies
If you are interested in learning more about the application process and recommended timeline, visit our main Canvas course.

If you are not currently enrolled in our Canvas course, you may self enroll.
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